I'm sure you have MANY questions, I sure did when I was thinking about hiring a Life Coach! If your question isn't captured here, and let's face it, it probably isn't, please reach out to me directly. It is definitely more fun talking over the phone than reading a website!
What is Coaching and how does it work?
Whoa, that's two questions, but I'll allow it. Let's tackle the first question first (...makes sense!)
What is coaching?
I could sprout some of the definitions out there but I think the following sums it up pretty nicely.
Your sessions are NOT
Fuffy, airy-fairy, woo-woo or wacko…it’s action oriented and challenging
Therapy or counselling … we don’t need to look backwards to move forwards
Focused on anyone else … this is all about you and you alone
Discovering road blocks and obstacles … this is about what you CAN do, not what you CAN’T do
How does it work?
The coaching process is all about you. We explore your wants, needs and desires through a series of questions that ultimate to lead you to identifying what goals and actions you can put into place RIGHT NOW to get you on the path to where you want to go.
Think of yourself as the explorer and me as the compass.
What should I expect in the initial consultation?
The initial consultation is an opportunity to ask me anything you like about myself, the coaching process or we can get straight into the nitty gritty with what you want to achieve. Either way, we’ll get to know each other a little better so you can determine how coaching can help you get to where you want to go and if I’m the right coach for you.
There's a lot to do, I don't know where to start. I need longer than 6 sessions!
I hear you, it doesn't sound like a lot of time to make a big change. Trust me when I tell you that it is.
Part of the coaching process is showing you the tools and techniques to be able to coach yourself. I'm sure we'll get along great but I certainly don't want you to have to rely on seeing a life coach to get the life you want for yourself. Part of the series is equipping you and empowering you to set and achieve goals outside of your coaching series.
Do you do single sessions?
Single sessions aren’t offered for those who haven’t completed a coaching series and only then on consultation. I believe true and lasting change takes longer than 1 session. I’m not going to take your money unless I’m convinced you’re going to see the value. That's not my scene.
What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel at any time if you’re not happy with me, the coaching process or the progress you’re making. I will refund any sessions paid in advance. There is no fee for cancelling.
How do we meet?
My preference is for us to see each other during the coaching session and so I prefer to use Skype. If you don’t have Skype or you would prefer we can always use the good old telephone!