How We Will Work Together

How Life Coaching Works

Welcome to the magic of life coaching!  It’s an honor to be your life coach and I look forward to working with you.

The relationship between a life coach and client is co-creative, meaning that we are equals and both have an active role.  I am not a therapist, counselor or consultant.  I am a trained coach using honed communication skills to support you as a detached thinking partner.  Together we create more power for you to effect meaningful change and take dynamic actions towards your goals.

Your Role in Life Coaching

Please take time before each session to complete and email the Session Prep Questions.  I will provide to you by email.  Use this email as a template to create a new email for your responses every week.  The most crucial part is for you to name what you’d like to take away from the session.  This is called the “Client Agenda.”

  • Please arrive to every session on time.
  • Come to your session centered and ready to engage.
  • Give me feedback in the moment about your coaching experience–what works, as well as what does not.
  • Be open-minded.  Try new approaches.  Experiment.  Be willing to change beliefs or patterns if they do not serve you anymore.

My Role as your Life Coach

I will listen closely to you, respond to what I hear and ask questions.  If I hear something in your voice or language that sparks an intuitive thought, I’m likely to ask you about it.  Often, it is the small moments that bring about BIG shifts.  If I’m not on target, just tell me, I’m not attached to being right.

At the end of the session, if you do not mention what actions you are ready to take, I will make a coach request.  I ask clients to stretch themselves, deepen the work done in the sessions by writing, taking some action, resolving relationships or things that feel incomplete.  You are free to negotiate, accept or decline.

Extra Time

Between sessions, if you have questions, a brief update, or want to bounce some ideas around, please contact me by phone or email.   If it seems like it will be better served as session material, I’ll suggest that.