Fran Hendrick, PCC
Professional clinical counselor and personal development coach
specializing in self development across the life cycle
With over twenty years of diverse management and therapeutic
experience, Fran Hendrick's degrees include a Master's of Education in
Counseling with Clinical Endorsement, and Bachelor's degrees in
Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation. In addition, she holds
certification in the use of psychologist Martin Seligman’s highly
researched compendium of strategies for helping people increase their
satisfaction with both their work and their lives. Fran is a member of
both the American Counseling Association
and the International Association for
Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
Whether developing professionally or personally, as a parent, an
employee or a manager, a focus on self development facilitates the
process. The opportunity for full and authentic self-expression
alleviates anxiety, unhappiness at work, feeling "stuck", depression
and a host of other problems, thereby freeing people to be at their
creative, vibrant best. By fully defining and appreciating themselves,
people are naturally empowered to release their unique gifts and dreams
into their work and relationships, and to achieve joy and flow in their
The capacity to enjoy life, experience fulfillment, work with energy
and creativity, and enter into deeply meaningful relationships comes
from a core sense of adequacy, the belief that "I am enough." In both
therapy and coaching, Fran works with clients to achieve this and apply
it across all areas of their lives.
Her work includes providing therapy for adults who are experiencing
depression, anxiety, a sense of "is this all there is" – sometimes
triggered by a crisis or major life change. By strengthening their core
self, clients are able to move through disruptions in their lives,
manage feelings of self- doubt that lead to anxiety and depression and
find creative solutions.
Throughout her career, Fran has worked extensively with children and
parents, both directly and in program management. She has served as an
activity therapist using games and activities to help children manage
their emotions and develop social skills; a behavior management
specialist helping parents understand and work with children's
challenging behaviors; as a therapist helping people learn about
themselves and navigate life's challenges; as a parenting columnist for
the Cincinnati Enquirer; and as a parent coach. As
the parent of two young adults, she’s had the opportunity to have her
ideas and skills tested.
Approaching her work with clients from a framework of self-psychology
and positive psychology, Fran applies this theoretical foundation to
enhance the lives of people who, already living well, are striving for
even greater personal development and enjoyment of life.
Engaging in a creative process, whether writing, art – or creating a
space – naturally serves to enhance
clients' insight into the self that lies beneath the surface. Creating
an ideal space, a space that reflects who one is, who one wishes to be;
where one has been, and what one values, is a powerful way for the self
to manifest and grow.
In both her personal and professional life, Fran has engaged, time and
again, in the intensive process of first envisioning and then creating
new environments, each manifesting particular aspects of self. In
addition to her counseling and coaching practice, Fran designs and
builds miniature glass conservatories, each a unique self-contained
environment in glass.
By applying a powerful blend of
counseling, coaching, and management expertise, Fran supports
organizations in helping their employees develop as leaders and achieve
peak performance. For employers, this adds up to high morale and
optimal productivity, and maximizes retention of valuable employees.
Areas of specialization in leadership development include:
An experienced manager of teams highly diverse in terms of education,
race and culture, Fran works skillfully with team members helping them
to both connect with their core sense of self and to apply it
powerfully within their work.
- Emotional intelligence
- Communication skills
- Resilience skills
- Establishing a work environment
that fosters individual inspiration, creativity, risk-taking,
productivity, resilience and retention of valued staff
- Building effective teams by seeking
A Little About
Coaching quite simply transforms
lives. The issues are serious, but that doesn’t mean the experience has
to be heavy!
Far from it! Often the most productive
work is playful and highly creative! We work intensively – but lightly
and with humor. Our conversations are frank and authentic. We apply
every ounce of energy and focus as we partner, but we laugh, too.
Facing difficult realities in the
process of making major life changes is sometimes painful, but it’s
less overwhelming with the focused presence of a coach who never loses
touch with the strength and potential behind the pain. By maintaining a
learning orientation, clients are able to take away new insights from
past challenges and become increasingly capable as a result.