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Step Outside

I offer coaching sessions both indoors and outside at local walking trails. It is scientifically proven that walking in nature reduces stress, boosts creative insights and increases productivity. I discovered the benefits of coaching outside when I began having outdoor walking meetings with finance team members while serving as CFO of a software start-up company. Getting out from behind the desk yields more productive conversations, clarity of thought and will leave you energized and ready to engage. 

If you would like to learn more, please call me at 423-309-0900 or schedule a call below.


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What do I need to bring?

Comfortable walking shoes and something on which to write action items.

Do I need to be in shape?

No. The client sets the pace, and there are benches along the path for resting.

What about bad weather?

The client chooses whether to meet indoors or outside.

What is coaching outdoors?

Coaching outdoors is a coaching session conducted while the client and coach take a walk. Our first coaching session will be indoors in order to establish your goals for our meetings.

Where are the outdoor sessions?

Most outdoor sessions begin at a convenient entrance to the Tennessee River Walk, but other locations are possible.


Neuroscience and psychology research proves that exercise in nature yields improved cognitive function.

Neuroscientist David Strayer’s research shows that the prefrontal cortex is less active when people are out in nature. “You let the prefrontal cortex rest, and all of a sudden these flashes of insight come to you. It supports creativity, positive well-being, and reductions in stress. There are all kinds of reasons why it’s helpful.” The New Science of the Creative Brain on Nature

"While the study of the relationship between mental acuity, creativity, and time spent outdoors is still a frontier for science, new data suggests that exposure to the living world can even enhance intelligence. At least two factors are involved: first, our senses and sensibilities can be improved by spending time in nature; second, the natural environment seems to stimulate our ability to pay attention, think clearly, and be more creative." Get Your Mind Dirty

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

The Restorative Benefits of Nature

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