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Working with Michael

Working one on one with Michael offers you the flexibility to customize your schedule and develop coaching sessions to fit your needs.

Or, perhaps you're ready to create your own group coaching experience. A community of like-minded people is a powerful tool in creating change. Your company, team, family or friends can work together to reach your individual goals or goals you share with your group.

Interested but need find out more? Read what my clients and colleagues say about working with me on the Testimonials page or find out more about the science behind what I do at Science = Results.

 

 

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    Individual Coaching

    Working with Michael One-on-One

    Let's team up!

    I believe that combining nature with wellness coaching creates an irresistible synergy. Nature in all it's forms, from nature immersion, to using "nearby nature" in short doses, to creatively using nature-based artwork, can enhance your life.

    Nature can heal. It can inspire. And it provides a natural "stadium" for all sorts of life-changing adventures!

    The reason I created Vistas Life Coaching is to empower you to envision, plan and follow through on the adventures or life transitions you have been putting off or thought impossible.

    If it's adventure you're seeking, you'll find that fully committing to and taking on your own personal quest translates to other areas of your life. You will be forever changed, becoming more confident, more energetic and ready to meet life's challenges and revel in life's joys.

    And, if it's not an outdoor adventure you're looking for, we can collaborate on making the lifestyle changes that are the most meaningful to you. Opportunities to grow and learn can be found in any of life's challenges.

     

    Investment Options

    Adventure Coaching Programs

    ♦ Designed to help you envision, prepare for and complete your next adventure.

    • Preparing to take on a bucket list physical accomplishment
    • Taking the active vacation you've been dreaming about
    • Training for an athletic event or competition
    • Transitioning from "weekend warrior" to competitive masters level athlete
    • Helping former athletes get back to a level of fitness where you thrive

     

    ♦ 3, 6 or 12-month engagement options

    All programs are customized to meet the needs of the client. Below are typical components included in a coaching engagement.

    • Initial vision building session
    • In-depth coaching calls throughout the duration of the engagement to assist with maintaining motivation and focus
    • Virtual (or in-person for local clients) physical conditioning sessions
    • A full training plan outlining the details of your preparation
    • “In the Moment” coaching - brief check-ins to assist you with an unexpected and urgent challenge

     

    Life Coaching Programs

    ♦ Designed to help you plan and follow through on life-changing projects and life-enhancing goals.

    • Making a job or life transition
    • Starting a new business
    • Starting or rekindling an exercise program
    • Getting started on a life project you've been putting off
    • Making a change to your eating habits

     

     

    ♦ 3, 6, or 12-month engagement options

    All programs are customized to meet the needs of the client. Below are typical components included in a coaching engagement.

    • Initial vision building session
    • In-depth coaching calls throughout the duration of the engagement to assist with maintaining motivation and focus
    • “In the Moment” coaching - brief check-ins to assist you with an unexpected and urgent challenge

     

     

     

    Group Coaching

    Create your own group experience

    Working toward your personal goals with other people who are on a similar journey is a proven way of creating your own support network.

    Whether you are forming a team to tackle an adventure as a cohesive unit, like going backcountry hiking together, or you and a group of friends are supporting one another as you each work toward a personal goal, such as each of you running in your first 5K, group coaching gives you the chance to collaborate and support one another along the way.

     

    Investment Options

    Group Adventure Coaching

    ♦ Designed to help you work together toward a group objective where group success depends on each individual successfully executing their role. Sports teams, business partners, corporate leadership teams, school faculty or administration, or a group of close knit friends are all examples of potentially great teams. Build cohesiveness, trust, and morale through adventure!

    • Going on an extended backcountry hiking trip
    • Competing in a team relay event (see Blue Ridge Relay as an example)
    • Riding a century (100 mile) cycling event as a team
    • Taking a week-long guided rafting trip

     

     

     

    ♦ I will work with the entire team as a cohesive unit, all working toward one common vision and the goals to help all of you achieve that vision together.

    ♦ And, I will help each team member define your individual role within the team, based on personality, strengths and interests.

    ♦ 3, 6 or 12-month engagement options

    All programs are customized to meet the needs of the clients. Below are typical components included in a coaching engagement.

    • Initial team meeting: Creating a team vision
    • In-depth group coaching calls throughout the duration of the engagement to assist with maintaining motivation and focus
    • Virtual (or in-person for local clients) physical conditioning sessions
    • A full training plan outlining the details of your preparation
    • “In the Moment” coaching - brief check-ins to assist you with an unexpected and urgent challenge
    • Access to a private online space to discuss challenges and share progress

     

    Group Life Coaching

    ♦ Designed to help you and a group of friends support one another as each of you works toward a shared individual goal.

    • Losing weight
    • Improving sleep hygiene
    • Starting an exercise program
    • Balancing parenthood with personal health
    • Staying active as an older adult

     

     

     

     

    While the overall goal is the same, each of you will work toward the goal at your pace and in your own way. I will help each of you create a personal vision of what you want to attain and the steps to help you reach your goal.

    ♦ And, I will help bring you together as a community to motivate one another by sharing ideas and experiences and using group brainstorming and discussions to generate new ideas and support one another by offering a hand or lending an ear when needed.

    All programs are customized to meet the needs of the clients. Below are typical components included in a coaching engagement.

    • Initial individual vision building session
    • In-depth group coaching calls throughout the duration of the engagement to assist with maintaining motivation and focus
    • Access to a private online space to discuss challenges and share progress
    • Individual “In the Moment” coaching - brief check-ins to assist you with an unexpected and urgent challenge

     

     

    Vistas Coaching Toolbox

    Vistas Nature-Based Tools

    Images for Inspiration - Trailer

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    This work of art created by nature photographer Tim Manske is an inspirational journey that takes you from the awakening of morning light, through the high energy of bright light and huge vistas and concluding with mystery of the coming dark and the wonder of the universe. Enjoy it as a meditation or as an inspiration to take on something big!

     

     

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