Gary coaches motivated individuals and groups that desire enhanced personal development, relationship enhancement, pursuit of their dream career, or people looking to move beyond addiction recovery and into a full and rewarding life.
Gary embraces a creative, innovative and passionate coaching style, and maintains the belief that life coaching is most effective for managing the personal challenges that stretch us to our limits and for achieving those life goals that require the gentle and objective support of a caring, experienced professional. After all, if the transformations we envisioned making in our own lives were simple, we’d have made them already! Gary’s Transformational Life Coaching offers the tools, perspective and support you need to reach higher than you can on your own and effectively execute these changes in your own life!
Gary has continued his training with The Gottman Institute, Gottman to become one of a small group of people worldwide trained and authorized as a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator, he leads couples through relationship enhancing exercises for couples already in a long term relationship and for those preparing for the commitment of marriage. He has completed comprehensive training through Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, DAIP The Duluth Model, Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, the world’s most renowned curriculum for helping men identify and change beliefs that support using violence and abusive behaviors. Gary has also received additional training with Chris Huffine of Allies in Change – Fundamentals of Working with Abusive Men and Advanced Techniques in Working with Abusive Men. Gary also serves as a member on the Yamhill County Domestic Violence Task Force, and is a Batter Intervention Provider (BIP) with Building Healthy Relationships Oregon.
As a Recovery Coach Gary completed training in Hartford Connecticut, with Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), The Addition Recovery Academy, and is a Trainer of Trainers.
Gary’s coaching style also draws from various areas in his life, including a strong pastoral foundation of 25 years, personal experience in recovery, and transformational work. Born and raised in Iowa and having lived in several major cities throughout the Midwest, Gary’s down-to-earth work ethic has been key to his professional success in numerous areas, including several years developing and guiding leadership, project development, and service-oriented teams for corporations and non-profits which has helped him recognize the value of the individuals well as the importance of relationships as equally vital aspects of helping his clients achieve their goals and applying this knowledge to his coaching. Additionally, Gary’s professional experience involved marketing and interacting with companies both nationally and internationally, promoting, coordinating and supervising events, tradeshows & sales throughout the U.S., as well as several years spent successfully managing a business of his own and servicing accounts in four states.
Gary currently makes his home in Newberg, OR, and when he’s not coaching his clients in pursuit of their dreams enjoys spending time with family, walking Dutton, his dog, camping, traveling, barbecuing, hiking with friends and enjoying the rugged, scenic beauty of Oregon!