in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined."
Henry David Thoreau
Eldridge Coaching Works
Bringing Clarity and Purpose to Life
Natalie S. Eldridge, Ph.D.
Psychologist - Coach - Educator
- Do you have a sense that there could be "something more" to your life?
- Are you too busy getting things done to stop and plan for what really matters?
- Do you feel stuck in moving ahead in, or completing, a personal or professional project?
- Would you like to deepen your relationships with family, friends, or community?
- Are you transitioning to a new life stage, or yearning for renewed meaning or purpose in your life?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are not alone. Many very effective people - like you - sense that they could redesign their lives to better reflect their values and passions. Yet they just don't know where to start.
Eldridge Coaching Works can serve as your catalyst, collaborating with you to clarify your goals, create a manageable action plan, and keep you moving forward toward success!
for your complimentary 30-minute introductory coaching call. Begin your path to your dreams today!
Natalie S. Eldridge, Ph.D.
The mission of Eldridge Coaching Works is to promote clarity, positive action, respect and joy in the lives of our clients.
Coaching is a collaborative partnership that supports you in pursuing your goals and building lasting changes in your personal and professional life. Generally done by telephone, from the convenience of your office or home, coaching is focused, flexible and efficient.
By setting aside time to talk with your coach on a regular basis, you commit yourself to paying attention to what you value most.
Coaching helps you to:
|Achieve success||Free yourself from old habits|
|Acknowledge your strengths||Generate motivation|
|Clarify your goals and values||Increase your courage|
Create a realistic action plan
Maintain a sense of humor
|Discover new possibilities||Stay focused|
|Embrace change||Take action|
|Enjoy the process||Track your accomplishments|
- Boomers seeking new growth & fulfillment in their Third Age, the "bonus years" of extended middle age active elderhood
- Mid-lifers negotiating changes in career, relationships, or family life
- New professionals developing careers while seeking life balance
- Individuals who want to make a contribution to society, and value the power of authentic relationships to create positive change
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between coaching and psychotherapy?
In addition to being a life coach, I also provide services as a psychotherapist. While there are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, there are major differences between these services. I do not conduct psychotherapy with my coaching clients.
Coaching focuses primarily on your strengths and goals. As a coach, my job is to help you to articulate your strengths, make decisions about what changes or goals you would like to achieve, develop a personal action plan, implement your action plan, and develop strategies to maintain the changes you have made. This work can be done in person or via telephone, allowing me to provide coaching services to people in many geographic locations. Coaching is not a health care service, and coaching services are not reimbursable through health insurance policies.
If you choose to hire me as your coach, and we later find that emotional or behavioral difficulties persist in preventing progress on your coaching action plan, I may suggest that you seek psychotherapy. I will not engage in psychotherapy with my coaching clients, but will be happy to refer you to an appropriate psychotherapist for treatment.
Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is a health care service. Its primary focus is to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders or psychological problems. The goals include alleviating symptoms, understanding personality dynamics, and changing dysfunctional behavior. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy in Massachusetts only. Clients must be able to meet with me in my Brookline office on a regular basis to engage in psychotherapy. It is usually reimbursable through your health insurance plan, which will require a diagnosis in order to approve payment for treatment. For more about psychotherapy, click here.
How long will it take to reach my coaching goals?
The answer, of course, depends on you, your goals, and the pace you choose to go. It is different for each person. Most people report, however, that they reach their goals faster with an ally (your coach) helping them stay on track!
My coaching is typically done by phone in 30 or 45 minute sessions. Weekly sessions are recommended in the beginning to establish momentum. As the coaching relationship develops, sessions often have both greater depth and greater efficiency. Most coaches recommend a minimum commitment of three to six months for successful coaching outcomes.
How do I get started in coaching?
Your first step is to to set up a complimentary 30-minute coaching session by phone. You are under no obligation to set up further sessions.
"Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Tips on Moving Forward||Action on Purpose Newsletter|
|Information about Positive Psychology||Positive Psychology Center|
|More about Coaching||International Coach Federation|