I’m glad you’re here.
My name is Miranda, my pronouns are she/her/they/them, and I’m an ICF credentialed life coach (ACC) and a licensed social worker (LSW). I’m the owner of this coaching practice, Rooted Bloom LLC, which provides individual and group coaching services, as well as consultation. In coaching, my specialties are supporting individuals and groups around wellbeing, values, mindfulness, and habits. In consulting, I am eager to support teams and organizations in exploring mission and vision, supercharging their learning & development efforts with creative engagement strategies, and I also offer my services as a seasoned facilitator.
I launched Rooted Bloom officially in April of 2020 after successfully completing the Professional Coach Certification Program at Duquesne University, and until November of 2021 offered my services on a part-time basis while I rounded out my full-time role in the public sector. Throughout my tenure, I had experiences in a variety of incredible teams focusing on issues from housing, assessment, disability service access, leadership development, equity and inclusion, and my final team firmly centered the in L&D space.
For all of us, the pandemic changed things, and I was no exception. My team was launched into remote work, and I found a new level of work-life balance that I never thought possible. I know this isn't the case for everyone, but for me, I was able to move easefully from work tasks to short walks to loads of laundry to meal prep. So, when we were abruptly called back to the office- full time - with just two weeks’ notice and no potential for flexibility- I was devastated. I still love my team and am proud of our work but I knew in my gut I needed to make a change.
While I spent time interviewing with a few different opportunities, I kept coming back to this idea that I could go out on my own. I could focus on the work I really loved. I could focus on what made me come alive- coaching. It was a terrifying and exhilarating prospect. As someone who had shaped so much of their life around the prioritization of having a steady, salaried, nine-to-five-style job, the thought of calling the shots without the scaffolding of a greater organizational structure in place was daunting.
With the support of my friends, family, and colleagues I made the leap.
I like to think that where I've landed and where I continue to land is pretty great. While no major change is without anxiety and questioning, I am embracing all this new adventure has to offer, and am so grateful to be here, and connecting with you all.
If you’d like to learn more about coaching and explore the possibility of working together, please reach out! I would love to hear from you.