Who is Kyle Williams?
Deeply experienced, knowledgeable, and motivated to help you succeed.
With an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, Kyle received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Indiana University. Since 1991, Kyle has gained broad experience and applied extensive training to his work with individuals, couples, and families in his Grand Haven based therapy practice.
With twenty five years of clinical experience, Kyle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and nationally certified by the NASW’s Academy of Certified Social Workers. Kyle is also an affiliate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Kyle is a certified MentorCoach and extensively trained in utilizing Positive Psychology concepts to effect changes in the lives of his clients.
Kyle is trained and experienced in helping individuals couples and families navigate the complexities of the issues impacting their lives: Grief and loss; expected or unexpected changes in relationships, employment, and health; marital problems and infidelity, broader marital needs for growth or changes in communication, intimacy, navigating differences effectively; mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety in their various forms; behavioral or relational problems in families between siblings or parents; hospice and chronic illness.
A Brief Bio
Kyle received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 1987. Following a 4 year stint in the business world as a Sales and Marketing Representative for a Fortune 50 corporation, Kyle returned to school to receive his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Indiana University. This blend of a pragmatic business education, plus clinical training provides a compelling blend of practical therapeutic skills.
Since 1991, Kyle has received extensive training and experience and his work has culminated in a rewarding and challenging dual career – providing individual and family therapy to a wide range of clients in his Grand Haven based therapy practice, and partnering with clients toward powerful personal and professional development in his executive coaching practice.
Kyle graduated from the MentorCoach program in the Spring of 2002 and provides personalized executive coaching to individuals, groups, and organizations across the country. Kyle specializes in leadership practices and effective social skill in the business environment. While coaching and therapy are different on many levels, Kyle’s practical and forward-thinking coaching approaches are mirrored in his therapeutic approach as well.
Kyle, his wife Amy, daughter Sadie, and son Lucas live (and sail) in Grand Haven Michigan on the beautiful West Michigan lakeshore.
What Clients Say about Kyle
In six months’ work with Kyle, I have probably accomplished what would have taken me three times as long on my own.
Kyle is able to quickly put a situation into the proper perspective and use it as a means to moving towards your goals.
Kyle is someone you can trust to provide the kind of objective, pertinent feedback throughout the coaching process that’s necessary to ensure successful achievement of your goals.
He provides the sound, insightful advice that made a positive difference for me. Without hesitation I would recommend him to anyone in need of the coaching he provides.
I wanted a coach that was interested in discussing an action plan. I felt that his direct and to-the-point style was what I needed. The focus was on me and less on discussing theory – I liked that a lot.
Having worked with several other coaches, Kyle was better able to focus on my goals with direct results, achieving what I needed to improve the quality/success of my work and personal life.
Kyle talks to you on your own level making you comfortable to communicate. He helped me figure out my own solutions by giving me the tools to do so.
Kyle helped me to envision what I want for myself and realize the steps to achieve it. He helped my husband and me come together and understand each other like we never had in 17 years of marriage.
Kyle brought fresh perspectives to issues that weighed me down for a long time. He helps develop self awareness and an inward desire to move forward with a positive attitude. He is frank and challenging and encourages self-motivation in a non-threatening environment.
I have met with many people in the helping professions over the years and my discussions with Kyle provided more help and insight than all of the others combined. No one I previously met with was able to get to the core of my issues as quickly as he did and provide the sound insightful advice that made a positive difference for me. Without hesitation I would recommend Kyle to anyone in need of the services he provides.
Kyle helped me get to where I wanted to be with a personal touch.
Kyle is really down to earth. I feel that his message is more clear and relevant than most.
Kyle made me feel comfortable right away. He coached me to make a better and happier life for myself. He is a wonderful coach, very encouraging and compassionate, perceptive and understanding.
Kyle is professional and reliable, but fun and accessible.
Kyle provides a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere to talk and discuss things. I trust him.
My life has had dramatic change due to Kyle and his coaching skills. My friends and family have said that I am much more enjoyable to be around. I have set and achieved high goals in my personal life – more than ever before. My relationship with my child has improved tremendously.
Kyle helped me identify specific areas where I was experiencing frustration and then suggested very minor changes that ended up making a huge positive impact on my life.
He promotes a casual and relaxed environment. Kyle has never pushed an issue or been judgmental. It is very common to hear ‘Have you thought about..’ or ‘Do you think…’ in our discussions. These phrases, encouraged me to think rather than assess blame.
The coaching I receive from Kyle has taught me to look at life differently. I have corrected some bad habits and improved on the good ones. Through Kyle’s style of coaching I have developed better relationships with my parents, brothers, girlfriend, and most importantly my son. Kyle and his coaching skills have allowed my personal relationships to soar.
I highly recommend Kyle to friends. He’ll tell you what you don’t necessarily want to hear – but have to hear to move forward. However, he’ll soften the blow with a “Can Do” attitude. His approach is straight forward, casual and humorous.
I have recommended Kyle to several friends. I do not know where I would be in life without my coach. I do know that I am at a place where I like being me and I enjoy my daily life.
Kyle Williams brought our whole family back to health and happiness with his unique combination of humor and action-oriented insights.
Kyle helped me understand the simple fact that doing what makes me happy made my life much better.
Kyle had an incredibly direct and “to-the-point” way of identifying and dealing with the issues between my son and me which led to the re-establishment of a very loving and caring relationship.
Kyle is incredibly talented at giving practical and immediately useful advice on dealing with personal and interpersonal relationships. My entire family has benefited from his insight and helpful suggestions.
Unlike others who give counsel on personal issues and relationships, Kyle provides direct and forward-looking advice on how to confront and deal with such issues.
We strongly recommend Kyle’s relaxed sessions to anyone interested in working toward more complete, honest and fulfilling relationships with spouses, family members, friends and co-workers.