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What is a Holistic Coach & Mentor? InnerSpark’s Unique Approach

What's a holistic coach and mentor InnerSpark's unique approach

Last updated on July 13th, 2021.

What’s in a title?

I get asked frequently, “What is a holistic life coach?“What do you mean by mentoring and consulting?” “What exactly do holistic wellness coaches do?”

And I totally get it.

In an era where anyone with an internet connection can create a job and a title for themself, it can leave many of us wary and skeptical. Many of us may have had negative experiences with coaches, mentors, or consultants. Some practitioners may call themselves one thing, and their work differs from another using the same title.

While I can’t speak for everyone, this guide serves to provide an overview of definitions from the perspective of how I practice. When it comes to the labels I’ve chosen, I’ve done my best to adequately describe my work and convey the breadth and depth of passion and experience I bring to each of my clients.

My purpose is activating the sensitive soul.

My highest joy is holding space for you to remember how to trust your body, live in alignment with nature and seasonal flow, spiral with the Wheel of Frequencies and the Eight Cosmic Archetypes that make up your inner wisdom council, befriend your subtle energies, and transmute trauma into gifts and purpose.

As a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant, I bring a magical, potent medicine bag to you, sensitive soul! And, as a highly sensitive, introverted, INFJ myself, believe me I get it. Learn more about me and my story.

Here are some answers to your questions, Dear One!

What is a coach?

The dictionary defines a coach as, “an athletic instructor or trainer,” and “a tutor who gives private or specialized teaching.” While this may be true for some “coaches,” it doesn’t accurately describe my work.

I wear many hats, including that of the mentor and consultant, and when called and necessary, can offer this to you to support your process. A little secret: I’ve never loved the title “coach” as I feel it’s initially misleading (I can’t help you with your baseball swing and it’s been a while since I’ve played basketball) and doesn’t fully explain my work even when used and understood even in its more modern applications.

A coach, to me, is someone who partners with you and supports you in hearing your own innate wisdom. This empowers you to become your own best teacher, healer, problem solver, etc. As a coach, I honor your autonomy, encourage your unique perspective, and see you as whole and capable.

What is a mentor?

The dictionary defines a mentor as, “An experienced and trusted adviser.” I lovingly bring my experiences and advisement to the table only when and if they’re relevant to you. I never see myself as “above” you or as possessing some kind of special insight, wisdom or answer.

I find many “coaches” put themselves in the driver’s seat, lead sessions, talk more than they listen, and try to “fix” the client. You do not need fixing, my love, because there’s nothing wrong with you. When my mentor hat goes on, I make it known that I am sharing insight and experiences from relevant, similar experiences, and/or from knowledge or expertise from my many years studying a variety of modalities.

What is a consultant?

The dictionary defines a consultant as, “A person who provides expert advice professionally.” To me, a consultant is an expert in something, providing counsel or advice in a particular area. Drawing on my robust background and expertise in a variety of wellness- and spirituality-based areas, I know the tremendous value I bring to my clients and am always open to offering it – when and if the situation necessitates and the client is in need.

Whether through The Library, courses, or in my one on one work, when a highly sensitive, introverted soul is seeking something in their life and desires a perspective and some information, I am happy to share!

A mentor may do the same, however, the best mentors have also walked the path you are on, have been in similar situations, have overcome similar obstacles, etc. I bring both to my highly sensitive, introverted clients as they navigate the challenges of life, healing, wellness, and spirituality.

What do you mean by “holistic”?

Holistic,” while a buzzword, is a concept about which I am incredibly passionate. To look at something holistically is to view it in its entirety wherein each part is given equal attention, focus, weight, and analysis. For example, in healing our bodies, addressing symptoms as if they’re the “problem” reduces our interwoven parts to separate pieces. However, nothing is separate! Struggling with finding purpose in your life? That’s just a symptom yet again and not the actual root of the challenge you’re experiencing.

It’s my mission and my role as a Holistic Coach + Mentor to guide you towards a more integrated way of being.

What makes InnerSpark’s holistic approach to coaching and mentoring unique?

