Waking up feeling rested and excited for work every day instead of exhausted because you spent all night worrying about what ifs.
Being respected and admired for setting boundaries instead of constantly taking on too much and fearing judgement?
If “work-life balance” wasn’t just a fantasy that other people get to experience!
How many times have you tried (and failed) to break free of the burnout cycle by:
Hearing generic advice from your friends/spouse/coworkers.
Promising yourself: “this time I’ll create a better habit”.
Taking a vacation and thinking: “all I need is some time away to refresh”.
Buying self-help books and exercise equipment.
Copying what worked for other people.
On the surface these seem like good ideas, but they don’t get you sustainable change.
Any of this sound familiar?
You have a brutal day of work and think, “I can't take this anymore!” When you get home you’re so deflated that instead of spending time with your family or exercising, you flop on the couch and watch Netflix while refreshing Instagram 20 times. Meanwhile, you keep beating yourself up about work- what you “should” have done differently, and what you “should” do to fix it. Instead of eating healthy you attack whatever is available (including some alcohol) because you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. At night your mind is on high alert as if it’s productively problem solving, but really it’s the same thoughts on shuffle, so you sleep poorly. The next day it’s the same story, sending you deeper into a cycle of burnout.
You have limited hours devoted to your business because you split childcare with your spouse. When you finally get time to yourself, you feel unfocused and rattled by the cute little rascals, so it’s hard to make decisions. You overthink and it sends you into a spiral of self-doubt and procrastination. Your to-do lists feel like quicksand; the more effort you exert the deeper you sink, and the harder it feels to get ahead. So you put things off (because what’s the damn point?) but they keep piling on. Instead of getting purposeful work done, you find home improvement tasks that (surprise!) take up the whole day. The next day you feel guilty and depleted, which you take out on your family, continuing the downward spiral.
We both know this isn't how it has to be. And if you're here, it's because you're ready for a change.
So, isn't it about time?...
You learned how to say NO (gracefully and respectfully) to overworking?
You were free to enjoy the relationships that matter to you while letting go of the ones that don’t?
You were rewarded and respected for your strengths instead of obsessing over weaknesses?
You were proud of and consistent with your health routine?
You left behind burnout for good and embraced the unknown possibilities with excitement instead of trepidation?
I’ve worked with many people like you struggling with the same cycle of burnout, and have helped them create an entirely new chapter in their lives.
Hey! I'm Danny. And I've been where you are.
Being a life coach doesn't mean I'm the best at life or will dictate how to live yours. In fact, I drove myself into cycles of burnout for years, making it hard to enjoy life. I was an internationally published, award-winning photojournalist and frequent contributor to The New York Times. But I didn’t feel successful until I reconfigured what success really meant to me and how to sustain it. I'm now a trained (NYU) and certified (ICF) psychology nerd, and a non-judgmental collaborator who is dedicated to helping my clients achieve what they can't quite seem to do on their own. I devote my superpowers of deep observation, detailed research and clear communication to the coaching cause. My clients include company leaders, parents, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals who share in common the desire to rise above their perceived limitations and create the life they dream of.
From Burned Out to Blooming
A 12-week, one-on-one coaching program for mid-career professionals to move beyond burnout and uncertainty so that they can build an exciting reality that sticks. It’s a no-nonsense, research-backed journey that follows my E.P.I.C. framework and empowers you to obtain the results you want for yourself.
I know how it feels in a state of burnout and uncertainty- it can be scary to think about the future- we’ll be addressing that and how you can move forward using the E.P.I.C. framework.
From the first session, we’ll start defining what success means to you. I’ll help you see your full reality, and begin shuffling the puzzle pieces around. We'll talk about what you want instead of your current situation. I won’t dictate what you “should” do or what’s important to you (that would be pretty silly, right? It’s your life we’re talking about). I’m here to guide you through a process of figuring that out for yourself, and truly owning it.
Based on the goals you uncover, we’ll create a customized roadmap for the whole coaching process. It’s an opportunity to brain dump, test out ideas, get to know each other, and learn about how coaching works. You’ll feel creative, clear, and motivated when it’s done!
