Danielle Allen, MCLC
1. What brought you to coaching?
Mostly I was ready for a change. I had been working in church work and had developed a coaching style of leading. When I found out about the field of coaching, I felt like it was the perfect next step in my career.
2. Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.)
My practice is primarily focused on coaching with the Enneagram. The Enneagram build self-awareness, emotional health, and personal growth. I work mostly with women in transition (women who fell into a career and want a change or women starting to empty nest and wanting to gain clarity on what’s next. I also work with teams wanting to continue creating a culture of self-awareness and improving communication & alignment.
3. What do you love about your coaching work?
I love walking with people on a journey of self-discovery whether that be women in transition or teams. My work starts first with reconnecting with who you are and understanding both natural strengths and when that strength gets overdone. When I see the light bulb go on and see breakthrough as they begin to recognize why they do what they do and how to achieve their goals - it’s a special moment!
4. Tell us about the coaching tools, books, podcasts, etc. that you follow that helps you to stay informed.
I follow more Enneagram related coaching than anything else, but am newer to coaching and working on reading more from coaches. Right now, I’m reading books on the Enneagram like The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut and Spiritual Practices for the Enneagram. I also follow the podcast Typology which is on the Enneagram.
5. How has ICF-MN helped you as a coach?
After finishing my coaching program, I didn’t know a lot of coaches. Joining and getting involved in the ICF has been invaluable in learning more about coaching, connecting with other coaches for community, and learning from the wisdom of coaches who have been coaching longer and have more experience.
6. How can folks connect with you? www.onefootcoaching.com