Q: There are a lot of professional coaches out there. What makes you unique?
A: My clients tell me that they appreciate my ability and desire to empower the “whole person”. While they may initially hire me for business coaching, or to boost their confidence as a leader, they walk away with greater confidence and satisfaction in all areas of their lives. By using the Core Energy Coaching TM approach, I help my clients get to the core of their thoughts, beliefs, perceptions and habits and then develop strategies to overcome the barriers that may get in their way. In summary, instead of simply coaching on “what” to do and “how” to do it, I focus on the “why” and the “who” of each individual. I also believe in adding humor and making coaching fun!
Q:There are also many trainers and consultants offering leadership workshops of different kinds. Why you?
A: My trainings and workshops are based on Energy Leadership TM which is the work of Bruce D. Schneider, the founder of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and the author of Energy Leadership. I bring these amazing concepts, to included the Seven Levels of Energy/Leadership, into my workshops, which presents the information in a whole new way. This approach enables individuals in corporate, business, government, education, healthcare, etc., to view themselves differently. A whole new awareness, or consciousness, about leadership is created leading to positive and sustainable results. My audiences’ feedback suggests that my interactive, hands-on, energetic approach makes the learning relevant, meaningful and fun!
Q: Do you only coach women?
A: Despite my purple and lime green colors, I do coach men! I’ve had extensive training and coaching on business development. One of key marketing secrets for entrepreneurs like me is to niche down to a specific market. For this reason, I tend to market to professional women who are balancing career and family. However, I happily coach male clients and am, of course, thrilled to coach and train both men and women in businesses and organizations!
Q: What is your role as a Coach?
A: My passion is to empower individuals by helping them understand themselves fully first, and learn the strategies that help them succeed second. I help my clients shine a light on their WHO, or their values, purpose and passion, and use this clarity to propel them forward. I do this by using cutting-edge Core Energy Coaching TM strategies which help individuals overcome the barriers that they often put in their own way. As a coach, I help my clients find the solutions that lie within, but I also advise on the areas of my expertise as my clients desire. I am an accountability partner and a cheerleader as well. I’m a very strong, intuitive listener. Much to some people’s surprise, phone coaching is a very powerful methodology. I conduct weekly 50-minute phone calls with my clients. Between calls, I often unlimited email support, resources, and “growth work”.
Q: How does your counseling background impact your role as a coach?
A: I believe that having a graduate degree in counseling and years of experience working as a counselor in different settings only makes me a stronger coach. Although counseling and coaching are different, I certainly tap into my skills as a counselor when I work with my clients, however I am careful to remain true to the coaching model. I also have a strong awareness of when a client may benefit from therapy instead of, or in addition to coaching and will make referrals as necessary.
Q: Is coaching expensive? What are your fees?
A: Coaching may be considered expensive by some, but it’s value is immeasurable. Research shows that most individuals experience a 600% return on their investment. I prefer to discuss my fees with my prospective clients rather than posting them on the website. I do this because, although I have standard fees, I am passionate about making coaching available to individuals who desire it. I will work with clients to customize programs and services that meet their needs. I also offer scholarships to 1-2 individuals each month in order to make coaching accessible to those that may not otherwise be able to afford it.