There are many differences. To start, coaching is a forward-looking process that focuses on a person’s strengths. The coaching process assumes the client is functional, emotionally healthy and capable of change right now. The end goal is to empower the client. Therapy is a treatment process that often involves a diagnosis and plan for examining and resolving past issues so the patient may receive treatment and move forward. Therapy and coaching are not exclusive, and I have clients who are engaged in both. As an ICF-credentialed coach, I am expected to recommend therapy to a client if an applicable issue arises and I can make that referral if need be.
The timeframe depends on the desired results and willingness to do the work. I’ve seen changes achieved in three sessions, but the typical process requires at least six. The duration of your coaching is tailored to your needs, as no two clients are the same – some people move faster than others. I also have clients who work with me long term and have monthly sessions, and others that return with new challenges and opportunities after a coaching package is complete.
Together, we look at your goals and we create a coaching plan and schedule accordingly. I find that initially, meeting every 2-3 weeks is most effective, as it gives you time between meetings to reflect and take appropriate actions.
Coaching is an investment in yourself!
My Career Transition package starts at $1,500 and my Business Development is $2,500. Both include materials, assessments and support via email or text in between sessions during business hours. Please contact me to chat about your specific needs.
I take payment online via credit card, Zelle, Venmo or check.
No, coaching is not covered by health insurance.
Yes, it does! If you are ready to do the work and commit to the process, you will experience change. Many people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, improved work performance, better relationships, and more effective communication skills. Check out my testimonials to read what others are saying about their coaching experience.
Coaching is a partnership and the process hinges on the “connection” between you and the coach you are considering. Other things to think about are work and life experience, approachability and communication style. After reviewing a coach’s approach and niche (a good place to check is their website or social media), the best next step is to set up an exploratory or discovery call. After a conversation, you can usually get a good idea about the fit.
Always! This is something that is super important to me. As a credentialed-ICF coach, I am required to uphold strict confidentiality standards according to the Coaching Code of Ethics.
Coach credentials indicate a coach’s official qualifications to do the job of coaching. It is important to know that a coach is upholding the core competencies and code of ethics of coaching. I received my CPC (Certified Professional Coach) from the accredited Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2016. I also earned a PCC, Professional Certified Coach, from ICF. These are two highly regarded coaching organizations. It’s important to know your coach’s credentials.
To achieve sustainable results, clients typically need at least several sessions. Change is a process, not a quick fix. The first step is to connect to discuss your goals and expectations, and to see if we’re a good fit to partner. Happy to have that conversation with you – reach out when you are ready!
Are you motivated and open minded? If you have the desire to make changes and the willingness to do the work and be accountable, coaching can be for you!