I am passionate about providing high quality service,
and grateful for my ability to help a broad range of clients with a broad range of issues. Below
are comments from some of my clients about how they have benefited.
There are examples of how we have combined some of my different services.
It will be apparent why I refer to my services as "coaching for mind, body and spirit."
I take a holistic approach -- coaching my clients to access their own internal resources is
either explicit or implicit in all of our work together.
"Faith is the most professionally well-rounded and focused of any
coach I've worked with. The most valuable aspect of our coaching has been
the ability to cover a range of topics, work-health-fitness. I hit my
threshold target for annual income early, stopped smoking and started
exercising more and enjoying it. Faith listens very
carefully and points out old assumptions when she hears them. She
is able to employ a number of different techniques (visualization, meditation)
fluidly to fit the situation. She is persistent.
Faith has a clear commitment to her clients and it shows."
Coaching & Consulting Business
"Executive coaching with Faith helped me to strengthen my leadership
style and to lay the groundwork for new strategic initiatives. I have
particularly gained from the idea of incorporating coaching approaches
to help myself and others to draw upon internal guidance. Other
helpful concepts for me were: powerful questioning; being open to big
possibilities; paying more attention to my choice of words; and
noticing stories (my own and others’ stories). Our coaching also
helped me decide to volunteer to take the lead on developing an
onboarding program for new Regional Administrators, and to identify
goals and initial steps for this process."
Regional Administrator, U.S. Government
"My capacity to work with difficult people has grown and I am
working much more fluidly with others in leadership positions. Faith is skilled and open hearted. She brings
to her coaching: intuitive and deep listening; directness and clarity of thinking and speaking;
a broad and deep professional and personal experience; compassion and empathy; and flexibility
of approach and breadth of technique and modalities.”
-- Director, Nonprofit
helped me face many difficult situations, mostly related
to personnel, as I transitioned into a new promotion.
She really helped me prepare and handle the volatile
personalities involved. My confidence in handling
difficult discussions and in my leadership is much
stronger. Faith let me set the agenda based on what I
thought were the most pressing needs. She never focuses
on weaknesses. Faith is very insightful. She seems to
really understand a situation even though she doesn't
know the people involved and has a knack for leading me
through the ways to address it. She has a very calming,
President, Finance & IT
"Coaching with Faith was a great opportunity to work with a skilled third party,
outside my daily professional life, who supported me to find different perspectives, questions and ideas.
I really benefited from Faith's ability to help me clarify my own interests and goals, and then evaluate
how they fit within the mission of my agency. My biggest specific outcome was gaining confidence and
identifying actions to begin my long-held dream of pursuing a PhD -- both to expand my current knowledge and skills,
and to lay the groundwork for transitioning to a university professorship when I eventually
retire from the Senior Executive Service.”
helped me to examine assumptions, reconsider priorities
in work and in life and to think long range. I learned
that I see things in black and white. I have
strengthened my empathy and ability to put myself in
others' shoes. I've become more aware of what is going
on around me and become less judgmental. She asks
pertinent questions and gently points out alternatives.
Faith's coaching was excellent throughout."
-- Director, National Center, U.S. Government
Director, Global Learning
“Faith asks probing
questions that provoke deeper thinking and self-exploration. She is
honest and says the difficult things that need to be said out loud.
She encourages future thinking and facilitates breaking from the
past and getting beyond old ineffectual habits. She has a very
gentle style that creates a safe environment in which to do serious
self-evaluation. Our one-on-one explorations helped me to integrate
concepts that I have learned in class settings and to apply them to
Operations & Management
"My work with Faith helped me decide what to do with a program that I created and which I was
having difficulty shifting to the next stage. I found it easier to sort out my own
thoughts and become stronger and more confident. Faith gained my complete trust when she said that
she wouldn't give up on me when I was struggling with opening up.
She has insightful skills and great intuition,
often picking up on things that I couldn't name or figure out, but that proved incredibly useful.
Faith is a wonderful coach."
-- Vice President, Human Resources
"ADHD coaching with Faith was extremely useful.
