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Common Questions


What is a Life Coach?

A  Life Coach is a trusted mentor who uses proven-effective tools to help you identify your goals, passion and personal strengths and reach your fullest potential. There are many different types of coaches, with varying degrees of education and experience, thus it is important that you are careful in selecting the person who will be best for you.

What is a CERTIFIED Life Coach
 

My credentials,  "CPC"  Certified professionl coach, attest to my training and certification as a Life Coach. Many who

call themselves life coaches, are not certified.  My education also includes a DSW (Doctor of Social Work) and LCSW (Lisenced Clinical Social Worker) which represent extensive education and experience and, importantly, the mandate to abide by a clearly-articulated,  professional code of ethics. 
 
How is Life Coaching different from Therapy?
 
While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Therapy addresses the past, resolving issues so the client can live comfortably in the present. Believing that you can be "more than okay", coaching looks to the future: identifying and working toward positive goals, developing new skills and constructive habits and achieving maximum life satisfaction. 

What types of people have Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with professional coaches to help attain goals in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Life Coaching works best for those who want to take initiative in their own life and are committed to doing the work needed to attain their more fulfilled life.


What happens in a Life Coaching Session?

While I do tailor each session to meet the clients need at that time, I have developed an overarching approach that has proven quite sucessful. In the beginning, we explore your personal values and dreams and discuss what you are seeking to from  our work together. We then create a plan to achieve goals you have identifed. Periodically, I give assignments to help you think in new directions and stimulate positive thinking. Accountability is a powerful part of the coaching experience.  Knowing that we discuss your progress each session is highly motivating. We work together to acknowledge your strengths as well as the obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. 

Do I really need a Life Coach?  Can't I just do it by myself?
 
Life coaching takes you above and beyond your own personal limitations. It is difficult to realize w
hat stands in our ownway.  A Coach offers an unbiased and objective perspective to help you recognize your patterns and habits. Coaching also provides you with accountability, support and encouragement which is crucial for persevering with your quest. 

 
What is the FEE for Life Coaching and how do I pay for my sessions? 

My standard fee is $175 for 45 minutes and 40 per extra quarter hours.  
Please inquire about my Life Coaching Packages to get optimal results at the best value. You can use Visa or Mastercard for payment of on-line coaching.  Checks, credit cards or cash are accepted for in-person sessions.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule a sessions. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.

How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

Is personal life coaching confidential?

What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. While Life Coaches are not privileged for legal purposes as they are for clergy, therapists and attorneys, I am professionally bound by the ethics of my Social Work profession.  Your personal information will always be protected.



 

 

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