FAQ's

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Individual and Leadership Coaching:

It depends. I know that's vague but it does depend on what's going on for you, whether or not you've done anything like this before, and what you're struggling with.

I offer 6 or 10 session packages.  That way you know how long you are coming and you can commit fully to the process.  

I also offer maintenance coaching because life happens.  

I FEEL SILLY GETTING COACHING - LIKE I SHOULDN'T NEED IT.

I heard a quote once.  "Issues are like belly buttons.  We all have them."  Not everyone is brave enough to admit that, or courageous enough to seek a better life.  That's okay.  But you are and you should stand by that.

YOU MENTIONED YOGA, MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION.  I'M NOT SPIRITUAL.  DOES THAT MATTER?

No.  It does not matter.  As humans we like to label beliefs, but my belief is that we should stop doing that.  I could care less if you are an atheist, an agnostic, a Christian, a Muslim, a Sufi, a Jew, a Woo Woo, or anything else.  I'll speak to you as best I can in a way that resonates with you.  I'm not trying to be everything to everyone.  I just don't feel any need to push my beliefs on you. All I want to do is to help you remember how amazing you are - in whatever way that works for you.  That's what it's all about. 

WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK? 

If you have done your best in the sessions, completed all the homework, and still feel you have gained nothing from the coaching, then I will gladly give you your money back. That's coming from a former lawyer, so that's a pretty big claim for me to make.  Just get back to me within 3 months of completing the coaching, and I'll happily refund your money.  I believe that strongly in what I offer. I know that if you are ready, and that you do the work, the process works.

WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING/BACKGROUND?

I hold a diploma in Holistic Life Coaching that focused on breath and energy work, somatic body work, meditation/mindfulness, mind/body connection and healing, archetypes and counselling and psychotherapy principles.  I was coached for 6 years off and on through my own journey.  I then went on to do my 2 year diploma. 

My life before coaching was in politics/policy and law. I worked in those fields for 13 years and hold two law degrees - in the U.S. and in NZ .  I worked in U.S. national politics - first for a Senator and then as a lobbyist in Washington D.C.   In New Zealand, I've practiced law and also worked in policy. This  allows me to see things differently, and to examine all sides of an issue. It also makes research easy for me. 

I'm committed to up-skilling  and I love learning - through books, courses, seminars, conferences, videos, and of course being coached myself (I believe every coach should).  There is so much continued research and development in this field - neuroscience, new discoveries in mind/body connection,  positive psychology, spirituality and mindfulness .... and I want to take it all in.  I'm intuitive and I love science.  

Some of the additional on-site training I've done includes Practical Application of the Latest Discoveries from Neuroscience with Dr John Arden, Brain Development with Nathan Mikaere Wallis,  Depression and Suicide Prevention in Men with Barry Taylor, Women's Wisdom with Nianna Bray, Ashtanga Yoga with Kiri Sutherland, Ashtanga Yoga with Kim Roberts, Meditation with Clement McGrath  and the altMBA with Seth Godin.

My yoga and meditation practices continue to be a source of grounding and growth, and they always will. 

I'd love to pass on what I've learned in a way that's relevant to you.  For more information, get in touch!