Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if individual coaching is for me? Do you offer sample sessions?

Feel free to contact me to learn more about coaching, my philosophies, and my practice. I also offer free 20-minute sample coaching sessions for you to experience coaching first-hand before committing to the relationship.

Do you require an initial consultation? How does it work?

I offer free 20-minute sample sessions for you to experience coaching first-hand on a specific topic of your choice. In order to get a broader perspective, once you decide to work with me, you will be sent a questionnaire, which will be followed by a face-to-face Foundation-Setting session lasting approximately two and half hours. If you are not in the Bay Area, this session takes place by phone. The purpose of this initial meeting is for you to design what you want to get out of coaching, and for me to get to know what motivates you and what stops you. There is a one-time fee for this session which is due in advance upon setting up the appointment.

When and where do you meet with your individual clients?

Following the Foundation-Setting session, you choose to meet either twice per month for 60-minute sessions or three times per month for 40-minute sessions. Coaching takes place over the phone for maximum flexibility and during regular business hours; however, in certain situations exceptions can be made.

How long will the coaching last?

The one-on-one coaching relationship lasts as long as we choose. It is generally recommended that you be prepared to commit to a minimum of 4 months of coaching in order to begin to see entrenched change; however this is not a hard and fast rule. In addition, we may design in advance that coaching will end upon your having reached a particular goal you are working on. Where this has not been designed in advance, two weeks’ notice is requested prior to terminating the coaching relationship, in order to capture your progress and create a plan to help you continue moving forward toward your goals.

How much will coaching cost?

Please contact me for my Foundation-Setting, monthly and executive coaching fees. I have a limited number of spaces in my practice for hardship situations in which clients cannot afford to pay my regular fee.

How and when do I pay for the one-on-one coaching?

Foundation-setting session fees are billed and due when the appointment is made, while ongoing coaching fees are billed and due at the beginning of each month in advance of service. Accepted forms of payment include PayPal and personal check to be mailed to an address provided.

How far in advance do I need to schedule with you to start a coaching program?

We can get started right away! Once we begin, we schedule several sessions at a time.