About

I have helped many people in many places on many paths towards their personalized deeper and higher best…  in their work, relationships, personal growth, leadership, effectiveness and performance. I coach with genuine, focused commitment to your vision resulting in clarity of direction, self confidence, enhanced sense of personal meaning and purpose.

For many, this is akin to offloading unnecessary items in your pack -items that could be useful to someone, may have been useful to you on a particular trail section but are no longer helpful or needed for this stage of your climb!

I’m a licensed psychologist and board certified coach- this combination is a win for my clients! While coaching is not therapy, there is much overlap and my training and expertise are vital to clarify the most effective approach for your needs. And my expertise in motivation, emotional agility, healthy thinking, growth and development, resilience, leadership and individual and organizational well-being combined with personal and professional experience across industries, continents and populations means, as one client said, “You’re the whole package!”  You can read more details of my qualifications here but the bottom line is this:

It as an honor to climb with those who know that going higher means going deeper…

Contact me for a free consultation call!

Your Guide to the High Places

Dr. Natalie Pickering is a licensed psychologist and board-certified coach with close to 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including international.

She has been coaching and leading in some capacity for most of her adult life and she has seen and experienced firsthand how a workplace fosters or fails, the toll of burnout, how physical well-being yields confidence, and how leaders grow or repel committed followers.

Her careers in education and the fitness industry complement her whole-person approach to helping others discover and move forward on their journeys to better health.

She has coached men and women to complete their first triathlon, physicians to beat burnout, and ministry leaders to navigate their own stress and that of their team. She’s consulted for executive leadership and HR of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Her expertise in motivation, emotional agility, healthy thinking, growth and development, resilience, leadership, and individual and organizational well-being, combined with personal and professional experience across industries, continents, and populations provides real-life context paired with research-backed techniques.

Living and working in West Africa for several years gave her a vital global perspective and ingrained the necessity of context. She brings an important cross-cultural perspective and understanding to her work.

She’s coached and counseled general laborers, at-home moms and dads, physicians, parents, pastors, teachers, lawyers, accountants, nurses, college students, managers, soldiers, artists, and athletes. She’s worked with individuals and teams in schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, small businesses, not-for-profits, and veterans’ hospitals.

Along the way, she’s completed an Ironman triathlon, traveled to 18 countries, and perfected a melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate cake recipe. She enjoys running, hiking, baking, hymn sings, the farm life and good coffee.

“It as an honor to climb with those who know that going higher means going deeper…”

Learn more about her APPROACH

“I’ve been the client and the coachee, and I’ve navigated my own significant upfront experience with personal and professional crises. My coaching, to your benefit, includes the influence of incredible orienteers who helped me to my high places. It would be an honor to climb with you to yours.”

Natalie Pickering, Ph.D., BCC
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