I found a part-time job AND later, got a raise, because I felt strong
enough to tell my supervisor what I felt I deserved and why.
I’ve got a bedtime buddy and a YMCA buddy to help me stay on track.
I remember to notice and write down what I HAVE accomplished, rather
than just noticing what isn't done. Faith's direct, nonjudgmental questions
combined with a very compassionate approach helped me really think
through the nitty-gritty. For example, learning how to anticipate gaps
in my thinking and planning was really helpful -- how I should plan,
trying to anticipate where I might get stuck, breaking things down
into do-able parts. I have become more compassionate and realistic
about myself, and notice when I am paralyzed by seeing my faults.
happier in general and more confident that I can set goals and reach
them. Also, now I have strategies for calming myself, such as
techniques of breathing and checking my current state."
Web designer and music teacher
"Faith was a lifesaver for me. I found myself 15 years
into my professional career and diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety.
I needed help and I needed it fast. I found Faith's contact
information online and placed a call. She responded to my call
immediately; I found myself in her home office a few days later.
We developed a strong rapport quickly. She was just what I
needed. She provided a caring environment with just enough tough
love. Over the next few months we tackled a number of issues and
the positive impact was immediately felt by me, my loved ones,
and my co-workers. I have overcome a lot since my diagnosis and
have Faith to thank for a good part of it. I cannot recommend
-- Manager, Financial Analysis Division
"ADHD coaching with Faith greatly reduced my anxiety and reactivity. I have gotten clearer about
choices I need to make at home and at work, for myself and my children. Faith is empathetic,
accommodating and flexible (but not a pushover!).
She creates a great sense of comfort and safety. I feel peaceful and calm when I enter her studio.”
"The combination of ADHD coaching and craniosacral
therapy with Faith has really helped me to calm down, learn how to
center myself and to think things through, instead of
automatically reverting to old patterns. This gives me much more freedom than my former tendency towards black-and-white
thinking. I didn’t realize how often I was incredibly stressed. Now I understand myself better, including being much more
aware of how my ADHD affects me and how to work with it. My job performance and comfort in my job are much higher. When my new exercise approach that was lots of fun for several months started to get frustrating and boring,
I figured out how to renew my enjoyment instead of dropping it, as I would have done in the past.
Driving no longer makes me as crazy as it used to. I am able to see things differently, calm myself, and choose different paths and options."
"The most valuable aspect of coaching with Faith was getting into a regular rhythm that I
can use in years to come. It has helped me be more prepared and focused. I learned the importance of
staying on top of the little things in life to yield a better chance for success.
I strengthened my
accountability by a large margin. I am better when it comes to deadlines and I am a happier person
due to feeling prepared for anything that I come across. If something is not working, I am ready to
adapt and adjust accordingly. Faith is understanding, caring, and asked questions to help me solve my own problems."
-- College Sophomore
"Faith’s compassion, empathy,
support and courage have been so meaningful to me. I really do not
know how I would have made it through these past 7 months without
our conversations. Every time we talked about my ADHD, I learned
more about the impact it is having on my life. Among the things I
have learned are:
-- To notice my black-and-white thinking
-- To acknowledge that perfection is not necessary
-- To listen to what my body is trying to tell me and take the time
to GROUND myself
-- That if I am clear inside about what I want, I can communicate
more effectively and people will hear me better."
-- Entrepreneur, IT & Human
"Faith is both well-educated and gifted in her field.
After years of receiving extensive speech, physical, and occupational
therapies for a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), I was still
struggling to make sense of how differently my mind works and how to
explain the "new me" to family and close friends.
Faith was the one practitioner who was able to identify and help me
understand my lingering executive function, communication, distraction
and other ADHD-type challenges. Our coaching together was a critical component
in helping me shift in the right direction, and in pointing me to
other resources to receive the therapy I needed to continue my
"My thinking and confidence overall have gotten better, thanks to ADHD coaching with Faith.
I realize that I need to have a plan and that figuring things out is a trial-and-error process.
