You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have
what you want. ~ Margaret Young
Our Coaching Practice
Our coaching practice is grounded in supporting clients to identify their core values
and take action toward greater alignment in their lives. As asset based coaches, we
help clients use their strengths as the foundation and springboard for their personal
and professional growth. Our commitment is to cultivate an authentic coaching
relationship grounded in trust, safety, and respect. We will meet each client where
they are and support them on their path to meet their goals.
Our intention is to support individuals in their holistic exploration to:
Create a culture of trust within their organizations
Be true to their own voice and values
Act with courage and authenticity
Create goals with accountability
Leverage momentum of training and TA
Impact their organizations to make change
In a typical coaching relationship, clients commit to a minimum of eight sessions
over a three-month period. The relationship will include six or more one-hour
coaching sessions, and two thirty-minute sessions to open and close the
relationship. The following is a brief description of the coaching arc for a new
coaching relationship, although the course of individual coaching relationships vary
based on the client’s priorities and the coach’s style. Typically, we work with clients
over the phone, although Skype may be used at the client’s request.
We recommend coaching for any leader or staff member interested in personal
growth, expanding perspectives, and increasing self-awareness. In our experience,
people can benefit from different aspects of coaching based on their current
priorities. We have received feedback from executive directors who have valued a
sounding board at a leadership level, and staff who appreciate the support in their
skill and leadership development. Our commitment is to partner with each client on
his or her personal journey.
Our two coaches were certified through Leadership that Works, and have hundreds
of hours of coaching experience including executive coaching, life coaching, financial
coaching and organizational coaching.
Vickie specializes in culturally relevant approaches to organizational development.
With expertise in strategic planning, executive coaching, board development,
leadership training, team building, asset building, and curricula development, Vickie
works with urban and rural communities. She is recognized nationally as a skilled
facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker. Vickie is a certified coach, trainer and
facilitator for Leadership that Works, Institute of Cultural Affairs’ ToP Strategic
Planning and Workshop Methods, True Colors, Nonprofit Management, Building
Native Communities – Financial Skills for Families, and the Grove Team
Vickie has more than 18 years of consulting and community experience. She has
been a lead trainer and technical assistance provider in various capacity building
initiatives funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund. She is also a
coach for YouthBuild USA sites nationally. She conducts national training sessions
on financial coaching for practitioners and other trainers. She currently sits on the
Boards of Rural Community Assistance Corporation Board, New Mexico Resiliency
Alliance and is an advisory member for Partnerships with Native American
Leadership Program. She has been recognized for her achievements like “2015
Distinguished NMHU Alumna”, “2004 Women of Vision Award and with numerous
awards from the National Association of Social Workers, including the “2006
President’s Award“ and “2003 Social Worker of the Year Award.
Vickie has a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Community Planning
and Administration from New Mexico Highlands University. She also holds a
Bachelor of Social Work degree from Arizona State University. She is an enrolled
member of the Navajo tribe, and her clans are Black Streak of the Forest People,
Mud People, One Who Walks Around People, and Folding Arm People.
If you are interested in working with Vickie, please email her.
Natasha believes in taking time for introspection and accepting life’s messiness and
imperfections. Her unique coaching style creates space for individuals and
organizations to be creative and playful as they explore how to live and work with
authenticity, intention and purpose. As clients identify a meaningful path, Natasha
supports a holistic integration process and is an ongoing accountability partner.
She specializes in executive and life coaching, mentoring, curricula development,
project management, impact evaluation, and training.
Natasha has worked in the economic development arena for more than fifteen years.
She has been a lead project manager, trainer, coach and evaluator on several
national initiatives for such clients as NeighborWorks America, United Way, and
American Academy of Pediatrics. She has also authored financial education and
training curricula to build skills within Native and ethnic communities such as
Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families, Reaching the Immigrant
Market: Creating Homeownership Opportunities for New Americans, and Creating
Successful Partnerships in Indian Country. Natasha has experience with all aspects of
the curriculum development and project management process.
Prior to consulting, Natasha worked for First Nations Development Institute as
Associate Director of Training and Development. She was also a Vice President with
Bank of America and managed the rollout of the new Bank of America brand across
36 countries. While at Bank of America, Natasha managed emerging market
development across the Northwest, and designed several system-wide initiatives,
such as the Language Certification Program, diversity training, and the Bank of
America Mentoring Program.
Natasha is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach through
Leadership That Works. She began her career by studying microfinance in
Bangladesh, Nepal, and Chicago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College
with a focus on urban economic development.
If you are interested in working with Natasha, please email her.