CLIENT COMMENTS

 

Leadership Coaching

ADHD
Coaching

NeuroMovement(Anat Baniel Method)
 
 

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, and coaching my clients to access their own internal resources is either explicit or implicit in all of our work together.
 


Leadership Coaching


"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."

                                                             
-- President, 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

Faith 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, peaceful manner.”

                                                              -- Vice 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.”

                                                              -- Director, National Center, U.S. Government

"Faith 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, 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 myself.”

                                                              -- Director, 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



"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. I am 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

"ADHD coaching and NeuroMovement with Faith have greatly reduced my anxiety and reactivity, improved my short- and medium-term memory, and improved my sleep. 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.”
                                                              -- Accountant

"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."

                                                              -- Attorney

"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 Resources

"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 recovery.”

                                                              -- IT Senior Partner, GIS & GPS

"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."

                                                              -- Dental Assistant


NeuroMovement

"Faith is exceptionally gifted, with a wide range of capabilities, understanding and intuition. She always takes the time to fully hear and understand me before each movement practice. My NeuroMovement lessons with Faith, both private lessons and in class, have helped me in a number of ways, including:
1. Significant relief from asthma: Something was re-opened or re-awakened, so that I now remember to breathe more and find myself breathing more deeply. This has enhanced the benefits from changes in my medication.
2. Improved performance at the gym: Overhead presses with kettle bells became a “non-event!” Instead of just using my arm/shoulder, now I use my whole body, and it almost feels like I don't have a weight in my hand.
3. Applying the principles (Nine Essentials) so that I make decisions more easily, with a greater sense of flexibility and possibility: I bought a guitar and started taking lessons, after years of wanting to do this. Also, I went on my dream vacation to Tibet, Nepal and China, my first big trip away from my husband and two teenaged children."
                                                              -- Public health specialist

"ADHD coaching and NeuroMovement with Faith have greatly reduced my anxiety and reactivity, improved my short- and medium-term memory, and improved my sleep. 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."
                                                              -- Accountant

"I took Faith’s NeuroMovement class for several months and then had to stop because of a change in my work schedule. That was about two years ago, and I still experience the benefits every day. I developed a much more intuitive feedback loop between my brain and my body, and my ability to keep using this stronger connection has been noticeably greater over time. NeuroMovement has deepened and enhanced my yoga practice and helped me become a better swimmer. Overall, I am more attuned to myself. It’s easier for me to be introspective and calm my system when I need to. When I am not feeling my best, either physically or emotionally, I notice it sooner and use what I learned to feel where the problem is originating, and then reduce my sensations of stress and discomfort."
                                                              -- Director of Outreach, Nonprofit

"Ever since I was in a car accident as a teenager, I'd wake up with discomfort unless I positioned myself 'just right' before going to sleep. NeuroMovement with Faith eliminated the pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders that I've had for so many years. Part of this was realigning how I sleep, without needing to make any special adjustments.

The process seems deceptively simple and yet the benefits of NeuroMovement resonate for the rest of the day or the rest of the week, and they compound over time. You start to realize things about your body or your life that would not have come to your attention otherwise. For example, while standing in line at the grocery store I notice, 'Wow, do I always lean back on my heels like that?' Then as I observe over a couple of weeks, I see how this may relate to pain I've been having in my knee or my hip."

                                                              -- Attorney

"I have been involved with my body my whole life, and NeuroMovement is different from everything else. The impact is so deep and remarkable, the movement so extraordinarily gentle, subtle and quiet. I’ve had a huge release in my hips, walking feels much more fluid, my overall range of motion has improved. Plus, I’ve been all over the place, in the midst of moving to a new state after 33 years, and with Faith’s help, I feel so much more grounded, both lighter and more stable. Her non-verbal guidance is very reassuring. For me, someone who is self-conscious and pushes myself a lot, Faith offers a chance to let down my guard, to learn how to move in new ways, to feel safe and present in my body and my life."

                                                              -- Choreographer, dancer, performance & visual artist

"Since I began doing NeuroMovement 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

"I cannot thank you enough for presenting yesterday. I think your presentation was very well received by clients and staff. I liked how you used their real examples to explain your ideas. I liked how you were so structured and organized but also flexible and helped everyone to feel they are part of the conversation. The 9 essentials were amazing and the ending story about the neuroscientist was amazing as well."

                                                              -- Case Manager, Nonprofit for Brain Injuries


Life Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy & Yoga

 

“I 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.”

                                                              -- Executive Coach

“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.’”

                                                              -- Elementary School Teacher

"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."

                                                               -- 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

"Faith 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

Craniosacral 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 trusted friend.”

                                                              -- Education & Clinical Affiliations Coordinator/Registered Nurse


Children with Special Needs

"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

"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."

                                                              -- Parents of 14 year old with ADHD

"For 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 ease."
 
                                                               -- Aubrey's mother

"Mrs. 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

"My 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."
 
                                                               -- Rowan's mother



 

Contact us:
Faith Halter, Insightful Transitions
Tel. 703-358-9489