noun: [kohch-smith]

someone who specializes in coaching

 You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

                                                                                                         C.S. Lewis


let me tell you...

I am you.

Aren't most of us looking for a life that fills us up? We're often trying to figure out how to show up for ourselves and those around us. We want to be better for our children, our partners, and our colleagues, and we want to do it while maintaining joy, love, and success. Working with a coach helps me see things from different perspectives so that I can make informed, smart choices. Most importantly, it helps me imagine the possibilities and keeps me focused on reaching my full potential.  

As your coach, I will do the same for you. This is not therapy and I’m not a psychologist or psychotherapist. We won’t work on past issues or traumas, but instead we'll focus on what’s happening now and what can happen in the future. I’m here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals and to remind you that you're in control. I'm here to help you uncover the life that fills you up.

Engaging in a coaching relationship is different from relying on your friends and family for advice. Those closest to you have deep care and concern for you, and they want you to do and be well. So does your coach. But the fundamental difference between the two is that your loved ones bring their own agenda to the table. They have their own experiences, biases, and desires which keep them from being impartial. Those who love you are looking through the lens of what they think should happen or what they think is best for you, not necessarily what is best for you. 

As a Co-Active coach, I am trained not to have any personal attachment to the decisions you make or their outcomes. My only agenda is to hold space for you, and to guide you as you peel back the layers in order to figure out what's best for you and your life.



Shawn T.

I wasn't sure what to expect from a coaching session but working with Deirdra has been great. She asks good questions that get me to reflect on what we're talking about and she also keeps me on topic/point since I like to stray at times.

Jo L.

Deirdra is a thoughtful, grounded, and brilliant coach who listens with her whole body and spirit and will be with you through struggle and celebration.

Kim R. 

I feel like our sessions are a safe space and never feel judged by Deirdra. It is easy to open up and be honest. She is caring, positive and asks thoughtful and thought provoking questions. She figured out what makes me tick in a short time. I believe this is because she knows the right questions to ask and carefully listens. She is intuitive and probes in a way that never feels invasive. Best of all, she lets me do most of the talking.



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