Transition Coaching

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A Few Typical Transitions…

  • Graduation from school

  • Feeling dreadfully lonely

  • New job

  • Divorce

  • Birth of your child

  • Learning to Drive

  • First kiss

  • Retirement

  • Starting college

  • Breakups

  • Advancement at work

  • Upperclassman

  • Chronic illness

  • Sudden wealth

  • Marriage

  • Natural disaster

  • Terminal diagnosis

  • Performance anxiety

  • Business losses

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Death of a loved one

  • Discharge from military

  • Empty nest

  • Disfigurement

  • Auto accident

  • Economic fears

  • Abuse: physical, emotional, sexual

  • Addiction

  • Coming out

  • Aging

We are all confronted by transitions. Some go smoothly, while others seem to almost grab us by the throat and hold us captive. Transitions can be challenging or exciting. Some are positive while others seem devastating.

How we perceive our transitions make all the difference in the world. Transition Coaching helps people turn a perspective negative transition into a positive change. Below are three of our most popular Transition Coaching assignments.

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Life Coaching

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is a professional relationship that helps people produce positive results in their personal lives, careers, and relationships. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen self-learning, improve performance, and enhance quality of life. Many people who begin life coaching want to be or are in a transition period. Seemingly “good” transitions can sometimes be as dizzying as those we perceive as “negative”.

Positive Aging Coaching

The ability to experience positive aging is something that interests an increasing number of people of all ages. It is commonly thought that we are at the whim of natural selection and will either transition well or not. But people of all ages are finding that they have more control over the quality of their transitional aging process than originally thought.

There is considerable research that provides options available to us all that enhance our aging process. Like a fine Cabernet, we too can transition well, and get better with age. We don’t have to turn into vinegar and whine, whine, whine into our elder years! Today, you are also invited to join our free digital community of people interested in positive aging at

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Marriage and Relationship Coaching

It is no secret how rewarding and challenging marriage and relationships can be. Also, research is ripe with information about how important positive relationships are to our mental and physical health. If a couple transitions out of the positive, and into the negative sphere it can be all too destructive.

We have spent thousands of hours helping couples clarify their goals and develop strategies to achieve them.

Unfortunately, gone are the days that most insurance companies will pay for marriage counseling.

Coaching vs. Psychotherapy

Coaching vs. Psychotherapy

Coaching is appropriate for those who DO NOT have a diagnosable mental illness, but want to make personal or professional positive growth changes in their lives. Even though coaching and psychotherapy may appear similar to some people, they are not the same. Psychotherapy is the treatment of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral problems, which interfere with life functioning. The degree of decline in life functioning determines if it has fallen into the category of mental illness. While psychotherapy may be covered by health insurance, coaching is not.

How the Coaching Process Works

How the Coaching Process Works

We have our initial goal planning session either in person or by telecommunication (i.e. Skype). At that time, we explore and solidify what is important to you and what successfully motivates you. After the first session you will have a clear understanding of your goals and we will begin the coaching process.

Some clients have one focal issue they wish to work on. Other clients are more interested in developing a more comprehensive Life Strategy Plan. Whichever is your case, we will create a coaching plan that will work for you.

In each meeting, you choose the focus of conversation based upon your goals. Our job is to listen, ask pertinent questions, contribute observations, and train you in the use of important tools.

  • We integrate the latest brain science into your situation
  • We apply the best psychological methods to your unique case
  • We provide training in Mindfulness Meditation in order to help you reach your goals

We are dedicated to work with you until you fulfill your stated goals. We are here to help you become accountable during the learning curve and into success.


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We have been using the fluid forces of nature as an adjunct to our corporate and coaching work since we opened our doors in 1995.

For example, we have used the ever-changing currents found in river-rafting as a tool for team building. We have also used the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean, numerous streams, rivers and lakes as the setting for helping people connect with nature in a renewed and unique fashion; for both personal and team growth. Of all, fly-fishing is our favorite teaching tool to use on these wild bodies of water.

Together with our Transition-Coaching, fly-fishing has become an extraordinary tool to help people learn how to strengthen their inner core-self and make significant changes: especially as they deal with transitions in their lives. Fly-fishing can teach us in a practical way how less is more. We also learn how disruptive and non-productive pitting ourselves against the universal laws of nature can be. Quite simply, positive change accelerates on the water. we experience the water it becomes out teacher and our guide...

How We Do It

How We Do It

Transition-Coaching is a collaboration between your coach and a client that supports the achievement of positive change.

We have an initial goal planning session in person, by telephone, or Skype. At that time, we establish a date and locale for our coaching-fishing retreat. Your level of fly-fishing experience is unimportant. In preparation for the retreat, you will be provided a customized packet of information-gathering instruments to be completed prior to the event.

Some of the common retreat destinations have been Belize, California, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. If you desire another place, we can make it happen. All you do is show up, and we take care of the rest. We arrange the lodging and hire your fishing guide. We will be right there with you.

The coaching-fishing retreat typically lasts two to five days. The structure of each retreat is personalized to help meet your unique goals. This is done through time on the water, downtime, and coaching sessions.

Our dedication is to work with you until you fulfill your stated goals. The forum for the follow-through is composed of personal meetings, phone/Skype sessions, emails, and/or other coaching-fishing retreats as desired.