Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES A LIFE COACH DO?
A life coach is a type of wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment and success. As a coach I guide clients to become aware of their thoughts, behaviors and actions so they may understand them and refine them to become their best selves.
By viewing problems objectively as a third party, a life coach opens clients’ eyes to the root of what they seek and what is holding them back. I call it being your thinking partner and journey co-creator. You will get more clarity, new insights and with those you will move forward more deliberately to the meaningful change you are looking for.
A Coach does not provide advice or answers; instead, they guide people to discover their own answers.
For a moment, think about sports coaches as an example.
They teach you the rules of the game.
They show you techniques and tips to win.
They monitor your performance and adapt the strategy to maximize your strengths.
They identify areas that your opponent may target to beat you.
A good life coach does similar things.
They teach the basic rules of a fulfilling life based on your needs and personality.
They equip you with proven tools and techniques to develop your best self.
They monitor your experience and adapt the personalized approach to best utilize your skills and abilities.
They help you define meaningful goals that will have positive impacts if fulfilled
They anticipate obstacles and guide you to discover solutions in time.
Life coaching anticipates and prepares you for life’s challenges and opportunities.
But, more importantly, the life coach recognizes that, together with the best tools and techniques, motivation is the engine that drives personal growth. We make sure that the clients motivation factors and drivers are strong, and they are applied in a meaningful way to get you to where you wish to go!
MY ULTIMATE DESIRE IS TO TEACH YOU HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY COACH YOURSELF SO YOU DON'T NEED A LIFE COACH
DOES BEING A CERTIFIED COACH MATTER?
Yes, absolutely, it makes a very big difference. As an accredited and certified coach, I am a member of the Association of coaching and Association of Neurolinguistic Practitioners. As such I am held to strict coaching practice competencies and standards. This ensures that I provide quality services and stay current with industry improvements. I am also supervised to ensure that I adhere to the association standards and I am required to continue my education to I stay up-to-date and relevant with global standards as they evolve.
I am also legally required to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the AC global codes of ethics. You may review the AC Code of Ethics and the applicable standards of behavior here - https://www.associationforcoaching.com/page/AboutCodeEthics
CAN I BOOK A FREE SESSION TO LEARN MORE?
YES! I call them Breakthrough Sessions/Calls because that is what they really are; a chance for us to meet, get to know each other, and do a preliminary exploration of your life-blocks. We do that face-to-face via live zoom video, or just in an audio call if you prefer. With your permission, this session includes an opportunity to be actively coached so you may see what it feels like.
Please scroll down to the link to my "Book a Breakthrough Session". Or you may go to my Bookings Page and select it from there. Both will take you to my calendar page where you select a date and time convenient for you. I will be notified and you will receive a separate email with the session invite and link to use on that day. It really is that simple and there is no hard sell or obligation to buy.
I am dedicated to you having the best possible outcome from my coaching, I provide these 1 Hour Introduction Sessions/Calls at no-cost to you. Please see the scheduling button at the foot of this page to book yours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO AN INTRO CALL?
HOW WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
Please bring an open mind a pen and paper so you may take some notes if you wish. Please also identify and dedicate a quiet place and time for this session; one where all interruptions are limited.
These Introductions are best live via a video call because we really can learn a lot about each other when we get the opportunity so visually interact. We can meet this way via a Computer (Mac or PC), a tablet or a smart phone, whichever is your preference. If you prefer conducting it via just zoom audio or over the phone we will communicate after you have booked you session to arrange the best phone App/Option for you. I always use secure free services.
Rest assured, when you schedule your session I will immediately email you to confirm the booking and give you easy stepped instructions to follow.
I may also ask you a couple of questions to get you in a coaching frame of mind and ready to discuss what you wish to get from coaching.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A PROGRAM COACHING SESSION?
An open mind, an honest heart and a willingness to learn about yourself and how you navigate your life. If you have some goals for yourself please share them. Please be open to being a little uncomfortable as you grow; growth resides in the discomfort zone, but I never overstep.
I encourage you to also bring a pen and paper to take notes, but if you prefer, I can also send you a link to download your own copy of the recorded session afterwards. That way note taking will not be a distraction and you will have the ability to re-watch and reflect on the session.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
You may review my fees on my Details and Rates page. That page gives you a detailed summary of what is included in each package so you may compare them and consider which is best for you. A link to go directly to that page is provided below. That page also shows you the various payment options available. Fees may be discussed in your Complimentary Breakthrough call if you desire. Tailoring a bespoke program is possible if we discuss it fully.
I highly recommend that we have the Breakthrough call before booking any program. Everyone is unique so that session is designed specifically to allow you time to discuss what you are really looking for. You will also have an opportunity to ask all your questions. There is no obligation to buy and an opportunity to learn more about yourself too.
IF I CANCEL A PACKAGE, DO I GET A REFUND?
I stand behind the quality of coaching I provide. The full cancellation terms are always explained and included in our written agreement.
Briefly: I require all services to be paid up-front. However, at any time (up to and including the half-way term of your contract) should you wish to end our agreement, I will refund the proportion of the fee paid that represents the value of your remaining unused sessions, less a small admin fee and money transfer costs.
I insist upon written notice of a request to cancel the contract. It must be provided 48 hours ahead of the next scheduled session to allow me the opportunity to reschedule time previously committed to you. I also ask that you provide me the opportunity to discuss your reasons behind the decision. I strive to continually improve my services so your input on that part is very important.