Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a coaching program or is it something different?

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If by "program," you mean something that has been developed to be used generically with clients, no, it's not.  Coaching is a one-on-one partnership between a coach and client in which we work on goals and issues together.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said "All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better."  That's the mindset to cultivate in coaching as the client.  It's all about experimentation and finding what works for you.  While experimentation by yourself can be scary, in coaching, I am your co-experimentor and co-creator, helping you to get to that desired future.

Is coaching like therapy?

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Coaching differs from therapy in a couple of important and  different ways.  In therapy, the therapist is presumed to be the expert.  In coaching, the client is presumed to be the expert on his or her life.  The therapeutic model assumes that the client is "broken," and needs to be fixed.  The coaching model assumes that our clients are healthy, whole, creative, and resourceful.  .Also, therapy looks to the past for answers.  Coaching is future-oriented and looks to the goals the client wants to achieve.  

Is coaching like consulting?

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No.  Coaching isn't like consulting.  When you're working with a consultant, the consultant is presumed to be the expert and is expected to provide solutions to the issue(s) you're facing.  In coaching, the client is assumed to be the expert on his or her own life, and the answers reside with the client, not with the coach.  Now, a coach may suggest something to a client if the client is stuck or provide information to a client with permission.  However, the focus always on the client.

How often are coaching sessions held?

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Most clients prefer weekly sessions, at least to begin.  As clients begin to work on their goals, we often move to holding our sessions two weeks apart to give them time to experiment and generate results from the actions that they've taken.  

Do you offer coaching packages?

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Yes.  I offer 6 session packages, which I strongly recommend when you're beginning coaching.  Packages are also more cost effective than paying for sessions individually in that they're discounted 10%.  

How do you handle payment?

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I invoice using Paypal, which will allow you to use your credit card for payment.  All coaching sessions are paid for in advance.  

Do you accept insurance?

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Unfortunately, coaching isn't covered by most health insurance carriers.  You may want to check with your insurance company to see if it is reimbursable from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Is there anything included in the cost besides the coaching sessions?

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Coaching services are "full service," which means that you'll be able to email or text in between sessions with questions, concerns, or issues that may come up.  In general, you'll receive a response within 12 hours to email or text on weekdays.  On weekends, it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response.

What's your cancellation policy?

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I have a 24-hours in advance cancellation policy.  However, I understand that "life happens," and that sometimes clients need to cancel at the last minute.  I'm usually flexible about rescheduling as long as last minute cancellations don't happen too often.

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