I am more organized and better at getting things done. I trust myself more.
I realize that I really do have the answers, if I just listen to myself and act on that.
I liked our stress relief work on “rooting like a tree."
-- IT Senior Partner, GIS & GPS
Parent & Family Coaching
"Faith, you are awesome! On this rainy Thursday in March, I wanted to share my son's first ever A test paper
of the year in his fifth grade social studies class. On our end, we are doing the work to coach our son to be
successful, but it takes great resources to get to this point.
Your services are invaluable. Keep up the good work of helping families."
-- Mother of fifth grader
"Since my coaching with Faith, I
have been looking at my teenage son with ADHD and seeing him
differently. I am taking the time to understand him more – it has
been astonishing to observe his behaviors. I am more patient because
I do this. It has been amazing."
-- Mother of 16 year old with ADHD
"Our son now considers different aspects of behavior that need more attention. He feels adult
-- and heard -- in his ADHD coaching sessions with Faith. He can usually make the bus on time. He is more thoughtful regarding his role in family matters. He has learned different methods to stay focused and on task. He accepts responsibility more often; he knows we expect him to help out around the house and share duties.
Coaching appears wonderful for him, and reinforces his self-esteem."
"While I had read about ADD online, I wasn't getting enough information about this condition that allowed me
to understand the impact it was having upon my daughter. Faith's straight up answers have been really helpful to me. I understand my daughter
and her frustrations much better. I have learned that my daughter is just as frustrated -- or more so -- as I am. I had no idea this was the case before.
I have strengthened my ability to practice patience and understanding when dealing with her. I do not feel her slipping away as much as I did in the
recent past. I feel that she sees I am trying more successfully to understand her and that she appreciates that.
I've let go of the idea that I can help her through managing her life and now focus on helping her by being there for her when she needs me to be."
-- Parents of 14 year old with ADHD
-- Mother of high school sophomore
"In the beginning of our parent coaching, I wanted to understand ADHD and how to deal with a child who is very anxious.
My biggest realization
was when Faith helped me to see that the way I was raised in my home country regarding how children should behave and how to show respect for
adults is different from the culture we live in now, in the United States. This makes it easier to understand my son and work with him."
-- Father of middle-school student
"Faith has a unique ability to work with children. She has
an amazing connection with my 7-year-old son, who has
severe ADHD. Seeing how well my son responded to NeuroMovement
lessons with Faith, we've taken him off his ADHD
medication. He is still somewhat distractible, but
he is more like his "real self" -- more engaged, more affectionate,
more eager to talk and to share. My son can sometimes go for a whole day without a meltdown.
He is less combative and spends less time on his iPad. His teacher now says that it's a pleasure to have him in the classroom."
-- Mother of 7 year old with ADHD
"Mentoring conversations with Faith helped me to fine-tune my thinking as a coach and my coaching choices.
My agenda setting has been strengthened; I learned different ways of framing information for clients; heard new
ways of talking about what coaching is; and learned about myself from a different perspective while improving my
ability to hold different perspectives. I left feeling more attentive to details and attuned to the nuances of
the ICF Core Competencies. Faith has an unwavering stance as a coach. She was able to move adeptly to address my
shifting needs and dedicated to helping me get the most out of the time we had. I felt supported,
and in particular enjoyed the humor she brought to our conversations."
-- Leadership coach
"Mentoring with Faith built greater confidence in my coaching. I have become stronger in the
core competencies of Creating Awareness and Direct Communication through my ability to establish
trust in a coaching relationship more confidently, to create greater awareness for my clients by
being curious, and to notice patterns that may be part of a client’s story. I learned to help the
client set the stage for each session and how to gently but directly enable a client to articulate
a bottom line. I felt a connection with Faith easily and quickly, which allowed for vulnerability.
She is insightful about best practices and was challenging at the right places. The give and take
of our conversations, the role play opportunities, and the sense that I was building something from
each session helped me to create a better foundation for my coaching."
-- Executive coach
"The most valuable aspect of Faith mentoring me about my recorded coaching sessions was her
being very willing to share her personal experience; speaking to someone who has been through all this.
