Getting Started with Coaching
The decision to engage in a coaching relationship is about intentions, honesty, trust, and process. There are several steps to begin this journey. First, is to learn about my practice. Second, is ensuring I am the right coach for your needs.
I offer a 30-minute free coaching session for clients who are considering working with me. During this time we can discuss your goals and I can share with you my approach to coaching. If we agree to move forward together, there will be several steps to ensure that our relationship as coach and client meets your goal.
As part of the decision to work with me, most clients want to know about
- Scheduling and Pacing
- Fees for Service
- Expectations for Assignments
- Confidentiality Agreement and Coaching Contract (PDF)
Scheduling and Time Commitment:
After agreeing to work together we will schedule hour-long coaching sessions based on your needs. Initially, I suggest 2-3 sessions per month to identify your goals and move forward on your professional development path. As we solidify your goals, and you gain momentum on your strategy we will adjust the meeting schedule accordingly.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If either of us needs to reschedule we should notify the other person 24 hours in advance via phone and email. Clients who do not honor this policy will be charged for services.
Fees for Service:
My first session is about discerning fit and goals. I offer this complimentary 30-minute session to anyone considering working with me as a client. My coaching sessions are based on an hourly rates with special pricing for clients that commit to 3 and 6 month of coaching. I have special rates for interns and graduate students launching new careers.
Coaching Packages are also available.
The fee schedule will be discussed during the initial 30-minute conversation.
Expectations for Assignments:
At the end of each coaching session we will discuss possible small action steps that could be completed before our next session. These assignments are ones we craft together and are focused on you reaching your goals. Most assignments are less than 30 minutes but some can be longer if you want to do additional work. The expectation is that you will complete your assignments prior to the next coaching session.
Completion of Intake Forms:
I ask that you carefully review these intake forms. Your signature is required in several areas. I ask that you return these forms before we begin our work together.
Download intake forms (PDF).
The first step is to discuss your coaching needs. Let’s have a first conversation so you can hear more about the coaching options that will best fit your needs.