Show up for yourself in every area of your life

Personalized coaching focused on you, your life, your goals, and how you want to feel

it doesn't need to be so hard

Make changes that stick with friendly, personal coaching

Develop grounded confidence

Whether you’re just starting out or have more initials after your name than you can count, I can help you shake off the effects of imposter syndrome.

You've worked hard to develop your skills, and you deserve to feel confident in your work and sure of your worth.

Protect your spark

You got into this work because you love animals. But over time the demands of the work can weigh you down.

Learn to process those emotions in a healthy way—like a slide, not a sponge—so you can continue making a difference without burning yourself out

Help yourself to help others

Making changes that help you function at your best has ripple effects that extend far beyond your personal experience.

When you are fully resourced, you are in a better position to help family, friends, clients, and colleagues in struggle.

The world needs more of the magic only you can provide.

Honor commitments to yourself

You are more than just a pet pro, but sometimes it’s hard to find time for hanging out with friends, training your own dogs, or even making sure there’s food in your fridge.

You'll identify what matters most to you and ensure you give it the attention it deserves. We’ll increase your comfort with saying no and setting boundaries too.


Your safe space to explore and grow

There are lots of science-based methods that can help you ease your mind, relax your body, and enjoy your life. Together we'll find the ones that work best for you.

Coaching helps you bridge the gap between where you are ("what''s wrong this this picture?") and where you want to be ('what's possible?").

Through questions that spark guided introspection, you'll gain new perspectives and greater understanding about what matter most to you. 

The hidden magic of this work is in its subtlety.

Often you are the last to notice how much you've changed because the changes you make feel right and true to who you are on the inside.  

Now, though, your thoughts, feelings, and actions are more integrated, comfortable, and confident, and others can feel the positive shift in you. 


Check out what other pet pros say

Colleen offered me the gift of clarity.

I was struggling with some business decisions, I needed someone to talk to that could help me to look at all the options, consider the emotions involved and make some decisions and create some professional boundaries.

My session with Colleen gave me that clarity and some tools to use in the future. 

Ann Waterbury

owner, sound dog connection

Things were rattling around in my brain, but hadn't yet landed. (And other things had landed and grown roots that didn't need to be there!) It was stressful.

I got validation of things that I know, but don't often voice to myself or reflect on in my daily life.

No matter what comes up, it's comforting and easy to talk to Colleen.

Jennifer Shryock

owner, family paws parent education

I've worked with a lot of different coaches over the years and have had mixed experiences. From the initial consultation on, I felt seen, heard, and supported by Colleen, which are feelings I've rarely had with other coaches. 

Colleen's loving support gave me the confidence to not only expand my business, but also make some challenging, life-changing decisions in my personal life.  I wholeheartedly endorse Colleen as a coach!

Kristina Bryte

owner, bryte paws

I feel more confident in my potential, and I feel even stronger in my belief that I'm on the right path for me.

I most definitely recommend coaching with you. You were able to re-form what I told you into clear, unique ideas I could use immediately.

I felt so at ease with you and never felt any judgment. I finished each session feeling uplifted.

Ericka Kinsey


make a difference without burning yourself out

Let more of who you are on the inside come out.

Just follow these steps.

1. Schedule a call

We identify what you want for yourself and explore how to make changes that stick in ways that work for you.

2. Take action

We clear what's holding you back, build your resources, and deepen your self-rapport so you can achieve your vision.

3. Feel better

We discover what it's like when you are showing up for yourself and feeling a way you didn't believe possible.

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Check out what other pet pros say

I was a bit blown away. Sometimes just saying things out loud can bring a lot to your attention. Colleen was able to hear things in what I was saying that I didn't realize. That was very helpful.

It came down to breaking it down and isolating the specific parts that were giving me trouble. 

With Colleen's help, I was able to focus on those and treat that small part that isn't really small.

Rebecca Brame

owner, ruby dog training

You have a very soft and compassionate way of helping people feel heard and supported. I get the sense you really care. 

You also push people to delve deeper and look at the roots of things while also acknowledging practical, everyday life aspects of the struggle

Alicia Obando

owner, pitter patter parenting

Having questions asked without judgment allowed me to do some internal exploring in the moment.

