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Wandering Traveler

What is Personal Development Coaching?

Each of us has an ideal future in our mind. 


When we look ahead into that future, we see wealth, accomplishment, and fulfillment. We can see it. We can feel it. It seems so close and attainable, yet so far away. 


The reality is this: If we could get their on our own, we'd probably be there by now. But something is holding us back. 


This doesn't mean we're incapable or incompetent. This means we're totally normal! Everyone gets stuck at some point. Everyone needs some support. Everyone needs a partner to provide a different perspective -- a perspective that we're unable to see from our own, limited vantage point. 


As your Personal Development Coach, I will be your progress partner. Together we will get really specific about your ideal future. You'll be able to feel it. You'll be able to experience the emotions that come with it. Together, we'll reverse-engineer your dreams and create specific, manageable action-steps to close the gap between your current reality and that ideal future.  

Do I Need a Coach? 

Full disclosure: Nobody needs a coach. 

You are brilliant. You are a living testament to the fact that you've conquered every single challenge that has ever been thrown at you (one way or another). You have survived every single one of your worst days. You are here. You are ready for more. 

But what if it was possible to get further faster and more efficiently? What if it were possible to start reaping the rewards of your efforts sooner rather than later? What if it were easier to break through some of the barriers and frustrations that usually pop up as you work toward your goals? 

If you have a specific goal or a specific ideal future that seems frustratingly and annoyingly just out of reach, maybe it's time to explore how coaching can support you.

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How Does it Work? 

Honestly, it works how you want it to work. 

My standard coaching usually occurs in weekly, 45-minute sessions over Zoom, phone, or in person (when available). You decide the focus of each call and what you want the outcome to be. We work together within each call to create new awareness and action-plans that you take with you into your life. We then reflect on what went well during the previous week and create new awareness and new action plans for the week ahead. 


This standard way of coaching works. I can say this confidently as both a coach and coaching client. There is more than one way to skin a cat though (Where did that saying come from?!).

As a fitness enthusiast, I love High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. This works for some people in coaching as well. HIIT Coaching is a high-intensity deep-dive into your dreams, your goals, and your why's behind those dreams and goals. We block out an entire day (or an entire weekend) and explore like you've never explored before. We create awareness through thought-provoking conversations and exercises, then we create action plans that have you saying, "Awe Yeah!" to the new possibilities in front of you. 

I have benefitted greatly from running and being a part of Mastermind Group Coaching as well. A Mastermind is what's created when several people come together to share their goals and challenges. Out of those ideas spawns a unique, collective master mind that could only have been created by those specific people at that specific moment. It's a pretty damned magical experience!

How Can We Work Together? 

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's slow down. We just met! :-)


I don't provide a one-click option for you to hire me as a coach. I want to make sure we're a good fit for each other. I also want to make sure you know what you're getting when you hire me as your coach. 

What I offer is a free Powerful Coaching Conversation. We block out 90 minutes to explore your overall goals and dreams, or one specific goal or challenge in your life. We'll take a deep dive into why it's important to you and we'll explore how it applies to who you are.


At the end of this Powerful Coaching Conversation we'll know where to go next:

  1. It might make perfect sense for you to hire me as your coach. In this case we'll hammer out the details right there and get started ASAP. 

  2. The conversation might have given you exactly what you needed to move forward with your specific goal or challenge (clarity, action-steps, a new awareness...). You may realize you don't need further coaching right now. In this case, we'll each feel great about what we accomplished! We'll keep in touch and become references for each other.

  3. It might make perfect sense for you to hire me as your coach, but you aren't ready to make the commitment at that moment (financially or otherwise). I will not allow you to make a half-hearted commitment. If you aren't ready, you aren't ready, and that's okay. You'll know where to find me when you are ready.


To schedule a free Powerful Coaching Conversation with me, you can get on my calendar, or you can send me an email with questions and we can go from there.  


If you have something else in mind in terms of working together (workshop, group coaching, podcast appearance, etc.), please connect with me via email at      

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Katy in San Francisco

Chris is an incredible coach. His thoughtful questioning guides me in ways that I could not have anticipated, and has helped me to have new realizations. Not only have I seen issues from a new angle, but Chris has motivated me to take action to achieve my goals.

Ryan in Portland

I've learned so much about myself and have been able to apply it to my life daily. Chris's knowledge and listening skills are very impressive. I would recommend him to anyone who is wanting to learn more about their self. Be ready to be transformed and learn better ways to communicate with others. He is an amazing coach.

Courtney in San Jose

Establishing a routine and maintaining goals gifts me a sense of daily accomplishment. I feel more in control - with more direction and clarity. The sense of "there's too much to do, or too much to think about" has become more manageable since Chris helped me put my overwhelming thoughts to paper, and helped me see how important it is to make progress, even if the goal or win is very tiny.

  • How much does it cost?
    The standard rate for each 45-minute coaching session is $50. The standard rate for a full-day "HIIT" coaching session is $400. The standard rate for each participant in a group coaching session is $25.
  • Can I get a discount?
    No. A discount price means a discount mindset. It took me a long time to realize this, and even longer to get comfortable with it. If I give you a discount, then I'm giving you permission to give less-than your best. And if I'm being perfectly honest, I'm giving myself permission to give less-than my best. When we pay for something, we are making a commitment. If you are ready to make this commitment then I cannot wait to get to work with you! If you aren't quite ready to make the commitment, that's totally okay! You'll know where to find me when you're ready.
  • How often do we meet?
    We meet once a week if you're signing up for a standard coaching package. I offer 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month coaching packages. I also offer "HIIT" Coaching that takes place over the course of one full day or two full days.
  • I want to work with you! How do I pay and how do we get started?
    Step 1: We connect for a Powerful Coaching Conversation. This is a mandatory part of my coaching enrollment process. It's important for both of us to get to know one another and see if we're a good fit for each other. Step 2: If we decide after our Powerful Coaching Conversation that we want to work together, I'll provide a Welcome Packet and Coaching Agreement for you to complete and sign. You'll submit payment (Venmo, PayPal or check) in advance for as many sessions as you would like (one month, three months, or six months). You'll then schedule your sessions with me through my calendar app.
  • Can I ask you something else?
    Yep. Please send me an email to
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