Hello! I’m SB Rawz.

I’m glad you are here! I’d love to tell you a little bit about myself.

Hi there, friend!

We humans are forever crafting the stories of ourselves; what stories we tell and how we tell them define how we understand ourselves. Our stories act as our invitation to others to see beyond our fleshy bits and into our wheels and cogs.

Consider this my invitation to you, told in three stories:

The Broken Tooth

No photographic evidence is on the next page, I promise – only a story of how a broken tooth that had to be extracted gave me a painfully visceral perspective on how incredibly impactful this work that we do in the coaching collaboration can be – this work of acceptance and presence and self-compassion. Read on and you’ll see it’s also a story of the importance of having someone who isn’t sedated read the aftercare instructions. Oops.

The Longest 30 Seconds of My Life: My TEDx Talk

No, the talk wasn’t 30 seconds. These excruciatingly long moments came smack in the middle of a ten minute talk, 30 seconds in which all of the air was sucked out of the room and my life changed in ways I never could have anticipated while I waited for the adrenaline, and shame, to abate. Read on and don’t be surprised if you find yourself holding your breath around four minutes and 30 seconds into the video.

One Timeline, Two Ways

While, yes, we only live life in one direction, with time moving forward, the human tendency to keep reviewing the tape can be like a time machine where we can change even fundamental parts of our history just by telling the story differently. Confusing? Read this story to see what I mean.

Should we talk?

Talk is cheap, and this time it’s free! We know a lot of people offer free consultations that are just long, painful sales presentations. That’s not what this is. Let’s just talk and test the fit, no strings attached.

1 + 12 =

Here’s what I offer…

  • An innate ability to create safe spaces for challenging internal work – work that I have done and continue to do myself – and a talent for showing people more of their own wholeness, potential, and wisdom.
  • The experience to facilitate even bigger professional and life change than you might be ready to imagine.
  • More than enough perspective and openness to meet you exactly where you are, however uncomfortable or messy you might be feeling these days.
  • A great big, boisterous, easily-loosed laugh. And laughter? Laughter fits in everywhere.

Who have I coached?

  • Founders, freelancers, and determined professionals
  • Coaches, counselors, and social workers
  • People across the range of sexual, gender, and ethnic identities
  • World changers

What do I love?

  • That moment when people recognize their own wisdom, courage, and capability.
  • The perpetual cycle of learning and sharing that is coaching.
  • Locally-raised, thoughtfully-prepared food – including cooking. It can’t all be coaching!

Because in business, we love numbers…

01 Degree

A bachelors in psychology from UNC-Greensboro. (Fun fact: My mom, sister, and niece are also UNC-Greensboro alumns!)

02 Many Trainings to Mention

on topics including facilitator training in the Myers Briggs Type Inventory and the Embody Love Movement; Cultivate your Assertiveness with JoAnn Lauterbach, Coach as a Non-Optical Ally with Dr. Isha Metzger, and The Marketing Seminar with Seth Godin; and one-off seminars that include appreciative inquiry (seeking the good stuff and building from there), manager as coach, meditation and mindfulness, somatic and text-based coaching, and even marketing.

03 Thousand, 400 Hours & Counting

Of one-on-one coaching under my belt as of March 2021. That’s a whole lot of time doing work I love, with a whole lot of people committed to their bigger lives and badder selves.

04 Businesses Founded & Run

before becoming a coach, each of which provided its own insights and lessons in how to create, grow, and even end a professional venture. And they each contributed to my path to coaching!

05 Minutes In

was where I completely lost my script during my 2013 TEDx Talk. It was the most valuable brain glitch I’ve ever had.

06 Months

was the commitment I made to the first person I ever hired to coach me; we completed the goals I set – to start moving toward a coaching career by selecting a program and wrapping my head around that huge shift – in the first six weeks.

07 Years

since I made the best professional decision of my life: to become a coach! I’m grateful every. single. day.

08 Talented Colleagues

have coached me so far! Being coached is all about my ongoing commitment to my own growth and development, the integrity of walking my talk, and just how much I love and believe in the process of coaching.

Community

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