Are you trying to balance caring for your aging parents, your children, your partner, AND yourself? As your personal care coach, I help you successfully navigate life transitions, responsibilities, relationships and challenges. I bring you more than 20 years of coaching experience, an accredited coaching education, and a recent master’s degree in care and aging that combines social work, social science and social entrepreneurship. As a lifelong writer and editor, I also love to collaborate with you to develop life story interviews, eulogies and other meaningful legacy documents. Virtually and in person, I create a safe, nurturing, peaceful, positive, non-judgmental co-creative space. Clients describe my style as “warm,” “motivating,” and “productive.” I invite you to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to working with you.
Weekdays After 5pm
Weekdays 9am - 5pm
In-person available: No
Virtual available: Yes
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Get to Know Ilysse
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I am a perpetual student. In 2021, I received my Master of Arts from NYU in Care, Aging & Entrepreneurship, and completed multiple trainings including: a course in Advance Care Planning for Aging Services Professionals; Conflict Resolution Foundations; and became a New York State Citizen Public Health Leader. I earned coaching certifications at CoachU, ICF, Mountain Coaching, and the Life Blueprint Institute.
Coaching is a co-creative process that helps individuals maximize personal and professional potential by taking actions to realize their visions. Coaching is proven to work when clients are willing to grow and there is a gap between where they are now and where they want to be. As a coach, I get clients clear on who they are and what they want, providing structure, support and feedback that helps them reach goals more quickly and easily.
When I was a toddler, my mother lost her sister and mother within a week of each other due to illness. Unknowingly, I grew up as my mother's nurturer, with heightened empathy and comforting skills, and the instinct to help others feel better.
I will send you an intake packet with forms that establish our commitment to each other that you will complete. Before each (subsequent) session, you will send me a brief prep form answering a few questions about your priorities and progress.
Once we determine if we are a good match for each other, I recommend committing to a 3-month coaching package, meeting either 2 or 3 times per month, to give yourself the chance to experience the process working. I offer free email and text communication in between sessions as needed.
Part of the co-created coaching process depends on "fieldwork" or homework in between sessions where you are accountable for making real-world progress on short- and long-term goals.