Life Coaching FAQ
What is coaching?
Coaching is a deep and ongoing relationship based on the principles of connection, growth, and self-responsibility.
The partnership we will form as life coach and client is different from most other relationships you'll form in life, in that it is fully accepting and non-judgmental.
Our coaching will be a thought-provoking and creative endeavour focused on inspiring you to live a more empowered life. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to know yourself fully, and unlock previously untapped potentials.
Is coaching like psychotherapy or counselling?
No. Coaching is different from therapy. As a coach, I assume that each of my clients is a whole, fully resourced individual, who has the ability within them to live a full life.
In comparison, psychotherapists and counsellors are trained to support anyone who feels 'less than whole,' including people who feel unable to properly engage with living or improving their own life.
If in our sessions I notice that your need for personal healing goes beyond my professional capabilities as a coach, I'll talk about this with you, and refer you to a licensed therapist or counsellor.
So as a coach, you get to tell me what to do, right?
Nope! The role of a life coach is not to tell you what to do, but provide you with the tools and perspectives you need to figure that out for yourself.
My goal is to 'teach you how to fish,' so to speak.
I'll guide you to develop long-term skills such as joyful self-connection, confident decision-making, emotional fluency, and the ability to face your own limitations without fear, which will in turn enable you to create the kind of life you want to live.
Why should I invest in a life coach?
There are many reasons to hire a coach, but at underneath it all we all have the same goal: personal transformation and the ability to live a better life.
Transformation doesn't just happen, however. It takes time, effort, self-awareness, and the willingness to get curious about how you live.
By choosing to invest your precious time, money, and energy into coaching, you send a strong internal message to yourself that says: YES, it's actually time to change. This is extremely powerful, and one of the reasons that coaching is so successful.
Another reason to hire a coach is ... I know things that you don't know ;-).
I've worked hard to bring together a wealth of resources, knowledge, and skills around the topic of self-connection, passion, purpose, and change. I've also prioritised being able to provide them to my clients in a way that is practical, accessible, and fun. I know the terrain of personal growth, and know how to support my clients in coming back into joyful connection with themselves.
I honestly believe that hiring a life coach is one of the best investments you can make in yourself – it offers a time of self-reflection and discovery that will work to positively shift the entire trajectory of your life.
What can I expect when we start coaching together?
While coaching together we will meet weekly or bi-weekly for one-hour coaching sessions – either in person or over the phone/Skype.
During our sessions I will ask powerful questions, offer a range of mental, emotional, and spiritual support tools to help you bust your blocks, and joyfully champion you to take more conscious ownership of your life and how you live.
In particular, I'm here to:
- Provide a calm, non-judgmental space within which you can speak your truth, sort through your hopes and fears, and cultivate a sense of boldness that will empower and inspire you each day.
- Help you bust through whatever unconscious beliefs or blocks are holding you back from feeling deeply connected, happy, and passionate in life.
- Ask you to get real in a way not many people will, and support you in doing the inner work that will allow you to experience a sense of wholeness and fulfilment within yourself.
- Provide you with proven thought structures and life skills so that you can create an experience of positivity, empowerment and presence in your daily life.
- Guide you through a process of self-transformation that will bring you home to a deeper sense of self.
How will I know if this kind of coaching is for me?
The quickest way to find if I'm the coach for you is to sign up for a free 'Get Connected' consultation.
During this 45-60 minute session I'll help you come home to a sense of clarity and connection within yourself, and give you a real sense of what it is like to work with me as a coach.
You can also visit this page on my coaching philosophy, that will give you a better idea of how I work.
Importantly, I thrive on working with a variety of people. I've coached 70-year-olds and 22-year olds; brick-layers and CEO's; empaths and expressives, as well as clients who prefer the practical and concrete. Whatever you background or life experience, if you are feeling disconnected with yourself and where you're headed in life, then do get in touch so that we can discover if I'm the right coach for you.
What guarantees do you offer about the quality of your coaching?
Importantly, I can't offer any guarantee that my coaching will improve your life.
As part of my commitment to providing a truly beneficial service to everyone I coach, however, I do offer a Full Happiness Guarantee:
- If after our FIRST paid coaching session you decide I'm not the coach for you, you do not have the pay for the session, and will be fully refunded your fee, no questions asked.
- If you decide within thirty days that a coaching package or programme you've signed up for is not for you, you will be refunded your fee minus a $125 charge per session received, no questions asked.
What's the investment?
My basic fee is NZ $125 per hour, but I do offer different/discounted rates for particular coaching packages (contact me directly to learn more).
Importantly: I don't believe that anyone should be robbed of the kind of support they want in life because of lack of funds. Even if you are strapped for funds, step up and ask for what you need. If we make a good match during our initial consultation we can work together to figure out a payment plan, services barter, or another option that could work for you.
Got another question?
Hiring a life coach is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself, so please don't hold back out of confusion or fear – that's exactly what I'm here to support you through!