What to Expect from Coaching
How Coaching Sessions Work
“I was skeptical about life coaching until I met Marc. Our weekly meetings have now become an essential part of my personal and business growth strategy.”
- Joseph, California-based Sales Consultant
Coaching sessions are usually an hour long and consist of a friendly discussion in which we can discuss goals or problems, and develop strategies or ideas that may help you. Sometimes you will develop those tactics and strategies on your own using what you've learned about personality type. At other times I will introduce new strategies or information when appropriate. Please see Examples of Coaching Outcomes for some ideas of the kind of results that can come from coaching.
Personality Type Testing
If you'd like, I can send you and/or your team a link to take the Majors PTi, a professionally-administered, for-pay personality type instrument (test) that can help you learn more about your personality. (If you have already learned about your four-letter type in basic detail, this may be redundant, but sometimes people like to take multiple tests for information-gathering purposes)
I can also administer career-oriented tests aimed at assessing your level of interest in various occupational fields. These tests are worth taking if you are making big life decisions around finding a new career.
How We'll Connect
Coaching sessions outside of my locality (Ukiah, Northern California) typically occur via phone, internet voice chat, or internet video chat. In the latter case I typically use Skype, Google Hangouts, or Facetime. If you live near me, I'm always happy to set up in-person coaching sessions.
Your First Session and What I Can Do for You
I prefer to "show rather than tell," and for this reason your initial coaching session is complimentary. There is no cost to you until you schedule the second coaching session.
How to Get the Most Out of Coaching
Coaching works best when we can focus on one identified problem or goal at a time. It is OK to discuss multiple topics during a single session. We can discuss your goals or problems in any order you'd like.
"Hero Moves" in Coaching
Here are some of what I consider "hero moves" by people who help others get coaching.
- Sometimes parents pay for their children to receive coaching. This does benefit the parents, but it shows their love, too--they want their children to succeed even if they are not "personality clones" of the parents.
- Sometimes people pay for coaching sessions as a gift to their friends. It's an amazing way of saying "you know that favorite idea you told me about? You can pull it off and I want you to make it happen with the best help possible."
- One client's brother paid for a string of sessions so his sister could get back on her feet. She landed an awesome job only months later. (She idolizes her brother, and I would, too)
- Business owners and managers often pay for their employees to receive coaching, as a simple but effective benefit of employment. They trust their employees and want the best for them, and they are rewarded with more effective employees in return.
Sessions can be scheduled monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, or on an as-needed basis. Clients with big decisions and problems to tackle typically meet with me weekly or bi-weekly. We can alter the frequency of meetings as needed, as your life and circumstances change.
Payment and Deductions
Invoices can be paid via mailed check or Paypal. I have a base hourly coaching rate (please contact me directly for the latest rate), with additional options like further testing that may come with additional cost. These expenses are typically deductible as a business expense for business owners, and corporations will often pay for coaching sessions. Coaching is an investment that can change the course of your life for the better. Given its reasonable cost, it will almost always be a low-risk, high-reward investment.
I protect the private information you share with me and you can rely on full coach-client confidentiality.
Important Mental Health Disclaimer
The information provided on this website is not medical advice, and I am not a substitute for a qualified therapist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional. Always consult a doctor before changing your approach to mental health issues.