Cultivating personal connection and contribution

Overwhelmed? Too busy? Feel disconnected at work? Working non-stop but feel like you are not getting anywhere? Are your most important goals languishing?

I partner with executives, non-profit leaders and artists to improve communication, make vital connections, creating habits and structure, overcome busyness and overwhelm, deal with digital distractions and get their most important work done first. It’s possible to stop treading water and find satisfaction where you are — and as you are — right now.

I can work with you on: 

  • Forming lasting habits and creating structure without constraining your creativity
  • Developing grit, the ability to stick with things when the work gets difficult
  • Cultivating a learning mindset
  • Dealing with digital distractions, busyness and overwhelm
  • Doing deep work/creative work

What to expect from me:

  • 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions that work with any schedule
  • Honesty, encouragement, and resources
  • A safe and non-judgmental place to explore your goals
  • Actionable ways to take the next step today

Looking for communications consulting? 

I can help you with:

  • Internal and external communications
  • Developing your voice in communications
  • Research in a wide variety of areas
  • Working with remote teams/team members
  • Inclusive leadership and teambuilding

Ready to get started?

I offer free introductory sessions so that you can learn more about working with me to accomplish your goals.

Many people create change for themselves in a short time — even one conversation! — but some want a longer engagement to create lasting change or to explore multiple topics. It’s typical to spend three to six months working toward something new.

Sliding fee scale and pro bono sessions

A sliding fee scale and pro-bono sessions are available. Contact me to discuss options.

Meeting format

I like to meet via the free video conferencing software Zoom, and I will send a meeting notice that includes the Zoom connection link when sessions are confirmed. I recommend Zoom because it’s the next best thing to meeting face-to-face. Skype and phone calls are back-up options if needed. It’s best to download and test the software ahead of time and have earbuds or headphones for the sessions.


“When working with Jake, I feel the full presence of her attention.  Her responses are thoughtful, often presenting a new perspective for my consideration.   Additionally, she is a wealth of knowledge, regularly sharing resources (books, podcasts, articles, etc) that both challenge and support me.”    

— BT, Arizona, age 53   

Modest yet truly amazing in her powers. Jake is a coach like no other.

I had the pleasure of working with Jake this last year and the space she creates is one of great kindness and support.

She is warm and thoughtful and always applies the utmost professionalism and integrity to her coaching practice. She encourages you to do your best and I always felt energised, clear and much more grounded in my life after our session. Her professionalism is unmatched and her follow-up recommendations are incredible.

A hugely enriching and supportive experience. If you are serious about yourself, your life and changing then there is no better coach. I highly recommend coaching with Jake as a true gift to yourself.”

— Karen, Ireland


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Contact Me

I am located in Olympia, Washington, in the Pacific Time Zone, but I work with people all over the world.

Ready to get started? Contact me today and take the next step on your most important work. I am located in Olympia, Washington, in the Pacific Time Zone, but I work with people all over the world via online video conferencing.

For a no-cost strategy session, schedule a meeting with me at

To learn more, contact me at [email protected].