"What is Coaching?"
I often start with what it's not: therapy, advice giving, or authoritarian in nature. There is a bit of overlap, of course - coaching, therapy or counseling involves great listening skills, processes for change, empathy, offering directives, and 'training wheels' for new skills and unchartered paths, and more. I share my knowledge and suggest options, but I don't tell you what to do because I trust you to know what's best for you in your heart and bones (and I help you get there if you don't right now).
I view coaching as being your guide-partner for your goals and dreams: It's your journey, and I am honored to walk with you on it, work through obstacles, celebrate successes, and help you in every way I can. I also provide a very safe and affirming space for you to do some emotional healing as you work on habit change, self-reinvention, and the never-straight-line to goals and dreams; our old stuff always comes up, so let's look at it and find a way to love it and move it out to make room for the real you inside and out. I have a master's in counseling, and compassionately witness that we all have pain, wounds and grief that needs expression in order to shift and heal. I see you and honor all that you are, past, present, future.
We all benefit from coaching - if you are of the thought that "I should be able to do this myself, I'd be embarrassed to ask for help" - I will gently ask you to stop shoulding on yourself. <wink> The most successful people on the planet have coaches, no matter what they do or who they are - or how you define success. Coaches are great for us because they're all FOR us. Our families and friends love us and can certainly help us with a lot of things, but they can be blinded by that love, or have overt and/or covert agendas, and sometimes keep you in a box or be threatened by the changes you are seeking. An employer has a very specific agenda for you, and while they can be very helpful, they operate through the filter of the work and business. A coach is a positive-neutral presence whose only objective is to help you accomplish what you set out to do.
I have coached on a wide and deep variety of issues around personal and professional development: Self-esteem and empowerment; assertiveness and improved communication (and letting go of passive and passive-aggressiveness); grief,; life transitions of all kinds; career issues and changes; health and wellness issues/improving habits; reduction and body/self-love and compassion; ridding ourselves of fear, shame and negative thinking; personal space; organization; and decluttering (LOVE this whole area SO much as we transform on the inside while we transform our surroundings); relationships; creativity; and, more.
ENERGIZE: 4 weekly session (within 5 weeks) to focus and stoke your fire, and keep it going for your goals and dreams.
Four intensive 50-minute sessions with email between sessions.
RADIANT: 12-sessions in 100 days. 3-month time frames are key to working on and sustaining change, reaching the destination you seek.
Twelve 1-hour sessions weekly (ideally) with intensive and supportive email between sessions.
$1,500. (Installment payments available.)
BRILLIANCE: 6 months of habit changes and/or concerted effort toward a goal creates solid new patterns and seriously loving & clear progress on a dream.
Twenty 1-hour sessions with email and brief calls between sessions.
$2,500. (Installment payments available.)
50-Minute SPARK session: Super-focused, best for people I've worked with before, or someone new with one clear goal for the session.
4-HOUR INWARD-BOUND SOUL-SUN RETREAT: I create a special space for working on an issue of your choosing. We meet via video meeting or in person for a highly focused intensive that includes guided visualization, focused planning, special coaching processes tailored to your needs, and an optional intuitive reading or healing session. Includes a 30-minute planning and clarity session prior to the retreat and a 45-minute follow-up call one month after completion.
IN-PERSON** DECLUTTERING / DOWNSIZING / ORGANIZING EXTRAVAGANZA: I come to your location and coach you through sorting, discarding, organizing and improving your space - and it's joyful not dreadful! (And I help you with all the stuff - I'm truly a pro at this!) We also do some mind clutter clearing! You provide the supplies (bags, recycling bins, markers, etc.) The coaching is intensely good as this work always brings up our issues. We of course take nourishment breaks. (Gentle hand on head to help you not be overwhelmed included.) Approx. 5 hours.
$800. **This is also available virtually via videoconferencing: $500.
**This is one of my fa-vo-rite things to help people with!
HAVE AN IDEA FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF SESSION OR ENGAGEMENT! Tell me about it! Creativity welcomed, price tailored to you.
Group Coaching/Success Teams
I have run very successful groups via teleconference: Participants reporting getting results they were seeking AND unexpected positive results, too!
- 4 people +/-
- 1 hour per week
- 8 weeks scheduled consecutively*
- $40 per week per person, paid in advance via PayPal.
Experience the value of the shared experience of working on goals in a supportive group of interesting people. The people on your team will help you make your dreams come true, because you're going to do the same thing for them. Your group will keep you moving until you discover and achieve your dream. (Success Teams were originated by Barbara Sher, and proven to achieve results.)
Bring one goal to work on, or just come to learn and experience the value of coaching and group synergy.
I provide content on organization, task management, decluttering, self-care, intuition, and more. I will lead you through guided visualizations, body scans, relaxation and focusing techniques. And, you will get brief one on one coaching! Listening to others be coached is a highly valuable experience due to our many commonalities and the basic issues we all encounter.
I offer this periodically, and/or you can form your own group - contact me to get started! *If you have a vision for different timing or number of sessions, we can customize it!
HOW TO MOVE FORWARD:
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