With Faith’s guidance, I headed in different directions that I hadn’t considered before. And she guided
me about ways to avoid going in a therapy direction. Faith’s strength is the detail and thoroughness of
her feedback. She put a lot of thought into it, it’s all wrapped up. She has had so much experience, she has so much to share."
-- Recent coach training graduate
"I was lucky to have Faith as my mentor at the right time in my
coaching journey. I had moved continents and even though the tenets of coaching are the same globally, I was struggling.
Learning to let go of being attached to my client’s success relieved a lot of pressure! Overall, I am not as hard on
myself as I used to be, and I am better at balancing my desire to accommodate my client with my own needs as a coach.
It was easy to connect with Faith. I liked that she challenged me to stretch beyond my comfort zone, while being reachable
and caring. Faith’s strengths include: her candor, coupled with a genuine interest in my progress and success; her intent
listening and ability to paraphrase; and her generosity and willingness to share her wealth of experience."
-- Executive & Life Coach
Life Coaching & Healing Services
have had a chronic illness for nearly 25 years. After
about ten craniosacral sessions and coaching, I
began to notice that I was having periodic feelings of
well-being -- more at peace, more calm. I learned that I
have this capacity for calmness and I am better able to
enjoy life and pursue some of my interests/goals
even though I have health issues. I have become more aware of my body and
where I hold tension. I am also learning not to be so
goal-oriented when undertaking a project; it is more
enjoyable to begin and be open to what presents itself
as the next step. My feelings of connection with nature
seem to have deepened, become stronger. Faith is
committed to the process. She is flexible and has
good communication skills, sensitivity, gentleness. She sets
a good example by taking time for herself and yet
staying involved with all her other commitments.”
-- Retired Accountant
“The most valuable
aspect of working with Faith was gaining awareness of the process,
mechanics and underlying factors in the history of migraines I've
experienced for over 40 years. As a measurable improvement,
the migraines have lessened in frequency. Qualities I’ve
strengthened include: self-awareness, ability to ask for help, and
being more able to accept and allow things to be what they are
(including discomfort/pain when it happens with a migraine). I have
learned how to ground myself and how to notice when I’m not grounded
or when I need rest/movement/attention. I have deepened a connection
with all the parts of “me” and experienced a profound sense of
relaxation. Faith communicates a great deal of compassion and
positive regard, as well as a delightful sense of wonder and
playfulness. She has a remarkable ability to track the words as well
as the desires and intention of the client, while intuitively
sensing what is being communicated. She also has a natural ability
to center her own energy and allow the process to unfold.”
“Faith gave me a
lot of help with stress management. My stress levels went down, my
mood improved, and I feel much calmer and more relaxed. I learned
that I can change, that nothing is fixed. I have become a better
wife, mother, teacher and person in general. Faith has many
strengths. Just a few are: focus, calming presence, non-intrusive
touch, empathy and uncanny ability to locate the ‘need.’”
"I have had severe asthma since I was
a small girl. Faith has given me a lot of help in several ways. She
taught me breathing practices that I can use to calm down and to
reduce the severity of my asthma attacks. I have learned to notice
more quickly when I am feeling the types of stress and depression
that can aggravate my condition. Once I notice, I now have
techniques I can use to “change the channel” of my thinking so that
I become calmer and less likely to get sick. Even my husband has
benefited. I shared with him what I learned and now he also uses the
techniques I learned from Faith."
Elementary School Teacher
-- Restaurant Owner
"I attained a sense
of calm and centeredness after craniosacral treatments with Faith, not having my
constant internal pushing voice in the foreground. I am more aware
that I do not like being as scheduled as I have been in the past and
I have strengthened my centeredness. I am more invested in learning
how to maintain that state. Faith's enthusiasm for her work and her
pleasure at seeing me are a gift. She is a terrific listener and a
wonderful thinker. She provides a safe and sacred space to be in and
converse in an intimate way.”
