Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching is a professional and confidential relationship, in which a coach provides support to develop skills, resources, and creativity, piercing old barriers in order to achieve specific goals in life. Life coaching is a practice that empowers you to create a more satisfying career, greater abundance and loving relationships, and in general, to achieve the life you’ve always wanted.
How long does the 'Mindset for Success' program last?
What types of skills are targeted for improvement during the “Mindset for Success” program?
The goal of the program is to enhance your personal growth across many integrated areas e.g. relationships, career, financial abundance, etc., as well as insight with any immediate challenge or issue. In addition, we will focus on rewiring old habits of false-self thinking while moving you into a consistently positive mindset. Ultimately, the program is customized and tailored to fulfill your specific needs. Each individual has different skills they would like to work on, so the program takes different paths for each participant.
What are the fees associated with the “Mindset for Success” program?
An initial payment of $250 is due upon acceptance of the coaching agreement. Thereafter a $1,000 monthly payment will be made prior to the first session of each month.
How many sessions are included in the program?
The program includes four 60-minute sessions each month – two by phone and two in person.
How does a phone session work?
You, the client, are responsible for contacting me, the coach, via telephone at the scheduled time.
Who is responsible for scheduling our sessions?
It is your responsibility to call my office and schedule your four sessions each month.
What happens if I need to reschedule a phone session?
Please give me at least 24 hours notice and we can reschedule.
What happens if I go on vacation during my participation in the program?
We will spend more time before you leave or after you return.
What happens if I have an emergency?
We will work around the situation.
What happens if I must cancel a session?
We will make it up to ensure you still have four sessions in the same month.
What happens if my Life Coach doesn’t answer for our phone session?
If this happens, please leave a message for me with information on where you can be reached. (If I don’t call you back within 7 minutes, the call is on me!)
What if I need to contact my Life Coach between the scheduled sessions?
You may email or call me between our scheduled sessions if you need advice, have a problem, or cannot wait to share a success with me. I enjoy providing this extra level of service, but I do ask that you keep the extra calls to 5-10 minutes in length. I shall respond to most calls or emails within 24 hours.
Am I charged for any “extra time” calls or emails?
I do not bill for additional time of this type, but I do ask that the calls last no more than 5-10 minutes.
What if I feel that I need to schedule an extra session to focus on something specific?
A “Core Coaching” session is an independent time allocated for a specific issue that needs extra attention and focus. Core Coaching sessions can be scheduled outside of the usual four sessions each month.
How is coaching different from therapy?
A life coach works with people who are mentally and emotionally healthy and who want support to achieve stated goals in their lives, whether their careers, finances, relationships, or even in their spiritual growth. This isn’t traditional therapy, although it might feel therapeutic. Therapy is the psychological treatment of mental, emotional, and nervous disorders. A more detailed comparison is available here.
What happens if I become depressed or feel the need for a therapist?
If you become depressed and need help from a therapist, I expect you to seek a therapist or ask me for a referral, as I will not perform that service for you while we are coaching.
Is my information kept confidential?
Your Life Coach will maintain the confidentiality of your information, except as otherwise authorized by you or required by law.
What should I do if something doesn’t feel right or an issue arises?
I promise to resolve any issue to your satisfaction and make it right for you. If something upsets you or doesn’t feel right, please bring it up and we will resolve whatever the issue may be.
What happens to our relationship after the program has ended?
It is my hope that our relationship will be life-long. It will take a different form and that form is how we choose together. If you feel as though you need more coaching after you have graduated from the program, we can make a predetermined schedule with monthly or bi-monthly sessions. There is also the option of having an unstructured retainer type of format as well.