FAQ’s

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What is Life Coaching?

It’s partnering with a client who has a very strong desire to make significant change(s) in their life. My role is to offer either strategies, ideas, moral support, accountability, or all of the above. Unlike traditional therapy that may focus more on “where you’ve been,” Life Coaching is much more focused on taking a person from “where you are,” to “where you want to be,” and offer as many ‘tools for life’ as I possibly can with a goal-inspired approach.

What’s the difference between Life Coaching, Counseling, & Therapy? And what is it that you all do?

Therapy deals with situations that are clearly dysfunctional. It is dedicated to addressing the emotional/behavioral problems, and to find your way to a normal situation.

Counseling, similar to traditional therapy, deals mostly with problems of the past that are apparently causing problems in the present. The focus is to help the client see how the past & present are connected and work through this using productive strategies to break the negative patterns and improve the future outlook.

Coaching deals with an emotionally healthy person who desires to move forward in order to create a richer life and/or pursue a specific goal. Coaching helps the client create a life that is more specifically focused towards all that they desire.

The Talk Whisperer Coaching style is a hybrid of all three of these approaches when appropriate, licensing notwithstanding. In addition, we specialize in effective-communication coaching to improve your communication with everyone.

How many sessions will I need?

We get asked this good question quite often. It is a much easier question to address after the 1st session.  Why? We have fleshed out the issues, established the goals, and got a good sense that we are a good fit. Most importantly, it will give you a better idea of how long it will take for you to accomplish your goals while we team-up together! Our ultimate goal is to not to just “give you a fish,” but “teach you how to fish, so you can eat for a lifetime.” In other words, we aim to have people achieve their goals in a timely fashion, offer support, and any tools that they can use to keep moving forward successfully after they have finished working with us.

How do I know that I would want to work with a Life Coach?

An individual or team might choose to work with a coach for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • You are ‘burning’ for massive change in your life and you’re not sure what it is that you want.
  • Your personal, and professional life are clearly out-of-balance and causing problems for you
  • You want to improve the communication with the important people in your life and you may not be sure how to
  • You are aware that a gap exists in the knowledge, skills, confidence or resources that you possess, and you know that you are looking to reach the ‘next level’
  • You welcome the chance to vent to someone that wont judge you and can assist you in making big decisions
  • You know that you will be more productive if you have a Coach to be your “Accountability Partner” to make sure you are getting shit done!
  • You are getting ready to take on something big, and you want to be sure that you have the right kind of support around you.
  • You are seeking someone to give you a ‘swift kick in the ass’ to get past the fear, and move it in gear!
  • AND OF COURSE, I’m happy to offer a FREE consultation, so call me and we’ll find out!

How would I know that I want to invite a Communication Coach into my workplace?

You would be thinking…

I actually have great employees and we are always committed to improving in any way that we can with our employee/customer relations with Team Builder trainings

I can clearly recognize that there are communication issues with the employees relating to each other, and/or the employees with our customers/clients

I have some employees that do not get along very well, and problems seem to arise pretty regularly and disrupt our work environment

I have a good employee that I do not want to get rid of, but they don’t seem to talk to our customers/clients very effectively

Do you work with young people?

I love working with kids. I have taught every grade from K-thru-12 over the span of 16 years in the public-school system, so I am well familiar with their typical behavior at the different ages.  I work with kids 10 & up, but will consider younger children depending on the circumstance.

How long are the Coaching sessions?

Coaching sessions are tailor-made for you, and we are happy to meet your needs in any way that we can. (please check out the Rates page on the website to see all of the different types of sessions that you can choose from) Most clients choose to meet once-a-week, and we allow for as long as 2-hours if you choose to use it. We also tend to spend less time when we work with kids given their limited attention span.

Do you offer a refund policy?

Yes. To be quite honest, I have never been in the position of being asked to offer refund. The clients that I select love working with me, as I love working with them. But if the occasion came up that a client requested refund on any unused sessions of a package that they purchased, for any reason whatsoever, I am happy to offer it on a pro rata basis.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Payment for Coaching is conveniently arranged prior to the session for Skype & phone sessions. You can select which package is best for you, or apply a purchased single-session to a preferred package after the session. In-person sessions are paid at the conclusion of our session. Under exceptional circumstances I will do what I can to accommodate anyone that has difficulty with this, but please speak to us about it prior to our meeting.

Preferred methods of payment are:

  • Cash
  • Visa, Mastercard, or American Express (plus $ for the AmEx processing fee)
  • PayPal (mail@TalkWhisperer.com)

If you purchase sessions and you are not completely satisfied and wanting to continue, I will offer a 100% refund, but you must please request it right at the conclusion of the given session for it to be granted.

Do you offer Group Coaching?

I’m always open to customizing a program for a motivated group, lets do it! It’s a great alternative for people to receive premium coaching at a discounted rate.

What options are available on how we meet for our coaching session?

My local clients have the convenience for us to meet at their home, office, or other preferred locations. I also offer Skype & phone sessions for my clients that either do not live locally, or simply prefer those options.

Why does Life Coaching produce such effective results?

For quite a few reasons:

Coaching provides a structure for support & accountability. To have someone support what you’re doing, and how you’re going to do it, is an easy recipe for success. The accountability part is simple, if you knew you were going to have to tell someone if you followed through with your word or not, there’s a much greater chance you’d do it!

If you and your Coach solve the ‘road blocks’ that may have been stopping you previously, then it clears the path for new levels of success!

A Life Coach is an educated, nonjudgmental, relentless, and positive supporter in your life. How many people do you know that are lucky enough to have someone like that in their corner?!

Do you take medical insurance?

Unfortunately, there are not any health insurance companies that I know of that will pay for Life Coaching.

Isn’t it a bit “new-agey weird” to work with a Life Coach?

I don’t know, is it?! Is it weird to want more from life and partner up with a Coach? I mean, people partner up with coaches to improve their businesses, and in every kind of sport out there, so why not partner up with a Coach with the sport of life?! Whatever you think that “new-agey weird” may be, it all boils down to positive results in your life, doesn’t it? Of course! I’m a Coach, and I look to learn something valuable from anyone and everyone! The Teacher, the Coach, the Child, or Mr. Wendal the man on the street corner, and you can too. We’re professionals that study keys to success for a living, we must have something to offer!

Are there any clients that you prefer not to work with?

We can only determine this on a case-by-case basis. We simply may not be the best kind of coach for what you are seeking. We are not Career Coaches, and want to make it very clear that we are not traditional Business Coaches either. Our specialized area is the effective-communication within the business environment. This can all usually be determined during the FREE consultation. If it turns out that we are not the right fit, we may be able offer a recommendation for another Professional in our network. Give us a call, we’ll figure it out.

Can you work with people that are already in therapy?

Certainly. It is preferred (but not necessary), that we have the opportunity to speak with the other Therapist so we can be sure that our mutual efforts are all in your best interest, and not overlapping in any way.

What if it turns out that I don’t like my Coach?

What if I don’t like you?! Just kidding! OF COURSE we will like each other, but if we decide that it’s not the right fit for you, then you should immediately seek out another Coach so that you continue to make your goal achievements your top-priority. No hard feelings!

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