I believe in you.

I believe that you can make change that matters, in your life and in the world.

I believe that you can be ready for this challenge, and the next one, too.

I believe in your potential, and I'm ready to help.

Let's get started.

You wouldn't climb a mountain without a guide.

And you’d never expect an elite athlete to compete without a coach.

You've got important work to do. Wouldn't it be great to have someone on your side who asks the big questions, shares their best tips, and supports you all the way?

That's what coaching is all about. It will help you in these ways and more...

Meet Your Goals
Stop falling short of your targets. We'll figure out what's missing and what's in the way.
Make Better Decisions
Let's clarify your priorities, so you can move from where you are to where you want to be.
Stop Waiting
You’ll worry less and do more. I'll hold you accountable so you can bring out the best in yourself.
Enjoy Your Days
Life is more fun when you're spending your time on what really what matters. Expect joy and then some.

What is coaching like?

In one-on-one coaching sessions we engage in a creative, collaborative conversation about your agenda. I ask questions. You answer candidly. Together we’ll wrangle your challenges. My coaching style is friendly, encouraging, and pragmatic. My practice is anti-racist and inclusive – everyone is welcome here.

Coaching is solution-focused. It's about “What’s next?” It’s a process of inquiry and curiosity, in which we seek the most effective actions. You will finish each session with a plan.

Coaching is about YOU. I ask, I listen, but you do the heavy lifting. I’ll offer ideas from time to time, but it’s mostly YOU becoming more like YOU want to be. We will be partners in pursuing your success, as YOU define it.

Coaching works. Like statistics? In a global client study (source) the International Coach Federation (ICF) found that:

70% of clients reported improved work performance
57% of clients reported improved time management
80% of clients reported improved self-confidence
73% of clients reported improved relationships
67% of clients reported improved life/work balance

If the numbers don't move you, pay attention to this: I have a coach. I love having a coach. Doing hard things gets easier when I work with my coach. Really, who doesn't need a coach?

Don't wait.
Get yourself a coach.

Achievement Skills

In our coaching sessions, we'll focus on the essential skills that will help you do your most meaningful work.

You'll step up, overcome your obstacles, and commit to action.

Instead of solving just one problem, you will learn a reliable system of accomplishment.

I'd love to tell you more.

Coach Matt's
List of Achievement Skills

Exploring
Growth Mindset
A mindset that embraces challenge and change and focuses on learning.
Building
Self-Efficacy
The belief that you are capable of accomplishing what you set out to do.
Cultivating
Hope
The foundation of all achievement. The way of thinking that powers your efforts.
Managing
Willpower
The process of controlling your emotions and persisting through strenuous tasks.
RAMPING
Motivation
The most effective incentive is self-determined interest, driven by belonging, autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Designing
Habits & Rituals
Repeated behaviors, supported by science and spirit. How you spend your time is who will be.
Measuring
Success
Focusing your attention on your chosen priorities, and the efforts that you can influence.
embracing
The Unknown
Understanding that we cannot control the results, and moving forward anyway.
embracing
Practice
A rewarding, regular, intentional commitment to getting better.

What is Positive Psychology?

My coaching methods are based on the principles of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is a relatively new field of science which studies “human flourishing.” Positive Psychology researchers have accumulated a huge body of knowledge about achieving well-being and life satisfaction.

It’s like a unified theory of happiness, or a new, more effective operating system for getting the most out of life.

It’s called Positive Psychology because we focus on increasing positive emotions and working with the negative ones.

And let’s be clear. Psychology Positive is not the science of saying everything's all good all the time. It’s not the study of sunshine and rainbows. (At least, not exclusively.)

It's the science of getting better. It’s about permission to be human, to experience a full range of emotions without getting stuck. So that you can show up in the world the way you want to be.

I’ve made it my business to find the best tools for doing the best work, and Positive Psychology provides an incredible framework for applying those skills.

The PERMAV model

Positive Emotions
Enthusiasm, joy, compassion, pride, fun, gratitude, comfort, and more.
Energy & Engagement
Pursuing motivation and interest in work and play.
Relationships
Belonging. Feeling supported, loved, and valued by others.
Meaning & Purpose
Connecting your actions to something bigger than you.
Achievement
Taking action, meeting goals and accomplishing success.
Vitality
A flourishing mind and spirit in a healthy body.