Julia Kukard in conversation with Sasha van Deurzen Smith (Session 3) on working existentially with common coaching issues: procrastination, stress, goal setting and relationships.
Sasha has an MA in Existential Coaching from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (validated by the University of Middlesex). She has worked professionally as a presenter and actor and am fascinated with creative dilemmas. Her coaching clients include many creative artists, fashion designers, writers and singers, helping them to find inspiration, confidence and a strong sense of what they wish to share with the world and how.
It is particularly important to her to provide a safe space for neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ individuals, and she has a special interest in working with these groups.
As a coach, her approach is grounded in a philosophical framework. The existential approach is rooted in what it is to be human. It is not about shortcuts or quick fixes, but about embracing the challenges of living, in a realistic and empowering way. It highlights themes such as meaning, values, choice and authenticity.