I'm so proud of you for taking this important step. Choosing to work with a life coach shows you are dedicated to changing your life for the better.
Below you'll find a list of frequently asked questions about the coaching process and my qualifications.
Sessions will take place over the telephone or on Skype. If you live in the Metro-Atlanta area and would like in-person coaching, please contact me to discuss your options.
The consultation is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the coaching process. We will also discuss your goals for coaching, coaching packages, client/ coach responsibilities. If you are accepted as a client, we will discuss payment plans, scheduling, and your first assignment.
Your responsibilities as a client are to arrive to sessions on time and ready to work, and complete homework assignments before next coaching sessions.
My responsibilities as your coach are to arrive to sessions on time and ready to work, send out resources in a timely manner, and assist you in achieving your coaching goals.
I was trained and certified as a System of Care Life Coach through the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential.
Also, I hold a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, a Master's of Arts in School Counseling and I'm a Ph.D. candidate in a doctoral counseling program.
However, please understand there is no state or board certification for coaching in the United States.
Although similar, as both refer to a helping profession, coaching differs from counseling in many ways. Coaching is time-limited with a focus on the present, the conscious mind, and achieving specific goals.
On the other hand, counseling can include all of the above, depending on the theoretical orientation of the counselor, and may also focus on the past, the unconscious mind, and on pathology and illness.
Another distinction between coaching and counseling is the required training and education. Coaches are not required to undergo formal training or obtain certification and/or licensure. Counselors must have at least a Master's degree, are required to complete supervised practicum and internships, and are governed by a state board.
I believe we all have creative potential and unique talents. My role as a life coach is to help you express your potential, identify your talents, and create a lifestyle that aligns with your personal values.
I believe that coaching should be solution focused and motivated by growth and learning. I take a developmental approach to working with my clients, meaning I meet you were you currently are.
There’s no judgment, woo-woo, or time wasting during my sessions; only respect, positive regard, and hard work. What sets me aside from other life coaches is my heavy focus on creativity, mindfulness, humor, and fun during the coaching process.