How long does it take?
That really depends on what's going on for you. Often people like to have a set time - 6 or 10 sessions - that they know they are going to come for or that they have a specific goal for. If you choose that option we can work on exactly what it is you want to accomplish and how. You can also just come and get started, and together we evaluate how long you want to keep coming! My aim is always to get you out and living life in a better space - and that varies from person to person - but the power always lies with you to decide.
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.
Will you give me advice on how to live my life?
Definitely not. That’s the last thing I want to do. The only person qualified to figure out how to live your life is you. I just happen to have some amazing tools to help you figure that out for yourself.
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 6 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.
ARE YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO ANYONE?
I'm accountable to my clients, first. Beyond that, I also get supervision just like any professional therapist. I hold a Diploma in Holistic Life Coaching and I am a member of the International Coaching Federation.