Life/Career Coaching

Helping You Achieve Your Personal and Career Goals

I will guide you in developing and implementing strategies to reach your personally identified goals. Life and career coaching works when you are willing to make changes in your personal life or career. It will also work if there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

Through an interactive and conversational process, I will help you define and set up an action plan to pursue your desired strategies and solutions. Coaching is designed to move you towards the satisfying attainment of your personal and professional goals. It is client-centered, which means you will be in charge of developing and achieving your stated goals.

How Life and Career Coaching Works

The coaching contract is based on a 45-minute phone, Skype, one-on-one session. It is offered twice per month. During the program, you will develop a set of short- and long-term goals that are important to you.

You can use my coaching to articulate your vision for an improved life and career. Each session has action items to help you move forward. You can be accountable to me as your coach. I will support your progress to help you stay in motion.

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Career Coaching

This does not include testing or job-hunting skills. Instead, my career coaching focuses on professional topics to help you develop your vision, mission, purpose, and specific goals to further your career.

Life Coaching

I will look at your life path, vision for the future, and also focus on daily strategic actions and plans. The sessions may include the topics below:

  • Taking Your Life to a Better Level
  • Moving Forward on a Path of Positivity
  • Relationship Skill-Building
  • Self-Care
  • Well-Being
  • Personal Projects
  • Functionality
  • Hope
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Coaching Calls

Your time with me will be used to help you strategize and process any challenges you encounter as you move forward. While life and career coaching can include brief email support, email is not useful for long topic discussion. Instead, I will bookmark these types of queries to use as further topics in our upcoming coaching sessions.

My coaching will help you define and achieve your overall goals in life, be more successful, find balance, and stay centered as you develop skills. Most life and career coaching goals require 6 to 9 months to accomplish or to see progress. You can keep working with me as long as coaching is valuable for you.

You can also terminate coaching with only a verbal or email. Once we have ended, you can follow up or contact me to discuss resuming coaching with a new set of goals, or on an as-needed basis. However, if you need to cancel an already scheduled session, I will need a 48-hour notice by email or phone during working days.

How to Get Started

To help me understand your coaching needs and goals, please fill out my survey, all we need to do is set up a time for a first session.

Regularly scheduled life coaching sessions cost $225 for 45- to 50-minute sessions. It is payable by credit card as of 1/1/2020. Life coaching sessions are scheduled twice per month.

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Credentials

My 30 years of industry experience gives me added insight to help you reframe issues and shift perspective, so you can make the changes you desire. Below are my credentials:

  • Master Certified Coach
  • Coach U Faculty Member
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a member of and certified by the International Coach Federation, the professional certifying organization for coaches, I uphold the International Coach Federation Code of Ethics.

Confidentiality

As a LCSW-C and MCC, I adhere to both my social work licensure and my coaching certification in regards to confidentiality. I will only release information with your written permission, or if I am required to do so by a court order.

As a psychotherapist, I adhere to reporting laws for safety. 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.

During the course of your coaching, you may discuss your plans, business affairs, as well as personal and private information. I will not voluntarily share your information to a third party.

The Difference Between Coaching Psychotherapy

There are some similarities between coaching and psychotherapy, but I do not combine psychotherapy with coaching. I see these as separate roles for the therapist and coach.

Although both coaching and psychotherapy use knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques, there are differences in the goals, focus, and level of professional responsibility in each.

In some situations, I may recommend that you enter psychotherapy (with another psychotherapist or counselor) as a condition of continuing with coaching.

Professional Boundaries

Coaching is a professional relationship and I will maintain professional boundaries during and after. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered.

I follow all the normal and expected guidelines of the ICF Code of Ethics. Please also review the Informed Consent page to see additional policies.