What if I don´t have a goal, am not really sure what I am looking for, or what I want out of life? Could professional life coaching or professional counselling be for me?
That depends. Can you identify that you would like help with something in your life? Is there a trait or characteristic you would like to develop? Is there a situation you would like to change? Is there something you desire in your life? Do you feel you are somehow discontent and seeking something? Is there a project or objective you would like help with? Are you feeling somehow stuck? If you are answering yes to any of these questions, these are the exact things that professional coaching or professional counselling can help you with!
I see that coaches/mentors are also counsellors? Are coaching sessions and counselling sessions more or less the same then?
No. Where it is true that Professional Coaching and Professional Counselling can have a lot of cross over in what they offer, the skill sets and focus are somewhat different. As a counselling therapist, coach and change expert, where I draw the line between the two services is, if the nature of what you desire to work on resides primarily in the past and is more feelings focused, better suited for counselling. If the nature of what you desire to work on is more specifically related to goals in the future and creating a plan to get there, our work is better suited for coaching. The distinctions between the two services are spelled our more clearly on our Counselling vs Coaching website page and our 30 minute free consult can help you to determine which services is best for you!
We cover a lot of information in an individual coaching session. Are they recorded?
Yes, individual sessions can be recorded by us and sent to you free of charge. However, we require that you do not record your sessions yourself and that you do not distribute or share those recordings with others.
Can I bring/include someone else to my coaching or counselling session?
If two people are sharing a goal, situation or project, and both agree they desire help, it may be appropriate to come together. If you are hoping someone will come with you so they can get help, it likely isn´t appropriate. Each circumstance is unique. It is best to contact us and discuss this further.
What kind of coaching or counseling assignments do you give between sessions?
The answer to that varies on the individual and the situation. Take away assignments between sessions are an important part of putting your goals and life changes into action. They provide a means for progress and for practice. We will present you with a personal exercise, a written assignment, research or offer you valuable pieces of information that can help you to create positive change and help you reach your personal goals and objectives. Often, you may decide on steps you intended to take in order to move forward. It is important to know that you have choice, in what you feel comfortable to do, and what you don´t choose to do. You are the key to your steps and progress. You are the key in bringing your goals to LIFE!
How often should I have a coaching or counseling session?
The answer to that depends entirely on the urgency of your situation or goal. The furthest apart we offer sessions is 4 weeks between, because keeping momentum is critical to moving forward or creating change. Usually, clients book 1 week, 2 weeks or sometimes 3 weeks in-between sessions. If a goal or situation is long-term and has no urgency at all, we can take up to 4 weeks between sessions. What does not yield positive results is stopping and starting again and again, so we require that your coaching or counseling has a certain amount of consistent effort, timeliness and dedication.
What is the cost for Professional Life Coaching or Professional Therapeutic Counseling?
Some of your endorsements speak about your 'intuition.' Would you say you are an intuitive life coach and counselor?
Yes I am. Intuition can be best described as accessing our true sense of knowing, beyond logic. Hunches, pokers gut and mother´s intuition are every day ways in which we recognize tapping in and using that internal knowing. I believe it is a natural gift we all have and can further cultivate to support our life´s purpose. It is the one of the greatest asset in my life and in my work, and is often something clients desire to cultivate in themselves. For more information, please contact us directly. If you are answering yes to any of these questions, these are the exact things that professional coaching or professional counselling can help you with!
I am sort of nervous or hesitant about idea of 'online' life coaching or counseling. Will it offer the same benefits as face to face coaching or counseling?
Actually, statistics say that online technology results in a better ability to be open and forthright in sessions. Often the people who have the most resistance with an online session become our best advocates of this format. This is likely why it is one of the rapidly growing methods of coaching and counselling. Once you try it, you will see for yourself that the benefits are many and the process is easy! If you are answering yes to any of these questions, these are the exact things that professional coaching or professional counselling can help you with!
I have a rough outline of a personal development plan. Can you help me polish and implement the plan?
Absolutely! In fact statistics show that we have a better likelihood of achieving a goal when working in tandem with someone, especially if that is their area of expertise. If you are answering yes to any of these questions, these are the exact things that professional coaching or professional counselling can help you with!