-- Life & Leadership Coach/PVSP (Psychomotor) Therapist
helped me change my outlook, come to peace with myself and discover
a new joy in living life to the full. She has an incredible ability
to help you realize your true potential. Her coaching, yoga and
overall expertise in stress management are wonderful."
Development Director, Entertainment & Video Game Industry
I began doing yoga with Faith, I have seen so many positive
changes. For one thing, my balance is significantly
improved, which was particularly noticeable on a hiking trip
I took recently. I feel calmer and more in control, and more
at ease in my relationships with others. Faith is warm,
practiced and highly capable, and I believe she could get great
results with just about anyone.”
Vice President, Marketing
therapy has helped me see I can relax and be able to concentrate on
displacing my back pain so it is more manageable as I carry
out my activities of daily living. Most valuable has been seeing the importance
of making time for ME and setting this as a priority
rather than an afterthought. I
feel that I have more strength, stamina, and endurance.
I also feel more in control of the physical changes that
are occurring, not that I can change what has happened,
but that I am better able to deal with and manage it.
Faith has a remarkable calming effect. She put me at
ease. Her caring nature and professionalism related to
confidentiality have contributed to a positive outcome
for me. Her competency stands out in my mind
and the knowledge she displays during our visits makes
me feel secure that she has the expertise and ability to
offer the highest quality of care available. She has
exceeded my every expectation, met my needs related to
arranging for convenient appointments, and become a
-- Education & Clinical Affiliations
the first time in his life, at 8 years old, my son,
Aubrey, who has ADHD and dyslexia,
learned what "calm" feels like and that he can make a
choice to stay calm. Since he was 18 months old, Aubrey
had several tantrums a week with prolonged yelling and
throwing things. He has ADHD and is dyslexic, and his
frustrations got worse after he started school. The
intensity of Aubrey's tantrums started to diminish about
5 weeks after he began craniosacral therapy with Faith.
His tantrums stopped about three months into treatment.
He would still get angry or frustrated, but I could
actually see him gaining control over his temper.
When he got stuck, she would remind him to focus on his
internal sensations of calm. He still gets frustrated
easily but now he can ground himself and continues to be
tantrum-free. He is much more affectionate, more
confident, and better able to verbalize his feelings.
His sleep has improved; so have his reading, writing and
spelling -- he began reading on his own and
even sneaking books to read under the covers at night.
Life for our whole family has improved
enormously. Aubrey always enjoys going to see
Faith. She is very child-friendly and puts us both at
-- Aubrey's mother
Faith is nice, understanding and patient. I have better
control of my temper. I learned that I can
control not getting in trouble as much and that
practicing reading makes me better. The best part was reading while she was holding my feet."
-- Aubrey, eight years old
son, Rowan, was born with an extremely tight muscle in
his neck that pulled his head to one side. He was not a
happy baby. He cried a lot and hardly slept. I took him
to see Faith when he was 3 months old, about a month
after we started physical therapy. By the time
we got home from our first appointment with Faith, Rowan
was like a different baby -- he was so calm, and I was so
calm. I realized that the calming effect was
having a lasting impact after we missed an appointment
and it was nearly two weeks before he started getting
fussy again. We would have had a much harder time had we
not been seeing Faith because my son needed something
besides the physical therapy exercises to help him
settle down. Just a few visits with her made a huge
improvement. She was usually right on the money about
picking up on what was bothering Rowan. Faith gave me
lots of extremely helpful advice that I hadn’t thought
of. I felt very calm and comfortable with her.
She has a
very soothing manner and she was great with my baby."
"Faith has a unique ability to work with children. She has an amazing connection
with my 7-year-old son, who has severe ADHD. Seeing how well my son responded to NeuroMovement lessons with Faith, we've taken him off
his ADHD medication. He is still somewhat distractible, but he is more like his "real self" — more engaged, more affectionate, more eager
to talk and to share. My son can sometimes go for a whole day without a meltdown. He is less combative and spends less time on his iPad. His teacher now says that it's a pleasure to have him in the classroom."
Mother of 7-year-old with ADHD
Faith Halter, Insightful Transitions