Sessions of one-hour may be scheduled with me via email (email@example.com) or over the phone.
One-hour sessions are conducted either in person or over the phone, whichever arrangement works best geographically, time-wise or based on preference. Face-to-face sessions are held in my home office on Chicago’s north side – or at a local location mutually agreed upon (a coffee shop, quiet restaurant, park, hotel lobby, etc. - convenient to both parties.)
Once the Complimentary Consultation is completed and a decision is made to proceed, our first “official” session will be 90-minutes in duration; the additional 30 minutes spent upfront covering an Intake Questionnaire, gathering information about you and going over the “Coaching Agreement” (Available for viewing upon request). We then proceed with the first full session.
A full session of 60 minutes allots approximately 50 minutes for the actual coaching, with the last 10 being used to “wrap up” and, together, create tasks to execute before the next session.
Fees are charged “per session” for Life Coaching, with a reduced rate savings for prepaying a “three-session package” Dream Coaching® is charged at a full-program rate. This can be paid by the session or at a discounted “paid in full” rate at the beginning of our agreement. Dream Coaching® clients will also incur a $20.00 materials fee for a required workbook.
If not pre-paid, payment is due at the beginning of each session – cash or check for in-person sessions – or prepaid with a debit card* via Pay Pal** on the Internet. Phone sessions must be prepaid via Pay Pal two days prior to a scheduled session to ensure the funds have been transferred.
* We are unable to accept credit cards at this time.
** www.paypal.com – Establish one’s own account, and then proceed to the task bar “Send Money”. Remit payments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long distance phone charges*** are the responsibility of the Client.
*** Depending on one’s long distance carrier/plan, coaching calls can be most cost effective by using a rechargeable phone card.
Sessions missed without a minimum of 24 hours’ notice will be charged at one-half the session rate.
For specific rates, contact us at
email@example.com or call 773-973-4767.
YOU and your Self are worth this investment –
For today and for your future!
Rates for “Facilitation Services” are addressed separately on this site.
(See “Facilitation/Small Group Services”)
How It Works
At the scheduled time, you arrive – either at my door or via phone.
For a phone session, please find a quiet and private location, away from distractions (children, animals, phones, music, computers, etc.). It is mandatory that you are not in front of a “live” computer during our session.
The Client agrees to come prepared to each session with an agenda for the session. “What do you want to talk about today?” As you may wish to take notes, it’s suggested you have paper or a journal book with you. It is expected that any “assigned homework” will be completed for the next session.
The Client acknowledges that it is not the job of the Coach to “solve” any issues – but to help guide the Client through his/her completed agenda and create a prospective “action plan” for achieving that agenda.
The Coach agrees to keep the session focused on the agenda and guide the Client through a reflective and enlightening process to help the Client achieve his/her agenda.
The Coach will not (and cannot) diagnose or treat the Client, yet may suggest the Client see a therapist instead of a Coach should such a professional better serve the Client.
The Coach fully adheres to a Code of Ethics as set forth by the International Coach Federation. This Code appears below.
ICF Code of Ethics
Part One: The ICF Philosophy of Coaching
The International Coach Federation adheres to a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work, believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
- Encourage client self-discovery
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
- Hold the client responsible and accountable
Part Two: The ICF Definition of Coaching
Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.
In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future. ICF member coaches recognize that results are a matter of the client's intentions, choices and actions, supported by the coach's efforts and application of the coaching process.
Part Three: The ICF Standards of Ethical Conduct
Professional Conduct At Large
1) I will conduct myself in a manner that reflects well on coaching as a profession and I will refrain from doing anything that harms the public's understanding or acceptance of coaching as a profession.
2) I will honor agreements I make in my all of my relationships. I will construct clear agreements with my clients that may include confidentiality, progress reports, and other particulars.
3) I will respect and honor the efforts and contributions of others.
4) I will respect the creative and written work of others in developing my own materials and not misrepresent them as my own.
5) I will use ICF member contact information (email addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) only in the manner and to the extent authorized by the ICF.
Professional Conduct With Clients
6) I will accurately identify my level of coaching competence and I will not overstate my qualifications, expertise or experience as a coach.
7) I will ensure that my coaching client understands the nature of coaching and the terms of the coaching agreement between us.
8) I will not intentionally mislead or make false claims about what my client will receive from the coaching process or from me as their coach.
9) I will not give my clients or any prospective clients information or advice I know to be misleading or beyond my competence.
10) I will be alert to noticing when my client is no longer benefiting from our coaching relationship and would be better served by another coach or by another resource and, at that time, I will encourage my client to make that change.
11) I will respect the confidentiality of my client's information, except as otherwise authorized by my client, or as required by law.
12) I will obtain agreement with my clients before releasing their names as clients or references or any other client identifying information.
13) I will obtain agreement with the person being coached before releasing information to another person compensating me.
Conflicts of Interest
14) I will seek to avoid conflicts between my interests and the interests of my clients.
15) Whenever any actual conflict of interest or the potential for a conflict of interest arises, I will openly disclose it and fully discuss with my client how to deal with it in whatever way best serves my client.
16) I will disclose to my client all anticipated compensation from third parties that I may receive for referrals or advice concerning that client.
Part Four: The ICF Pledge of Ethics As a professional coach, I acknowledge and agree to honor my ethical obligations to my coaching clients and colleagues and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with ICF Code of Ethics, to treat people with dignity as independent and equal human beings, and to model these standards with those whom I coach. If I breach this Pledge of Ethics or any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF in its sole discretion may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may include loss of my ICF membership or my ICF credentials.
So – not all that scary!
Why not contact us for that Complimentary Consultation now?