How does coaching work?
Coaching is a collaboration that helps you move forward in life on your own terms. You set the agenda for each session and for the overall coaching relationship. My job as your coach is to facilitate your exploration and self discovery and help you develop an action plan to achieve your goals.
Sessions follow a basic structure, beginning with helping you set an agenda for the call and ending with your deciding on your action steps for the coming weeks. I use a variety of coaching tools to help you identify and overcome obstacles, set goals, and move forward.
Accountability is an important part of coaching, and we will work together to ensure you set and accomplish realistic, relevant, and authentic goals. The point is that you are in charge.
Is coaching like counseling?
No. There are some similarities in the process, but therapists are trained to help you with mental health issues. They may work with you to change self-destructive behaviors or to process and come to terms with life experiences that have wounded you.
Coaches focus on the present and the future. We begin with where you are today and help you create a plan to move forward to achieve your goals and create the life you want. Coaching is action-oriented. I believe that my clients have the resources within themselves to realize their full potential, and I know that sometimes we all need some help in figuring out just how to do that.
After consulting with you about your goals, if I believe that you would be better served by working with a therapist than a coach, I will tell you so.
Do you give advice?
Sometimes if you ask for it. I may also make suggestions based on my past experience. Any suggestions I make are offered in the spirit of learning and to help you in your self-discovery, and you are free to take those suggestions or ignore them.
Do I meet with you at your office?
Although I occasionally meet local clients at my office, coaching is typically done by video conference or phone, so geographic distance is no obstacle to working with me.
How often do we meet?
Sometimes weekly, sometimes every other week, and sometimes monthly, depending on your goals and the most effective schedule for meeting them. We’ll discuss and set a schedule based on your needs.
How long do you typically work with a client?
The length of time we work together depends on the scope of your goals. I work with most clients between two and four months. Some clients choose to have a monthly check-in once they have achieved their initial set of goals. I can work with you to find the best schedule for your goals.
How much does coaching cost?
Except for Flash coaching clients, I offer a complimentary half-hour initial consultation. This gives me a chance to learn about your goals, and it gives you a feel for what working with me would be like. If you choose to work with me, I'll send you a coaching agreement and a welcome packet to get us started. I offer three packages, but I can also design a custom plan to fit your needs. If you are not happy you may cancel at any time, and I will refund any unused sessions (minus a $10 service charge.) My packages include:
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Sometimes you need help right now. Whether it's an obstacle in your life, a situation at work or a last minute job interview that you need to prepare for, flash coaching is short and focused on one immediate challenge. These intense sessions will help you focus and get you moving forward quickly.
Duration: 4 30-45 minute coaching sessions in person or by phone or Skype
Things come up. Maybe you’re launching a job search, you just landed a job interview, or you’re facing a new challenge at work. You need a sounding board and some feedback, guidance, and support. Whether it is reviewing and refining your resume, developing a game plan for that work-related challenge, or practicing your interview, we’ll work to build your confidence and skills for the task ahead of you.
Duration: 12 30-45 minute coaching sessions in person or by phone or Skype
Cost: $700, payable in three equal installments
Have you decided that some things in your life must change? Are you feeling stuck, but you can’t figure out how to move forward? Do you want to chart a course to career change, retirement, or launching a new business? Do you need to develop better coping skills or find a new balance between life and work? Transformation is the package for you if you’ve decided it’s time for big shifts in your life. We’ll embark on an adventure of self-discovery, goal-setting, and change. I’ll provide you with support, information, helpful tools, and guidance. This service is designed to help you find your personal heyday.
Duration: 1-2 45-minute coaching sessions per month in person or by phone or Skype
Many of my clients find it helpful to have a regular check-in to help them stay accountable on meeting their objectives. We evaluate what’s working and where they need to revise their strategies. We learn from the things that aren’t working. And we celebrate achievements and milestones while continuing to work toward the client’s evolving personal goals.
How do I pay?
I invoice you based on your package, and you may pay with any major credit card or by check. If coaching is not working for you, you may cancel at any time, and I will refund your money for all unused sessions, minus a $10 service charge.
How do I set up an appointment?
Just go to my on-line appointment system to set up a meeting time.