Jory Stillman, MA, MCC
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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl
Jory Stillman, MA, MCC's style🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 🌎 Holistic 🤝 Collaborative
Why Jory Stillman, MA, MCC chose to be in the helping profession
My journey into education and coaching for personal well-being and development felt like a natural choice to me, given my life experiences and inherent qualities. Being naturally observant, curious, empathetic, and intuitive has been a wonderful match for supporting and guiding others in their personal growth. My "inherent" self and my varied life experiences gently but unmistakably nudged me toward this meaningful path of assisting folks on their journey to well-being, personal growth, and flourishing.
Every morning, I wake up feeling grateful for the chance to help people explore themselves, become more self-aware, find clarity, and create a meaningful life filled with well-being, passion, and purpose. It's a journey I cherish, and I'm honored to be part of others' quests for a better, more fulfilling life.
Jory Stillman, MA, MCC's approach
As a certified coach specializing in Life, Mental Health, Executive, and Leadership coaching, I proudly hold the MCC (Master Certified Coach) designation accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation). In my coaching approach, I bring together proven methods rooted in evidence, like positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and strengths-based perspectives. I also blend in insights from Acceptance and Commitment coaching, incorporating somatic and mind-body practices, mental fitness, and mindfulness – a holistic mix aimed at helping clients reach their goals.
My main aim is to guide individuals in boosting self-awareness, identifying values and strengths, and aligning their lives accordingly. I'm driven by a passion for fostering emotional well-being, addressing stress, and enhancing emotional and mental fitness. I stick to the mantra of "coaching the person and not the problem," supporting individuals as they pursue their unique visions and goals. My expertise covers a range of areas, from stress management and anxiety to navigating uncertainty, boosting empathy, increasing resilience, promoting whole-being wellness, improving communication in relationships, skillfully navigating transitions, and fostering career growth.
I've had the privilege of coaching hundreds of individuals privately and through reputable organizations such as BetterUp, Valor Performance, and Lyra Health. My clientele is diverse, spanning various industries, including Fortune 500 companies like Google, Apple, Meta, Chevron, Space X, and branches of the US Federal Government, such as the IRS, Department of Defense, and AirForce. Beyond coaching, I contribute to the coaching community by training and mentoring coaches through the FastTrack Coach Academy and serving as an ICF Assessor. My unwavering commitment to people fuels my dedication to supporting them on their journey toward clarity, well-being, passion, and purpose.
What you can expect from sessions with Jory Stillman, MA, MCC
Here's what you can count on from our work together:
Confidential and Supportive Atmosphere: I'll create a space that's confidential, safe, and supportive, where you can freely express yourself.
Belief in Your Potential: You'll be treated as "whole, capable, and resourceful," with a fundamental belief in your abilities.
Client-Centered Approach: Your agenda takes the lead. I'll focus on you, offering my full attention, empathy, curiosity, and a profound respect for your uniqueness.
Evidence-Based Practices: Drawing from neuroscience, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, somatics, and mindfulness, I'll employ well-founded coaching practices.
Self-Awareness Facilitation: We'll start by cultivating self-awareness as a foundation for any desired changes.
Values and Action Alignment: I'll assist you in clarifying your values and beliefs, and together, we'll design actions aligned with them.
Strengths Exploration: We'll identify your strengths and explore ways to leverage them in pursuit of your goals.
Challenging Limiting Beliefs: I'll help you challenge limiting beliefs, uncover thinking traps, and provide strategies to disrupt them and manage your emotions.
Relaxation Techniques: If desired, we can incorporate relaxation and breathing practices into our sessions.
Realistic Perspective: We'll work on seeing challenges or obstacles in a more realistic light.
Coping Strategies: We'll brainstorm effective ways to cope with failure, obstacles, creative blocks, and more.
Goal-Specific Skill Development: I'll assist you in developing skillsets tailored to your specific goals and aspirations.
Continuous Evaluation: We'll continually assess goals, progress, and the coaching process to ensure we stay on the right track.
Balanced Focus: Our discussions will delve into both the details and the bigger picture of who you are becoming in the world.
Mindfulness and Intention: I'll support you in living with greater mindfulness and intention.
Inquiry Process: Together, we'll uncover or rediscover what is most important to you through thoughtful inquiry.
Jory Stillman, MA, MCC's experience working with the Jewish community
For 12 years, I dedicated myself to serving as a Jewish Educator before making a full-time shift into coaching, training, and mentoring. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working extensively with individuals from both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds, spanning a diverse range of religious affiliations.
