What is Life & Job Coaching?
can be defined as bringing people from where they are to
where they want to be in their lives and in their careers.
coaching different from therapy?
Most therapies are about problems that people
are having in their lives and with others. Coaching is about
resources, strengths and goals. Conversations are not about
diagnosis, or problems, but about the future, how you want that future
to be (your goals), your potential and your strengths.
someone choose to see a life and job coach?
People seek out coaches to help them make important decisions in their
lives and in their careers. Think of this as analagous to a
sports coach. The job of the sports coach is to
assess what are the athelete's strengths, potential, and (most
important) the athlete's stated future goals. The sports
coach doesn't do the athlete's work but helps him or her to recognize
his potential and then use that potential to reach his or her
goals. The life and job coach likewise works with individuals
to recognize their own resources and how they might use those resources
to reach their goals.
How does the
coach do that?
The tools of the coach are well formed questions
that have been proven over time to be effective in helping individuals
think about where they are and where they want to be in life and
career. The coach doesn't tell someone what they should do.
A skilled coach gets the individual to devise their own life
or career plan. The beginning is always a discussion
What do you
mean by goals?
Your goal is a statement of your preferred future
(how you want things to be different and better in your life and/or
career). This goal is always the beginning
discussion that coaches and individuals talk
about together and forms the "compass" for all future
discussions. The goal has 4 important characteristics
Important to you: it will make a difference in your
life and/or career
Possible and realistic.
Measurable - how will we know in detail that you are accomplishing
what you want to accomplish?
in positive terms - what you want to be different rather than what you
don't want to be happening.
let's get down to the basics: how much do you charge?
I charge $350 for 6 one-hour coaching sessions. These can be done either in person if you live in the area or
using Skype or phone if you are out of the area. When those
sessions are scheduled is determined by you and what you think would be
the most useful. In most cases, individuals find that monthly
sessions work best. This gives ample opportunity for you to
work on your goals and then future sessions will be focused on what you
Registration and payment for coaching can completed on-line.
insurance company pay for this?
Insurance companies do not reimburse for coaching.
Full payment is expected prior to the first session and you are agreeing to the full 6 sessions.
In many cases, if this is job related coaching, your employer
may be willing to pay for the service either in full or in part.
It might be worth dicussing this with him or her.
It's best to think of this as an investment in your future.
How do I
arrange for my first coaching session.
Contact me either by
phone: 845-778-7106 or via Contact Form.