It was a relief. It's like something was stuck there, bottled, almost like a bottle of champagne. You have to release the pressure, pop the cork, and then it's a celebration.

I was allowed to be myself and react the way it was coming up for me naturally.

Sandra Carrera

owner, right at home pets

It really helps to talk with a skilled person. I didn't know you could help as much as you did. It was well worth the effort and time.

Elaine Chevalier

owner, able dog


I don't really understand what coaching is.

Coaching is the fastest way to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. 

Through confidential conversations, we’ll explore what you want and what’s getting in your way. You'll gain new insights and come up with more effective plans. 

(Just to be clear: Coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy, if needed, and does not prevent, cure, or treat any mental disorder or medical disease. Many people who see therapists also work with coaches. With its forward focus, coaching can be a great tool to use in conjunction with therapy.)


I don't feel safe sharing my deepest thoughts with you.

This is important. Coaching only works if you feel safe to show up as yourself.

Our conversations are confidential. You can share as much or as little as you choose. I am happy to talk about this to see if I can help alleviate your concern.

If you don’t think we’d be a good fit, I encourage you to check the International Coaches Federation website to find a trained coach.

I'm worried about the cost.

I get it. Of course, you need to carefully consider your options before making any decision. I do the same.

One-on-one coaching is an investment in your future. It will have ripple effects into every area of your life. You are worthy of a better life.

You ought to be able to be your full self in every area of your life, secure in the knowledge that you are enough, you are valued, and you are not alone.

Consider coaching like continuing education for what they didn’t teach you in school. By taking care of yourself you'll be setting a great example for your coworkers, family, and friends. 


Shouldn't I be able to figure this out on my own?

“You can’t see the label when you’re stuck inside the jar.” 

When you are too close to a situation, it’s difficult to see it clearly. My job is to ask questions that give you a different perspective and encourage you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and actions so that you can make intentional choices, rather than just spend your life reacting to situations as they crop up.

Even coaches have coaches! You'll be amazed at how thoughtful questions can help you find answers inside of you to problems that have been bothering you for a long time. 


Other people have it worse. I should just be happy with what I have.

Pain is pain. We don’t need to have contests or measuring sticks.

There’s no benefit in continuing to struggle just because others have it worse. In fact, the more you take care of yourself, the better able you’ll be to support others who are in need.


Do I need to purchase multiple sessions?

Nope, you set the pace. Sign up for a single session when you're ready to make a shift. And when you're ready for more, sign up for another.

It all depends on your goals and what you want. When you're ready, I'm here to help you make changes that stick!        

I don't have time for this; I'm running around doing all-the-things.

It's my specialty to help you show up for yourself. 😄

I offer a variety of times to help you find something that will fit your schedule, and, as you begin to make changes, your schedule will gain a bit more breathing room too.

But first, you need to make the decision that you are going to take action and do things differently. I'll do everything in my power to support you, but you have to do the work!


I'm worried it won't work.

It makes sense to worry about this. You’ve tried other strategies before, but you're still looking to make changes that stick. One problem is most programs are a generic series of steps that don’t fit every situation. They provide band-aid solutions to deeper issues. 

Coaching is personal. Everything we do will be tailored to your reality, your needs, and your goals. In addition, the strategies and tools I’ll share with you are all backed by scientific research that demonstrates their effectiveness.

It feels self-indulgent to talk about myself.

Here’s the deal. You can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself.

If you take care of yourself well, you’ll have energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and generosity to share with others. 

If you do a poor job of taking care of yourself, you’ll feel exhausted, irritable, and often resentful as you slog through your workday. Which person would you rather have show up for your friends, family, coworkers, and clients?

There's nothing self-indulgent about wanting to give others your best.


I'm afraid to open that can of worms. I'm afraid of what I'll uncover.

This is a common concern. And, you know what? It’s rarely a problem.

In coaching calls, people often share their worries and fears and discover that talking about them actually makes them easier to handle, not harder. It eases the pressure valve.

Brene Brown is a huge advocate of finding a safe person with whom you can share tough topics. If you’ll let me, I’d love to be that resource for you.