HOW I HELP
I support physicians, executives, individual family members, as well as entire families, when they find themselves in chronic, confusing, complex situations and are ready to make a change but don’t know where to start.
I partner with you to create positive change in your personal or professional life through increased self-awareness and incremental goal setting . Together, we identify what is keeping you stuck and then explore strength-based approaches to clear the path forward.
Individual coaching supports change in areas such as these…
Chronic stress that has turned toxic
Conflict identification and resolution
Changing positions or employers to realign your life
Transition to a challenging new leadership position
Parenting challenges, including parenting through trauma treatment
Overwhelm from vicarious trauma
Workplace issues including lack of transparency, trust and accountability
Retirement transition planning
Sessions take place over Zoom, are 1 hour long; $180 per session.
Family Conversation Circles
Families in conflict often find themselves shutting down and pulling apart, which can be overwhelming and extremely painful. I work with families who have experienced complex trauma, who are not speaking to one another, who need to make difficult decisions together, or heal before a member of the family dies. Family Conversation Circles utilize a curriculum created for your family, over 8-12 sessions, to strengthen safety, connection, and acceptance within the family system. Working in Circle format provides space to hear and be heard, to see and be seen, and to know and be known by others in the family without risking judgment, denial, deflection or minimization.
Restorative Family Circles can support change in areas such as these…
When a family blows up and members refuse to speak to one another
Imminent death of a family member and family healing is desired
Family business conflicts
Family foundation conflicts
Sessions take place over Zoom, are 1.5 hours long, require sequential sessions, and are HIPAA protected; cost estimate provided upon request.
I work with leaders and leadership teams to increase personal awareness, deepen engagement within the workplace, resolve conflict within work groups, and build community in and between teams. My gentle, confident approach encourages even the prickliest employees to participate with a modicum of comfort.
Organizational leadership coaching can support change in areas such as these…
Community building between leaders within the same company or industry
Increased self awareness for existing leadership
Communication skill building
Navigation of organizational change
Conflict between management and staff
Sessions take place over Zoom; cost estimate provided upon request.
Conflict Resolution / Mediation
Conflict is difficult and it is unavoidable. I work with you and the person you are in conflict with in joint sessions; we work together to listen deeply, gain insight, honor the dignity of both parties, and find ways to repair.
Conflict Resolution/Mediation can support change in areas such as these…
Sibling issues related to aging parents, asset distribution
Conflicts with an adult child
Workplace struggles with a colleague or team
Cycling conflicts with a partner
Sessions are 1-1.5 hours long, confidential and HIPAA protected.
What my clients say about working with me
"I worked with Ricka to learn how to decrease stress and take care of myself. I was not taking care of myself and felt stressed out, tired, crabby and unhealthy and that carried over into my family life. Ricka helped me learn techniques to manage my stress at work to get that good feeling back."
Working With Me
Who do you support?
I support adults, college age on up, who find themselves in chronic, confusing, complex situations and who are ready to make a change but don’t know where to start.
What services do you offer?
I offer individual coaching, family conversation circles, conflict resolution and mediation, and workplace engagement activities, including leadership coaching.
My services are fee for service only; you are responsible for payment at the time of service. I do accept payment from Health Savings Accounts and it is up to you to clarify your individual policies’ coverage for health coaching before our first session.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Your records and all transactions with me are confidential and HIPPA protected, unless release of these records is authorized in writing by you or otherwise required by law.