Great, you might be an ENFP!

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Your natural gifts make you:

  • Energetic
  • Innovative
  • Optimistic
  • Future-focused
  • Creative
  • Inspiring

Common challenges:

  • Depression, feeling shut down or stifled when micromanaged or inhibited
  • Self-doubt, feeling incompetent
  • Being lost in the clouds, focusing too much on imagined futures
  • Feeling pressured to make decisions too quickly
  • Pulled to try to get things out of the way immediately but then making a mess of them

Every ENFP is a bit different, but how does this sound?

  • You're a passionate, charismatic, and excitable advocate who loves performing or speaking in front of an audience. You have excellent communication and people skills. You're able to connect with anyone, inspire and energize groups, and help people experience emotions.
  • But, you really rely on affirmation from others, and you can can seem surprisingly introverted at times. You need alone time to be creative, seek inspiration, and fully feel your feelings (since that's how you make decisions).
  • You love expressing yourself, but you can shut down if that doesn't feel allowed or welcome. You're an imaginative dreamer who's willing to make bold moves to follow your dreams. This can feel sudden or over-the-top to others, and sometimes you struggle with confidence and self-acceptance.
  • You can also experience particularly challenging emotions under stress. Especially when you're feeling under-resourced, you might get nitpicky, controlling, or depressed, causing you to withdraw from connection.
  • You might be a great coach, camp counselor, inspirational speaker, HR leader, performer, teacher, improv actor, or any number of other things. It's hard for you to sit still doing any one thing for too long. Your spirit is always reaching toward your next hobby, interest, or passion project. You might get lost in the clouds sometimes, but you also have the power to inspire people.

Does that resonate? If not, you might try going back to your results page and exploring one of your other highly-rated type possibilities (or, schedule a profiling session with me to help you figure out your type).

Otherwise, if we're on the right track, let's see what's next.

Confident you're an ENFP?

I'd appreciate your help! I'm always trying to improve my understanding of ENFP's, so could you please answer just one question for me? (And as a thank you, I'll send you a free gift—see the form below.)

What's the biggest challenge in your life that you'd like to overcome?

Now, I'd like you to consider something:

Think back to when you decided to take my test. On the surface, you might have just been curious what type you would get.

But I'm betting there was a reason underneath that: You want to shift something in your life.

You struggle with procrastination, getting started, and following through

How would your life be different if you could transform…

From:

  • Putting important things off, and feeling lazy
  • Feeling like you're just waiting for your goals and dreams to somehow happen on their own
  • Changing your mind all the time, and feeling overwhelmed

To:

  • Getting the most important things done
  • More energy, drive, and clarity on taking action toward your goals and dreams
  • Feeling accountable, and skillfully balancing your head and your heart
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It's hard for you to make decisions, and you dream of dropping everything to move away somewhere

What would it be worth to shift...

From:

  • Coming up with all sorts of ideas but never actually finishing them
  • Trouble with time management
  • Struggling to choose a career, or working a job that's "ok" but definitely not making the kind of impact you want to be in the world

To:

  • Clarity on where to best spend your energy, which ideas to focus on, and what you really want
  • Waking up energized, and feeling consistent motivation to take action on your ideas
  • Working on projects that deeply fulfill you, and not having to dread going to work
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You're pretty hard on yourself. You struggle with confidence, self-esteem, and depressed or anxious feelings

How would it feel to go…

From:

  • Insecurity, fear of failure, worrying what others think of you, wondering if you matter
  • Feeling lonely, lacking authentic relationships and nuanced conversations
  • Worrying about if it's ok to truly express yourself

To:

  • Walking into a room with a strong sense of confidence, self-worth, and purpose
  • Authentic relationships with people who really see you, and who can meet you in deeply feeling feelings
  • Experiencing a strong sense of self-acceptance and comfort in self-expression
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I'm Michael, and I help people transform

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I spent most of my 20's and early 30's waiting for my "real life" to start.

I had been completely stuck in my head and out of touch with my feelings and needs. I had no idea how to ask for what I needed to feel deeply nourished. I didn't feel connected to anything outside myself, and I was lonely and stuck. I kept thinking about my dreams and potential, but it was hard to find the motivation to move toward something different.

I finally couldn't take it anymore, so I devoted three years to pushing myself outside my comfort zone to transform my life. I learned a lot about getting things done in a healthy and sustainable way, knowing what I need to feel energized and driven, and finding the right balance between my analytical mind and my embodied emotions.

I created my life purpose, made some dramatic changes to myself and my lifestyle, and finally began to understand what self-love and authentic aliveness feel like.

