FAQ - Common Questions

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What is a Professional Life and Business Coach?

A Professional Life and Business Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. You can find a Life and Business Coach to help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. It consists of steps to help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!

What types of people have Life and Business Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who get a Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.

How will Life or Business Coaching help?

The results will vary depending on what brings you to a Life or Business Coach. If you get a Coach to help you out professionally,  coaching can help you make your current career or business more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and can help you market your self more effectively. If your reasons are personal, you can find a life coach to help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spiritually. With life or business coaching you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!

What happens in a Life or Business Coaching Session?

Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.

Do I really need a Coach, can't I just do it by myself?

Life and Business coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A personal Coach can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Professional Life Coach and this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is Coaching different from Therapy?

While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.

What is your cancellation policy?

We  require a 48 hour notice to reschedule a service session. Please contact us if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment by emailing [email protected]. Otherwise you will be contacted the next day.

Service fees are due on the 1st or 3rd of the month and prior to the time of your scheduled  appointment. Because we are reserving our staff and technical resources to provide you with services, we are unable to provide a full or partial refund or cancel your services once you commit to an appointment or program. Please review your Service Agreement prior to starting your program.

How long do people generally work with a Life or Business Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial one month commitment. At the end of one month, we will evaluate your progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

To experience the effectiveness of our business coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial twelve-month commitment. At the end of twelve months, we will evaluate your progress and discuss our Advanced Business Coaching option, available for Year 2.

Additionally, if you miss more than 4 business coaching sessions, you will be dropped from the program.

Dr. Sue, are your services confidential?

What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, our services are  conducted in a confidential manner, and your personal information will always be protected.