Would you like a more reliable way to navigate stressful interactions?
What about more calm and confidence when you face pressure or tough choices?
And would you really like a clear roadmap for balance within & with others?

Individual Coaching

I blend classical and cutting-edge psychology with specific techniques drawn from the domains of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and Stoicism to give clients more control over the forces that disrupt our experience of authenticity, connection and fulfillment. 

I teach and coach from a framework focusing on the five dimensions of self-possession. These dimensions go beyond the "wheel of balance" areas such as career, physical health, romantic life, etc.  

Coaching helps you to curate personalized and meaningful routines that keep you on track with fulfilling investments of time and energy. It arms you with tools to navigate intra- or interpersonal conflict with clarity and confidence. See the FAQ section below for more details.

For inquiries, please email jkiesler@jessicakiesler.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good fit for individual coaching?

I work with adults who value contribution and integrity, and respect the complexity of psychological, physiological and societal forces that shape our experience of daily life and relationships.

What happens during a coaching session?

Coaching begins with initial sessions to explore your goals, both personal and professional, and share more about the framework. Subsequent sessions (which ideally occur on a weekly basis) then focus on helping you adapt a tool for each of the five dimensions, and mold them into personal rituals that will serve you proactively and responsively.

How long does the coaching process take?

The coaching process involves seven to ten sessions to complete the exploration conversations, introduce the framework and teach each of the five framework elements, although many clients choose to do more sessions for additional guidance as they implement and refine their own approach to the framework and tools.

How is coaching different from therapy?

Semantically, there are several therapy modalities that overlap with many coaching techniques. One traditional way of explaining the difference involves a focus on time. Counseling/psychotherapy techniques may focus more on past concerns and difficult experiences, while coaching focuses on the future and desired improvements in some area of one's life. But to me, the most important considerations involve the status of one's mental health, and severity of current life or relationship stressors. Coaching is not a form of mental health treatment, and it is not an adequate level of support for those coping with serious mental health problems or serious relationship concerns such as those involving significant conflict or abuse. For directories of mental health therapists in the United States you can click here or here. For crisis resources you can click here.

Seminars & Training

I am happy to collaborate with workplace leaders and managers to customize seminars and trainings that help teams create a shared understanding of the obstacles and remedies for healthy communication, appropriate work role boundaries, and effective stress management.

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