Hi! My name is Teague, and I’m so glad you’re here.
I am a Career Coach with Ama La Vida. I was born in South Bend, raised near Cleveland, and now call Ann Arbor, Michigan my home – so, if you couldn’t tell, I love the Midwest. I believe in being kinder than necessary, but I’m equally unafraid to challenge my clients and stretch them beyond their comfort zone. I also believe that there are few simpler pleasures in life than reading a good book with a hot cup of coffee in hand.
I usually begin my work with clients by centering around their career-related concerns, whether that’s deciding upon a new career path, landing a new job, or developing key leadership skills. Once you’re feeling settled and satisfied in your employment, we often transition into additional domains such as building strong relationships, developing leadership skills and self-confidence, or maintaining health and wellness routines. I take a holistic approach to coaching and know that all facets of life are intertwined and equally important, and I work with you to identify what your priorities are. I have training in a variety of approaches that I tailor based on your unique needs.
What makes working with me special?
“Teague was by far, one of the best coaches I have ever been fortunate enough to work with. Her skills go beyond that of the traditional career coach who simply listens and asks standard questions. Instead, she serves as a genuine consultant who offers expert advice and selectively uses questions as a tool to dig underneath the surface and into the root causes. She does this all while calibrating her approach to her client needs, and remaining focused on actual results.
In addition, Teague is an excellent synthesizer of information. It is perhaps my favorite of her many superpowers. Her ability to summarize many of my scattered thoughts into crystal clear notes and actions steps was a true gift to which I am super grateful.
Teague is a true coaching leader who genuinely cares about her clients and I can thank her enough for all of the support!”
“Working with Teague was one of the best decisions I have made on my journey of self-care. She is patient, thoughtful, and truly invested in my growth as a person. She made me feel completely at ease and motivated at the same time. I learned so much about myself while working with Teague. She invested in me and I invested in myself, and from that I have grown so much as a person.”
“I completed the Career Designer program in anticipation of relocating to a new part of the country. I wanted to use the opportunity of switching companies to take a closer look at my career thus far, and learn about how I could be more intentional in finding a company and job that suited me.
The online modules were very valuable and forced me to think about my life in a way I’d never done before! I enjoyed digging deep into my passions, gifts, values, and purpose. It’s helped me to think about how I live each day and make sure I’m doing things that fulfill my purpose. I found having to choose priorities and see how different careers fit those priorities very useful.
I also had weekly calls with Coach Teague to talk through my progress on the modules and specific concerns related to my job search. Those conversations were highly valuable in customizing the Career Designer program to be most relevant to my immediate situation.
I highly recommend this program for anyone who feels stuck in their career and wants to experience life in a more meaningful way! It is a lot of work, but definitely worth the effort.”
“ALV was tremendous in helping me with my career change. I had a lot of other change happening at the same time and they were patient and professional while I dealt with it all. Highly recommend for anyone not sure what you want to do in your professional life. They helped me not only figure what direction I wanted to go but gave me the tools to get the job I wanted.”