"This was the best financial gift I've ever given myself." A SeattleCoach client
Excellent coaching is like grace: Rarely intrusive, usually disruptive, more nuanced than announced, and as much about how as about what.
I have a bias for co-creating action. In our relationship, we'll explore both the whats and the hows of your next steps, and then pursue outcomes in both categories, in your life and work, and maybe with your team.
Coaching is a significant investment of time and money. Here's how it usually unfolds:
We meet for a complimentary twenty minutes to ask each other questions, to explore what you hope to accomplish in coaching, and to make sure we're a good match to work together. In preparation for this conversation, most potential clients first spend about an hour reviewing the new-client profile and agreement. At our complimentary meeting, we'll customize your costs, outcomes and pace.
If green lights ensue for both of us, we schedule our first official coaching session--or if both of our schedules allow it, we move directly into it. I like to plan on an extra-long first official coaching session (about an hour and a quarter), during which we get a thorough overview of your goals and outcomes, and begin to forge our agreement for the coming months.
I meet with most of my clients two to three times monthly and most people pay by the month or by the quarter. You can pay me via a purchase order or check or you can ask me to charge your credit card securely online. When I bill your card, you will receive an emailed copy of the charges for your records. Since much of your work is designed to happen between our meetings, I welcome your phone, text and email check-ins. And when I see an additional resource that I believe would be useful to you, I'll bring it up.
Great companies know that they are only as good as their people: that is, people who are ambitious to learn and grow and get promoted on the basis of getting really good at something important. Many of our coaches through the years have asked their companies for—or taken advantage of-- reimbursement for executive coaching.
For Microsoft clients, I am a Microsoft Approved Vendor for my work with leaders, teams and coaches-in-training.
Returning clients, I love it when you check in. And when you've got new goals to work on, we can easily reconnect and move into a new round of work together.