Meet Coach Lauren Chaffee
Lauren has been coaching for more than 30 years in various capacities. Her life experiences of loss, resilience and spiritual growth create a foundation out of which she is able to listen to and guide others with compassion and empathy.
The enormous challenges facing us today as individuals and a community require that we find ways to process and cope with the myriad of feelings and choices that sometimes overwhelm us. Lauren focuses on building resilience and adaptability in the clients she supports, encouraging them to call forth their authentic self. Lauren offers an open, non-judgemental space for people to be heard and respected as they build a desired future. She guides them deeper into their own heart to heal grief, identify core values, remember their hopes and dreams and chart a course forward.
Her graduate studies include a Masters of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Development and Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Lauren is certified by the Coach Training Alliance, recognized by the International Coaching Federation. She is a Board Certified Chaplain working in Healthcare.
Lauren is a highly engaged coaching professional who provides insightful support and encouragement. Lauren is not afraid to ask the right questions to get to the root cause in order to work toward the desired outcomes. She coaches with both purpose and presence.
Julie Younkin, Leadership Consultant/Coach
Lauren has a wonderful ability to read people's heart and gently guide them toward self-examination and healing. She is a fantastic listener, but perhaps even more importantly, she is insightful in her feedback.
Wendy Masarweh, former member/staff at Pinole United Methodist Church
Lauren is a compassionate person who uses her skills to hep indiiduals find ways to develop their own strengths and utilize them for personal empowerment and spiritual growth.
Marcia Blackstock, Executive Director, Bay Area Women Against Rape
Lauren is a caring, compassionate, concerned and humorous person who is able to bring out the best in others.
Lynn R.Dunn, Church and Alumni Relations, San Francisco Theological Seminary