I'd like to help you feel that too.

What do the top people in every field have in common?

I've worked with everyone from Fortune 500 finance executives, to Academy Award-winning directors, to some of the most celebrated video game designers in the US and Japan, and I'd like to share a secret with you:

The most successful people get help when they're struggling.

They might look perfect on the outside, but I've seen firsthand that they're grappling with their own challenges—from self-doubt and impostor syndrome to depression and anxiety.

They still hit barriers that they have trouble getting past on their own. And top performers know that they need to put the oxygen mask on themselves first before they're able to most effectively help others.

Just like star athletes benefit from coaching, the top people in every field hire experts to help them improve.

I'd like to help you too.

Our types are a natural fit

I'm an ENTP, so I share your primary function of Ne. Just like you, I love exploring possibilities, new ideas, and learning everything I can.

But, even though we take in information in the same way, we're very different in how we make decisions. You rely on feelings, and I rely on analytical logic.

I've spent a lot of time working on my feelings, so I believe that I can meet you in that place of authenticity. And, with my rational Ti function, I'll be able to offer you a different perspective on your challenges along with specific tools and approaches for getting things done.

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I would like to earn your trust as I have with these people:

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"Perhaps you are a person who gets sucked into tunnel vision. A person who struggles to remain present and enjoy the process without obsessing over future outcomes. A person who wishes you had a translator for your own thoughts. If so, time spent with Michael may prove to be just what you need. His gentle, open-minded insights make him the perfect sounding board for intuitive persons who face the daily struggle of feeling misunderstood.

Within our sessions, Michael has helped me to examine my own thought patterns and motivations more objectively and to realize that I don't always need to know exactly where everything is going in order to enjoy what's happening today. I'm grateful for his personal insights, as well as the tools and writing exercises that he provides in preparation for our conversations. He is a truly gifted counselor, and time with him has proved to be a valuable step toward acquiring deeper self-knowledge."

—Natalie (INFJ), nurse turned photographer and sustainable garden designer

“The insights and ideas we shared together took me from a very restless and uncertain Point A, to the trail with a map and the makings of a plan, to a Point B that aligns with my values and needs. For now, I will live in this moment that I’ve worked toward. Thank you for helping me get here.”

—Bryan (ENTP), senior Salesforce consultant

“Michael listened and wanted to know what would work for us. He didn't just give us a cookie cutter training. He simplified concepts in a way that allowed us to understand.”

—Anonymous feedback from a workshop for senior executives at a Fortune 1000 company

“In relatively short notice, Michael stepped in and let our Senior Leadership Team through a very impactful workshop on an incredibly important topic. We couldn't have started this journey without him.”

—Trever (INTP), technology director at a top management consulting firm

I kept walking away with one refreshing insight after another... Michael admirably applies praise where deserved and tends to avoid positivity for positivity’s sake. He does not judge – he seeks to understand. His inquisitive nature and mannerisms are a refreshing blend of friendly banter, humor, and understanding that are hard to find and very much appreciated.

There is great peace of mind in knowing that at least one person outside of my family can be absolutely trusted with my most confidential musings about my career.

He has an uncanny ability to say something back to me in a way that’s more coherent than how I first said it. When I hear my thoughts stated back to me it brings a certain permanence, conviction, and power to them I am challenged to replicate on my own.

I can’t thank Michael enough, and I wholeheartedly encourage you to take advantage of his gift.”

—Ryan (ESTP), director at a Fortune 10 Company

"[Michael's] program felt very much like Jedi training on Dagobah with Master Yoda."

—Jeff (ENTP), engineer consultant

"I’m getting stuck in overthinking so much less often. It’s like my gut instinct is coming to me now with a whole army instead of just a few horsemen."

—Adam (INTP), startup co-founder and COO

"I feel lucky to have Michael on my team. We started working together as I was planning a life transition. He supported me by guiding me past self-doubt and into my body's natural sense of where it wants to go — clarity.

In our ongoing work, Michael provides open-ended perspectives on situations that I can tend to see as more closed-off. He has so many tools, resources, and experiences that give me confidence that he can add a lot to my journey. Our sessions give me a boost and let me step forward with some really healthy attitudes."

—Brandon (INFJ), software developer turned yoga teacher and entrepreneur

“I feel like I am in a good place now after our last session. Everything is falling into place and I feel good. Thanks so much for your help.”

—Johanna (INTJ), lawyer

“This experience has been life-changing. Michael is very helpful, respectful and an interesting person that I look forward to seeing every time.”

