Christopher Spaulding PhD Weston, Connecticut
Life Coach, Executive Coach, Leadership Coach
MA, PhD, CMC,CEC
My practice and worldview are based on the science of positive psychology which is the study of optimal human functioning of people at their best. I use tools derived from scientific principles and collected research which are designed leverage human strengths and positive experiences to achieve your goals and increase positivity.
These practices can enhance your career, relationships, wellness, community involvement, sense of purpose or any other area on which you choose to focus. What matters is that we will learn to identify and harness your inner strengths and match them with your core values and that greater levels of happiness can make you more resilient, more successful at fulfilling your goals and physically and mentally healthier.
Together we will craft a plan to optimally achieve your goals by breaking larger goals down into S.M.A.R.T (Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely) components and continuously tackling smaller short range goals while always keeping in mind your larger meta-needs.
I find most clients are looking to balance the various priorities in their lives. I will provide you with tools to manage your activities and relationships in a way that provides continuous forward momentum. I want to help you become more resilient and thus less reliant on the whims of external uncontrollable circumstances and basically live life instead of simply reacting to it.
I earned my MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and a BA (magna cum Laude) from Tufts University. Along the way, I worked as a teaching fellow, research scientist, marketing strategy consultant, software developer and even an options trader. I find my broad background spanning many areas of academia and industry provide a very stable foundation from which to help my clients.
I am native of New York City and I currently live and work in Weston CT, with my wonderful wife, son and daughter, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 11 fish. I am also an avid roller-blader and cardio-boxer
Christopher has 4 reviews.
"I started working with Chris to get clarity around my work going forward. He first helped me to develop a clear vision for myself in my business. A session with Chris always left me with fresh perspectives and, perhaps more importantly, renewed ways of looking at myself, which in turn helped me to move beyond my comfort zone. He has a gift for helping you see and use your strengths to move forward, and always manages to do it in a positive, supportive and encouraging way. He challenged me when I needed it, held me accountable, and cheered me on. Chris Spaulding is a wise and skillful coach. He gave me tools that continue to help me grow personally and professionally."Suzanne Levy Evergreen Life & Wellness Coaching Evergreen, CO
" Christopher is so positive, encouraging, and consistent. Our session are always full of energy. He is excited about my goals and is genuinely committed to support me. After our session I always felt a positive lift in my spirit which spread throughout my week. What I liked the most about Christopher is that he always has appropriate tool to tackle my inner critic. And humor is his another great strength. Christopher: you are a wonderful coach. I can see so many positive changes in my life since I started my coaching session with you. Thank you so very much. I am truly grateful for all your help and support."Dolly A. Ph.D. Counselor
"Chris provided just the right amount of encouragement, support and accountability I needed to accomplish a number of tasks. I went from wishing and hoping that I could get certain things finished to getting them done!
Chris asked insightful questions which allowed me to see the obstacles that had been blocking my progress. He helped me develop a personal strategy to overcome those obstacles in order to ensure my success. Thank you Chris for your wisdom and insightful practical approach!"Tammi M. Cook
" I hired Chris as a mentor coach to help market myself. The huge AHA moment was when he helped me get in touch with my limiting beliefs which were holding me back from pursuing leads and new clients. He had tons of resources available for finding my target market. I appreciated the fact that he was not pushy, very patient and has a great sense of humor. I now have the tools to stop me in my tracks when my beliefs begin to transition to gremlins, and more knowledge on where and how to find my clients. I am even entertaining a different direction to go in for my coaching. Can't wait to read the new book he suggested to help me on my way. Thank you Chris from the bottom of my heart.I would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking a coach or mentor/coach to push them forward to the next level. "E.R. MSW ACC