Welcome to Vessel Coach
Weather the Storm, or Chart Your Course?
Everyone is unsure about some events or situations in their lives at some point in time. However, if you’re stuck in an overwhelmed state and could use help with difficult medical and life issues, and want help finding ways to solve them, having someone like me on your team can be invaluable. Whether you are struggling with serious illness, divorce, addiction, coming out, or the loss of a loved one, I can help.
My offer to you is to serve as a bridge from confusion to clarity, and help you feel an increased sense of peace with your life situation, however difficult. This work brings a clear sense of direction, and you’ll feel more empowered as we put a light on your thoughts and experiences. Having an informed coach in your time of hardship helps alleviate feelings of anxiety, fear, and isolation. I don’t have all the answers and It’s never me telling you what to do. I prompt you to find the answer, and it’s always there to be found, though the digging may seem deep! I’ll help you address early on the things my former patients said “I wish I would have known that before going into this”.
Hearing that regret fueled my creation of the coaching I now offer to you.
I offer 2 coaching elements: Medical/Holistic Health Coaching for help through illness and treatment, and General Life Coaching.
If you are committed to make meaningful changes in your life or get through a difficult life event with grace, this is a real possibility within your grasp. Apply for coaching, and we’ll make your plan.
Let’s weather your storm together.
MEDICAL COACHING SUPPORT
Do you or a loved one have an illness that feels like it’s a bit overwhelming alone? I offer hands-on, medical and emotional support for you and your loved ones throughout your experience of illness and treatment. This care typically extends over a 3 month period, but can be customized for each situation.
The support I offer includes (as desired and/or applicable):
In person or virtual attendance for attending physician consult. This enables me to later discuss in depth with you your medical case until you feel absolute confidence in your understanding and subsequent decisions. This brings relief, clarity, confidence, and quells anxiety.
I’ll open discussions regarding prognosis and have continuous evaluation of your treatment plan based on your goals and values. Many times, under stress and physical pain, these decision points are not made clear in a timely manner. I will continually clarify with you and tweak your course as needed to honor your true wishes.
Attendance with Palliative care consults to ensure the utmost is being done to make you comfortable through your experience while being as medically aggressive as you choose within safe recommendation guidelines by your physician/s.
I can help discuss and ensure that potentially difficult documents like power of attorney, resuscitation status, and other considerations are in place and true to your wishes.
I’ll work with medical staff as necessary to ensure comfort through the treatment process. I will review and discuss medication side effects, make medication suggestions, suggest beneficial dose adjustments, or regimen changes as appropriate.
I’ll conduct biweekly phone or Skype sessions to address recent events or symptoms, your concerns, and to ensure your intentions are being observed.
With highest regard to your right to confidentiality, at your request I can inform and discuss your status with your friends and family, as this can become exhausting and stressful in some instances.
If I can offer any other expertise in my power to help ease your journey, I am open to discussion at any time. I’m your advocate and here to help however I can.
GENERAL LIFE COACHING
Share your story with me, and we can build a personalized plan for what you want to transform and the ways to do it. If you have a vague desire for general improvement or “getting unstuck”, we can begin with some assessment tools to see where we should dive in. Addressing the multiple layers of your experience and moving past old habits and thought patterns creates the space for your growth.
I provide a sacred, dedicated space for sharing your honest desires for growth or recovery.
Initial lengthy Discovery session.
30 minute biweekly sessions thereafter.
Texts and check-ins and updates during the week as needed.
I can provide appropriate reading material or practices based on your issue and progress, either emailed, texted, or snail mailed.
I Follow up on each prior visit’s items of action to help hold you accountable and continue forward momentum.