I am prepared to champion you, as your coach. If you are curious what that entails, contact me to arrange a sample session. We will talk by phone for about 45 minutes.
This exploratory coaching session is an honest and strictly confidential conversation. Compared with talking "about" coaching, it's a much more effective way of really "getting" what the process can provide and discovering how our personalities blend.
In coaching, you won't just talk - you'll take action.
So, yes, there is homework each week designed to move you closer toward your goals.
After our sample session, I'll ask you to follow through with homework and check in when you've completed it. You'll have up to one week to do so. At that time, I'll invite you to officially become a client since I only coach people willing to take action.
In other words, there is no pressure or "hard sell" at the end of the sample session since we both need to see if the call inspires you into action after we hang up the phone.
A few distinctions about coaching to help you understand what it is and what it is not:
Coaching vs. Therapy:
Coaching works best for already successful people who have resolved past issues and are ready to go to the next level in their career, life or with a project.
A coach is very action oriented and asks you WHAT you are willing to do, WHEN will you do it and HOW will you get it done. A coach will hold you accountable. And, while deep, empathetic listening is central to both, coaching and therapy are quite different.
Coaching vs. Consulting:
All coaches are consultants but not all consultants are coaches. As a coach, I will sometimes advise a client but the focus is on challenging you to develop as a person and draw out your own internal wisdom. I will not "tell you what to do" but will offer opinions if you want.
Coaching vs. Motivational Seminars, DVD's, etc.:
Coaches tend to be very motivated and inspired people however a coach is not someone to "outsource" your motivation. Coaching will develop you into a naturally passionate and motivated person who is pulled forward by an exciting and deeply fulfilling life.
A coach will cheer you on like no one else can and simply working with one is motivating to most clients. While seminars are a great way to jump start, coaching is a more permanent and tailored way to build sustainable energy that comes from within.
Coaching vs. Your Best Friend, Spouse or Boss:
Here's a biggie! Coaches are impartial and are willing to risk the relationship to tell you the truth. That's our job.
While a trusted friend or boss may be a good advisor or listener, oftentimes they are not totally honest with us if they feel the relationship may be jeopardized in any way. A coach is trained to listen for what's not being said and is totally focused on you while other relationships tend to be less focused. And a coach is not your boss. We don't want or need to be impressed.
Just be honest with your coach and inspire us with the truth of what you are feeling, who you really are, and what you are actually doing. You will not be judged in any way and will never be made to feel wrong so use your coach as a safe person to air out ideas or get honest, supportive feedback...
Coaching vs. The "Do It Yourself" Plan:
No one needs a coach but almost anyone can benefit from having one. Partnering with another person is a great way to increase the energy around you and build momentum.
For example, many entrepreneurs tend to be "lone rangers" and want to do everything for themselves but are oftentimes overwhelmed with all of their ideas. Coaching provides this person a way to get perspective and gain focus. A coach will work with a client to put each idea into action through its successful completion. And, a coach will always keep an eye on maintaining balance in life.
Ever tried to buff up at the gym by yourself? It gets boring and the effort tends to go in starts and stops. Hiring a personal trainer who knows the most direct route to a better body and who will develop a plan you'll want stay with consistently is leaps and bounds more effective for most people. Plus they can see when you are getting bored or losing steam and will change your routine to keep you moving forward. It's the same concept here and isn't it just way more fun to have a partner with you, your vision and goals as their total focus?
Popular topics to discuss with your coach:
Get more done in less time
Get focused on what you most want to have
Simplify your life, responsibilities, projects
Automate systems for peak efficiency
Eliminate inventory of to-do's
Reduce the shoulds, coulds, and oughtas's in life
Eliminate the hassles of life
Stop suffering, tolerating, waiting
Stop creating or attracting problems
Calm down, eliminate adrenaline
Get complete with past
Feel better emotionally and physically
Get your home, office, car in perfect order
Recognize and eliminate any hidden "life costs"
Establish a reserve of time, space, money, and love
Redesign eating and lifestyle habits
Get personal needs met
Become closer with others
Attract and deepen relationships with quality people
Become more intimate with family
Learn to enjoy people more
Know what you want for others
Make and keep more money
Start saving/investing 10-30% of income
Get a handle on spending, lifestyles, habits
Increase income by 20-200%
Handle debt, financial problems, crises
Stabilize cash flow
Start a business
Develop a strategic plan
Strengthen internal management/systems
Develop a full, successful practice
Develop a strong reputation
Manage clients better
Increase sales and profitability
Eliminate high, hidden delivery costs
Communicate much more effectively
Say everything you need to; nothing withheld
Motivate others better
Respond better, in the moment
Be able to ask for more of what you want
Ask the right questions
Get on a path
Develop your spiritual side
Discover personal mission, vision
Reorient life around your values
Design a career path that inspires
Be internally peaceful
Substantially Increase Quality of Life
Establish balance home, work, play
Have a whole lot more FUN
Increase personal standards
Strengthen community/ network
Please request a sample session to inquire about coaching.
Personal Career and Life Coaching (by phone):
$500/month for 2 sessions (55 mins each) and email support in-between sessions.
$700/month for 3 sessions (55 mins each) and email support in-between sessions.
Sessions are conducted by phone and even though I am based in Texas, I have clients all over the world! You will also receive priority email support between coaching sessions, which means you'll be able to email me to check in with updates and accountability.
With this option, you are free to set the agenda for the discussions and you may address any topic that feels important to you each week.
Payment is due the first of the month, in advance, and is payable by debit, credit card or paypal. Coaching is an affordable investment that will last a lifetime. Many of my clients focus on topics that increase their income in addition to their level of happiness and fulfillment.
Hiring Kristin was the smartest money I ever spent. If you look at it only from a financial standpoint, I make more than double what I did in my old career. I'm doing something I love to do in a way that I love doing it. I have a new career that I'm much happier in and I feel less stressed which has impacted my whole family. - Mike Towle
Personal Coaching Via Email
Inner Circle is an affordable coaching option that will help you to stay on track and reach your goals. This is results based coaching designed to make 2019 your best year yet! The fee is $199/month. Learn more or sign up here. You do *not* need to schedule a sample session first. Just sign up or reach out if you have questions about this option.
Rather than speaking in person or by phone, we will 'speak' via weekly emails. The main intention of this program is to keep you focused, inspired, and accountable all year long.
We'll begin by getting clear about your goals in 8 areas of life. Then, you'll complete a weekly focus form to update me on your progress and challenges. Next, I will personally respond with my feedback and observations - every week. Most importantly, you will enjoy a steady (non-overwhelming) pace and crossing goals off your list every month!
Please note: This is a year-long program but you will participate and pay on a month-by-month basis.