Traci A. Story, Ph.D.
Traci has her Ph.D. in Communication, Education, and Counseling/Psychology. She is a professional communication coach and consultant. She maintains a private practice in Lewiston, Idaho. Her areas of specialty include: public speaking, interpersonal relationships, effective communication strategies (listening, verbal, non verbal), leadership (executive and personal), conflict management, group/team building, personality traits, intercultural, political, organizational, public relations, event organizing, negotiation strategies, job skills - resume writing/interviewing/ presentations, anxiety management, teaching and learning strategies, study skills, technical writing, self discovery, women’s and teen issues, ownership/empowerment, family dynamics, life transitions (career, family, relationships, death, divorce, personal), financial well-being, time management, goal setting and prioritizing, health and wellness, 'quality of life', and spiritual fortitude. With over 25 years experience as a communication specialist and strategist, teaching university level communication courses and serving as a personal life/professional communication coach and counselor, her current focus is assisting clients (personal and professional) in being their 'best self' - discovering their talents, making difficult decisions and changes, and enhancing their effective communication skills. Her approach is interactive-solution-focused and faith-based. While utilizing a variety of strategies, techniques, and tools to add to a person's 'own toolbox', she encourages and empowers clients to use these strategies as needed -- in establishing their own increased genuine-authentic-purposeful self, in living a rich full life. Getting 'unstuck', if necessary, and living a life of forward motion - this might be 'Your Life'!
Her approach is to provide a comfortable safe environment of 'listening-in-support' - with practical feedback, clarity, and direct strategies to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, understanding, and directness, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing in being their 'best self'.
She enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, spiritual growth, reading, hiking, exercise classes, and mutual-invigorating conversation.