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Should I consider coaching?

"Coaching is for those who are emotionally and mentally healthy and ready to grow.

The emphasis on a coaching relationship is on action, accountability, and follow-through."

-Margaret K. Olubiyi

While we all have different needs and face unique challenges at various stages of the journey, I truly believe that each individual deserves a supportive team, 

...and everyone needs a coach.

"Everyone Needs a Coach" -Surgeon, Atul Gawande

  • Therapy is focused on delving into the past to help heal trauma that is preventing daily functioning for a client who is "stuck," and who may be encountering issues of self-harm, destructive eating/sleeping cycles, panic attacks, substance abuse, financial challenges, suicidal thoughts and/or toxic relationships.      
  • Mentoring usually occurs organically or informally, when a 'wise guide' offers expertise to a younger and less-experienced novice in the field.
  • Consulting provides specific solutions to individuals who want to achieve concrete objectives that are usually external and measurable in nature.
  • Coaching is a collaborative partnership when clients are supported in safe space to explore where they've been and who they want to become now...

Sandra has been in private practice

as a professional certified coach for over fifteen years.

Clifton Corner: A Private Practice, est. 2006

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

International Coaching Federation

This credential was initially achieved in 2012, after over six years of training. Sandra now participates in ongoing professional development through courses and seminars to both maintain this elite status and hone her important skills as a professional member of ICF.

 Emotional Literacy

Master Trainer

Yale University:

Center for Emotional Intelligence

Part of Sandra's formative training was with the RULER team at New Haven. She integrates many facets of social-emotional awareness into each session with clients for greater self awareness and social connection.

Board Certified

Educational Therapist

Association of Ed Therapists

Originally an educator, Sandra created her own private practice in 2006, and is one of just eight Board-Certified Educational Therapists located in the Northeast.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate at  Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education.

What is the Clifton coaching process?

Reach out via email ~

The first step is to send a note to Sandra about your interest in coaching at this time and some areas of personal growth that you'd like to explore. Sandra will send the intake form to begin this exploratory process.

Schedule a Consult

After the completed intake is received, the second step is to coordinate calendars with Sandra for a 30-minute complimentary consultation. This informal conversation will be conducted on the phone together.

Have a Chat

The third part of the process is to visit with Sandra to see if the two of you would be a good fit for coaching in terms of style, approach, personality, fees and availability.

Intake Paperwork

The fourth step is to review the Client Agreement and return the signed Consent Form. These completed forms in order to officially open a client file.

Coaching Routine

The fifth step is to decide on your coaching routine and select the day/time that you'll commit to this process of growth and discovery.


Once you've finalized your payment, you're confirmed on the calendar for coaching sessions, and will begin this new chapter of insight and action.

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