Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
The definition can vary depending on who you ask and the kind of coaching.
Here: it is an active and collaborative partnership to learn more about who you really are and how you think, so your excuses and habits can be seen, your outlook changes, and then capabilities are strengthened. This is useful to undergo the necessary changes for personal, professional, social, creative, and spiritual growth.
No matter our stage of development, we can lie to ourselves and others with the beliefs and stories we create and hold on to. This prevents us from seeing additional perspectives and ways to navigate the world. Coaching naturally shines a light on these mental constructs we operate on. This brings awareness to what is holding us back from being and experiencing (more of) what seems important or fulfilling to us.
An example: an athletic coach works attentively with an athlete so they can become aware of self-defeating pitfalls and reach goals they might not otherwise achieve on their own. In this sense, it is similar here.
How would you describe your coaching and what can I expect?
I’m the co-pilot to your pilot and the detective to your inner mystery. So you're treated as the expert as you navigate us, while I play a supportive and highly inquisitive role to assist in your insight-gathering. Active and Sacred is the general feel. I can be vivacious and verbally involved at times with thought-provoking questions and proposals for how we might explore a topic, while also holding a safe and nurturing space through the use of silence. Some humor and healthy chuckling can periodically steal the scene as well.
A figurative mirror is often held up so you can reflect on something you said, gestured, or intoned. I will also share impressions from reading in between the lines. My speech is straightforward and sometimes blunt. So if you are used to others agreeing with you, beating around the bush and sugar coating, or only telling you what you want to hear, this style might be refreshing. From feedback, it's helpful to hear what isn’t often being said so you can refine both overt and covert aspects of your life. This is a main objective in coaching and what folks want support with.
My energy is devoted to only 3 long-term clients at any one time. So you will experience being a top priority. Autonomy and self-sufficiency are encouraged, so co-dependent behaviors don't limit the progress and parameters of your well-being and character. Imaginative, empowering, propelling, spiritual, introspective, healing, grounding, and challenging are some keywords that relate to this coaching. No matter what you come to coaching for, you connect with the subtleties of what’s taking place under your surface. In time, this lets you move beyond their influence to allow your next stage of being and doing to take shape. Within each of us is an intricate labyrinth and I stand by your side as you navigate through your terrain.
Can you sum up the structure of your coaching services?
In brief, you have several options: a single session; a package of 3 (which can be renewed); a Coaching in Motion session (in-person and outdoors); a group or private workshop (both offer optional discounted private sessions to be used within 3 months of the workshop); and the Serling Package (see FAQ below). I also get creative on the spot with what I offer based on what someone might need more so; everything is tailored to the individual. Note: a free 30 minute "meet-and-greet" (online call) can be scheduled prior to your first booking if you'd like to ask any questions and/or get a feel for demeanor. Use the Services Tab to book this.
What is Coaching in Motion?
Coaching in Motion is a creative and fun way to partner with a coach. It's all the great things that regular coaching offers, but nature participates with us here so the insights and effects are maximized. Think of how you feel when you're in front of the ocean or fire, on a path in the woods, or at your favorite park. It's a 2 hour, in-person and outdoors session that involves some strolling, some sitting, some reflecting, and some perspective-shifting. We acknowledge and incorporate the sights, sounds, smells, and different locations we stumble upon to allow for a richer sensory and personal experience to shape the session in a really neat way. From feedback, this can lead you to making greater self-discoveries that impact your life. For those interested in a novel and explorative activity where you can get out of the house and learn more about your self, this is a must-try-at-least-once kind of thing. Note: Look for the dates I'm traveling to your area when booking these sessions (they're listed on the Services tab when you click on "learn more" under "Coaching in Motion").
How does the Serling package work?
This package is a three month commitment and consists of 10 (2 hour) private coaching sessions (3 each month, plus 1 follow up). The off week each month is dedicated to customized challenges that further your reflection and pledge to take action toward your goals. Also included are unlimited email correspondence and/or several 20 minute phone check-ins. A bi-weekly "Serling Lite" package is also available. We work together to uncover and explore anything that is interfering with your goal, so that you can live the life that's most meaningful and fulfilling to you. We start with where you’re currently at and aim for where you’d like to head; the past might occasionally make an appearance since everything is interconnected, but coaching doesn't remain in the past. The greater the receptivity and effort, the greater the results. Toward the end of the three months, a check-in takes place to determine if another three months is suitable or if you feel completion has been met. Note: A single session is usually required first to determine need and compatibility before purchasing this package. If interested, use the homepage contact form.
Ideal client for long-term partnership**:
Has the craving to break all self-imposed limits
Fully committed to coaching partnership and self-development
Won’t settle for less than what they really want and know they have within
Wants to be challenged to take healthy risks and values a support system to allow for it
An adventurer’s mindset that can view coaching as a fun, exploratory game and an artist’s mindset to create a brave new world on a blank canvas
This would be most suitable for, but not limited to those with an innovative, seeking, and visionary nature, and anyone wanting to go beyond their comfort zone and challenge their capabilities.
**The Single sessions, Package of 3, Coaching in Motion, and Workshop sessions are different, in that they're short-term and are offered to be accessible by anyone. For longer-term partnership (i.e. Serling package), having a similar profile to the above lets us make the most efficient use of the time we have together because we’d be in sync and raring to go.
Do you offer single coaching sessions?
Yes. They are standardly 75 minutes, but the initial time we meet is 120 minutes. Click on the Services tab.
I’ve attended a workshop and am interested in private sessions. What next?
If you're still within 2 months of your workshop date, make use of the optional discounted "add-on" offers you received. If you already used these, or are past the 2 months and have not used them (or only used some), then you can book any service listed above, with the exception of the Serling Package (see its FAQ "note" above).
I live outside of the United States. Can I receive coaching?
Absolutely. Zoom is what I typically use for online sessions. It's a free meeting platform that you can use with phone or computer.
Do you have a mailing list I can be put on?
If you’d like to receive event updates via email, or any other new happenings, submit the form at the bottom of the home page with that request.
I'd like to schedule one of your Change the Script™ workshops at my venue/company/school. What is the protocol for booking?
Using the contact form on the homepage, include your name, city/state/country, business/organization/school, preferred date, how many people, and who the workshop is for (i.e. women, men, both, students, et cetera). Someone will get back to you within 72 hours to gather more details and determine the next steps.