Work With Me

Some of my schedule is devoted to career and life coaching with private clients in addition to working as a professor. Although I work with select clients on all forms of life and career coaching, I tend to focus on narrative coaching involving career and relationships.

Narrative Coaching

Drawing on emotional intelligence, intuition, and creativity, narrative coaching is a process that allows individuals to transform their personal stories around career or relationships. I work with individual clients who want to rewrite their stories in career and relationships through narrative coaching.

Using a 7-step process called REWRITE, my approach to narrative coaching achieves the following:

  • Explores what you want and need in your career, relationships, health, or personal growth.
  • Identifies how you feel about the current stories and belief systems governing your life.
  • Rewrites your story to reflect your needs and wants in the present, while acknowledging the past and future.
  • Unravels and then resolves issues blocking your new stories, such as socialized belief systems, your mind, competing stories, or fear and anxiety.
  • Establishes practical methods to believe and live your new stories.
  • Addresses fear of change and forward movement — that is, what’s getting you stuck in life.

Interested in working with me?

People can work with me in three ways: 1) life and career coaching; 2) online courses; 3) viewing webinars. For online courses and webinars, please see the Teaching section of this website.

For life and career coaching, I offer potential clients a free 20 minute info. session. Regular sessions last an hour. Sessions with clients are conducted virtually by Skype or telephone, largely because I work with many international clients across different time zones.

Please contact me below for a free 20 minute session and pricing details.


Derek is compassionate and holds a safe and loving space for clients. I have been working with Derek on relationship issues for over a year and benefited much from his intuitive guidance and tools. As a result, I’m able to embrace all parts of myself and others on a deeper level. My relationships with my loved ones are now more open and harmonious.


After our hour together, Derek helped me recognize a few of my stumbling blocks in moving forward. The shift was immediate once I put my plan into action, and it only took removing a few pictures from my office as a start.