Anne is a Certified Life Coach specializing in working with neurodiverse individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, and other related traits. Her experience with neurodiversity is both professional and personal, as she learned in late 2018 that she is on the autism spectrum herself. This first-hand knowledge of neurodiversity is something that is invaluable to Anne when working with her clients, as she has a direct understanding of their challenges, and more importantly, their strengths. She seeks to help her clients thrive by helping them create lives that work for them, and helping them to become their best neurodivergent selves, and embrace who they are.
Anne helps her clients with skill-building, improving executive functions such as planning and organization, and emotional intelligence skills such as self-awareness and emotional regulation. She also helps clients manage their sensory needs and reduce sensory overload, which is common among neurodiverse individuals. Other helpful skills Anne works with clients include independent living skills such as self-care; budgeting; time-management; task completion; resume creation; interviewing for, getting, and keeping a job; maintaining relationships; enhancing communication skills; creating and maintaining daily routines; and self-advocacy.
Anne understands the importance of good mental health, and works with her clients helps them improve theirs.
Anne’s goal with every coaching session is to help her clients feel truly heard, seen, and understood. One of her personal mottos is “Celebrate Differences”, and this something she practices every day in
her life, and her coaching practice. She is a fierce advocate for neurodiverse individuals, a staunch ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and a tireless supporter of social and racial justice.
Anne obtained her life coaching certification from World Coach Institute, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida.
Outside of work, Anne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including her wonderful husband, Tony, and their beloved cat, Robin. She loves walks in nature, and music of all kinds.
How Long Does Life Coaching Take?
The length of time it takes for each person to see results varies from person to person. Many people get what they are looking for in between 8–16 sessions. Life coaching is an investment in you, so being committed to the process is important. You are worth it! Here is how the coaching process often flows for clients to give you an idea of what to expect when working with a life coach. Keep in mind, this is just a guide, and it is up to the client and coach as to how they collectively believe is best to proceed:
- When clients first begin working with a life coach, it is helpful to meet weekly for the first 4 sessions to begin getting traction towards their goals. At this stage, the client and coach are identifying internal and external obstacles, and clients are learning new things about themselves each week.
- Once clients have gained self-awareness and movement through their initial 4 sessions, they may wish to meet every two weeks to keep up their motivation and practice new skills between sessions.
- Once clients feel they are making good progress, they may wish to cut back to coaching sessions once a month to maintain their gains. This allows them to test their new skills, and determine which areas they feel confident in, and which areas they may need more support.
- Once clients have met their goals, they may choose to meet for quarterly “check in” sessions. This allows them to review what strategies are working well and what may need to be to be tweaked in order to keep them moving forward.
Anne’s Coaching Certification, Professional Liability Insurance, and Code of Ethics
Anne obtained her life coaching certification through the World Coach Institute, a program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She abides by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) code of ethics.
She maintains professional liability insurance through Alternative Balance/Citadel Insurance Services, LC.