For starters, I am fiercely dedicated to the highly sensitive, introverted soul. I believe they’re to play a very special role in the global shift we’re experiencing at this time!
 
As a practitioner, whether I am wearing my coaching, mentoring, or consulting hat, I honor your autonomy, your innate wisdom, and I encourage your unique perspectives. I honor and recognize you as the expert of your life and my role is to walk with you, hold sacred space, and support you in hearing yourself.
 
As a coach honoring your sovereignty and individual process, I never seek to lead you or guide you anywhere outside of yourself. You are always in the driver’s seat with me. Ensuring you feel safe and supported are of utmost importance. As I may put on a different hat and switch roles, I don’t share opinions, guidance, support, etc. unless there’s consent from you and it’s relevant.

I guide you in integrating and healing all aspects of your being – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Through beginning to understand and feel that the “subtle creates the gross,” you become more empowered and sovereign and able to see the interconnected nature of your being. You live in a more holistic way broadening your perspective. Your shadows become your treasures and your sensitivity becomes your most beloved superpower.

My highest passion in the realm of transformation is reminding you of your own innate power to heal and create change. I help you receive the vision you truly hold for yourself and your life. I help you break through any illusions of doubt or stories to give yourself permission to create that life to embody your ideal self. I help you bridge the gap between who you currently are and who you’re becoming. I am right there with you, walking beside you and am fiercely dedicated to walking my talk, as well.

Physical healing, emotional body fluidity, mindset shifts, eradicating limiting beliefs, de-shaming, deepening into your spiritual world, embodying Earth wisdom, navigating life’s challenges, creating sustainable change, experiencing more meaningful relationships, living your purpose, and so much more are what’s possible when you engage in this work with me as your Holistic Life, Spirituality, & Wellness Coach, Mentor, & Consultant.

What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

While they can be very complementary, there are differences. Therapy tends to be very retrospectively and emotionally focused. While coaching and mentoring does look to the past and offers emotional support, much is geared towards claiming radical self-responsibility for the present and working towards creating the future. It supports you in leveraging the gifts you possess – right here and now, sensitive soul!

My Qualifications

As a voracious learner (and lover of holistic healing), I continue to joyously explore and expand my skill set, certifications, and studies along the way, and my journey has led me to many magical places including completing my MS in Nutrition & Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, a Registered Yoga Teacher certification, a Flower Essence Therapy certification, Energy Healing certification, and a Meditation and Pranayama (breath practice) certification. I’m a lifelong student of herbalism and formally study on a continuing basis with The Evolutionary School of Herbalism. I study coaching with The Wisdom of the Whole Academy. Additionally, I’ve studied with leading experts in the fields of shame and trauma, shadow work, shamanism, embodiment and expressive arts, chakra and endocrine system balancing, and more.

I study and learn because not only am I passionately obsessed with your process, I am also dedicated daily to my own! I truly walk my talk. I’m passionate about sharing all of this with you. The real proof of my qualifications isn’t in any degree or certification, it’s in the impact that I’ve had on my clients lives. Head over to read some Client Love.

Are you a highly sensitive, introverted soul ready to embrace your “weirdness,” live a nourishing and fulfilling life, use your uncanny intuition, be authentically you, heal your body, and more? Let’s work together! Head over here to learn more!

Work With Me

Holistic Life, Wellness, and Spirituality
Coaching + Consulting + Mentoring
For Highly Sensitive, Introverted Souls

Dear One, of this I know for certain: living in alignment with Nature’s wisdom is pretty much non-negotiable for us all – especially a highly sensitive soul.

Feeling nourished and supported, inspired and fulfilled, and seeing your “weirdness” as your best asset are all absolutely possible – and you deserve it all and more.

Ready to ground into something real, wild, and magical, reclaim your Truest Self, heal your body and life, have clarity around your next steps, and more?

As a Coach + Mentor, I am here to guide you in integrating and healing all aspects of your being – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. My highest passion is holding space for and witnessing your remembrances, shifts, and awakenings as you tap into your own innate wisdom.

From there, anything is possible!

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