What is your training as a coach?
I received my certification with Leadership That Works through their year-long Coaching for Transformation program in 2015. They are accredited by the International Coaches Federation.
What is the format of your coaching calls?
Hourly sessions are typically held weekly or biweekly over the phone with virtual support between sessions. This format gives us the flexibility of not commuting to one another and allows us to better focus more on the topic at hand. In person sessions are available when requested and as possible.
How much does a session cost?
In the interest of mutuality and accessibility, the cost of an hour-long session is what you earn an hour with a minimum of 50$/hr. Really excited about coaching, low on cash, but have other skills to trade? Let’s talk about it.
What do you provide coaching on?
Coaching is a space to dive into any experiences, goals, challenges, or feelings that are important and relevant to your process. Common themes with transitions, clarify purpose, activate movement
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
–Coaching is a co-creative partnership that nourishes human beings becoming the fullest, most actualized version of themselves. It is present/future focused, learning and action-oriented, and abundance-driven. It taps into your inner wisdom, creativity, and power to create your own solutions to the obstacles you want to overcome. This is typically done using curiosity, awareness, listening, intuition, challenging limiting beliefs, and holding accountability towards movement. Sessions evolve organically depending on which of many tools and pathways a coach chooses to take and are based in a trusting, intentional coach-coachee relationship.
–Therapy is all about remediating past and healing, often pertaining to mental/emotional/psychological issues or trauma. This typically involves an analysis of “patient” condition and usage of clinical methodologies. Contrasting the assumption that the “patient” is in need of fixing/healing, coaching clients are held as already being whole and fully capable. Coaches are not particularly trained in healing deep-seated past traumas, instead working with fulfillment of potential, purpose, and aspirations in the present-future (even whilst acknowledging that the past is built into and informs present/future experience). They also don’t pathologize the condition of their clients, valuing the wholeness and inner diversity of their experience.
These methodologies aren’t exclusive, and often people who are already receiving therapy will opt to explore coaching as well.
How do I decide if coaching is for me?
- Reach out for a free informational session! You will get a more comprehensive idea of what engaging with me feels like and your gut will give you a really good read.
- Talk with other people who have coached with me. I am happy to provide references who can talk to you about their experiences.
- Talk with your friends who have gotten coaching and see what they have to say.
- Find a few different coaches that you have a good feeling about and talk with each of them. The comparison can be helpful.
How long does a coaching relationship last?
Coaching is a rich explorational space that unearths many realizations about how we see ourselves, our world, and the ways we chose to engage. But it is a small part of the rest of our lives. We have to go out and LIVE into these discoveries and goals we create in session in order to create the transformations we desire. Because this kind of recreating takes time, effort, and courage, I ask for an initial commitment of at least three months, at which point we can reassess and decide whether more time is desired or if the relationship has reached an optimal conclusion.
How do you handle confidentiality around minors?
As a coach, everything is confidential unless the youth is endangering themselves or others, regardless of who is paying for the sessions. That said, the youth can volunteer to share any information about their sessions that they chose.