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(frequently asked questions)
Q: What is transformational coaching, exactly?
While many forms of coaching focus primarily on what you do (by helping you set and attain achievable goals, for example), transformational coaching focuses more on who you are (including how you see yourself and how these perceptions keep you from living your life to the fullest). Personally, I aim to address both your perceptions of yourself and the personal narratives that shape those perceptions.
I offer two different kinds of transformational coaching: personal coaching and leadership coaching. (Keep reading for more details.)
Q: How is personal coaching different from leadership coaching?
The aim of personal coaching is personal healing and transformation. Our sessions will focus primarily on your story, your inner world, and your style of relating to your outer world. This is deep work that invites you to contend with feelings of grief and/or shame, and our progress will depend on how deeply and honestly you are ready to engage yourself and your own story.
The aim of leadership coaching is growth in regard to how you lead and influence others. Whatever social role(s) you play, your own story and style of relating determine how you impact those within your sphere of influence. Our sessions will focus primarily on addressing any issues you face as a leader, and identifying how your story impacts your capacity to lead with love and integrity. (If much deeper engagement of your story is needed in order to grow, I might suggest you either consider personal coaching sessions or see a licensed therapist in addition to our time together.)
Q: What happens in my first coaching session?
We'll talk about what you hope to gain from transformational coaching, and I'll answer any questions you have about my approach. By the end of our first session, we'll have some idea of the kind of care you need going forward. How we proceed depends somewhat on your individual needs, desires, and style of relating.
Q: How much does a session cost?
A single coaching session costs $175 for 50 minutes, or $265 for 75 minutes. I am able to offer a reduced rate for BIPOC folks, according to need.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a licensed therapist, social worker, or mental/behavioral health provider and therefore cannot accept any health insurance. All payments are self-pay, and I accept credit or debit cards only.
Q: Where do we meet?
I meet all of my clients remotely, using Zoom. (Keep reading for more info.)
Q: Do you offer sessions remotely?
I offer remote coaching sessions to individuals around the globe! Right now I'm using Zoom, which is free and easy to use. I'll answer any questions you have about how this works (and the privacy settings I use) before we get started.
Q: How often will we meet, and for what duration?
It depends on you and what you hope to gain from coaching. I usually recommend meeting at least once a week (at first) for personal coaching, and once every two to four weeks for leadership coaching. More progress will happen the more often we meet. At what point we decrease the frequency of our meetings (or stop meeting altogether) is ultimately up to you and will depend on how satisfied you are with the progress you're making.
Q: What kind of education and/or training have you had?
You can read about this on my More About Me page.
Q: Are you LGBTQ-friendly?
Yes. I strive to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and I am committed to providing culturally informed, affirming, and supportive care whatever your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Q: Do you have experience working with BIPOC folks?
Yes. I am committed to the work of decolonizing my practice, and to the work of educating myself (outside of client sessions) in regard to the culture and the intersectional experience of each of my clients. I am also committed to the ongoing pursuit of education when it comes to the history and impact of white supremacy, including the impact of racial trauma on the minds, hearts, and bodies of people of color.
Q: Is your coaching faith-based?
Yes and no. You can read more about that here.
Q: How do I know if transformational coaching is right for me?
Transformational coaching is for anyone committed to the ongoing discovery of who they are and how they relate to themselves and others. If you're ready to take a deeper look at yourself, your story, and your impact on the world around you, then transformational coaching might be for you!
Q: Is there a way I can get to know more about you before scheduling an appointment?
If you want to know more about me or my approach to healing and transformation, you might visit the Approach and About tabs of this site, or explore my blog, Break Into Light:
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