Life Coaching


Your Path to Fulfillment

“We seek to discover ourselves by looking to others, we measure success by the attainment of things, we uncover love by the treatment of others, and yet feel empty. We quest for answers, for happiness, for joy, and yet sadness remains inescapable. By chance, or through investigation, we find a helper, a guide, a mentor, a Coach, who sweeps away the cobwebs and brightens our vision.  She holds in her palm a plan for our fulfillment, and sees through her eyes all of our superb qualities and talents. She heightens our beliefs, our confidence, and our commitment to ourselves. We find trust, compassion, and purpose with meaningful passion. The world seems clear and we recognize a path for which we have forgotten … The Path to Fulfillment.  We smile as the warm sun sparkles off the gleaming edges, pulling us in to take our first steps. How remarkable, we realize that our path was right before us blocked by the conditioning and suppression of ourselves.” – Nova Reed, Step Stones For Life®

Begin your journey with Step Stones For Life.  Improve the quality of your life, strengthen relationships, increase productivity, and find meaningful success. Unblock factors that keep you from living the life you desire.  The life you have only imagined is just steps away…

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a fast growing helping profession incorporating strategies, techniques, and ideas from philosophy, psychology, health, business, and athletics. The central idea of coaching utilizes the relationship between the coach and the client as a collaborative partnership to elicit creative goals, enhance self confidence, find personal and professional success, and to generate positive, fulfilling relationships. Coaching can have life changing effects with a dynamic focus on the present and future.

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Psychotherapy and coaching while possessing similarities are different and separate helping models each with their own value and validity. Psychotherapy is associated with the “treatment” of a particular emotional or psychological issue. Coaching focuses on the client’s resources and strengths creating resolutions through personal growth, alignment of values, clear and decisive focus, and motivation. Psychotherapy is generally past oriented aimed at healing emotional wounds. Coaching is largely present and future oriented with the client’s optimal future as a visionary goal.

Who is a candidate for coaching?

Individuals, couples, families, and businesses seeking greater and more meaningful success, or who need help working through a difficult transition or situation.

Who is not a candidate for coaching?

Individuals without a commitment to work toward creating and fulfilling personal goals. You must be ready to embrace the idea that positive change takes work and accountability.

What is your background?

My education and background centers around psychological counseling and health psychology. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California Irvine where I specialized in Health Psychology participating in several research projects and field studies within the School of Social Ecology. I furthered my education and training through the attainment of my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. I trained as a therapist, and found coaching to be wonderfully congruent with how I worked with clients. I founded the Life Coaching business, Step Stones For Life®, as a venue dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams and aspirations, work through difficult transitions, and create a positive, fulfilling life. I am a Certified Life Coach and continue to refine my education and knowledge with ongoing research and training.

Why should I hire you as my coach?

My ability to bring out your optimal potential remains my greatest asset as your coach. My only desire during our coaching sessions is how I can I further your success, fulfillment, creativity and confidence. I can help you create the future of your fullest potential, to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled. I encourage you to hire me as your coach because of my extensive educational and life experience background, my understanding of key elements that generate meaning, and my ability to bring out the very best in you!

Creating a Meaningful Life

“The meaning of life is created by our own understanding of our significance, the importance of others, and the collaborative connection we all share.” – Nova Reed, Step Stones For Life®

What to Expect:

Step Stones For Life reflects the journey we will travel together – Your Path to Fulfillment.

Step 1: Consultation (20 min. phone consult)

Our initial consultation is Free. I offer this consultation to ensure coaching will be applicable to your individual needs, and that we are good match. I will only accept clients whom I feel will benefit from Step Stones For Life Coaching Philosophies, have a commitment to themselves, and are ready to work toward creating their ideal, preferred life. Client satisfaction is of utmost importance to me, I want you to succeed – in fact it is my job! We will then discuss details such as the frequency of sessions, estimated length of our journey, and collect your preferred payment in order to reserve your session time.

Step 2:  Embarking On Your Journey

Many clients wonder, “What am I going to talk about?” Don’t worry, I will be your guide and help you uncover key issues, goals, personal qualities, and a course for our journey. Even though I follow the same techniques and philosophies with each client, every conversation and question I ask will differ from client to client according to each individual. We are all unique, and a big part of what I do centers around pulling strengths and assets from your own unique attributes and movement through the world. Often these talents and abilities remain covered for long periods of time, laying dormant from pressures of society, family, or our own denial of their importance. I truly believe we all have the strength to rise above our difficulties with our own resources. My job is to uncover those resources, reconnect their validity, and strengthen them.

