Nora Paxton Bellevue, Washington
Life Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Coach
MBTI Certified Practitioner
I help men find confidence, clarity and purpose in achieving their career or life goals, through a structure coaching approach.
There are 3 key element in my coaching process:
1- (WHO) Help my clients to discover and understand who they are
2- (WHAT) Help my clients identify and clarify what they most want
3- (HOW) Help my clients to create and develop strategies for how they will achieve their goals.
What I have found with many years of practice that makes coaching so powerful, is the WHO element. Goals (WHAT) and strategies are great, but unless integrated with the person (WHO), they will take longer to accomplish, probably not be what the person really wants and not cause the level of happiness and fulfillment that are possible.
My coaching style is perceptive, supportive, and challenging, and if you’re willing to invest in yourself, you have come to the right place.
Nora has 9 reviews.
“I met Nora 3 years ago. I was in the emotional throes of a divorce and from day 1, Nora was there for me. She proved to be an excellent listener, and truly understood what I was going through. She let me speak, at times for long periods. I was animated; angry, and quite emotional, but never at any time did Nora judge me or try to make me a different person. On the contrary, she embraced who I was, and encouraged me to be who I am. I have always felt safe with her and as a consequence felt able to bring up absolutely anything. She is very accepting and understanding. She has always been open to discussing, or just listening to, anything that is on my mind.
She listens exceptionally well and through her compassion and gifted insights, I have been able to see the world through a new lens.
She sees the good in me and focuses on making my strengths even stronger. I have my fair share of weaknesses, but never at one time has Nora made me feel bad about any of these. She just accepts me for who I am.
I can’t say enough about how Nora has transformed my life for the better. She has a wonderful spirit about her, a fun sense of humor and manages to keep things in perspective. She is very real, down to earth, and has the experience and coaching skills to bring a better balance to many people’s lives.”
— Dominic C.Dominic C. - Principal Engagement Manager, Bellevue WA
“Nora is an exceptional coach and incredible motivator. She has a unique ability to speak to men in a direct and sensible way and, mixed with the skill how to read unsaid messages, provides the right tools for real breakthroughs. My entire experience was bundled with an incredible amount of fun, energy and optimism.
I have a wonderful wife and kids; however, I no longer felt I was contributing to the marriage in ways that were meaningful to me. In my sessions with Nora, I quickly realized I lost myself by “adopting” my wife’s character. On the surface, all was well but deep down I no longer had a real voice in the marriage. I felt submissive while trying to make everyone else happy.
Nora instills confidence in so many ways. Our sessions were very helpful in recollecting who I really was and what I enjoyed in life. She brought-out my true personality and challenged me to create cooperation and joy, especially with my wife, since I was constantly gravitating towards the children to fill my void.
I began having fun simply being me. I learned to have respect for myself, and the breakthrough was when my wife began to respect me.
Nora breeds confidence to take on new challenges. I was your typical guy with baggy jeans, large shirts, and oversize suits. She took me on a couple of shopping trips to upgrade my wardrobe and invested in quality pieces that fit me properly without breaking the bank. I didn’t realize Nora was a fashionista and man, can she pick clothes! When you feel great about your appearance, natural confidence oozes out of you. I started wearing cologne and she even helped me pick the right one. I’m not the best-looking guy, but I can attest: clothes helps make the man. People in the office started to notice the change. I love to learn, it is who I truly am, and my next challenge is to take a few piano lessons.
Nora coached me to rediscover myself and somehow successfully change my mindset. I have newfound energy and a new thirst for life. As far as my family, it was a very difficult challenge for my wife to say the least but it ultimately paid off.”
— Chris M.Chris M - Director Customer Success, San Francisco CA
"I have been very happy to be a client of [Nora Paxton Personal Coaching]. Nora Paxton is an intellectually and emotionally intelligent person who is able to draw on her diverse background and apply it to a coaching context. This is a unique combination that I have personally never seen in this field.
During our discussions, I felt an immediate and personal connection with Nora. I am a person that is difficult to connect with for many reasons but with Nora the connection seemed natural, genuine and warming; something I had never experienced before. As our discussions continued, I also experienced a sense of "safe harbour" where I could state exactly what was on my mind whilst knowing there was no judgement, everything was in complete confidence and I was listened to and heard as I needed to be heard.
My sessions with Nora gave me a number of things of which one was something I didn't even know I was missing. Nora gave me increased my confidence in my personal appearance by highlighting attributes that I "conveniently" overlooked when I focused on negative aspects about my physical and mental projection. She specifically highlighted the many strengths I have; not just generic strengths but actual strengths I possess that I can utilize in my everyday life. With this, Nora was effectively able to describe the piece of my soul that is missing, why I need it and how I can obtain that piece to make my life whole and better than it has ever been before.
I cannot recommend Nora Paxton [Personal Coaching] enough; Nora is a wonderful person who can help any man in similar circumstances to me."
- Sean P.Sean P., Financial Advisor , Bellevue WA
I have really enjoyed working with Nora. Working with her has enabled me to gain some valuable insights into what my passions and strengths are in both my work and personal life.
I came to work with Nora primarily regarding my search for a career that was fulfilling. Through our discussions I was able to identify that I was not following my strengths in my pursuits and focusing on what I had done, as opposed to what I wanted to do and what gave me joy at work.
I have seen results immediately from our work and truly have a sense of confidence in my approach. Nora has opened my eyes to what gives me happiness and satisfaction, which I can apply to all facets of my life.
I highly recommend working with Nora.Andrew S., Seattle WA
I have done the Introductory Package with Nora so far, which included the Myers Brigg Type II analysis. It was the first time I took the MBTI, or any kind of structured personality test, and I found the results very interesting, insightful, and very helpful thanks to Nora's results interpretation and practical advice based on my personality type. Besides that we worked on my job search where she provided expert advice on how to significantly improve my LinkedIn profile. Overall, I am very satisfied with the sessions we did so far.Martin W., Seattle WA
Really enjoyed my sessions with Nora. She helps provide insight and focus for numerous personal/professional areas. Well worth the time.Michael A., Seattle WA
Nora is an excellent coach and leader. For the first time in a long time, I feel confident in my skills and what I am destined to become in the professional world. Nora's approach gave me that confidence and I am forever grateful to her for rekindling my passion for success.
At minimum, Nora helps you to tune out the noise and focus on what you've been thinking about for the past few years, but never had someone to back you up on those thoughts.
If you want to feel that confidence and the shock & awe of "how did you know that about me," then Nora's your coach.Blake C., Seattle WA
I'm a successful life coach. Yet every good coach should have a coach for themselves. Nora is my coach. She helps me keep focused on my career and goals in a way no other coach I've had does. Every session we've had, she has given me a perspective that reaches beyond my view. She gives me ideas and accountability to move forward with my goals my way. I truly appreciate Nora. I plan on continuing twice a month coaching meetings with her in the new year. I absolutely recommend Nora if you're looking for a great coach to help you achieve your goals.Blair A., CO
So far, she is great. Knowledgeable on personality traits and areas of strengths and challenge areas.Philip P., CA