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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Life Coaching? What is the difference between a life coach and other mental health care professionals?

Life coaching is a short, intense mode of mental health care during which you create long lasting change in your life. Sitting on the couch for years is not a life coaching reality.

Life Coaching is holistic. It takes into consideration your physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and social health. All aspects of a person are interconnected and in order to affect change in one we must consider the whole. (By way of example: I had a client who came to me due to depressive moods that were preventing her from functioning on a daily basis. Once she started drinking water throughout the day, the depressive moods lifted and she became a more productive and happier person. It is not always that simple, but it can be).

Life Coaching continues in between sessions. At the end of each session you will be given practice work to help you implement what we discussed during session. In fact, much of the significant change happens when you apply what you have learned and discovered during sessions to your daily life.

How do I know if Life Coaching is right for me?

Is there something in your life that you are driven to change but you don’t know how? As long as you are willing to put in the effort, then Life Coaching is right for you.

Still not sure? The best way to know is to give me a call.
I offer free consultation calls to help you decide if Life Coaching is right for you at this point in time and to specify the goal that you would want to focus on.

There is no obligation. I like to get to know new people and help where I can so by calling me you would actually be brightening my day. Looking forward to talking to you soon!

Do you offer free consultation?

Always. There is no point in starting a process if it is not the right for you. During your free consultation we will ensure that coaching is the right choice for you, that now is the right time for you to begin such a process and that we – you and I, client and coach – are the right fit for each other.

We will also discuss and gain clarity on what goal you are striving to achieve so that you are ready to dive in once the coaching process begins.

What type of issues do your clients frequently face?

My clients face a wide variety of issues. I have had clients who have troubled relationships with their husbands, feel overwhelmed by their children, are experiencing depressive moods or low self-confidence, want to quit their job and open their own businesses, suffer fears of all kinds or indecisiveness, are grieving the loss of a loved one… and the list goes on.

The issue you are facing is less relevant than your desire to resolve it. The common denominator of all clients who have seen significant and long lasting change in their lives is their drive to create that change. And yes, the coaching process itself allows that drive to surface and swell until it demands more energy to negate it than to thrive with it.

It excites me every time a client rises with that swell and pushes forward to the calm, confident and fulfilled life they desire and deserve.

What are some of the benefits that your clients generally get from working with you?

Achieving your goal! Whatever that may be for you, that is what we work towards in Life Coaching.

I work with a wide variety of clients dealing with a wide variety of issues so ‘achieving your goal’ is different for each client.

The common benefits for all of my clients is increased clarity, confidence and inner strength. These are the foundation on which you will build to achieve your goal.

How do you work? What is the process?

We will initially meet once a week for a total of eight 1-hour sessions. The content of each session is unique to who you are, what your goal is and where you are on your journey of growth and development.

At the end of each session you will be given practice work to help you implement what you have learned and discovered during our session into your daily life.

I am available in between sessions for a short check-in (or 15-minute daily check-ins, depending on which type of Life Coaching you choose) should it be necessary. Never hesitate to reach out – asking for help is often the first step to moving forward.

After the initial eight sessions, we will discuss what the best next step for you will be and decide how to move forward.

I have a busy schedule. I don’t know if I have time to do weekly assignments.

Your weekly practice work does not require time as much as it requires thought and focus. The average assignment will take 5-10 minutes a day (at most) to write. It will call your attention throughout your day as it heightens your awareness in order to adjust your habits and thought processes and, ultimately, achieve your goal.

When are you available to work? What are your hours?

My schedule is flexible and changes based on current clients and family life.

Most of my hours are late morning through mid-afternoon, though I always reserve at least one day a week for evening/night hours and one day a week for early morning sessions. Let’s just say that scheduling will probably not be the reason not to begin Life Coaching with me.

How long does the process usually take?

An initial series is eight sessions. This allows most clients to step foot on the path they aspire to be on. After those first eight sessions, we will discuss how you want to move forward and decide what your best next step is.

How do I know if Life Coaching will work?

What can you expect from yourself from putting in your best efforts?

The best mental health practitioner is only as successful as the desire that the client has to be successful.

As a life coach, I am a vessel for your growth and development. I may be a very good one – asking you the right questions that will open your eyes, providing you with practice work that is tailor made just for you, and teaching you enough new information for you to take the next steps forward towards your goal. And yet, I am still a vessel.

So, will it work? Years of experience have proven excellent results. Beyond that, it depends on if you want it to work and if you are willing to put in the effort.

You can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

What can I expect from working with you?

When working with me you can expect a warm and welcoming safe space where you can raise any issue and discuss any topic. You can expect a non-judgmental environment in which any thought that you have is accepted and appreciated. You can expect to consistently move towards your goal as you show-up for yourself and navigate the challenge you face.

The four walls of my office have heard many, many stories over the years. There is not much you can surprise them, or me, with… but I can’t wait to see you try J

You may feel right now that life is miserable and there is no hope. You may feel that you are the only one going through this. The reality is that if you are thinking, feeling, experiencing something, then someone else, somewhere else, is thinking, feeling, experiencing something similar. The difference is what that other person chooses to do with it. You can not change what was, but when working with me you can change how you choose to move forward; you can change what you choose to do with what is.

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