Frequently Asked Questions

Do you meet in person, on the phone, or via video?

Each client interaction is different, and it depends on geography and client preference. If we are geographically close and the client prefers to meet in person, we will do that. Sometimes, even if a client doesn’t live close by, we will meet in person for our first session, then conduct subsequent sessions via phone or video. And with some clients, all our contact is via phone or video.

How frequently do we meet?

SThis decision is client driven. I have clients I meet with on a weekly basis, some I meet with every couple of weeks, and some I meet with once a month. I ask all new clients to commit to a three-month program where we meet at least every other week.

Why do you ask for a three-month commitment?

Many of my clients are looking for support in changing behaviors that have gone on for years, and real and significant change usually happens over a period of time. Unfortunately, there are few quick fixes when it comes to significant shifts in perspective, structure, or behavior, so committing to a process for at least three months has proven to be the most effective way to get long-lasting results.

ow many times will we need to meet?

This, too, depends on the client. Some clients prefer a long, ongoing relationship to ensure the support that their “new normal” requires. Other clients reach out because they have a current, short-term need, such as a difficult employee conversation or a significant job change challenge. The tenure of our relationship is completely in the client’s hands.

Will you tell me what to do?

As a coach, I will not advise clients at any time during the coaching relationship. My clients are the experts, and deep down they have a better understanding of themselves, their commitment, their resources, and their strengths than I do. It is my job to partner with clients in determining the most effect next step in the process, and to focus the collective attention of the coaching team on the values, intentions, and goals that the client deems important.

use a therapist/counselor now. Does coaching replace that?

No, coaching does not replace the important work that qualified mental health practitioners provide. Moreover, coaching is an additional support structure.

I suspect I may have ADHD or have some ADHD characteristics. Can you help?

Yes. Although I work with clients who aren’t challenged with ADHD, my expertise is in helping clients struggling with executive functioning issues. If you think you may be challenged with ADHD, I would encourage you to seek assistance from a licensed mental health professional.

You can also fill out the ADHD self evaluation to learn whether you might benefit from the expertise of a trained coach and productivity professional.

 
 

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