Frequently Asked Questions
What is life & leadership coaching?
We all have moments in our life when we stand in our own way. Where we get stuck. Sometimes a long-held belief is limiting our progress. Other times we are at a fork in the road and don't know which path to choose. I think of those moments as life's "bottlenecks" -- what prevents us from going from "good to great." A life & leadership coach provides the tools to support you during that process of questioning your thoughts and seeing the truth. A coach can help you discover a way forward that perhaps hasn't occurred to you before.
Who needs life & leadership coaching?
Coaching is for anyone feeling a bit stuck in their professional and/or personal lives. I often hear clients say the following:
"I want to take my career to the next level. How can I best invest my time and resources to get there?"
"My friend (or spouse, family member, boss, co-worker, direct report) is driving me crazy with his/her behavior. How can I stop the madness?"
"I'm constantly busy, but don’t feel like I'm making any real progress. How can I prioritize my life better?"
"My teenage son is baffling me with his behavior and choices. How can I communicate with him better?"
"Help! My kids are leaving the nest soon. How do I transition back into the workforce and do something I'm passionate about?"
"I want to start (or buy) a business. How do I make that leap of faith?"
"I long for a job more in line with my passion or purpose. How do I find that?"
How often will we meet for our coaching sessions?
The first two sessions are ideally back-to-back within a 2-3 week timeframe. That's where we lay the groundwork. After that, we can increase the time between sessions to what works for you. I find a regularly scheduled date/time twice per month is a nice rhythm for most. And when we are in an established pattern, once a month can also work. Of course, if an emergency pops up, we can always change the timing of our coaching sessions. I just need 48-hours notice to reschedule.
Where will we meet for our coaching sessions?
If you live in Kansas City, our sessions can be conducted in person. Otherwise, my coaching sessions occur on the phone or over video chat so we are not constrained by geography.
What will life & leadership coaching cost me?
The honest answer is...it depends. I adjust for each client's needs, and I factor in variables such as frequency of coaching sessions, monthly subscriptions versus pay-as-you-go commitment, and coaching needs for 1:1 or group sessions. After our first free 30-minute consultation, I'll propose a plan of how to best move forward. Expect an initial package of 4-6 sessions, which ranges from $700 to $1200 depending on if you pay one at a time or buy 2+ at a time.
How do I pay?
I accept payment via PayPal. So you can use your bank account or credit card. Please go to my Packages page, where you can select the number of sessions and then pay online. All sessions are pre-paid.
What's the best way for us to get started?
It is important for both coach and client to have a great "fit." I offer a free 30-minute consultation via phone to check our compatibility and discuss your needs for coaching. If we look like a great match, then I'll recommend the type of coaching support I think you need for the short-term and the long-term. Then you can decide how to proceed.
What if I have to cancel a session?
I'm happy to reschedule when something comes up if you provide 48-hours notice.
What's my next step?
Let me know your interest in coaching through my contact form (see below). I'll send you a follow-up email with a link to my scheduler where you can pick a 30-minute slot that works for you. Then, we'll both receive invites, and we'll be off to the races!