This experience has provided me with an in-depth understanding of the nuances within different communities, allowing me to navigate and engage effectively with the rich tapestry of beliefs and practices. My commitment to fostering understanding and connection remains steadfast as I bring this wealth of experience into my coaching and mentoring endeavors.
Jory Stillman, MA, MCC's Book Recommendation Zone
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Inner child work
- Life Coaching
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Motivational Interviewing
- Positive Psychology
- Somatic Therapy
People I work withAdults Individuals Groups
Personal religious affiliationsOrthodox
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Albany, New York
12 years in practice
- BA in Psychology and Hebrew and Semitic Studies by University of Wisconsin, Madison 1998
- MA in Jewish Education by Hebrew University 2002
- Certificate in Positive Psychology/Online by Happiness Studies Academy-Tal Ben-Shachar 2021
- Positive Intelligence Coaching Certificate by Positive Intelligence 2021
- Certificate in Conscious Business Coaching by Conscious Business Center- Fred Kofman 2019
- FastTrack Coach Academy by FastTrack Coach Academy 2014
- Coaching that Works: Coaching for Transformation by Coaching for Transformation 2008-2009
- Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 by Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg 2010
- Yoga for Depression and Anxiety by Life Force Yoga-Amy Weintraub 2009
- Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training by Kripalu Health and Wellness Center 2008
- Certificate in Mental Health Coaching by Lyra Health 2018
- Mindfulness and Character Strengths by VIA institute 2016
- Certificate in Positive Psychology by Zone Positive 2014
- Master Certified Coach (MCC) by International Coaching Federation (ICF) 2014-2023
Average costs per session
What my clients have to say about working with me:
Jory is an amazing coach! I was a client for 3 months and learned a lot about my own strengths and resilience. She helped me visualize and plan how to be a better leader, gain clarity about the synergy between my personal and professional life, and stretch my thinking. She honed in on activating skills and tools to better my self-awareness and growth! Her approach is always thoughtful and positive, even when discussing difficult topics. I really enjoyed our time together and highly recommend her services. "
M.M PHD, PMP, Senior Director
Jory is an excellent Coach, and teacher, whom I highly recommend. Her empathy, sensitivity, and kindness; combined with a genuine curiosity, true commitment to the process, and big heart; helped make my sessions with her profound and deeply meaningful. She also just happens to be possibly the nicest person you will ever meet. Thank you, Jory, for all you do!
D.A. Founder at Arnett Law Group
I had the privilege of working with Jory as I was navigating a career transition. It is safe to say that there is no way I would have managed through the transition as effectively as I did without her and her exceptional coaching! Jory always asked extremely thoughtful questions, challenging me to think outside of the box regarding how I approached the transition. She was willing to role play various scenarios with me so I felt confident going into meetings with leadership and felt prepared for the variety of questions that inevitably ended up coming my way. While Jory is a fantastic coach, more importantly, she is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. She cares deeply about her clients, and even when she is challenging you, you know she is coming from a place of care and a desire to see you reach your full potential personally and professionally. I will be forever grateful for my time with Jory as I can truly say I am a better person because of her! I would highly recommend her as a coach, particularly if you are navigating a period of transition!
L.N, PMP, Head of Management, Captial One
I first met Jory in late 2021. My goal was to work with a coach to help me evaluate and clarify my career goals. Throughout our sessions, she helped me not only understand my career goals, but where my career fell within my broader long term personal goals. Jory held space for me to go in different directions and then wove those conversations together in a way that helped me better understand my core values, and perceptions of myself that were helping & hindering my growth. Our coaching evolved and was so impactful that we worked together for 1 year. Jory truly helped me in a moment when I felt apprehensive about change and gave me tools that I still use today.
D.M. People Leader, Wing
Jory has been a game changing part of both my professional and personal life. She is beyond kind and knowledgable, and I always find her coaching to be the approach I need in that moment. She takes the time to get to know her clients and their personal values - she truly cares about each of us. I not only realize moments of growth during our sessions, but have seen the long lasting approach her coaching has had on my life since. She has helped me build more resilience and self-empathy, and I find myself showing up as my best self more often because of the work we've done. I would highly recommend Jory for anyone who is interested in professional or personal coaching - there is truly no one better!
C.M. Head of SDR, Monte Carlo Data