As a certified CTI and ICF coach, I am well trained to know when a client should seek the guidance of a therapist and I make referrals to my client when necessary. Some of my clients have therapists and the combination of coach and therapist can be quite powerful.
Finding a coach who has been through a rigorous program such as Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and has a minimum 200+ hours of training plus certification as well as being certified through ICF (International Coaches Federation) gives you piece of mind that you are working with a professional who lives up to the highest of standards in the industry.
Coaching is a creative and confidential process and this rigorous training and certification ensures professionalism, confidentiality and high standards of conduct.
For more information about ICF’s Code of Ethics, visit International Coach Federation – Code of Ethics
You want a coach you connect with. If you don’t feel like you can be ‘all in’ with your coach, move on.
The short answer: It depends on the coach and the type of coaching you are looking for. It’s all over the map.
A client will typically enter into a 3, 6 or 12 month contract with their coach to ensure a strong and successful relationship. One that will provide the biggest impact and change in the client’s life.
Some coaches charge hourly rates – anywhere from $150 – $500 and more. Think of this more as a personal trainer for your life. The coach and client have a 45-60 min call, build some internal muscle, sometimes diving deep, and then enjoy the after feeling of working hard for something, metaphorically speaking.
Some coaches charge by the package – If you are all in and serious about growth and change, this is the way to go. A 3 month package can be anywhere from $1,000 – $8,000+ and a 6 month package can be anywhere from $2,500 – $10,000+. A lot depends on the tools the coach uses. Find a coach who is willing to work within your budget.
You aren’t paying your coach for an hour of time. You are paying for your goals. For change and growth. To get where you want to go in the most efficient and focused way. What is that worth to you?
Absolutely. Within the first 30 days of coaching my clients, I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you show up, play all out, are willing to acknowledge your fears but NOT take direction from them, hold to your commitments, you will make huge progress. I promise.
Together we design the best program for you. We meet via Zoom or phone for 45-60 minute sessions 2x per month. Most clients see the biggest breakthroughs in their life when they have been with a coach 3-6+ months.
For Leadership Circle clients, the package can look quite different. I work within your budget and we create options to match your needs.
That’s a conversation to have with your coach. The goal of the coach should always be to get “fired” by their client once the client has hit their goal and is well on their way. Some clients continue to aim higher and higher after every milestone so a coaching relationship can last for years.
If you are depending on your coach too much, that means the coach is not truly a coach. They are more of a consultant who gives advice, telling you what to do instead of guiding YOU to see the next steps for yourself.
If your conversations are turning into friendship type conversations, it’s time to move on. You have friends. You should not be paying for one.
Yes! ICF certified coaches adhere to a very high standard of ethics and confidentiality is the most important standard I live by. Please see the Code of Ethics for more detail. This important topic will be discussed in our first session.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me.