I believe in a highly personalized approach to coaching, never one-size-fits-all. Each woman’s experience, goals, and personalities are different, and I believe that her coaching should be, too. I adapt to each client’s needs and which coaching methods I think will most resonate with her in order to cultivate lasting, rewarding changes. Most importantly, I use only scientifically proven methods in my coaching, specializing in Positive Psychology and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
As an ICF approved Mentor Coach (PCC), I also offer coaching and mentoring to coaches of all levels, from aspiring and novice through developing and well-established. Whether you’re transitioning into coaching from another career or looking to grow your practice, I would love to help you reach a new level of professional development, as well as support you personally in gaining confidence and recognizing your unique talents and skills to bring into your coaching engagements.
Training & Courses
My two courses are designed specifically for women who want to better understand their true selves and ignite their strengths, both personally and professionally. They are the perfect start to a lasting, life-enhancing coaching relationship, or they may be taken as standalone courses to boost your personal development. Both involve a custom, one-on-one experience with me—no cookie cutter online programs here!
Acceptance and Commitment
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a powerful, scientifically proven method to overcome difficult thoughts and emotions through mindfulness and acceptance. When we accept our thoughts and emotions for what they are, they naturally begin to loosen their hold over us. ACT also calls for action to make changes that are based on our core values, so that every decision and goal is naturally aligned with who we are as individuals, and who we want to be. ACT is proven to be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and addiction, among other issues, and the results are often life-changing.
Positive Psychology Coaching
I incorporate positive psychology into my coaching practice because it is scientifically proven to be effective in achieving incredible, long-lasting results. Positive Psychology is a holistic approach to personal development that focuses on all of the aspects of our lives that lead to greater meaning and fulfillment. While traditional psychology tends to treat mental health issues and dysfunctions as diseases we must fight or “get rid of,” Positive Psychology aims to support us exactly where we are, in functioning at our very best—not simply trying to get better, be “normal,” or fix our weaknesses. Not only do we explore what is causing us pain, but we also build on what is already going well, such as striving to improve our strengths, practicing great self-care, and using our values, innate talents, and inner resources to navigate our lives. In this way, we are constantly growing towards our potential—and that potential is limitless.
“The biggest impact that coaching has had on my life is…that I see my life in a much more positive light and all my close relationships have improved drastically! Paula stood for my greatness and has made me aware of so many new possibilities. She is kind and friendly and made the sessions very safe, comfortable and worth the investment.”
“I can’t even describe what a change coaching through Paula has brought to me in my personal and professional life. I have gained so much awareness about myself and my interactions with others. Life coaching is something I would strongly advise for everyone that wants to understand themselves and others better and those that want to excel in all areas of their lives!”
“A ‘WOW’ to my coach Paula! What a beautiful journey with you. I always thought I was in touch with myself, but my goodness, these coaching sessions with you took me out of my victimhood and stuck-ness (which I was totally unaware of when I started my first session), to knowing myself, my values, my strengths and showing up as my true authentic self, with complete clarity. Free of my inner blabber and insecurities. (more…)
“Coaching supported me to see the negative thought patterns and automatic responses to situations that had become ingrained in my subconscious mind. I began to work on my goals and become accountable, not to someone else, but to myself. I stepped out of my narrow point of view and saw things more holistically and factually. (more…)
“When I first started the coaching sessions I didn’t even know what my strengths were, where my life was heading and what I wanted my life to be like. I was confused and holding on to the past mistakes, listening to negative voices while ignoring the positive ones. Procrastination and fear of the unknown were my biggest challenges coupled by relationship mishandling. (more…)
“I have been working with Paula since 2015. I read her profile online and decided to arrange a "chemistry" session as I didn't really know what to expect from a Life Coach but being so desperate that I will try anything to help me deal and cope better. I was diagnosed with depression in 2014 and saw numerous Psychologist and Psychiatrists and had the need to go deeper and learn tools to assist myself. The initial work we did focused on my needs, values and strengths. (more…)
“Paula's passion and commitment to life coaching is rooted in her genuine ability to 'get you' and together formulate a cycle plan that ensures you reach your end goals. Paula's authenticity really touched me, her professionalism is ever present, her spirit indomitable: laugh, achieve, grow, and create the life you love to live. Paula is my #1 motivator. A stunning, insightful lady!
“I feel so fortunate to have met and been guided by Paula – her compassionate and direct approach means you get the most out of every session and move forward to progress through challenges quickly and effectively. She is dedicated to her passion and this shines through. She has a natural talent for teaching and coaching people to learn and grow. (more…)
“Paula is a unique coach; she is highly professional, compassionate and deeply engaged with her clients not only during sessions, but in-between, should they need her. Her approach is direct, open-minded. (more…)
“I’ve known Paula Facci since 2010, and in that time, we have grown to be the closest of friends. She is the person I turn to as a coach and mentor and has been instrumental as a support person to me over the last few years. (more…)
“Let me be frank here. I wasn't even going to consult with Paula Facci because I was like, 'she's from another country!', 'how can she relate to me?', 'I'm not sure I can understand her dialect!', etc. But let me tell you something. After that initial call, something just clicked. So much so that I thought she was somehow telepathic! (more…)
“I came to coaching because I heard from my colleague that it was a life changing experience and it was also a fun experience learning about who you are as a person. However, for me, it was a longer journey than I anticipated to find the RIGHT coach. In my opinion the right coach is the one who makes you feel MORE like you than you ever did before—just a better version. (more…)