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Expand All / Collapse AllWhat type of clients do you work with?
I work with female leaders who want to go from good…to GREAT. Women who are deeply committed to their own personal and professional growth, and who truly care about living a meaningful and purposeful life. These women understand the importance of investing in themselves. They are conscientious and good students of “life”.
Since it’s of utmost importance that there’s a great match between a client and coach, I gently turn away prospective clients when they aren’t suited for my programs or feel they won’t get the results they’re looking for. In this case, I make a referral to one of my trusted colleagues or another professional who I think would be a better fit.
What results can I expect to see?
Just like with anything else, what you get out of the coaching program depends on what you put into it. My clients are known for giving their all and seeing results quickly. These results can show up in countless ways, including:
When you are shining brighter, those around you feel it, too, and get to benefit from your light.
Does everyone need a coach?
In 90 seconds, let Bill Gates & Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, tell you what they think:
If I decide to sign-up, how does the process work?
Pre-work: The online pre-work is a reflective process designed to stimulate your thinking, clarify the positive changes you want to make, and prepare you for a successful Discovery Session.
Discovery Session: The 90-minute Zoom kick-off meeting lays the foundation for our coaching partnership and launches us toward success; together we begin to map out the way forward.
Coaching calls: The 30-minute phone coaching sessions are generally scheduled three times per month to guide you in staying focused, on-track, inspired, and accountable. To get the most out of each session, you’ll complete and submit a “Call Prep” form in advance of each session to help us maximize our time together and stay focused on your most important issues. There’s homework in between each session, for example: An article to read, a new habit to practice, a concept to reflect upon, an observation to journal about, etc.
Throughout the partnership: I’m your Coach throughout the journey, not just during our sessions. I encourage clients to share successes, challenges, and/or updates with me in-between sessions via email. As a part of the client experience, I’ve created a private LifeShine Ladies Facebook group – a place to connect with 100+ like-hearted women who are also committed to living their best life.
How does coaching work over the phone?
Our coaching sessions allow you to relax comfortably, wherever you are, into deep and meaningful conversation. We intentionally use phone calls in place of videoconferencing. Videoconferencing puts us into more of a “presentation” mode with visual distractions and creates a completely different energy. Our phone sessions give you an opportunity to let your hair down (literally and figuratively) and get laser-focused on what’s being discussed. Clients generally call me from a private conference room, their own office, or even from a couch at home with their feet up.
How is coaching different from therapy?
While therapy might focus on past issues and how to “fix” them or heal past trauma, coaching understands that everyone has things in their past that are less than desirable…and the focus is on forward movement and positive action. Coaching takes you from where you are right now (regardless of the past) and guides you toward where you want to be. A LifeShine client, who had been a successful therapist for years, explained how therapy focuses on “recovery”, while coaching is more about “discovery.”
A good example of the difference between coaching and therapy was when a client was going through a divorce. She was seeing a therapist for the deep, emotional relationship wounds she experienced in her marriage. At the same time, she hired me as her coach to guide her in how to best take care of herself and stay focused on her dreams and goals. The two modalities beautifully worked together.
What we discuss is strictly confidential. If I feel that a referral to a therapist is needed, I will bring it up right away.
Do you only work with women?
While I’ve had the pleasure of working with many amazing men through the years (here are a few of them!), my coaching programs and events have grown organically and are currently focused on, and geared toward, women.
How do you stand out from other coaches?
Here are a few highlights:
What type of financial investment does coaching require?
LifeShine coaching programs are an investment in time, money, and energy. Three individual programs are offered based on desired outcomes, starting at $2,995 with the Get Back on Track program. Each program is highly tailored and customized to your needs. Clients either choose to pay in full up-front, or via an installment plan.
When an organization sponsors Executive Coaching for their employee, the fee is contingent upon the customized program created for the organization’s specific needs.
How has the pandemic impacted coaching?
Clients talk about adapting to significant and foundational changes in their roles at work and at home. They’re navigating an ever-changing landscape with a new way of doing business…and life. Many clients have found that their energy isn’t as robust as it used to be, and burnout has crept in.
As a result, what I consistently see, hear, and feel in every client session is this: There is now more of an urgency to life. More than ever, the women I work with are done putting their needs, dreams, and desires on the backburner. Instead, and after journeying through the pandemic, they’ve decided it’s time to re-think “who” they are and confidently get into the driver’s seat of their life. Because as the last few years have shown us – time moves fast and life is short…and doesn’t wait for any of us.
If you see yourself in any of this, rest assured that you can get started on your road to positive change by joining LifeShine today. Your life is ready for you, and you are worth it.
What other questions do you have?
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