Are there professional standards for the coaching industry?
Yes, there is a code of ethics, core competencies, accreditation processes and an International Coach Federation (industry association) that promotes the advancement of coaches. To learn more about this, click here: http://www.coachfederation.org/ICF/
How will I know you are the right coach for me?
During our initial conversations and/or discovery session, together we will identify if this is an appropriate fit. So, before you say "yes", you will have a sample of what the coaching experience will be like. Until then, click on my BIO page to learn more about myself and my approach in coaching.
How much does life coaching typically cost?
Most life coaches working with individuals charge about $200 to $1,000 per month for a 30- to 60-minute call three or four times a month. Executive coaches charge more and typically work with their clients for two hours a month.
Coaching fees vary greatly. Here are some typical coaching fees in the US:
Monthly Investment for Life Coaching: $250 – $1,000+
Monthly Investment for Business Coaching: $350 – $2,500+
Monthly Investment for Executive Coaching: $500 – $5,000+
Life coaching is an expensive, highly personalized, high-end service however, if you engross yourself in the overall transformational process, YOU WILL GET RESULTS. Imagine your life 6 - 12 months from now, and the possibilities of an EXTRAordinary life from working with a Certified Life Coach. What is being put on the right path to living the life you truly want to live worth to you? Invest in yourself. You're worth it!
The biggest difference is that a Life Coach works with the future; while therapists work with the past. Life Coaches work to make healthy clients better; therapists work with pathology and illness. Life Coaches work with the conscious mind; therapists work with the unconscious mind. Typically, a Life Coach works with a client for a time limit, with specific desired behavioral outcomes, and is most often on the phone. Therapists work is open-ended, with understanding as its primary aim, and in an office setting.
How does the coaching process work?
1. Book an initial 15 minute coaching session. During this telephone session you will take a 'Life Satisfaction Score Card' assessment and gain insight into the coaching process. We will also discuss the areas in which you would like to see change in your life or business.
2. We will discuss your background, current situation and life goals, both personally and professionally. We will also begin the initial walkthrough of insights, goals, dreams.
3. By the end of the call we will devise a preliminary action plan for success relevant to your particular situation.
At the end of the initial coaching session, you will be offered a coaching package that will best satisfy your overall objective. Over the next 3 - 6 months, we will together create a set of goals and establish accountability for personal and professional success. We'll discover your deep aspirations, clarify the choices before you and create action plans to achieve your goals. Once we have our 3 - 6 month objectives and plan in place, I will help you stay focused and on track. I help you break through old barriers and develop new MINDSET SKILLS so you can BE YOUR VERY BEST SELF.
What can I expect from you as my coach?
What if I sign up for this and decide it is not right for me? Do you have a money back guarantee?
Yes, I call it my "participate and get your money back" guarantee. If within the first month of our relationship you show up to the calls and participate fully in the coaching process, you can simply let me know this is not working for you and I will completely refund your money. To honor the coaching agreement and the coaching process, if you sign up and do not show up for your coaching sessions, do not do the follow up work, etc, then we will not refund your money.
What if I need to reschedule my appointment?
It's easy. With at least a 24 hour notice, you can reschedule any appointment by using the online calendar system. Any appointment not cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time will be billed for the full price of the service.