I really enjoy every moment of my life, and I love to share that enthusiasm and zeal!
If you are a junior-high or high-school student, live in the Ramona, California, area and are interested in having a life coach/tutor who will travel to your home, please read through the rest of this site. If my approach and philosophy appeal to you, contact me by email and we can set up an initial visit to meet and discuss what you are looking for and see if I'm a good match for your needs.
The rest of this page covers who I am, what I do, and how and why I do it. Please click on these links or scroll down to learn more:
About Coaching, Tutoring, and Mentoring
Life Coaching is a relationship where the coach listens, asks questions, and provides feedback to help you accelerate your growth in whatever areas of your life you wish to advance.
Tutoring is the sharing of knowledge in a specific subject to enhance one's skills and abilities. Some people have negative associations with tutoring implying a deficiency in some subject, but tutoring is really an effective way to customize your education to dig deeper into the areas that really excite you.
Mentoring includes coaching and tutoring as needed, but even more importantly involves providing a model of key behaviors such as leadership, self-discipline, and intellectual achievement.
Ironically, one secret to doing well at things in the world is to realize that your value doesn't depend on those things or how you do at them. Concentrate on valuing yourself and your unique creativity first, and "achievement" will follow, if that's what's right for you.
A fun and enthusiastic combination of coaching, tutoring, and mentoring can help you enjoy life more and create the kind of life dream you want to have.
Some people are happier and learn better in larger groups such as scouting, church groups, or school and school clubs. Others will enjoy and thrive much better with one-on-one interaction in the areas that are important to them. For these people, a coaching and tutoring relationship will make learning much more enjoyable and long-lasting.
My specialty areas for tutoring:Like all of us, I do best in the areas I'm really passionate about.
A bit about me:
I am concerned about the environment and believe that intelligent use of technology plus a little self-control on all our parts can result in a very livable life for everyone on the planet. I don't have cable TV and don't receive any broadcast channels; instead I prefer to read books if I'm not doing something more active like building something out of wood or working on the house. I dabble at playing piano, flute, and djembe drum. I never wear long pants or close-toed shoes. For a long time my life motto was "crazy but not stupid" but recently I refined my life vision to "making life greener wherever I am."
Why do I coach and tutor?
I love learning, and I believe the best way to really learn and understand things is to teach them.
Throughout my career of sitting in front of a computer screen and going to management meetings, one of my favorite parts has always been giving presentations and training sessions. I've been told often that I am good at making complicated subjects simple, understandable, and fun. I've considered becoming a school teacher but I know I wouldn't be happy in that kind of constraining bureaucracy, so I've chosen to take on this work one-on-one or in small groups.
What will I expect of you?
What can you expect from me?
Yes, this is the same list as the things I will expect of you. It's a simple, beautiful, and effective formula for life called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
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