What Is Coaching?

“Coaching is a transformative process for personal and professional awareness, discovery and growth”.

—International Association of Coaching


Life CoachThrough a collaborative and co-creative partnership, our coaching process helps you to navigate the opportunities and challenges of your personal or professional situation. Building on your current awareness, performance, knowledge and skills, we provide a supportive environment in which you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss what’s really important to you—what gives you inspiration!
  • Clarify your goals, objectives and intended outcomes.
  • Develop and understand different perspectives about yourself and others.
  • Examine your effective and ineffective beliefs and behaviors.
  • Discover and build on your multiple intelligences: mind, body and spirit.
  • Expand your awareness of what is possible in your life, work and relationships.
  • Develop and integrate new skills that will help you stay focused and self-motivated.

These skills and tools will bridge the gap between your present situation and your goals for the future, while ensuring that your changes are sustainable and empowering.

During the coaching process we will acknowledge you every step of the way and help you transcend any barriers to your progress. We will also guide you in identifying the relationships and resources needed to build an effective support system for yourself. Our co-creative partnership with you is confidential, respectful and transformative.

Our “Culture-Conscious” coaching model is proactive and sustainable.  In keeping with the two-tiered “wings” in our logo, we are committed to partnering with you and supporting you as you soar to higher levels of awareness, cultural competence and self-confidence in the global arena.


“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Patanjali


Testimonial- Elizabeth Robinson

"Jan O’Brien has the keen ability to 'tune into' the positive possibilities within – the possibilities that we often can’t see when we are caught up in our usual stories. She deftly supports one toward more skillfulness and the creation of new realities by nudging for continuous insight and movement forward. Her coaching is spot on, fun, and uplifting!"

—Elizabeth Robinson,
President, Emergence International, Inc.