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Know-how is not the same as wisdom. 

Leadership models are helpful. Conferences and books and podcasts can inspire and teach us. 

And: relying solely on these activities is like reading about how to cook a beautiful, healthy meal without ever getting into the kitchen.


Coaching is the kitchen. 

Coaching helps you take the know-how you've learned from others and create your own wisdom, made by and for you, here and now.

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Capt. Jamey Bowdel
City of Roanoke Police Dept. 

"Amanda helped guide me through some of the hardest career choices I had to make. Making those decisions rested solely on my shoulders, but working through the decision-making process with someone willing to push me towards answering the questions I was not willing to answer on my own helped me focus on my goals. Coaching truly is the first step in achieving a better version of yourself and Amanda will be there to help you grow."

Stephanie Hoer
VP Mission Services
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

"Through my work with Amanda, I have increased my capacity to think strategically and focus on team development. Amanda has a gift for asking the right questions and serves as a sound navigator through change management."

Tara McNerney

Former Executive Director

City Blossoms, Washington DC

"With Amanda's coaching, I found my voice and discovered a new level of confidence as a first time executive director. I learned about myself and developed new mental habits that have stuck with me. She always gave 110% to each of our sessions, and I truly felt that I had someone in my corner, rooting for me and going above and beyond to help me navigate hard times." 

A UNIQUE KIND OF relationship

In coaching, you are the expert in charge of where we go together. My job is to create a safe space for you to share your goals, investigate what's holding you back, and to create a way forward. I'm a question-asker and listener, a master of paying attention. The goal? to discover what's been there all along:


what clients are saying

recent clients

The Boston Globe

World Wildlife Fund

Hollins University

Carilion Clinic

City of Roanoke

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