1. Why do I need a coach?
A coach is someone who holds you accountable, who helps you set and complete goals, and who supports you while you are in the vulnerable space of figuring things out.
Your inner voice has been speaking to you for years. You have goals and dreams you want to come true, but they seem to stop short. You get sidetracked and life goes on as usual. Together we get you past the blocks and create a sustainable plan for making things happen.
A coach helps you hear your voice clearly so that you can figure out the direction you’d like to go. Through deep listening and questioning we create clear instructions for you.
2. What exactly is a “Certified Professional Coach”?
A Certified Professional Coach is someone who partners with you to help you stay accountable to your life goals. I completed my coach training through iPEC, an industry leader in coach trainings accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
3. Ok, so how is that different than a therapist?
In therapy the therapist is the expert, in coaching the client is the expert and the coach is the trusted guide.
A therapist helps you heal your past by investigating the WHY. They concentrate on moving you from the past to the present. A coach focuses on the present and moves you into the future by pinpointing the HOW.
4. What could I expect from coaching?
You could expect a sense of clarity, motivation, and the comfort of partnership. We’ll set goals, create projects that motivate you, and give you the accountability it takes to succeed in establishing how you want to do things. I will recommend things like meditations, talks, and readings to further your own self study.
5. How long do I need a coach?
I begin all of my coaching relationships with a 4 to 12 week commitment. This allows us to find what you’re actually looking for, pull it together, and create the habit of accountability. After that we continue in whatever way we decide- it might be monthly check ins, or another 12 weeks, and can change according to your needs.
The 4 to 12 week commitment is important to establish a relationship of trust, understanding, and accountability. I call it a commitment for an important reason: we commit to each other. You commit to do the work, and I commit to being the person who guides you to your actual goals and values- and then holds you to it, even when you want to give up or cop out. This gives us a strong basis for doing the deep work of creating your instructions, editing them, and carrying them out. It lets us see what works and what doesn’t. It helps me learn how to hear you and make sure that you are clear about where and how you want your life to be.
6. How often, how long, and where are our sessions?
When we decide to work together, our first session will last 60-90 minutes. After that we meet once a week, ideally at the same time each week. This is important to establish a rhythm. Habits and instructions are much easier to create if you know what’s happening and what to expect.
Our sessions last from 45-60 minutes.
I have availability Tuesday-Saturday from 7 am to 8pm.
We can talk on the phone, meet virtually, or in person if you’re in the Durham, NC area.
7. How much does this cost?
I charge $75 per session. This includes our weekly session, text and email support, personalized suggestions for more in depth study, and check in phone calls as needed. We make payment arrangements during our initial session.
8. What now?
First, decide how serious you are about committing to this process.. then get in touch with me and let’s have a conversation to see if we will work well together. Looking forward to hearing from you!