About Coaching

Coaching can occur either over the phone or in person. The flexibility of these two options enables clients to engage in coaching while on the road or working from home. As a coach based out of New England, it allows me the gift of working with clients from all over the country. For those clients who prefer face-to-face sessions, I conduct sessions in my home office in Portland.

Prior to engaging in a formal coaching relationship, you may get an idea of what coaching looks like and who I am as a coach by scheduling a sample session with me. This ½ hour session is free with no obligation to extend to additional coaching sessions.

After expressing interest in starting a coaching relationship, I will send you a coaching agreement, ethics statement, and discovery form to be completed and returned to me prior to our first meeting.

I conduct an initial “discovery” session (2 hours) as the first step in the coaching process. At this time, we design our relationship and discuss your responses on the discovery form. Together, we clarify values, what you want for yourself and why you are coming to coaching. We also establish clear goals and expectations for the coaching sessions. This session is critical to the success of coaching in that it sets the foundation for our relationship – it lets me know how to be as your coach and helps me to hold your agenda if/when you start to stray.

Coaching sessions then begin the following week. Coaching is paid for by the month and includes 1.5 hours of coaching. You are able to select your preferred frequency/duration – either three ½-hour or two 45-minute sessions per month. These coaching sessions are initiated by you at the time of your appointment.

It is essential that you continue to benefit from these coaching sessions and get what you need. To that end, I will be soliciting feedback from you periodically to check in with you on how things are working, ensure alignment and clarify expectations.