Meet Yosaif

Yosaif AugustI am a steadfast ally of people who want to live their lives with a greater sense of purpose and meaning.

Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

I help them bring their song forth – so that they lead their lives with purpose, passion and possibilities.

I bring all of who I am to my coaching clients: my personal qualities and strengths, my values and, of course, my skill sets. My core skill sets are life coaching and experiential education. My professional life coach training was with the Coaches Training Institute; my experiential education training was with the NY Community Training Instituted (affiliated with National Training Labs). I’ve honed these skills sets through many years of working with a wide range of people in diverse settings.

People who seek me out as their coach are a select group – self-selected, self-elected.

  • They are courageous people who fiercely and passionately want to live the life they are here in this world to live.
  • They may not have clarity about what that means or what it’s supposed to look like. But they have a deep down sense of their life purpose and intend to live more and more aligned with it.
  • They know I will be their courageous ally – meeting them in the safe courageous space we create together. They trust me to truly listen deeply and attentively to them, to be witnessing where they are. And to draw upon my intuition and creativity to help them access their deep wisdom. To help them identify the direction they are seeking for their lives. To challenge them to take bold actions to move in that direction and be accountable for doing so. And to harvest their learnings from taking those actions. And to be willing to push back at me in order to steer our work in the way that is right for them.

I love this journeying with my clients. I love being attuned with them and in being fully utilized – my skills, my insights, my own accumulated wisdom. I love it when we’re reflective, when we’re laughing, when we’re singing, when we’re crying, when we’re being hard-nosed strategic and data driven.

It’s a privilege to be doing this work and I feel so blessed to be doing it!

If Encore Career Coaching speaks to your needs right now, you can contact me for a free phone/video chat (Skype, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime) consultation.