Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
Coaching is a relationship that helps you focus and realize your visions and goals. With a Professional Coach, you will get the tools and support to remove obstacles and facilitate change.
Is coaching therapy?
Coaching is not therapy, though it can feel therapeutic. Coaching focuses on strategic planning and personal growth and does not attempt to heal emotional trauma. Coaches regularly refer clients to other professionals for issues that are better suited to a therapeutic relationship.
What are some reasons people hire a coach?
to make a career move
to start a business
to finish or plan a project
to make a shift in relationship
to live more closely to themselves
to move into a new home
to create more ease in relationships
to make life more fulfilling
to build a life around what matters most
to be more organized
to increase effectiveness as an executive or manager
to increase income
to create balance
How much of a time commitment is coaching?
I’ve seen deep shifts occur for clients in 30 minutes and have seen the depth of impact of an ongoing coaching relationship. I leave it up to the client to decide how much time we spend together. As long as I am providing value to your life, I want to be working together. Most clients choose to work together intensely for several months and then reach out whenever they need me.
How do we schedule sessions?
Scheduling is easy. I send you my scheduling link and you pick a time that works for you.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions usually last 25 or 120 minutes, depending on the clients’ preference. Longer sessions are available. Between sessions I am available through email and text to answer any quick questions or hear about your successes. Let’s celebrate!
How much does it cost?
I am committed to making the healing work of coaching accessible to a wide range of incomes and operate on a sliding scale. As I only have a few sliding scale slots available, I ask you to consider your ability to pay before choosing a sliding scale option. Payment plans are also available with no extra fee.
If you are cautious about spending money and concerned about making intelligent choices here are a few things you can do to maximize your investment:
Be specific on what you want to get out of our relationship. This may look like setting clear goals or outcomes for our time together. Ask me questions during our free consult to make sure that I am suited to best match your needs. I will make referrals to other coaches in my network if I feel there is a better match for you out there.
Choose a goal that’s worth the coaching fee. If you can say to yourself ‘I’d be happy to pay for X” then you can trust you are making a wise investment.
Come prepared for our sessions. Do the inner work and actionable items between sessions so that we are ready to make more progress each time we meet.
Book a free sample session to find out more about cost and we can determine a cost that meets your needs.
Where do we meet?
Wherever you are! We meet at my office, a location agreed upon by the both of us or via zoom /facetime video calls wherever you find yourself with good internet access. Please be in a quiet space free from background noise and free from distractions, where you feel comfortable expressing yourself.
Who do you work with?
People hire me when they’ve been sitting on an idea for longer than they are comfortable with. Often there is a longing for change within them and they are stuck in the indecision phase, uncertain of where or how to move forward. I work best with people who are interested in increasing their self-awareness and agency, and who hold the desire to grow and experience their potential.
What can I expect to receive from this relationship?
Guidance through times of ‘I don’t know’.
Illuminating reflections, insight and feedback: I draw upon my skills, experience and intuition to gently guide you.
A trusted confidant to help you make authentic decisions: Say the things you can’t say to anyone else.
Accountability: Do the thing you’ve been planning.
Organization: A clear list of attainable, actionable items to move you forward.
New perspectives and increased access to your personal power and resources.
Timely resources: With my years of experience in the field of personal growth I know of a lot of supplemental resources that will help you move further, faster.
A warm network: As your coach, I am personally invested in you. I enjoy connecting clients to my network to help you get ahead.
How do I get started?
Use the ‘Book Now’ button below to arrange a free 30 minute consultation coaching session, and we’ll talk about whether coaching is right for you. If the chemistry is right, and you decide you want to move on to the next step, we will schedule our next session. We are creating our Welcome Purpose kit, that includes your personal assessment, and logistics of your session experience.
"Andrea is very open minded and versatile when it comes to her approach to various needs of her clients"