FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. When is hiring a coach a worthwhile investment?
The 'when' is different for every person, and so is the 'worthwhile,' but here's what I can say: If you are waiting for the perfect time, then it probably won't come. Waiting is passive and most of the proud, ambitious humans I know aren't quick to ask for help...so a more helpful question might be
Is this the right time for me to find a coach?
Clients who get the most out of working with a professional coach are those who are growing weary of hearing themselves wish that things were different. We humans are capable of persuasive inner monologues, but there comes a time when you – and perhaps those in your orbit – realize that nothing’s changing. If that idea frustrates or embarrasses you, consider booking a sample session with a coach. There is usually little or no commitment to scheduling a sample session. My sample sessions are free and last about 30 minutes.
If you subsequently realize that investing in you nourishes you more than waiting for the 'perfect' time, then I’d say it’s time to get more serious. Shop around. And then choose a coach who gets you and is going to challenge you.
What ever you are not changing, you are choosing.
I dare you to read that again :)
Q. PART OF MY ISSUE IS THAT I'M ALREADY STRETCHED SO THIN. WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Working with a coach is a choice, and so too is the length and cadence of your commitment. Those who commit to 3 month or 6 month engagement report the more positive behavior change in their lives than those who commit to less time.
This is not unique to how we work, there are myriad 'pop-sci' research articles that tells us personal transformation can happen in just 21 days, but the reality is that it varies from person to person. A commonly respected time frame used in scientific research is 12 weeks. That’s my short, nerdy answer.
If you want an even shorter answer, here goes:
A 3 month coaching engagement provides each client up to 7 hours of intensive coaching. Every engagement commences with one extended 'Basecamp' session, and thereafter clients can book 90 minutes of coaching each month, in increments of either 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
Q. MY FINANCES ARE INTERTWINED WITH MY PARTNER'S, SO I'LL HAVE TO ASK HIM/HER BEFORE COMMITTING. IS THAT OKAY?
Of course it's okay! Everyone's situation is different. When you're ready, let's start a conversation about what IS possible for you. It's a more powerful and proactive position for you to stand in anyway, and I'll be glad to meet you there.