Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a new discipline of personal and professional development. A coach comes alongside his client and assists them in bridging the gap from where they are to where they want to be. Coaching is for passionate people who want more from life and are ready to commit the time and finances it takes to reach their personal goals.
Is Coaching for people with problems?
No. Coaching is for people who are looking to enhance their life and bring it to the next level. Unlike counseling, coaching is not for those who need to reconcile their past. Coaching is forward looking and assists the person who is ready, willing and able to do what it takes to reach their goals for a better life.
How is this done?
Coaching is a relationship that synergizes the client’s own talents and the coach’s discipline to move the client into his/her chosen path. This special relationship brings clarity, focus and critical thinking to bear on the challenges of designing a new tomorrow.
How do I get started?
Coaching starts with an initial conversation where the coach and the client get to know one another. The coach will ask about the client’s goals, needs and desires. The client wants to get comfortable with the coach. During this conversation the client and coach will design a list of goals and an action plan to reach these goals.
What does a typical session look like?
Most coaching is done over the phone. Having set a particular time, the client will call the coach. The focus of the call is directed by the client. The coach will then assist the client to solve problems, think strategically, plan effectively and implement the steps needed to reach goals.
How long do people work with a coach?
The length of time varies depending on what the client wishes to accomplish. Some people will work with a coach for as little as six months. Others will find the experience so beneficial they will maintain a coaching relationship for an unspecified period of time. A commitment of at least six months will assure measurable results.
What does it cost?
Professional coaching fees vary and can range from $200-500 per month. We will be happy to discuss fees with you and design a program and fee that suits your needs.
What is covered by the monthly fees?
The fee covers 2 to 3 scheduled sessions per month which will last from 30-45 minutes. In addition, brief spot calls and e-mail exchanges are complimentary between scheduled calls.
Who should employ a coach?
Anyone who is anxious to reach their true potential and is ready to put the time, effort and finances into getting there. Some people look at coaching as furthering their education. Some people enter coaching not sure of what they want but are sure of what they don’t want. Still others who recognize areas where they are successful, are aware of areas in their life where they would like to be more proficient. Whatever your situation, coaching just might be the thing that propels you into the life you have only dreamed of.