Coaching focuses on improving your present life, relationships with others/self and setting and achieving future goals. Whether you need someone to help keep you accountable while you lose that weight you want to lose, stop smoking, are newly divorced and want to get back out on the dating scene, go back to school, change jobs a Life Coach can help you discover what it is you want to change, help you make an achievable plan and keep you accountable to meeting your own goals.
As an Advocate, supporting individuals/couple/families with unique abilities and/or challenging life circumstances trying to fit into a society that was not designed for them. An Advocates role is to ensure that your voice is being heard so that you are have equal opportunities as your peers, your unique needs are being met, that you are the one making the decisions about what is best for you. As a single “caregiver” of a complex needs youth, one of the best gifts I gave myself was having an advocate that came with me to every school meeting, medical appointment, helped me check myself on second guessing difficult decisions that I was making for my grandson and then was there on those days where I felt defeated by the system and I just didn’t know if I had any gas left in my tank, I knew that there was another adult who would I could trust and count on to make sure if I wasn’t able to find my voice to speak in my grandson’s place then I always had a back up that he could count on to do what was in his best interest or ensure his needs were being met. The following is just some of the ways an advocate can help a client be heard and fight to make sure that they are not being left out in society because of their unique abilities, invisible disabilities, race, gender, culture, age. Whatever the cause, our Advocacy Consultants are here to work with you to ensure that your voice is heard, you are given equal opportunities as your peers in our society and your rights protected.
- Equal Quality Education Rights-supporting families/individuals in effective and collaborative communications with educators to explain Assessments/Medical
Reports, ensure that they are providing students with the recommended supports and classroom resources to meet specific students needs, supporting the
parents/families during these meetings to ensure that there isn’t a power imbalance and the families values, beliefs and culture are being respected and that
there is an open and honest line of communication between the school and the parents
- Collaborative Medical Decisions-Chronic illness, persistent pain patients, minimize medical bias’s, avoid re-traumatizing the patient using a trauma informed
lens, supporting patients who are victims of Systematic Abuse and/or with Sanctuary Trauma
- Helping adults with various barriers find their independence that is appropriate for their abilities and support them in learning Independent Living Skill and
making appropriate Daily Decisions in a safe and healthy environment suited to each persons specific abilities.
- End of Life Decisions