Realigning your Compass: Coaching and Pastoral Care
“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.”
― Joanna Macy
Are you feeling disconnected from your authentic, ideal self? Are you thriving in life or are you just going through the motions? Do you know how to nourish your spirit so your creative and professional lives flourish? Do you just know you need a change, but don’t know where to start?
Are you experiencing emotional or spiritual lows amidst the pandemic? Could you benefit from holistic tools to enrich your relationship? Would you like to share your emotional or spiritual wounds with a compassionate ear?
We can work together to help you discover and forge your path forward.
The whole world is experiencing change at an unprecedented level. These times can be unsettling at best, painful and earth shattering at worst – paradigm shifting if we are lucky.
My particular style of life and relationship coaching is blended with over 20 years of progressive pastoral care experience. I work in outdoors settings such as Amsterdamse Bos, Leidse Hout Park and haagse Bos to partner with nature in connecting outer and inner landscapes. The process of outdoor coaching helps you reconnect with your most authentic nature, access your organic intelligence and learn to look at daily challenges through the eyes of nature and use its strategies to live better.
Topics we may explore include:
Grief and loss support
Thriving as an international resident of Holland
Exploring your own beliefs and values
Developing personal spiritual practices
LGBTQ+ faith integration
Synthesizing tradition, wisdom and experience
Untaming your spirit
Discovering your passion
Nurturing work/life balance
Goal Setting/Future Planning
I work with a sliding scale of fees so that everyone who seeks care and coaching has access to such services. The range is between €25-€50 per hour, but please don’t let money stand in the way. Affordable arrangements can be made for everyone.
Online and outdoor appointments are available.
I am currently available between 16:00-21:00 weekdays and between 10:00-17:00 on weekends.
A bit about me
The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger.
After working for decades in the technology sector, I changed paths to respond to the still small voice calling me to pastoral work. I earned an M.Div from Candler School of Theology after which I continued my pastoral education through the ACPE certified clinical pastoral education at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
I am currently working in an international school in The Netherlands where I moved with my wife three years ago. Once upon a time I worked as:
a director of digital strategy in higher education, social media “circuit rider” for a progressive Christian denomination, an online organiser for The Beatitudes Society, an instructional technology specialist at an Atlanta charter school (of which I am also a contributing founder). I’ve even spent portions of my life’s work in stage management, aerial photography and overnight, educational tours at Zoo Atlanta!
I’m a fan of labyrinth walking, lectio divina, guided meditation, forest bathing, cairn building, bluegrass music, Mary Oliver, John O’Donohue and kickball!
If you are looking to find the golden thread in your life’s purpose, please don’t hesitate to reach out.