What Others Have to Say…

I didn’t know what transformational coaching was when I embarked on this journey with Ja Young, but through her guidance and support, I truly feel like I have a different relationship with myself and with everyone around me. It was work, but fulfilling work that I wanted to do. I don’t know if I could have done this without Ja Young’s generous spirit, guidance, and humor grounding me and supporting me to walk this path I chose. I am so thankful for this experience!

– Peggy L., Deputy Director
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern CA

I have worked with Ja Young as both a personal executive coach and in an organizational development capacity with my senior leadership team and my overall department. Ja Young is incredibly skilled, organized, and authentic in her work. She has a deep understanding of both the group psychology of organizations coupled with business acumen and pragmatism. She always tells it like it is while at the same time coupling her feedback with compassion and care. I have also seen her be adaptive and flexible in real time when our agenda went sideways – not through fault of her own but because the group discussion migrated that way and the energy of the group made that change worthwhile. She’s not rigid when working with a group and instead really balances their needs in real time as well as in preparation. Her inner joy shines through in her interactions with all levels of staff. I, and my staff, love working with her.

– Mollie Marsh-Heine, VP of Development

The compassion and clarity that Ja Young brings to her work allowed me to grow in deep ways in the year that I worked with her. I built capacity in myself to see others and myself more clearly, and this really supported my work as a director and supervisor.

– Jennifer A., Director
Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia

Ja Young is a compassionate coach who is genuinely curious about her clients. She is an exceptional listener and very skilled at asking questions that help people get to the root of what they are really saying, feeling or thinking. Sessions with Ja Young never feel rushed or scripted; she takes your lead when it comes to what you need during your time together, yet introduces different ways of processing things together. Sometimes that’s through discussion, through body work or through breath work. If you go into your coaching relationship with Ja Young with an open mind and open heart, you will be able to find more openings within yourself that will help you grow as a person and as a leader. I valued my time with Ja Young and am grateful to have worked with her!

– Kim Wallace Carlson, Director of Engagement – Entrepreneurship Public Affairs

My experience working with Ja Young was satisfying and illuminating from start to finish. She not only helped me to become a better supervisor– the original purpose of the coaching engagement– but to identify opportunities to achieve greater connection and understanding across a range of professional relationships. With palpable care and patience, Ja Young invited me into deeper awareness of the unconscious thought patterns that shape my behaviors, including their relationship to whiteness and patriarchy. As a result of her guidance and her example, I feel empowered to reexamine my assumptions and be kinder to myself and others.

– Neil Gorman, Staff Attorney

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“For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.” 

– Amanda Gorman