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Molly Fisk

phone: 530-265-8751
pronouns: she/her/hers

Molly loves to help people become more deeply and truly themselves. She supports them to try out and follow long-held dreams, identify and change limiting behaviors and relationships, and move away from unsatisfying work — all in the service of designing the life they want to lead.

She teaches the Skills for Change tools that have helped her love her own life:

  • Recognizing systemic cultural forces that affect us all — sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, capitalism, etc. — and showing clients how to reduce those influences, identify realistic choices, and feel more powerful in their lives.
  • Understanding the rescue triangle and helping clients learn to navigate it to reduce their feelings of victimization and corresponding anger.
  • Starting clients on the lifelong road of asking for 100% of what they want, 100% of the time, and then negotiating.
  • Demystifying what clients are emotionally tangled up in and transforming it into something interesting and even fun.

Molly was once a banker, despite having complicated issues around money and racking up all kinds of credit card debt. Having sorted this out for herself (no more debt, less rebellion/ addictive behavior, much less $ anxiety), she now teaches a class based in Skills for Change called Financial Liberty. She’s also a publicly vocal survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

Molly’s coaching is grounded in decades as an entrepreneur, a writer, and a teacher, and draws on her innate creativity and humor. She’s absorbed the Skills for Change principles during her 20-year friendship with Julia Kelliher and studied coaching with Nancy Shanteau since 2010. She’s a nationally known poet, former Poet Laureate of Nevada County, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. The poet’s tools of close observation and intuitive thinking transfer directly to her work with clients, while the MBA supports the more pragmatic side of her coaching. She’s a graduate of Harvard and has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Academy of America Poets, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She’s the author of three books of poetry and four collections of radio commentary.

Whether it’s building relationships, going through life transitions, managing finances, connecting with creative dreams, paring away layers of trauma history, or handling unexpected curve balls, Molly offers support to individuals, families, and couples for understanding and implementing compassionate, lasting change.

Molly lives on unceded Nisenan land in the Sierra foothills, where she works with clients on the phone, via Zoom, and in person. She’s happy to schedule a 20 minute conversation to see if working together would be a good fit.