Bring your best to all aspects of life
Professional online coaching — meets you wherever you are.
I specialize in helping individuals successfully master the hard and rewarding work of change. Career advancement, management and leadership skills, work-life balance, personal fulfillment — the focus of the change is unique to each client. However, the desire for change and willingness to change is common among all my clients.
In order to fully benefit from coaching, it's important to understand what coaching is (and isn't) and to find the coach that best meets your needs and style. You can learn more about my approach, background, and fees below. If you have questions or want to learn how to get started, take the next step — schedule a free, initial conversation.
You decide where we focus our efforts for the overall coaching engagement and in each session. For some clients, the focus is wholly about work, for others it’s about navigating life outside of work, for others a mix of both. Browse through the gallery below to see the common topics clients and I collaborate on.
Unlike consulting, mentoring, or therapy, in coaching I don’t offer solutions, advice, or a diagnosis. Although I do have twenty-years of experience in strategy and operations leadership, as a coach I am not a content expert. Rather, my firm belief is that you are capable of finding the solutions that work best for you. My job is to offer the questions, observations, support, and sometimes challenge, that helps you to do that.
To learn more about the differences between coaching, consulting, therapy, mentoring and training, here.
I aim to create a space that allows for “purposeful wandering”. Our work together is guided by clear goals, but the journey to achieving them is something we craft as we go.
I hold a certificate in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University, which means I have a background in a broad variety of theories and approaches, rather than in a fixed model of coaching. I rarely use formal assessment instruments; I prefer to work with clients to draw insights from actual experiences and feedback. I am also a certified meditation instructor; for clients who have an interest, I sometimes integrate meditation techniques into my coaching work. Finally, please note, I am not a therapist or counselor andd do not provide mental health services.
I work with clients virtually, using a web-conferencing platform. Most sessions last between 30-45 minutes and take place weekly or bi-weekly.
You can learn more about my background here.
What to Expect
The coaching relationship works best when there is a strong bond of trust between the coach and client. Trust is often supported by clear expectations. For that reason, although my coaching services are tailored to meet the individual goals and preferences of each client, I use a similar process to engage with all coaching clients.
'Pay what you wish' fee schedule
I believe that anyone who wants to benefit from coaching — and is willing to put in the energy, effort, and time required to do so — should have access to a coach. For that reason, I offer my coaching services to individuals on a 'pay what you wish' fee schedule.
Below are answers to common questions about how I use this model. At the start of the coaching engagement, each client is provided with a full explanation of all policies and terms.
How does 'pay what you wish' work?
All clients are charged the same base fee for each type of coaching session, (which is about $1/minute.) You can then "top up" what you pay, based on the value you feel you are deriving from our collaboration. No questions asked.
What does it cost?
All coaching series include one discovery session at the start and then standard sessions of 30 or 45 minutes each for the duration of the series. I generally work with clients for a minimum of four sessions and up to 12 sessions.
- The discovery session lasts 50 - 60 minutes and have a base fee of $60.
- Standard sessions last 30 or 45 minutes, and have a base of $30 and $45, respectively.
- You can "top up" the base fee by adding a tip to reflect the value you feel you are deriving from our collaboration.
So, for example, a four session series would cost $150 +plus any "top up" value you add. ($60 for the discovery session and $30 each for three 30 minute sessions).
How do I pay?
Payment is required when you book your session; payments are made by credit card and processed online in my scheduling system. If you need to cancel a session, you will receive a refund, as long as you cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled session.
How does this compare with the "market rate" for coaching?
Coaching rates vary widely, based on the type of coaching provided, location of the coach and client, the experience of the coach, as well as the nature of the industry of those being coached. The best way to compare pricing is to reach out to a variety of coaches. That said, many coaches charge between $125 - $250 per hour.
How many sessions will it take to reach my goal?
Change takes time and so does coaching. To realize the often transformational benefits of coaching may require consistent effort over several months. I usually work with clients for a minimum of four sessions and up to 12 sessions, depending on their goals. During the initial discovery session, we will establish a coaching agreement, which will include our joint assessment of how long we'll work together and how often we'll have sessions. (Usually weekly or bi-weekly.)
Note, this is an agreement, not a contract. You are never obligated to continue to work with me as your coach. Similarly, if I feel we are not making progress or that I am not the best professional to meet your needs, I can also elect to end the engagement.
I represent an organization that's looking to contract with a coach for staff members or leadership. Can we 'pay what we wish'?
This model is intended for individuals who seek coaching to support their personal or professional development. To learn more about my services for organizations, see here.
The first step is for us to have an initial conversation — it's free and you are under no obligation to continue. We'll discuss your interest in coaching, what you are looking for in a coach, what you are hoping to achieve, and evaluate if we are a good fit.
When you are ready, schedule a time to chat, using the button below. Or contact me directly.
These terms are current as of June 2018 and are subject to change without notice.