HOW DO I START THE LIFE COACHING PROCESS?
Contact me to schedule an appointment for a Discovery session, which is the initial, structured session that forms the foundation of our work to follow (during the Discovery session we will explore values, focus areas and goals). Then we can decide what kind of schedule would work best for you.
HOW MUCH DOES LIFE COACHING COST?
Prices or life coaching services and programs range from $500 for a single session to $18,000 for a six month engagement depending on how many sessions and how long they are. Typically people receive life coaching for 4 hours a month. However, my services are flexible and can accommodate the wishes and needs of my clients. Some discounts may apply, as well.
All life coaching rates include updates and spot coaching via email between sessions. Fees are always paid upfront or on a monthly basis. Life coaching can pay for itself in increased productivity and quality of life.
HOW LONG DOES PERSONAL LIFE COACHING TAKE?
I request that clients make at least three month commitment to the coaching to give it a full chance to demonstrate its effectiveness. This is not a financial commitment but a psychological one. Therefore, the coaching might last only three months or it may continue on for a year or more. You will know when it is time to end.
WHAT MAKES PERSONAL LIFE COACHING SO CONVENIENT?
Life coaching can be conducted on the phone or Skype in the convenience of your home or office. Coaching on the phone or Skype is always a viable option. Location is truly no obstacle.
HOW IS LIFE COACHING DIFFERENT FROM COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Life coaching deals with the present and future. It does not examine the past but instead creates your future. The life coaching I provide is therapeutic, but it is not therapy. Counseling and psychotherapy usually deal with problems and healing and entails working with the past as well as the present. Also, life coaching is not considered a mental health service, per se, and is therefore not reimbursable by health insurance.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO WORKING WITH A RELATIONSHIP LIFE COACH?
Thanks in large part to over 5 years of coaching experience, I really understand people and the dynamics of change. I am warm, wise and non-judgmental; I have good intuition and insight. And you benefit when I bring ALL of my skills and wisdom to the coaching table. When I coach, personal growth happens. Many clients have reported to me that they chose me to be their coach BECAUSE I am also an experienced coach and healer
HOW IS PERSONAL LIFE COACHING DIFFERENT FROM CONSULTING?
As a personal life coach, I help you find your own answers. People are more likely to take action if it is something they themselves have come up with and not been told to do. A consultant is an expert who dispenses advice and has all the answers. I do not give advice, per se, but do problem-solve and brainstorm with you.
DOES LIFE COACHING FOCUS ON WORK OR PERSONAL ISSUES?
The life coaching that I provide is very holistic in that the person’s entire life is considered grist for the coaching mill. Different parts of people’s lives that might be worked on are: career, health/wellness, money, spiritual development, home, family, friends, fun/recreation, etc. Coaching helps you bring balance and satisfaction to all of the various parts of your life.
HOW DO THE WORDS PARTNER, COLLABORATE AND ALLIANCE HELP DEFINE LIFE COACHING?
As a personal life coach trained in the co-active model, I view each and every client as creative, resourceful and whole. What this means is that you are capable of setting and reaching goals and finding your own answers. Count on me to ask the questions! Our coaching relationship is a designed alliance and you get to “design the coach” based on your own personality style and needs. Your dreams comprise the big agenda and you set the agenda for each coaching call. As your partner, I will always see and point out your greatness and potential, even when you lose sight of it.
IS PERSONAL LIFE COACHING JUST ABOUT ACTION AND DOING?
Not at all. Life coaching is about growing and learning, too. It’s about being all you can be, to coin a phrase. It’s about evolving and becoming … and enjoying the process. That being said, it certainly involves planning, action and accountability (reporting back to me via email or in our next session). Sometimes negative tapes or messages get in the way of action or making changes and then we work on dissolving those old patterns. When I coach, I really do get people moving where they want to go based on their own agenda and what is important to them.