During Session One I will ask you questions to assess the challenges and problems you face as well as your strengths and current resources. We will formulate our plan according to your goals. Sometimes individuals are very clear on what they would like to work on and have a clear vision of their ideal future. Great! We are ahead! More often though, the vision of what an individual would like to create is fuzzy, or not there at all. Many people know their life is just not working for them, they feel unsettled, restless, down, and discouraged. But upon thinking about what they would like to do differently, they have no idea. Creating Your Vision of a Preferred Life will be central during our initial sessions. After all, how can you move toward something, if you cannot even see it?

In our next Step Stones for Life sessions we will focus on moving away from the “problem” and toward Your Path to Fulfillment. Problems, challenges, and suffocating societal and social pressures will be “externalized” from your inner being leaving room for strengths, values, positive attributes, and your own voice to surface. Often during this period, clients report seeing “everything” differently, including those close to them. One client told me she felt as if she had been walking through life with dark sunglasses on, and now that she had taken them off the whole world seemed brighter. I like to describe this process visually to clients…Imagine your “problem” is like a dark, heavy, billowing cloud completely surrounding you. Through externalizing questions and exercises I am able to lift the billowy cloud up and away from you, and in the process your vision of life, yourself, and others becomes much clearer. Unthought of possibilities and resolutions to problems emerge with great strength and conviction.

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

Our next Step Stones for Life sessions will focus on “cementing” strengths, defining actions to follow your Path to Fulfillment while continuing to focus and clarify your vision. Alignment of personal values with these actions is a key part of this process. Dysfunction occurs when a collision of internal values and how we express ourselves in the world differ greatly. I often see very intelligent and financially successful people simply fall apart. Upon investigation, I often uncover a drastic discrepancy between a person’s core values and how they work or conduct their personal life. Clients are often surprised to realize how completely their true self has been slumbering in order to make money, get there faster, and to just survive. Work, relationships, and personal success soar when this realignment of our core self takes place.

Celebrating, motivating, and reinforcing. Just when you thought you were home free – here comes your Life Coach. Now we have a plan, a vision, you have implemented goals and strategies, and are having great success. Are we done? No. My job is critical at this point. Problems can often resurface and creep back in. Through skilled questioning I able to “spot” trouble before it interferes and undermines your success. Reinforcing your newly acquired skills, strengths, and directions are extremely important at this point. Conflicts within society, work, and home can quietly convince us our happiness is self indulged. Even loved ones can sabotage progress because it is uncomfortably different. I am here to make sure you stay on track.

How do we know when we are done?

When the problem no longer interferes with your continued progress on Your Path to Fulfillment. When your Vision is crystal clear and your direction is lighted and comfortable. When you look back on your path and say, “Wow, look how far I have come.” And when you become the person you thought you could never be – truly you.

When our journey comes to an end … our paths will always cross in someway. There is not one client that slips my mind, and I absolutely love to hear updates and future success stories. I am always available for “Success Builder” sessions to further your actualization and momentum.

Begin Your Journey …

Life Coaching Fees:

All Life Coaching Fees are prepaid the week prior to our session in order to reserve your session time.  Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card via PayPal. Direct payments may also be sent directly from your PayPal account.

Packages are offered at a discounted rate. To view prices go to Packages page.

Policies:

  •  Cancellations: A 24 hour notice is required in order to transfer your session fee to your next appointment. In the event the coach needs to reschedule, your session fee will automatically be transferred to your next appointment.
  •  Confidentiality: Everything we discuss is strictly confidential. The only exception would be if someone’s personal safety was in danger.
  •  Prepaid sessions are valid for a time period of up to 2 years. Prepaid session packages are nonrefundable.
  • Although Coaching has life changing effects, it is not considered to be therapy. In the event our discussions indicate that an alternative form of help is needed, a recommendation will be made to bring on another member to our team to assure the best care possible. I work closely with a team of psychologists and psychiatrists using a collaborative approach to provide well-balanced care.

Step Stones For Life® is a Life Coaching business located in South Orange County, California. In-person sessions are available at our Orange County location. Phone & Skype sessions are available World Wide. Begin Your journey today with Step Stones For Life® – Click on Scheduling to set up your free consultation.