Individual Coaching

… and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~Anais Nin


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Individual coaching is a journey of  re-discovering what it is to be truly yourself. It is difficult to tread the self-discovery path alone.  Often we underestimate the power of having someone deeply listen to us.  When we tell our stories and feel heard, we can imagine new and creative solutions to our challenges.   Humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers says, “It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens.  How confusions that seem irremediable become relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard.”

I  am your ally in this process of self-discovery.  I will listen deeply for your precious feelings and needs to help you clarify, what’s at the heart of the matter for you right now and your vision of your future.

Specializing in empathy, communication, & conflict resolution, I teach the skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This includes listening empathetically, expressing authentically, transforming reactivity, having heart-to-heart conversations, and making requests.

I  know that experiencing difficult feelings, being involved in a troubling relationship or having difficulty making a decision is frustrating and painful. I know experiences personally, and I will be here to accompany you on a week-by-week basis so you stay clear about the direction your life is going.

When  you enter into a coaching relationship with me, you will learn to:

  • Transform your internal conflict, replacing your anxiety with clarity
  • Have compassion for yourself and for others rather than getting defensive, pushing away, or taking it personally
  • Have confidence in your ability to connect to other people in difficult situations
  • Stay on track with what you really want and how to get there

If you would be interested in help along this journey, please contact me at 650 787-6527 or email me to set up a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation.



The journey Home is not an ideological experience. It takes place in the heart, in the great stream of feelings which flow through us. Our return to truth is a return to simplicity and not to cosmic information. ~Stephen Schwartz


  • Lisa Veizades

     Teresa is a compassionate and caring coach who is highly skilled at both listening and asking just the right questions to get to the heart of the matter... Teresa is a compassionate and caring…

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