"On Your Mark" is Abigail's unique brand of professional coaching. It's much more than a play on words:
Everyone wants to be successful in business and in life. We all want to be "on the mark," and no matter the industry, people can enhance and refine the professional and interpersonal skills that separate "good" from "great" execution. The difference between success or failure in extremely high stakes environments, can be as simple as breathing - which can drastically change the tone of a room, or presenting the content of a pitch or presentation in the most accessible and effective manner - order and content can allow the listener to receive and retain information they otherwise might not even follow.
As one the most versatile coaches working today, Abigail works with professionals of all stripes: lawyers, doctors, and writers, corporations and nonprofits. The actor's skillset is a study in effective communication and increased proprioception. Proprioception is the ability to accurately perceive one's body and actions. In practice, this increased level of consciousness leads to greater competence, thereby ensuring effective communication and greater success. Communication is essential no matter the industry or sector of business. Abigail learns the vernacular, colloquialisms, and challenges in each environment she enters, but at the end of the day "good acting" is essentially being good at "acting like a human being." Unfortunately, "being human" is often much harder than it looks. Actors "act" in the context of unreal circumstances, because the actor's expertise is the human condition. Everyone else "acts" in order to expand their level of advocacy and efficacy in their expertise of choice. Coaching makes it much easier to get from A to Z, because better acting leads to better communication, leaving people free to focus their energy where it's most needed: on their jobs.
Coaching enhances the ability to create and recognize the circumstances in which to enhance relationships and transform introductions, which in turn makes everything from meetings, interviews, presentations, and networking into pleasurable exercises. Professionals who coach with Abigail improve three majors skills to elevate business success. First, Abigail holistically approaches a company's identity, to establish, solidify and unify said company's vernacular and approach to communication with both clients and colleagues. Second, Abigail works with individual members of the organization to specify and hone one's distinctive storytelling methods for improved leadership, productivity, listening skills, and efficacy. Third, she addresses the physical aspects of one's person. Breathing techniques, energy levels, vocal work, and physical posture, are difficult to assess without an outside eye. Awareness and recognition of the body, as well as one's emotional state allows one to relax, release tension, and neutralize, which are essential components for nonverbal communication of competence and ease. With these skills in hand, professionals are more efficient, more confident, and more successful.
Abigail meets her colleagues and clients where they stand and gleans the most effective language to assist individuals and companies reach their highest potential. She creates a sense of play and ease in her work, because it's easy to take oneself too seriously, and the joy of play allows for mistakes as people grow and creates an environment that is supportive and sensitive, but also focused on the clarity and determination it takes to flourish. Relaxation will always enhance the capacity to acting with intention, with the consciousness to change tactics as the target moves.