Frequently Asked Questions
What is life-coaching?
Coaching is a partnership in which I will listen, pose questions, encourage, strategize, empower and dream with you.You will set forth the hopes and dreams you wish to achieve during our conversations and I will guide you through a series of exercises that will open the doors for you to partner with God in creating change.We will assess your current circumstances, paint a vision for the future, and breakthrough obstacles in your life.Together we will develop a strategy that will allow you to live life to the fullest and walk with purpose.
Is coaching right for me?
Are you goal oriented? Are you motivated? Are you hard working? Are you excited to create change in your life? If so, then life coaching is for you. What makes life coaching unique is that it is forward thinking. We do not examine or look back. If you are curious then I recommend making an appointment for a free 15-minute consult call and let's figure it out together. Or, take this Coaching Readiness Quiz.
Is coaching therapy?
No. Although many of the communication techniques are the same, like active listening, reflecting, use of questions, limited advice giving, etc., therapy focuses on the past to bring healing and unblock a person to move ahead. Coaching is future and action-oriented, for people who are basically clear of psychological and emotional issues.
What are some of the benefits of coaching?
...and peel back layers of your thinking and are encouraged to see from different angles.
…for the Holy Spirit and better recognize His voice.
…how to better harmonize who you are with what you do.
…action steps, tailor-made for you which inspire and resonate with how you are designed.
… godly perspective, accountability and forward movement in living out your unique design, calling and purpose for greatest impact.
How does coaching work?
Life coaching happens through a series of conversations that can take place in a variety of ways. We can meet via phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, or in person. After our session, you will leave with action steps you have designed to accomplish before our next session.
What time can we meet?
I live in South Carolina and I am in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. I can meet with you in the morning or afternoon and on limited occasions I can make the evenings available. I have an online scheduler that you can use to schedule your sessions with me on days/times that work best for you. You can view my online scheduler here.
How often are our sessions?
Normally, the coaching sessions are spaced out every 2 weeks. However, you, as the client, are able to schedule your sessions as frequently as you prefer. Each coaching package level has a set time by which the total number of sessions must be completed. There are no refunds for unused or missed sessions.
If I want to begin coaching, what is my first step?
You will need to book a free 15-minute consult call with me so we can make sure we are a good fit and answer any further questions you may have. You can book your free consult call here.
After this call, I will have you complete a client intake form and agree/sign the Personal Coaching Agreement document. The information I collect from our 15-minute consult call and these documents will help us set the direction for our first session together.
What is the free 15-minute consult call?
The goal of this call will be to…
Answer any questions you may have regarding life-coaching
Help you better understand how Christian Life-coaching would personally benefit you
Allow you to prayerfully consider beginning a life-coaching series with me
Encourage you to continue living aligned to your God-given design!
What are the payment options?
There are various package options to fit your time and financial needs. The more sessions you purchase the greater accountability you receive. Your payment is due, in full, on or before our first session. You may pay by cash, check, or via PayPal. On special occasions, I do offer payment plans. Please let me know if that is something you need to discuss. I want to do all that I can to provide this for you.
Why Choose an ICF Credentialed Coach?
Anyone can call themselves a coach. ICF Credentialed Coaches are professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements, and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession.
I presently hold an ACC ICF coaching credential, with plans to continue the coaching training to receive the Master Coach credential. Upon completion of the ICF approved, Coach Mastery Program, taught by Keith Webb, in October 2017, I was allowed to move forward in my training and mentoring to receive my ACC ICF Coaching credential in May 2018.
In addition, ICF Credentialed Coaches adhere to strict ethical guidelines as part of ICF’s mission to protect and serve coaching consumers. Read more about ICF here.