About Alida Schuyler (pronounced: Al-ih-duh Sky-luhr)
Alida Schuyler MS, PCC, is a leading expert, trainer, speaker and consultant for Recovery Coaching worldwide. She is co-founder of Recovery Coaches International and Director of Crossroads Recovery Coaching Inc. Her company provides consulting and coaching services to select treatment centers on the cutting edge who wish to be known for protecting their patients' investment in treatment. Alida Schuyler provides private coaching to select individuals.
My coaching reflects my vast life experience. I am in long-term addiction recovery and am a life-long learner. I studied art and psychology at Berea College, and have a Master's in Library Science from the the University of Kentucky. I also studied pre-med and had three semesters of medical school. I took courses in addiction at a Seattle community college. I studied clinical hypnotherapy the Wellness Institute and in 2004 I became certified as an advanced clinical hypnotherapist.
Under the tutelage of Rev. Jacque Metheany from Kalamazoo, Michigan, I studied energy and consciousness for five years. My training in life coaching came from the Academy of Coach Training (now InviteChange). I am certified by International Coaching Federation as a Professional Certified Coach. All of this education and training informs my practice and provides reliable depth to my services.
I combine insight, intuition, and an ear for nuance with humor, joy, and deep respect for the human experience. I have the courage to strongly meet my clients in either their joy or pain. Many find my approachable manner soothing and at the same time remark that I ask a lot of them. My strong faith in my clients and my deeply grounded strength comes from my personal experience with addiction, my education and training, and an inspired spiritual outlook.
Philosophy of Care
- I believe in providing appropriate coaching for each client, referring him or her to others when a problem is beyond my level of skill or scope of practice.
- I believe that accurate assessment includes the willingness to see the dark as well as the light and to call things by their right name without judgment.
- I believe in practicing what I preach and so am personally committed to life-long learning and maintaining habits of good health.
As a professional coach, I have made certain commitments:
- I agree to uphold the professional ethics of Recovery Coaching and to empower, inform, and offer choice to my clients.
- I agree to maintain strict standards of client confidentiality.
- I agree to cultivate and maintain appropriate sexual boundaries.
- I will promptly refer clients to others when I cannot help them.
- Further I agree to listen to my conscience and my intuition, to speak the truth compassionately, to listen deeply, to honor differences of culture, race, spirituality and religion, sexual preference, and life style choices.
- I agree to make all efforts to reconcile and resolve all conflicts no matter how small, and to work towards self-transformation while working with others.