COACHING

As a teacher of mine says:

I am not here to help you, I am here to know you.

 

But I will also help you…

I believe coaching is about deep listening, profound understanding, and integrated processing. My coaching will help you see yourself better and understand what blocks your transformation. With my help, you will uncover and develop unseen possibilities. I will help you connect to your deepest longing and inspiration so you can make space for all of you.

I currently offer two different short–term coaching options. With each, you will be given a personal development plan designed for your specific growth and it will include practices, reflections, and resources that will require your time and effort. The number of sessions depends on the coaching option you choose.

I work by Skype, offer free 20–minute introductory consults, and provide payment plans. There are limited sliding–scale spots (for the Make Space for Inspiration program only).

One–on–One Coaching Programs

Make Space for Inspiration

Intake + Development Plan: $800

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

After the intake, I will take all the information gathered and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for your self-coaching process.

I will present your detailed development plan to you in a 60 minute meeting where you can ask questions and dialogue about how to implement the plan. The plan is a program I will design specifically for you with practices, reflections, and resources. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. 

There is one 30 minute checkin call after 2 weeks and I am available for email support for one month.

Some people choose to continue with sessions to address their issue in more depth.

Make Space for Transformation

Intake + Development Plan + 3 Sessions: $1,500

 

Intake

Before we meet, you will fill out a detailed intake form and take online tests that help me understand your coaching issue and how it relates to different areas of your life. I will carefully review this material.

Your first meeting is a 90—105 minute intake where I gather more information about you and your coaching issue. I will ask many questions based on your forms/tests to help me better understand the skills/competencies you’ll need to develop in order to successfully address your issue.

Development Plan

Between the intake and the next meeting, I will take all the information and identify purpose and outcomes for you as well as a structure for our coaching process. 

At the second meeting I will present your development plan to you – this is a program I will design specifically for you. It is creative and holistic and it will give you a new way of approaching your coaching issue that allows for possibilities and promise. The plan will include self-reflections and practices that you will take on over the course of the coaching process.

Coaching Sessions (3 Sessions)

Subsequent meetings will be 60 minutes each and will allow us to check-in about your plan, identify and adjust for any breakdowns or challenges, and work through your progress.

I am available by email between meetings for questions.

Completion/Continuation

We will complete the coaching process with an assessment and plan for your continued development.

TEACHING

“Curiosity is an expression of wisdom.”

— Sayadaw U Tejaniya

June 2, 2017
  • Belonging, Connection & Nature: Coming Home Together

    Date: June 2, 2017June 7, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, Forest Rd 91B, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575, USA
    Description:

    DaRa Williams, Erin Treat, Sebene Selassie and Solwazi Johnson

    The inspiration to offer this retreat emerged from its teachers, as a result of many years of being together in dharma practice, teaching, and spiritual friendship. The retreat will be grounded in the teachings of the Four Noble Truths, the refuges, and the practices of lovingkindness and compassion. This unique retreat will offer regular vipassana instruction, with particular attention both to the gifts of practicing in wild nature and the power of coming together in relationship as we explore our ways of belonging and what prevents us from our inherent interconnection to all. We will explore how to connect with one another and how we harvest the gifts of the present moment known with wise attention. On this retreat there will be silence and individual practice, and we will also engage in inquiry and sharing through relational dharma practice as part of the context of the retreat.

    http://www.vallecitos.org/retreats/147/belonging-connection-and-nature-coming-home-together/

June 26, 2017
  • People of Color Sangha

    Date: June 26, 2017June 26, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 10, 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.

    Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

July 9, 2017
  • Generation Meditation

    Date: July 9, 2017July 9, 2017
    Time: 6:00 pm8:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 28 W 27th St #10, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    This community meets on Sunday evenings to meditate, discuss Buddhist teachings, and provide mutual support in applying these practices to the specific challenges of early adulthood. The gathering is participatory and casual.
    Fee by donation.

July 18, 2017
  • Tuesday Night Teacher-Led Sitting

    Date: July 18, 2017July 18, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 28 W 27th St #10, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

July 31, 2017
  • People of Color Sangha

    Date: July 31, 2017July 31, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 10, 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.

    Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

August 14, 2017
  • People of Color Sangha

    Date: August 14, 2017August 14, 2017
    Time: 7:00 pm9:00 pm

    Location: New York Insight, 10, 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
    Description:

    This sitting group provides instruction in insight meditation and fosters mutual support and understanding among the growing community of people of color who find nourishment and inspiration in the practice.

    Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.

October 13, 2017
  • IMCW Fall Retreat

    Date: October 13, 2017October 20, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, United States
    Description:

    Pat Coffey, Jonathan Foust, La Sarmiento and Sebene Selassie

    The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day by Jonathan Foust.

    This is a silent meditation retreat held in noble silence; it is not an interactive workshop.

    https://imcw.org/Calendar/EventId/1632/e/fall-weeklong-2017-13-oct-2017

November 17, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

    Date: November 17, 2017November 26, 2017
    Time: 12:00 am11:59 pm

    Location: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973, USA
    Description:

    Teacher(s): Thanissara, Kittisaro, Jaya Rudgard
    Assistants: Sebene Selassie, Yong Oh, and Jeanie Daskais

    oin us at this special time of year to reflect on the deeper truths that support our lives, personally and collectively. Thanksgiving retreat at Spirit Rock is a special opportunity to spend the holiday in the company of a like-minded community, surrounded by the peace and silence of the land. We will spend our days in noble silence with the sitting and walking practices of Calming and Insight Meditation. Supported in this sacred container, we will explore how the teachings of the Buddha point us to directly touch and understand our experience, opening us to compassion and wisdom.

    http://www.spiritrock.org/calendarDetails?EventID=4522

 

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