Coaching Services

Purissma Creek

Purissma Creek

Certified Professional Coaches

We received our certification from the highly regarded Hudson Institute of Coaching, an ICF accredited coach training program.

Hudson's learning models integrate the most current, relevant research in organizational and human systems, adult development, and leadership excellence.

We are members of the International Coach Federation and we are an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

As members of ICF, we adhere to their professional coaching code of ethics.


We provide professional coaching services for individuals, groups and teams with an emphasis on:

  • Executive, leadership and management coaching;
  • Conflict coaching;
  • Transition coaching; and
  • Resilience and well-being.

Click on the 'Set Goals' photo at the bottom of this page for a description of each area of coaching to determine the best fit for you.


What is coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as, "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."

Coaching promotes self reflection, active experimentation and self-discovery where you apply new insights and approaches learned during your coaching sessions to your work or life setting as a means of shifting old habits toward productive strategies that lead to positive change.


How does coaching work?

The success of coaching relies on a trusting and open relationship between the coach and the client. Our first conversation with you will be an opportunity for us to determine if there is a good fit for working together.

Coaching is present and future focused, relatively short-term and goal oriented. It emphasizes the development of clear and specific goals with a mechanism for measuring progress toward those goals. Through a deeper exploration of vision, values and a preferred future, the original goals are often refined as new insights emerge.


What is the coach's role?

As your coach, our primary role is to help you navigate from where you are now to where you want to go using a structured coaching plan. We will work with you to:

  • identify a vision of what you hope to achieve;
  • clarify measures of success;
  • surface barriers (internal and external) that may interfere with the changes you seek;
  • work with resistance to change; 
  • identify and draw on strengths, values, and what works;
  • evaluate progress and modify the plan as needed; and
  • identify what is needed for sustained change.



We occasionally incorporate assessments into the coaching process to support development of insights and to guide goal setting. We are certified to administer the EQ in Action emotional intelligence assessment and the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP). We also make use of the Values in Action survey tool and the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Modes instrument.

Our Coaching Philosophy

We believe that the coaching process is only effective when there is a strong coaching relationship that emerges from trust, openness, authentic and honest engagement, and a positive regard for the unique contributions and gifts of each individual. We view coaching as a means of expanding what is possible, even in the midst of ambiguous and sometimes difficult situations.

We believe that lifelong learning and adaptive capacity are necessary components of success in a complex and changing world. We approach coaching from an appreciative stance to help clients move toward what works, what is energizing, and what leads to positive change.

And we believe that a holistic, integrative approach to coaching creates the greatest potential for sustainable and deep change. We see coaching as a means of supporting healing at the individual, community and societal levels.

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How is coaching different than therapy?

How is coaching different than therapy?

How do I choose my coach?

How do I choose my coach?

What type of coaching is best for me?

What type of coaching is best for me?