Every session has a clear and measurable outcome with tailored actions to move you forward. I will guide and challenge you, activating the most creative and effective problem solving parts of your brain. This will help you own your decisions, feel empowered by your wins, and clear on how to get what you want. Having me as an accountability partner will ensure you follow through on actions, and build confidence through repeated wins.
After several weeks spent in the coaching process, you’ll begin learning how to be your own coach. Not because I will teach you and give you homework, but because you will experience success as you have defined it, over and over. The thoughts and behaviors you exhibit inside the coaching bubble will become apparent in other aspects of your life. You’ll start asking yourself better questions, develop a stronger “growth mindset”, and approach obstacles as your higher self.
You’ll be equipped with the tools you need to move forward without a coach, and feel confident as the captain of your own ship. You have fulfilled your goals for the coaching process, and are now living the results and lessons that you created. The life you’re living is one you choose and embrace wholeheartedly. Life isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you.
What does it look like?
12 weeks of private coaching
Weekly 60-minute face-to-face sessions via Zoom. Simple scheduling.
Ongoing support between sessions in any format you like (text/email/phone/smoke signals).
Specific and relevant exercises and resources for your particular situation. No generic workbooks. Only what you need based on your goals.
Weekly pre and post-session reflections to help you keep track of progress.
Wake up every day excited to contribute your ideas at work, without dreading others' judgments.
Finally you will...
Learn to get in the zone and be productive when you choose to, so you can finally separate your personal and work time.
Experience the freedom to enjoy relationships and activities outside of work because you are confident in being both “on” and “off”.
This IS for you if:
Committing the time, effort, energy and financial investment to overcome burnout and live a better life sounds like an awesome idea.
You’re tired of superficial fixes and generic advice that don’t stick.
You’re sick of the same excitement/defeat cycles that drain your hope.
You’re done with uncertainty ruling your life while you get dragged along.
You are motivated to challenge yourself and grow.
This is NOT for you if:
You’re looking for a one-session quick fix. Coaching is a full process that takes time!
You want someone to tell you what to do and take the responsibility off your shoulders.
Investing in this program will cause a financial tailspin or leave you in a deep debt ditch.
You’re not serious about committing and making the necessary changes.
You are depressed and/or anxious to the extent it’s significantly hindering your daily functioning.
You are struggling with substance abuse, trauma, abusive relationships, or other deep-seated emotional obstacles.
Are you ready to ditch the burnout and finally live life in the balance you’ve designed by choice?
Submit your application for a free one-hour exploratory session!
Here’s what happens when you click the button:
You’ll fill out a few quick questions and submit an application.
I’ll review, and if we’re a good fit you’ll receive a link to book your free exploratory session as early as this week. This will begin the E.P.I.C. process as described above.
It’s OK to not know exactly what you want yet. In fact, that’s the point! I will support you in figuring out what you want and how to best achieve it.
This process will help you get out of the quicksand and maintain forward momentum.
By the time you’re done you’ll have long-term strategies that serve your strengths and the way you uniquely think.
You will build an exciting new reality, based on goals and measures of success that feel right.
Client Success Stories
I credit my work with Danny for having effected major shifts in my clarity and mindset with respect to my creative practice, which in turn has led to major changes in my life circumstances. I now find myself in a period of professional thriving and abundance that has been unprecedented in my life to date, and I am grateful beyond words for these outcomes.
I began with a rather daunting decision-problem about my career path as the focus of our work, and within a few focused sessions he had provided me with enough of a fresh perspective that I was able to quickly narrow in on the path I really desired and start outlining actions and benchmarks toward my new goals. And he fostered a great sense of trust and openness throughout.
My coaching with Danny was enlightening. He helped me uncover some very deeply held work philosophies, helped me articulate what I needed my next career step to be and what process I needed to do to get there. I set a major goal of getting to my next career step in a new job. Not only did I achieve that, with Danny’s coaching I was confident to ask above offer and ultimately received quite a bit over the original offer with an added bonus!
"It's like having a really unbiased, wise person in your brain. It's not just you running in circles and circles."
- Jenesis G., Team Leader and Urban Planner
"Danny helped me clarify my goals, to really distill my thoughts from a lot of jumble in my head to an organized thought pattern."
- Mindy, Professional Photographer