What is coaching? Who are Millennials (and do you work with any other generation)? How do we work together?
I get asked a lot of questions (*especially* when I say I work with Millennials). See below for a list of frequently asked questions, and contact me if you have a question that's not on the list.
Coaches are professional, personal ("life"), and/or wellness consultants for individuals who desire improvement in at least one area in their lives. They offer encouragement, structure, frameworks for change, and accountability for helping a client improve in the areas they desire. While friends and family can offer similar support, a coach does so in a way that is more objective than someone close to the client. Coaches and clients have a defined relationship through a contract that also protects clients' confidentiality.
Coaching is not a substitute for mental health, behavioral health, or substance use disorder treatment or therapy. Individuals needing this type of intervention should contact their primary care physician or local emergency department.
Millennials (formerly known as 'Gen Y') are individuals born between 1981-1996.
The Millennial generation is adaptable, passionate, and high-tech. They believe they can achieve their dreams, BUT that abundance is unattainable for them. Why? The financial collapse, when many of us were graduating and entering the workforce (often with unparalleled student loan debt). Social structures that have reinforced historical trauma and oppression. The uncertainty of our environment's future. Many Millennials feel both impacted by and responsible for course-correcting these issues...but don't know where they fit in specifically in a way that is meaningful and so they can thrive.
MillenniAlign is for those Millennials: It's for people who may have a fuzzy view of their future, and need help defining their goals and sticking to them. It's for entrepreneurs who need a framework for getting started and maintaining momentum. And it's for those who want to succeed in the way they define success.
I'm sometimes asked if I can "fix" Millennials. I'm still not sure what that means, but as a Millennial executive who’s hired, led, and worked with multigenerational teams, I know Millennials' value and desire for purpose in work. [If "fix" is code for "getting them off their smartphones" though, my quick response is no. :-) ]
Initial Consultation: We discuss your goals, where you are in your goal progression, and what you desire to get from me as your coach.
Plan: Together, we select a plan that meets you where you are in your goal progression.
Aim, and Align: You will be given frameworks for progressing your goals, known as the Aim, and Align process. Then, we work one-on-one, either through video calls or in-person, to keep you on track with your plan and adjust as needed.
Progress in your time, on time.
The Sight and Flight packages start are contracted in 2-month intervals, and can be renewed at the end of two months. This allows you to work at your pace in a planful way that fits your schedule.
The Form package is contracted in one-month increments to allow you to decide how long you need a bit extra guidance after working through the Aim, and Align process.
Book a free initial consultation. You'll get a confirmation of your appointment by email and text message.
Not a Millennial, but interested in learning more about how you can connect with, learn about, and support this generation in the workforce? Stay in touch. Sign up for the newsletter for tips, data, and pop culture, and follow MillenniAlign on social media.
[Long answer:] While I specialize in working specifically with Millennials, I've worked in, led, and hired individuals in intergenerational environments since I earned my first paycheck. The most important elements for us to work together successfully are fit and trust.
[Short answer:] Yes. Book a free consultation, and let's discuss your goals.
If you are a business interested in discussing how MillenniAlign can work with you and your staff, please contact me. Additional services include survey research, executive coaching, and team coaching.
MillenniAlign's vision is the joyful pursuit of life. Its mission is to embolden Millennials to achieve their dreams and realize abundance for themselves. Values include:
She/Her. Writer. Executive. Coach. Recovering Perfectionist. Public servant. Intersectional feminist. Finally more ENFJ than ENTJ. Wife. Aunt. Connector. Bibliophile. Music aficionado. Gardener. Steinem Sister. 20 Under 40 recipient ('17). Graduate of Northwestern University ('16) with a Master of Arts, and Lourdes University ('07) with a Bachelor of Arts. Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Owens-Illinois, '16). Millennial of the 'Oregon Trail' micro-generation.
I do a lot of work in the space of women's economic empowerment. The most important value I've learned is this: If you're trying to uplift a population, use your resources and influence to actually support their work. (In other words, put your money where your mouth is.) So, that's what I did when it came to this photo shoot. I used a Millennial-owned photography and makeup studio, as well as a Millennial stylist. I wholly support their work and am pleased to recommend their services.
Vanity Studio's slogan was what caught my attention: "Who do you want to be today?" This absolutely aligns with my work in helping my clients better understand who they are and where they want to go. Partners Kristina and Josh make you look and feel like magic. Check out their work and request information about their services on their website.