|Greg Katz, MS, MFT
Every person is born with a mission.
I have known my calling for as long as I can remember. It was my good fortune to be born into a family where my mission a drive to help others was honored and respected. This support, along with my strong sense of purpose, has helped me to find ways to facilitate positive change in the lives of others from a very young age.
If you know your mission, your path to a better life is clear.
My career choice to become a psychotherapist was not a surprise to anyone. I began my practice in 1986, and, since then, I have provided a safe space for individuals, families and communities to tackle the difficult questions in their lives. Working for nonprofit organizations and maintaining a private practice provided me with two sides of the service coin. Whether I was raising money, budgeting a million dollar program or providing services to kids through County Social Services, my commitment to supporting others seeking new safety, security and prosperity has never faltered.
My realignment to coaching came as a result of a life-changing interlude as the Program Director at The Wellness Community, a national nonprofit organization providing priceless services to cancer patients and their families. While facilitating groups, I heard from many patients that they saw their illness as a gift. It was hard to imagine that people could be grateful to struggle against such a threatening and insidious disease. Slowly, I came to understand that, for some patients, having cancer was a license to live the lives they felt they were meant to live. It was sobering to think that anyone might need to suffer from a potentially terminal illness in order to feel empowered. I felt strongly that I could help others find less treacherous paths toward more fulfilling lives. This idea marked the birth of Life Lift Coaching.
My life is full of color both literally and figuratively. I am continuously encountering new shades, new tones and new values that shape my professional palette. In addition to being a coach, Im a quilt artist, and my studio is full of lively fabric, patterns and designs. In a quilt, each piece of fabric is an integral part of the larger piece; in life, we each bring a unique, beautiful texture to the pattern of community, representing our strengths, desires and goals. When we engage in community, we create a human quilt: an artwork characterized by complexity, beauty and comfort.
I bring mission, experience and passion to my coaching relationships.