Coaching FAQ's

Angela is a change agent. She believes that amazing outcomes happen when you connect to awareness, and is guided in part by Eckhart Tolle’s words that “awareness is the greatest agent for change.” Helping clients reach their full potential drives her, and she approaches the different areas of life holistically, engaging emotions, actions, and thoughts all together. She believes lasting and meaningful change is possible and can be achieved quickly when you commit to the process. Building financial literacy and competency, identifying and creating new career paths, and developing personal awareness along with cultivating  personal and professional satisfaction are her core focus.

Angela works with women from all walks of life and backgrounds, who feel 'stuck' and are in need of assistance affecting meaningful change. Sessions are by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or in person (if necessary) and are 50 to 90 minutes in length. Sessions are focused on priorities and outcomes that clients set at the beginning of each session.

What’s a coaching session with Angela like? Coaching sessions are typically 50 to 90 minutes and are conducted by phone, FaceTime, Skype, or in person (if necessary). Before starting the processes, there is an initial consultation/session, a couple of questionnaires that help us both identify priorities and desired outcomes. The sessions focus on getting you to your goals and working through obstacles that get in the way. Based on each session, follow-up exercises are sent to deepen the learning and awareness, and keep the forward momentum. The interaction is very open, comfortable, in-the-moment, and fits the pace and style that’s most effective for you.

How many sessions are scheduled each month?
Typically, clients will start with 1 to 3 sessions each month. Clients increase or decrease frequency depending on the stage of their goal or urgency of priorities. Frequency of sessions is a personal decision that needs to fit with the way you work best. There are clients who benefit from weekly structure, support, and accountability, just as they would with a personal trainer for example. There are some who only need one actual session each month, with short weekly accountability check-ins via the computer or phone. Others will process information, run with it on their own and then come back to a session monthly or quarterly to keep their focus and progress. Angela is extremely flexible, and only wants what will work best for her clients.

How long does the process take?
The length depends on the objectives you define at the beginning. Some clients come to coaching with a specific goal that can be addressed in a few sessions. Within 3 to 6 sessions, clients generally feel a strong sense of direction and momentum. Some clients continue on their own from there with only occasional 'check-ins', while others find it helpful to stay engaged with the process, and/or move on to the next goal.

What results can I expect?
Clarity, focus, confidence, deeper awareness, motivation, and a feeling of freedom that comes from knowing you actually do have control and options that you are able to clearly identify, and make choices with confidence. You can also expect to experience fear and doubt. The process can challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone, which is a measure of success.

What’s the cost?
Sessions cost $200 and are paid in 2 or 3 session increments. A good part of coaching takes place between sessions in the form of activities, exercises and action items that help you maximize the time spent in sessions.

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching works primarily with experiences in the present moment and focuses on achieving future-oriented goals. Therapy tends to focus on identifying and understanding past experiences that effect the way we’re showing up in the world. Since there are many forms of therapy and coaching, lines can get crossed between modalities, and coaching can often feel therapeutic. There are also many therapists who are certified coaches, and many coaches with therapy backgrounds and training. Angela has an organizational development and clinical psychology background and training.

What’s the difference between life coaching and executive coaching?
Executive coaching tends to focus on professional development, especially within a corporate setting. Life coaching takes a more holistic view of the different areas of your life and the interrelationship between personal and professional goals.

What are important factors in choosing a coach?
The coaches background, experience, and style of coaching is key. In addition to that, being able to develop strong rapport and a meaningful connection with you should also be important.

How do I know if coaching is for me?
There’s an initial consultation to clarify what brings you to coaching and what you hope to achieve. Coaching is most effective when there is a deep desire and urgency for change. When compromise and delay are no longer options, then coaching is for you.

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