—Natalia (INTP), information systems officer for a government organization in the European Union

FAQ

How can I work with you? How much do you charge?

Thanks for your interest in coaching with me. Below you'll find information on several types of offerings: one-on-one coaching, group coaching & workshops, and my blog.

One-on-One Coaching

I've thought a lot about the most logical, fair, and ethical way to price my services.

Conversations about money tend to bring out a lot of feelings (on both sides), and I want to approach that complexity with the nuance and care it deserves.

So, my pricing model requires just a little more work to understand than "pay me $X," but I hope you'll be willing to spend a few minutes reading through it.

If you're curious, I wrote a whole blog post where I break down in detail how I arrived at this set of policies, but below are the cliffsnotes.

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My pricing philosophy and policies

My goal is to be able to serve a variety of people in my practice—including people from groups who have typically had less access to coaching.

At the same time, this is my primary source of income and I need to be able to run a sustainable business.

Here's the model I've arrived at:

  • Sliding-scale (variable pricing):

    I offer the same service at multiple prices based on need. I’m relying on the honor system, and paying the highest price you can afford allows me to offer the lower-cost options to people who couldn't otherwise afford coaching.

  • Pay for sessions in bundles of three:

    This simplifies payments for both of us, and I've found that it makes our relationship feel less transactional. Plus, it takes at least a few sessions to really begin to see the effects of coaching. (Yes, you’ll likely leave even the first session with some powerful insights, but real transformation takes time.) If paying for three sessions at once feels challenging for you, let's talk about it.

  • First session is free:

    Before asking you to pay anything, let's make sure we're the right fit for each other. So much of coaching comes down to trust, chemistry, and connection. Each coach has a different style, so I want to make sure you feel comfortable with mine.

  • Commit to at least two sessions per month:

    Most of my clients choose to see me every week, but I've found that twice a month is the *minimum* cadence necessary for the strong relationship that I build with my clients. It helps me feel aware of what's going on in your life so I'm better able to support you. And, you'll make faster progress toward your goals.

  • Most importantly, let’s be real with each other:

    I’m not a big faceless corporation charging one fixed price for a product, and you’re a complex human with a lot of different types of expenses in your life. It’s often uncomfortable to talk about money, but let’s have a real authentic conversation about what you can afford that’s fair to both of us. Let's come at this as a team trying to solve a challenge together.

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My Sliding Scale

These numbers and rules aren’t set in stone. But it's hard to answer if I just ask you which number feels right. So, I've offered some tangible examples to make it easier (and there's some wiggle room around the salary ranges if you have a lot of other non-luxury expenses, e.g., out-of-pocket medical costs).

Please do your own research if you'd like a comparison for coaching rates, but I can tell you that $200-500 USD is a common price charged by my peers with similar experience and credentials.

Here are my rates for a 50-minute session (again, this is the same service being offered at each price tier):

Which one best describes your situation?

A
  • You regularly make virtually any type of purchase (excluding major ones like cars) without needing to save up
  • or
  • You're in a financial position to pay this rate, which allows me to offer coaching to an additional client from a marginalized background at a greatly reduced price
  • or
  • You make roughly: $170,000 or higher USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)

$249 USD
(standard rate A)

B
  • You regularly make $200+ USD purchases (beyond necessities like groceries) without needing to save up
  • or
  • You can afford to go on an international vacation every year (staying at hotels, eating out)
  • or
  • You make roughly: $120,000 or higher USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)

$179 USD
(standard rate B)

C
  • You regularly make $50+ USD purchases (beyond necessities like groceries) without needing to save up
  • or
  • You can afford to go on a modest vacation every few years (staying at hotels, eating out)
  • or
  • You make roughly: under $120,000 USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)

$129 USD
(limited slots)

D
  • You identify as part of a historically marginalized group such as LGBTQIA+ or BIPOC (or the equivalent in your country, i.e., systemic discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, etc.)
  • AND
  • You have very little disposable income available after paying for basic necessities (rent, utilities, groceries, etc.)
  • AND
  • You make under $50,000 USD per year (before tax, including bonuses, etc.)

$49 USD
(very limited slots)

(I'm a big fan of crypto, so I'm open to receiving payment in ETH or BTC—or potentially other cryptocurrencies—as well. Let me know if you're interested and we can talk about how to set that up.)

Group Coaching, Workshops, and Free Content

I'm not currently offering any group coaching, but it's likely that the next cohort I open up will be available only to current and former one-on-one coaching clients.

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If paid coaching doesn't fit into your current financial situation, you can check out my free tools and blog posts.