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What kind of results can I expect from Life Coaching?

How long do I need a Life Coach?

How does Life Coaching work?

What is the difference between counseling and coaching?

Where do you see clients?

How much does coaching cost?

Can I use my insurance?

What kinds of people do you work with?

What makes you unique?

 

What kind of results can I expect from Life Coaching?

You will

  • gain clarity
  • define goals based on your core values
  • identify obstacles and best approach for dealing with them
  • replace limiting beliefs with notions that work
  • uncover habits that don’t serve you and develop alternatives that move you towards your goals
  • learn how to release fear, anxiety, doubt, and procrastination
  • always know your “next step”
  • become more confident and productive in your work and personal life
  • have weekly access to an accountability partner to keep you moving forward

How long do I need a Life Coach?

My clients achieve best results from weekly sessions over a 90-day period to change habits, achieve goals, and become confident in lasting change. After initial goals are met, we often change to twice monthly meetings or even monthly check-ins. Many clients choose to continue over several months up to a couple years because of ongoing results.

How does Life Coaching work?

It’s like having a personal trainer for your mind! I ask the right questions to help you uncover your core values. I’m a good listener, but I’m also very skilled at hearing what you’re not saying. I help you see what you don’t see on your own in a nonjudgmental, caring, and respectful environment. I assist you in structuring next steps to reach your goals. I am your accountability partner to keep you focused.

What is the difference between counseling and coaching?

Counseling and coaching utilize similar skills on the part of the professional but also have some key differences. Let’s break that down.

Counselors and coaches both listen intently to their clients and ask questions that hopefully move them to new insights about their situation and courses of action. Both types of practitioner should be highly empathetic – interested in understanding what is going on in a completely nonjudgmental way. Read more & see chart

Where do you see clients?

Many sessions are via Skype or FaceTime, so you can conveniently attend from anywhere in the world where you can focus and not be disturbed. I currently see clients from their offices, relaxed in their favorite chair, sitting cross-legged on their bedroom floor, or sitting in their car on a lunch break! Local clients may also come to my office.

How much does coaching cost?

A 45-50 minute coaching session is $110. Discounts are available to those who make a 12-week commitment ($1050 for 12 sessions billed at $87.50 at the time of each session). I want to work with you and believe in making this helping process available to everyone so I occasionally see clients on a sliding scale. Please contact me to discuss this option.

Can I use my insurance?

Health insurance does not currently cover coaching services. You may be able to use your health savings account, depending on the specifics of your plan. Clients are responsible for knowing plan details and using appropriately.

What kinds of people do you work with?

I work with clients from all walks and stages of life: men and women -professionals, students, parents, those seeking life partners, those learning to enjoy independence. I assist people in career transition or seeking to re-ignite passion at work, but my most common area of focus is RELATIONSHIPS. Our lives truly consist of the relationships we form both in our personal and work lives; relationships form the environment we navigate. They can either
energize us or drain us.

Common issues addressed:

I work with clients to

  • set healthy boundaries, to practice assertiveness, and by doing so, to experience self-respect and self-compassion
  • develop the skills needed to experience true intimacy, sometimes for the first time or at a whole new level
  • learn skills to manage anxiety or depression to live a better life
  • focus on what they can control and go through a process that results in intentional choices that reflect their core values

I have greatest success with clients who

  • are willing to look deeply at themselves and others around them and do the work of “sorting the laundry” – what belongs to me and what belongs to others
  • are committed to taking action that leads to a more productive, meaningful, and satisfying life
  • desire greater connection in their relationships or more passion in their work life

What makes you unique?

My background and training allow me to take an eclectic approach based on the needs of the individual. My approach is:

  • Holistic- Honoring that mind, body, and spirit are connected and part of one system that composes each unique individual. What we think affects how we feel and vice versa. How we treat our bodies affects how we feel. What we choose to believe about ourselves and the world ultimately affects our action. Any plan for our “best life” has to address all areas.
  • Narrative- What story are we telling ourselves about our current situation? What do we tell ourselves about our future? Part of effective coaching is investigating these narratives for truth.
  • Somatic- Analyzing our narratives for truth is necessary but in my experience often not sufficient for lasting change. It’s not enough to accept something at the cognitive level because research on decision-making shows that choices are generally made from our emotional core. We are intelligent enough to rationalize whatever is most important to us emotionally. To believe something, to trust it enough to live it our, we need to create “felt experience” in the body. This creates a concrete memory that says “I know this is true because I experienced it in my own body.”