Name of Primary Practitioner
Joan Mershon
Business Category
Business Excerpt
Tired of wondering if you should explain, how to explain or what to explain?
Employment, Life Skills and Small Business Coaching from someone who understands you and your life.
Business Description

Tired of wondering if you should explain, how to explain or what to explain?

Employment, Life Skills and Small Business Coaching

from someone who understands you and your life.


Are you feeling lost? Overwhelmed? Don't know which way to go?  I can help!

From individuals to businesses at some point, we all face an information problem. It could be a lack of information or trouble understanding the information that's out there. Maybe there's too much information or that the information available is conflicting.

Whatever the problem, it gets in the way reaching your goals as a business or individual.

l help individuals and businesses make informed choices about what works — for YOU.

When you get frustrated and wish there was someone to help you with make sense of it all, that's where I step in - getting you straight-forward answers to tricky questions.


What is a Life Skills Trainer? Isn't that a Life Coach?

No, they are not the same thing, although they do overlap. A Life Coach is more like a counselor - Think Dr Phil, Oprah, etc. A skills trainer focuses on HOW to get something done not WHY you want to do it.

What does kink have to do with employment?

I can help you evaluate your risk profile at work. How open can you be? with who? etc. I can also help you to fit alternative employment into a vanilla resume world or look for careers where your personal life will be more accepted.

Can you help me with kinky things too?

Yes. I can help you figure out how to tell others (and what to tell, who to tell) about your kink. I can help you navigate the variety of online sites to meet your goals - whether that is education, meeting people, etc. I can also show you ways to use technology in your dynamic. Especially good for non-nesting dynamics.

What client groups do you have experience working with?

I have worked with "Others" for almost 30 years. By "Other" I mean anyone whose needs are not being met in the community at large. In addition to my work experience, I also have personal knowledge of the issues facing individuals who are gender non-conforming (including Trans), people with disabilities (especially hidden disabilities), and other marginalized people.

I don't think people fit neatly into boxes, and neither should services - everything is customized based on your individual situation.

Member: Portland MAsT, Portland Leather Alliance, PDXBadGirls, Q&A Biznet

Gender of Practitioner
over 20 years experience
Business Website Address
Business Phone Number
Business Contact Email
Business Address
11220 SE Stark #6
ZIP Code
Internet Based Business
Both Remote and Brick and Mortar
Do You Accept Insurance?
Tell us about the payment options you accept and any additional insurance details.
Cash, credit, payment plans available. Accept third party payments.
Poly Awareness Level
Kink Awareness Level
Valid Since
Swinger (Lifestyle) Awareness Level

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