Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a Counselor and a Coach?
I describe a Coach as someone who collaboratively explores possibilities on your current circumstance toward a meaningful goal and is focused on the present and future. A Counselor is someone who focuses on healing or recovery work that may include processing your current problems based on your life's history. Therapy conversations could include discussing past trauma, attachment styles, emotional disorders, or any underlying issues that cause serious mental health concerns. It is not necessary as part of our coaching relationship to go deep into the details of your past to reach your goal.
I see you have your degree in Psychology and your Masters in Counseling. Can you do therapy AND coach for me?
Nope! Although Coaching and Therapy have similarities, they are two different approaches and I am NOT a licensed mental health professional. Coaching and Therapy work great together. I can provide referrals for the mental health aspect in addition to help you align with your career specific goals. If you have any questions around this, feel free to send me an email for appropriate guidance and referrals.
What does a coaching session look like?
Every session will look a little different depending on the individual, however, the structure of the session remains the same. YOU are responsible for stating what is taking precedence in your life and what you want to focus on for the session. I will ask you powerful questions as we co-create a timeline that is realistic for you to achieve your personal and professional goals. At the end of every session, you will walk away with one tangible goal to work on for the next session.
What if I am concerned that working remotely would not have the same impact as working in person?
That is totally valid and you’re right, it will not be the same experience. I encourage an open mind to the idea that a virtual coaching relationship can be just as powerful as in-person. It’s possible that our virtual sessions & communication can entail extra challenges since we will not be able to see body language, facial expressions, etc. Therefore, we will BOTH have to agree to give each other plenty of latitude and ask for clarification throughout the relationship if there is a misconnection.
Why should I choose you as my coach?
The only way to know if I am the right fit for you is to 1)
schedule your free consultation call 2) do your research! Working with a Coach is a very personal relationship and finding the right one for you is about being clear on who and what you are looking for. Here are some questions to consider that might help you in the right direction of change:
• Am I open to exploring new outcomes and engage in a collaborative process?
• Am I willing to receive feedback that will allow me to break out of old habits that no longer serve me?
• Am I ready to make changes in my life where I will reframe my thinking and start questioning what I really want?
I’m still not convinced in hiring a coach. What else should I consider?
Before you make a commitment, ask yourself this: “If not now, when?” Now, let me ask you: If you decide to say “no” because of money, time, motivation, etc. (current circumstance), this means you NEED coaching now more than ever! We can both agree at this point your current circumstances are NOT going to change at all until you make the first step and
schedule your FREE consultation call.