Coaching Solutions for Couples
We Believe in Couples and Partnering Well Done.
When it comes to couples, ours is a unique approach to relationships. It’s for committed couples who dream big. You want a thriving life. Your relationship, family life, professional pursuits, and maybe even a growing business are all of piece. You want all aspects comfortably melded, yet sometimes it’s important to disentangle them to make sure each facet is thriving on its own. We are here to help you smooth out your daily details and reach for your greatest visions. Learning how to do this together is invaluable. We know how to help you get there.
The mindset, skills and tools of the Big Picture Partnering coaching approach, developed by Dr. Jan Hoistad, are especially helpful for professional couples with two careers, entrepreneurial couples with one or two businesses or the couple with one overseeing the household organization while the other works in the business. It’s all about coming together around values and vision, making decisions together—partnering towards the same end goals and life vision together. And having more fun in the process.
We believe mature, fully self-expressive people, surrounded by relationships and partnerships that support prosperity and fulfillment on all levels, can make the greatest and most generous contributions to the world.
Partnering as a couple can be especially powerful and have a huge ripple effect on everyone around you—and beyond. It’s at the intersection of self-knowledge, creativity, and partnering connection where this can happen. That’s where we come in.
How We Do It:
Coupling through the ages and stages of a multifaceted life is a challenge, and it takes a great deal of balance, juggling, and compromise. The two of you aren’t just working toward that big picture goal for a shared future. You aren’t just raising a family. Running a business or developing one or two professional lives. You’re trying to follow your own paths — paths shaped by your personal values, priorities, and objectives.
Our approach to couple coaching takes all of that into consideration. We acknowledge the goals of each individual in relation to the goals of the couple and the family. We look at those dreams, desires, and visions for your collective and respective futures. We clear away the clutter, address the gaps, and dig deep to develop the kind of relationship that’s supportive of the person, the couple, and the family unit.
Big Picture Partnering offers a new model.
In this easy to follow program, you will learn the concepts, tools, and skills that help you create a satisfying partnership together—a partnership that is as satisfying as your work, your friendships, and your hobbies. This coaching approach will teach you how to put things right when they have gotten off track. Big Picture Partnering is the solution. It isn’t just a skill or technique, nor is it therapy or fixing what’s wrong with either partner in the relationship. Big Picture Partnering teaches you steps that, when combined and practiced consistently, keep your connection alive and your relationship rock-solid. This Big Picture approach is a completely different way of being in a partnership—and of being together in the world—that offers couples lives full of spontaneity and possibility.
Why We Do It
We’re passionate about the possibilities of long-lasting committed partnerships. When lived well, they rock. That’s the long and the short of it.
Success at Every Stage: This is your couples’ toolkit to take with you the rest of your lives. You’ll learn the mindset, steps and skills to develop a rock-solid Big Picture relationship in which you grow together over time.
Couple coaching is about giving you the tools to achieve your goals. Clarifying your core values, individual and shared visions, it’s about results. Reaching and achieving your visions and living a thriving life. It’s about learning the skills and behaviors to bring about the life each of you want now and in the future. Then, combining your personal paths with your shared path to keep you on track, to support your dreams. What’s more, we’re committed to seeing you through every step along the way.
I’m here to help you achive your goals, create your future.
To customize coaching that meets your needs, let’s talk.
Reach out below or call 952 922 9430.
Whether you are a US citizen relocating abroad or from another country coming to work in the United States, single, partnered, with or without children, at this stage of your career relocating domestically or globally for your company is a potential next step on your career path. The price tag for companies is costly if an assignment fails. The stakes for an individual, couple or family are also high if everyone is not on board and ready for such a transition. Clarity about the assignment, desired outcomes for you and the company, and if you are married with kids, having everyone in agreement is crucial—not only for the company, but also for the direction of your career.
Those with relocation experience say success is dependent on two things
The employee/leader’s readiness for the assignment and ability to hit the ground running.
The spouse’s ability to handle the change and juggle the demands on his/her mate and everyone in the family.
*Most say this is the most important factor in success for both the company and the couple/family.
Four Choice Point Strategies to Ensure Relocation Success
Employee / Leader Readiness:
Assessing your preparedness for a relocation and new assignment, your ability to hit the ground running once there and (if you have a mate and family) having the necessary supports in place so that everyone on the work team and the home team can be successful.
Many companies offer what are often called mobilization services themselves, or access to service providers for packing, moving, cultural and language training, educational services, tax resources, etc.
When we clarify your assignment, review all of the components, strategize a plan with your next steps including support for your family, chances are your new assignment will get off on the right footing.
Mate and Family Readiness:
Helping you and your spouse and family members, discuss all aspects of this change in their lives will help everyone go in with eyes-wide-open and prepared to work as a team. By assessing your readiness and skills together, we can make sure you have a mutual vision, we can strategize your goals, offer skills and tools to successfully make the transition, navigate the culture and enjoy the time during your assignment.
Knowing that your mate and children are supportive and prepared will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on the work assignment ahead.
Support throughout the Assignment:
We offer two kinds of support throughout the assignment: Support for you as the leader and couple/spousal support. This is typically conducted through phone sessions, although in-person meetings are available when you are in the country for meetings or on vacation.
Again, such support and strategic assistance will not only help you when stressors or challenges arise, it will also give your family the support they so often need under these new circumstances.
Re-Entry and Next Assignment/Life Phase Planning:
While it’s ideal to anticipate the next assignment and where you wish to live even before you make a big move for your company, this is not always the way companies plan it or the way it goes.
So our goal is to help you assess, clarify and strategize your needs at this next Choice Point. The impact on your life often involves re-entry, another assignment accompanied by another relocation. Or, sometimes re-entry with no job awaiting you back at your company. (This depends on the company you work for and their long-term career development planning with valued employees.)
Whether your company prepares you for life-after a relocation assignment, or not, together we strategize your next steps, make sure your mate and family are onboard, so you re-enter or move to that next assignment as seamlessly as possible.
Reach out and let’s discuss your needs at this major choice point in your career and life.
Couples Prepare for Life After Sale or Exit
Do you feel confident that if you slow down the work trajectory you’ll have the support of your mate?
Or maybe you’re worried your mate won’t know what to do without working all the time.
Future dreams are abundant but you aren’t sure how to get from here to there.
What if one of you is moving faster than the other, excited about more travel, play or fun projects—and one isn’t ready?
It’s daunting to think of everything that needs to change—at work and home—if you start the next phase of life.
Some are fearful they won’t know how to talk to one another, they won’t have mutual interests once the nest is emptied and the business sold.
Those with solid relationships but want more for the future.Where do you start to clarify what that looks like?
Do you have tools for meeting both your individual and mutual goals, and figuring it out together?