Frequently Asked Questions:
How long do I need to hire a coach for?
That depends on what you are looking for. If you have a big dream and you are just beginning to take action, you may need a coach for several months for the weekly support. Others prefer a short season to work through some mental roadblocks, like 5-8 weeks. Some prefer a longer working relationship, which may look like 6, 9, 12 months, or even years depending on the type of support they would like. There is no magic number. As the client, you get to decide what you need and for how long. I’m flexible at this point in my career with how I work with my clients.
Why can’t I just ask a friend for weekly accountability? Or read a book on productivity and get the same results?
You can get results from reading or asking for support from a friend, but I fully believe coaching is different and well worth the investment. First off, do you believe you have a friend who can operate as a coach? There is a big difference between friendship and a coach/client relationship. Friends have a personal investment in the relationship. They have an opinion and perspective. Together you two have a history. A coach is a separate business relationship. The agenda is clear and that is that you get the most out of each session. You are the main focus of the conversation, your goals, your dreams, your struggles, your progress. The time is intentional and the goal is clear: to help you. Reading a book is helpful and I recommend reading as a way to keep growing, but again one on one coaching is better. So often times, I see women breakthrough by processing verbally with me. Reading books doesn’t give a person a place to process and receive beneficial feedback.
What kind of guarantee can you give me if I hire you?
As a coach, I can’t guarantee you will make progress or that you will become a New York Times best seller. You get to decide. You take the action and see the results. My role is to support you through focused listening, asking questions and offering feedback, and brainstorming with you. I can give you ideas or suggestions and I can email you a form to consider for the next week, but ultimately I cannot make you do anything. You choose to move forward or not. It’s totally up to you to do the work. Sometimes that work is mental work, like reframing the way you see yourself. Other times it is physical work, like organizing your new work station in your basement. My guarantee is that I will be fully present and engaged during each session. I will do my best to support you. My role as a coach is very important to me and I don’t take working with hearts lightly. I love what I do. I believe God has gifted me to support and encourage creative women.
Why do you call yourself a “creativity coach”?
There are all kinds of coaches in this world. There are fitness coaches, executive coaches, business coaches, marriage coaches, health coaches, life coaches and more. I consider myself a creativity coach because I work with creative women on their creative dream.
As a creative myself, I understand the creative process. I’ve lived it all my life. And I continue to live it and learn and grow. I understand the common obstacles, mindsets, setbacks, and objections. I understand the fear, procrastination, comparison, insecurity, and overwhelm. I believe there should be more creative work in the world, so I love supporting other creatives and watching their dreams come true. My biggest reward is being able to celebrate progress with a client. I get a rush when she truly believes she is creative and when she is willing to risk her heart and share with her gifts with the world.
What do I do if I’m possibly interested in coaching, but I’m not sure yet?
Email me and we can set up a time for a FREE 20 minute consultation. We can talk about why you might want a coach and see if we both feel comfortable moving forward with a coaching relationship. I’m a NO pressure sales kind of person. I give you full FREEDOM to decide how you want to move forward. Actually not every client is right for me either, and if that is the case, I will tell you upfront. I will not take on a client I do not feel I am able to help. I want you to benefit from your coaching experience.