WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH ME
"I had a ton of stress around work and COVID. I have developed tremendous awareness around how I spend time and also around what brings me fulfillment and meaning in my work and personal life. I really appreciated Tory's empathy, enthusiasm, and courage as a coach. I feel like Tory is really listening to me and hearing whatever is going on with me in a particular coaching session.”
Matt Samson, PhD
Senior UX Researcher
"After working with Tory, I’ve regained my mojo! I’m excited by aspects of work, I am more engaged in all of my work-relevant relationships and I have a renewed sense of optimism. Tory was able to continuously steer our conversations towards the most critical cognitive blocks, and then help me work through them in constructive ways. She has an amazing ability to communicate back the essence of a conversation on a few short, simple, words.”
Fangfang Tan, PhD
Data Science Manager
"As a first-time manager to a new company & business area, I got really good employee satisfaction scores especially on items directly related to manager performance. Tory is always actively listening when I state my problem and gives a proper summary before offering a framework to work through the challenges together. I always appreciate her providing potential alternatives, soliciting my feedback on where to proceed before actually unfolding an idea.”
"Before working with Tory, all I could see was the tunnel of COVID shots (with no light at the end). I found a way to release the stress at the end of the day that allows me not to carry work into my personal time. I am being really intentional with my personal time. I would come to Tory exhausted and frankly not wanting to talk but I knew if I could stick it out I would feel better and get somewhere. Tory never disappointed me. I always came away feeling 1000% better and glad we had our session."
Nadja Richter, PhD
Senior Behavioral Scientist
"I have landed a new job and I have started it with confidence. I am now more sure that I am on the right path already: being a researcher wanting to do research outside academia, and living in the US. Coaching helped me (re?) discover these are indeed my core wants but I first needed to actively explore and decide on them. I hadn’t done coaching before and didn’t actually really know what it was, honestly. I was surprised at how energizing, thought-provoking, and activating working with Tory was to me. I am really glad I took the leap and gave it a shot.”
"I’ve taken real and tangible steps to achieve my goals, both PhD and broader career (exploration) goals, rather than be intimidated into procrastination by these goals. These tangible steps have been some of the first actual progress towards producing a Ph.D. There were so many things I never would have done without Tory challenging me to do them. It was the first time that I felt that finishing my PhD was feasible."