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Frequently Asked Questions

In the Classroom

I understand that you might have many questions before making an investment or starting a new relationship, especially if you've never experienced coaching before. To help you feel more informed and comfortable, I've gathered some of the most common questions I hear from clients. When I first started with coaching, I had many of these same questions myself. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me—I’d love to answer them for you.

1. What will happen in our free session?

In our free session, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions about my coaching approach and discuss your needs. I want to understand why you're seeking coaching and how I can assist you. This session allows us to determine if we're a good fit for working together. It's a valuable chance for you to get a glimpse of what coaching will look like and to get to know me better. The most important part is for you to feel comfortable and have your questions answered.

2. How does coaching help me with career transitions, career choices, even my retirement plans?

Coaching assists with both the practical and personal aspects of career transitions. On the practical side, we’ll explore your options, whether it’s a new job, starting your own business, finding fulfilling volunteer work, and even transferring to retirement. We can also review your LinkedIn profile and résumé, and conduct mock interviews to ensure you present your best self.

On the personal side, coaching helps you identify and overcome limiting beliefs and blind spots that may hinder your progress. We’ll tackle mental and emotional barriers, enabling you to make confident decisions. While practical advice can be found online, the introspective work we do together is invaluable and difficult to achieve alone.

3. What’s the difference between career coaching, counseling, therapy, and mentorship?

  • Career Coaching: A career coach listens to you, helps you identify your strengths, and asks deep questions to uncover your own solutions. Coaches support your professional growth without giving direct advice on major decisions.

  • Mentorship: A mentor provides guidance based on their own experiences and helps make your journey easier by sharing their knowledge.

  • Therapy: Therapists are trained to address psychological issues and improve emotional well-being. They have specialized education to help with mental health.

  • Counseling/Consulting: Counselors and consultants provide specific advice and solutions based on their expertise, rather than facilitating self-discovery.


4. Will my information be confidential like it is with a therapist?

Yes, everything discussed is confidential. I am committed to maintaining your privacy. I never share personal information or details that could identify you. Testimonials, when shared, are anonymized to protect your identity.

5. Why do I need a coach? Can’t I do this on my own?

While it's possible to achieve some goals independently, a coach provides valuable insights and accountability that are hard to replicate alone. Coaches help you see and address your limiting beliefs, which are often invisible to us. They offer support, challenge your thinking, and keep you motivated, significantly reducing the time it takes to reach your goals. 

6. Is coaching worth the cost? 

Coaching is an investment in yourself. The insights and growth you achieve through coaching are invaluable and often extend beyond your career into your personal life. In many cases it is life changing.  Living a fulfilling life, using your potential, doing what matterss to you has no price tag. What you learn about yourself stays with you. I strive to keep my prices reasonable and offer flexible payment options to make coaching accessible. For those in financial hardship, I occasionally offer pro bono sessions to ensure everyone has the opportunity to benefit from coaching.

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