Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

More information about my coaching services.

Prospective clients who are new to coaching have lots of questions to ask before they commit to a coaching relationship with me. These are the questions I get most frequently. I’m happy to discuss any of these answers with you in greater detail.

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How is coaching different from counseling?

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Coaches guide clients to attain specific goals. For this reason, coaching is future-focused, and it’s a form of temporary guidance rather than a lifelong process. If I do my job well, my coaching will guide you back to your own wisdom and help you to reach goals through your own efforts. Unlike therapists, coaches are not trained to assess mental health or provide treatment.

A therapist may guide you back into your past to help you heal from trauma, teach you strategies for managing mental health issues like anxiety or depression, and offer advice. Many people stay in talk therapy for years, because it’s a process of ongoing healing and self-discovery. I am not a therapist. However, I can sometimes coach clients who are also seeing a therapist.

What can you help me with?

I help guide women back to themselves and find the courage to be authentic.

This means that I can help you find clarity when you’re feeling confused or stuck in your personal or professional life. Often, clients come to me with several interrelated issues. We might work on goals related to your personal fulfillment, romantic relationships, friendships, health, spiritual life, and/or career path. I am interested in holistic perspectives and solutions.

What can’t you help me with?

I’m not an executive, business, or nutrition and fitness coach. If you want an expert to guide you to bigger business profits or a healthier body, I can refer you to a coach in that niche.

How is a Rebel coaching session different from an astrological consultation?

In an astrological consultation, I act as a translator: interpreting the squiggly symbols of your chart into words and metaphors that you can understand. In this role, as the Consultant, I am giving you a lot of information.

In a coaching session, I am playing the role of the Coach, which means that I will guide you to your own knowledge mostly through asking questions and listening. Coaching sessions are led by you. When I coach, my primary role is to listen and guide, not to give you information. I don’t predict your future as a Coach. Instead, you are the one envisioning and creating your future. It is crucial for clients to understand that I do not have some kind of psychic special access to your Life Answers. I can only guide you to the answers you already have.

How much does coaching cost?

I offer three different types of coaching: Crossroads Coaching, Coaching for Writers, and Rebel Coaching (combined with astrology). Price points vary depending on the service.

I’m happy to answer questions about cost in your discovery session, or by email.

How long does coaching take?

The coaching relationship is organic, and the length of time depends on the client’s needs. I ask for a minimum 3-month commitment from clients initially, because it takes at least three months to form a habit and make real, sustainable change.

How often do you meet with clients?

You can choose to meet with me once a week, or twice a month. I’m happy to discuss which arrangement works best for you.

where do you meet with clients?

I meet with clients on video chat via Skype. This allows clients to meet with me easily from anywhere in the world.

what will i be asked to do?

When you make a commitment to coaching, you are making a commitment to yourself. The change you get out of this will be directly related to the effort you put in. When we partner together, you will be directing your own experience by forming and working towards your own goals, staying fully engaged in sessions, and giving time to assignments or practices in between sessions. Because the experience is shaped by the client and her goals, clients feel excited about the time they spend in coaching.