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Individual Coaching

Using focused attention and compassion building techniques, we work together to address feelings of self-doubt, distractions, failure, mind clutter, and inadequacy. The end result is increased emotional intelligence. Sessions are done remotely using Zoom or telephone, or in person as available.

The Tortoise Institute Individual Coaching Offerings

What To Expect

The Tortoise Institute offers one on one mindfulness-based emotional intelligence coaching. This process is designed to help individuals increase their self-awareness. Through this practice, people become better communicators, more empathetic and ultimately more successful leaders.

Sessions include a short guided breathing practice in addition to free flowing conversation. We also provide you with tools and techniques to elevate your level of mindfulness and manage stress.

Most sessions are done over video conference platforms (Zoom) and are about an hour in duration. We can also work together over the phone or in person if applicable.

Coaching Philosophy

Slow and steady is the philosophy behind The Tortoise Institute. It takes time to identify where one is feeling stuck, in the mind and in the body. We have found that the most effective coaching begins with a foundation of trust and a mutual commitment to show up fully present. That includes a desire to pay attention, ideally with an attitude of gentleness and curiosity.

With this philosophy in mind, coaching is done with a minimum of four sessions. The commitment to time and follow up provides the greatest impact and effectiveness. This is not a "one and done" process. It would be much easier if it were but it is not.