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Fees: Please call for fee information.
**The initial fee includes any background information you wish to include in writing (on a maximum of) two page email which I will read prior to your initial coaching session at no additional cost to you.
Coaching is very effective over the
telephone and in person. Coaching is based on helping
individuals in the present and future and does not focus on
one's past. It is less emotionally based than psychotherapy and
more result oriented. While psychotherapy can be described this
way, coaching is always this way.
Coaching can be for yourself individually and/or for you and
your partner. My training in Imago Relationship Therapy lends
itself well to the telephone coaching given the effective
communication exercises that are part of the Imago work.
What you can expect from coaching:
- Creating a vision and goal which you wish to achieve
- Brainstorming and assistance in new ways of thinking and
doing things differently to achieve your goals.
- Develop a plan with results that are attainable,
measurable and specific with target dates
- Identify your level of commitment to your goal
- Staying on track of your intended goal being flexible
for adjustments as warranted to the situation
If you want to hire me as your coach first answer these
- What results are you looking for specifically for a
coach to help you with?
- Where are you out of integrity with what you say and
what you do toward trying to achieve my goal?
- What do you want to be held accountable for to achieve
- How will you know when this goal is achieved?
The following is adapted from
Lynn Grodzki's coaching practice with permission:
I provide individual coaching to develop and implement
strategies to help my clients reach personally identified goals
and reach personal satisfaction.
Coaching is proven to work when there are two factors
- You are willing to make changes in your professional or
personal life, and
- There is a gap between where you are now and where you
want to be.
That is all that is necessary for the coach and client to
solve professional or personal challenges and/or design and
implement a plan of action. Through an interactive and
developmental process, I will help you pursue strategies and
solutions designed to move you towards the rapid and satisfying
attainment of your personal goals. As a coach I respect,
acknowledge, and protect the vulnerability and confidentiality
of each client, while constructively holding clients to high
standards of self-responsibility and self-accountability.
If, at any time, you feel that your needs are not being met
or you are not getting what you want out of the individual
coaching, please tell me, so we can discuss your needs and
adjust your coaching program, as needed.
Coaching is scheduled at the mutual convenience of myself and the client. The day and time for the next call will be confirmed at the close of each coaching session. Services requested by the client, in addition to coaching calls, will be billed at the hourly rate during each coaching session. Payment is expected at the beginning of each appointment.
Please remember that you must give 48 hours prior notice if you need to cancel or change the time of an appointment, otherwise you will be charged for the session in full. The coach will make reasonable efforts to reschedule sessions, which are cancelled in a timely manner. Either party may end the coaching relationship at any time, by giving written, email, or verbal communication of their desire to end the coaching sessions.
As a licensed therapist who is also coaches, I adhere to the
letter of our licensure in regard to confidentiality with our
coaching clients. I will only release information about our work
to others with your written permission, or if I am required to
do so by a court order.
There are some situations in which I am legally obligated to
breach your confidentiality in order to protect others from
harm, including (1) if I have information that indicates that a
child or elderly or disabled person is being abused, we must
report that to the appropriate state agency and (2) if a client
is an imminent risk to him/herself or makes threats of imminent
violence against another person, I am required to take
protective actions. These situations rarely occur in coaching
practices, but if such a situation does occur, I will make every
effort to discuss it with you before taking any action.
Although, during the course of our coaching, we may discuss
your future plans, business affairs, customer lists, financial
information, job information, goals, personal information, and
other private information, as a coach I will not voluntarily
communicate the client's information to a third party.
Coaching versus Psychotherapy
There are some similarities between coaching and
psychotherapy, but we do not conduct psychotherapy with our
coaching clients. Although both coaching and psychotherapy use
knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and
interactive counseling techniques, there are major differences
in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility.
Because of these differences, the roles of coach and
psychotherapist are often in potential conflict, so we believe
that it is ethically inappropriate, under most circumstances,
for us to play both roles with a client. In some situations, we
may recommend that you enter psychotherapy as a condition of
Coaching is a professional relationship and we will make sure
to maintain our professional boundaries during and after our
work together. Considerable experience shows that when
boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching
relationship are endangered.
In order to honor and protect the coach's intellectual
property, the client agrees not to disclose or communicate
information about the coach's materials, written articles, or
methods to any third parties without express permission.
Coaching Fees and Procedures for individual coaching
sessions in person
I work primarily by phone with my clients from across the
country and several continents.
Getting started for individual phone coaching is a three-step
The first step
Email me to schedule an introductory session by phone.
At the intro session, I will want to hear all about you,
including your current personal challenges and where you want to
go from here. You will have time to understand how you might be
able to help you get there. This is a mini-coaching session so
you can see how it works. Everything you talk about is
confidential in all coaching sessions.
The second step
At the end of the intro session I will give you information
about how to go further and start individual coaching. If you
have a sense of your readiness to go forward, you and I can talk
logistics — and decide on the times to meet each month.
Individual coaching by phone consists of a total of 90 minutes
every month, broken into several sessions with additional email
Coaching goes month to month, although most of my clients
like to arrange for a minimum of 3 months to be able to define,
set, and meet their initial goals.
The third step
Make arrangements for credit card billing prior to your first
session each month. This monthly retainer will confirm your
The introductory session by phone is 75 minutes.
Please call for fee information. You pay for each coaching session by check or credit card, and your card will be billed during the session.
Health Insurances do not cover any coaching fees whatsoever.
If you are ready to take the first step, send me an email and
request an introductory session by phone.