Hey there! I’m Calie, and it is such a privilege to partner with you as you figure out what it looks like for you to live a more authentic life right now, right where you are. My method begins with the idea that where we place our focus determines our trajectory, hence the name “Eyes Up.” Lifting our gaze shifts the posture of our entire body, causing us to stand up a little taller, breathe a little deeper, and notice things that we couldn’t see when our eyes were downcast. I design my coaching sessions by helping you first discover a new perspective about whatever it is that is drawing you to coaching—to lift your proverbial Eyes Up—so you can begin to see yourself and your future in a new way. From there, I can work with you to begin to creatively brainstorm and plan for how to best facilitate growth and change in your life. And then, I walk with you throughout your journey, providing accountability and encouragement along the way.
I am passionate about coaching the whole person: body, mind, and soul. As such, I incorporate Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence training, as well as yoga practices and meditative philosophies, into my coaching style. I work with you to identify your limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, and behavioral habits that are keeping you from reaching a place of growth, while helping you to identify your essential values, core beliefs, and non-negotiables.
A little about me: I’m originally from Virginia Beach, VA and moved to central Virginia to attend the University of Virginia (CLAS 2007). I have two incredible and dynamic daughters (ages 10 and 12) who continually teach me how to be a more attentive, patient, and creative parent. I am a lifelong athlete, and continue to coach high school volleyball and teach yoga. I am also a singer/songwriter, consistently writing, recording, and performing music around town. I am attentive and interesting; intelligent and kind; and passionate about helping those around me find beauty, hope, and purpose for their life journey.
I am a Certified Life Coach through the Certified Life Coach Institute and am registered with Yoga Alliance as a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200). Prior to life coaching, I spent well over a decade in non-profit leadership and team development, and have taught high school as a licensed special education teacher for 5 years.