FAQ

FAQ

Q: How is coaching different from consulting, mentoring, or therapy?

Q: How is coaching different from consulting, mentoring, or therapy?

A high quality coach will help you see your talents, your needs, and your blind spots by deeply listening, not judging, and asking insightful questions to support you in becoming your best.

A consultant operates from expert mode, telling or advising you what to do next. He or she will create solutions for you based on your requirements.

A mentor shares his or her experiences, and offers advice and wisdom, to help you learn and grow into a similar role in the future.

A therapist helps you heal from mental pain or trauma by exploring your past in a way that helps you accept what happened and move forward.

I’ve been called a coachsultant because I co-create solutions with my clients as we combine our strengths, skills, and experiences to design a plan that’s even better than what we could create alone.

A high quality coach will help you see your talents, your needs, and your blind spots by deeply listening, not judging, and asking insightful questions to support you in becoming your best.

A consultant operates from expert mode, telling or advising you what to do next. He or she will create solutions for you based on your requirements.

A mentor shares his or her experiences, and offers advice and wisdom, to help you learn and grow into a similar role in the future.

A therapist helps you heal from mental pain or trauma by exploring your past in a way that helps you accept what happened and move forward.

I’ve been called a coachsultant because I co-create solutions with my clients as we combine our strengths, skills, and experiences to design a plan that’s even better than what we could create alone.

Q: Do I need to hire a career coach or a life coach?

Is your depletion and dissatisfaction at work also affecting your relationships and well-being? Then hire a career coach like me who will help you transform your career in a way that also improves your overall quality of life.

Alternatively, if relationship, mental fortitude, or physical well-being issues are affecting your performance at work, hire a life coach who specializes in either relationships, mindfulness, or fitness and nutrition.

Q: Why use the CliftonStrengths assessment over a personality test like the Myers Briggs Type Indicator?

Comparing CliftonStrengths to MBTI is like comparing a Tesla to a horse-drawn carriage. With 34 strengths, each with many contributions and needs, plus the intricate ways strengths combine, you have a rich language to describe your uniqueness.

I’m not trying to force you into one of 16 buckets. With well over 10,000 careers to choose from, 16 personality types isn’t enough to identify the career that fits you best. Believe me, there are plenty of unhappy ISTJs in Finance and IT. You need a more precise and flexible tool and CliftonStrengths delivers.

Comparing CliftonStrengths to MBTI is like comparing a Tesla to a horse-drawn carriage. With 34 strengths, each with many contributions and needs, plus the intricate ways strengths combine, you have a rich language to describe your uniqueness.

I’m not trying to force you into one of 16 buckets. With well over 10,000 careers to choose from, 16 personality types isn’t enough to identify the career that fits you best. Believe me, there are plenty of unhappy ISTJs in Finance and IT. You need a more precise and flexible tool and CliftonStrengths delivers.

Q: What about my weaknesses??? I can’t just ignore these.

You’re right, you can’t ignore your weaknesses and a good strengths coach won’t either. But we don’t focus on weakness because fixing weaknesses brings us closer to being average. Instead, we reframe weakness in terms of strengths so you develop the agility to dial your strengths up and down to mitigate some weaknesses and eliminate others.

Q: What are your payment terms?

Full payment for coaching is due before our first session. If we identify financial constraints during our free consult, then we will design a payment plan.

Paypal is my preferred payment method. I also accept payment through Venmo. If you wish to pay by check, that’s fine too, I will send you my mailing address.

I don’t take credit cards directly because I don’t need to know your credit card number (and neither do most vendors). Please consider a service like Paypal so you can better protect your financial information.

Full payment for coaching is due before our first session. If we identify financial constraints during our free consult, then we will design a payment plan.

Paypal is my preferred payment method. I also accept payment through Venmo. If you wish to pay by check, that’s fine too, I will send you my mailing address.

I don’t take credit cards directly because I don’t need to know your credit card number (and neither do most vendors). Please consider a service like Paypal so you can better protect your financial information.

Q: What if I feel we weren’t a good fit after our first session?

No problem, I will refund your payment, including the cost of the first session.

Q: Will my company pay for coaching?

Possibly, and I think it’s important to pitch the idea to your manager (assuming you aren’t planning to quit your job). Your company may have a training budget for each employee that could be used for coaching.

My Career Upgrade package serves as a Strengths Leadership package in addition to increasing your energy and performance at work.  

We can focus on applying your strengths to more effectively manage up and manage down, giving you the leadership skills your company desires.  

Let’s discuss how you might pitch the idea to your manager in a way that adds value to your whole department during a free consult. For example, you could offer to host a Lunch ‘n Learn to share what you’ve learned after working with me.

Possibly, and I think it’s important to pitch the idea to your manager (assuming you aren’t planning to quit your job). Your company may have a training budget for each employee that could be used for coaching.

My Career Upgrade package serves as a Strengths Leadership package in addition to increasing your energy and performance at work.  

We can focus on applying your strengths to more effectively manage up and manage down, giving you the leadership skills your company desires.  

Let’s discuss how you might pitch the idea to your manager in a way that adds value to your whole department during a free consult. For example, you could offer to host a Lunch ‘n Learn to share what you’ve learned after working with me.

Q: Will my health insurance cover any of the costs of coaching?

I am not aware of any health insurance provider that will cover career coaching services.

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