Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a small list of frequently asked questions about life coaching. If you don’t see one of your questions below please feel free to contact me.

How many sessions will you need?
Typically we start by having a session once a week. Over time, however, clients feel more and more confident and need more time to integrate their new skills, so they gradually extend the time between sessions. In-between sessions, clients can keep in touch via email or ten minute phone calls.
How is life coaching different from counseling?
Generally speaking, in counseling and therapy, the therapist is regarded as the expert and the focus is on “fixing” problems by exploring the client’s feelings and past experiences/traumas. In contrast, in the life coaching relationship, the coach partners with you; the coachee,  to focus on their present circumstances, actions, skills, attitudes, and strengths to help them move forward in their lives. Coaching is most appropriate for people who are otherwise currently mentally healthy.

Life coaching is not psychotherapy. If your past is keeping you stuck or complicating your life, counseling is a better option than coaching.

Does coaching need to be in person?
No, it does not need to be in person. If geographically possible, face to face is always available.

Telephone and Skype are very popular ways of having a coaching session. This provides opportunity for people anywhere in the world to receive expert coaching.

How long are coaching sessions?
Life coaching sessions are 45-minutes.
How do I get started
We begin individual coaching with an application and free 15 minute phone consultation/inquiry call to determine whether I am a good fit for you. Prospective clients are required to participate in a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation/inquiry call prior to purchasing a coaching package/session to discuss whether coaching is an appropriate choice.

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Is my privacy guaranteed?
Your details or anything you say will not be shared without getting your permission first.
Is there paperwork to complete?
Yes. A life coaching contract is a good way to ensure that you will get a quality service, and also to get commitment from you, the coachee, which is essential. The contract sets out the terms and conditions for a successful delivery of the life coaching and for achieving results.
What will all of this cost me?
Coaching services and packages are offered with varying prices depending on the number of sessions purchased. Individual coaching is customized for each client and the sessions are private. Fees are consistent with norms for similar services provided by helping professionals in private practice trained at the master’s level.

Clients pay for sessions based on the package they have chosen. Payment is expected in full via debit or credit card. Fees are to be paid prior to the beginning of each session. Therefore, if you are conducting a session via telephone you must pay using our online option. Dena must be notified of rescheduling at least 48 hours before the appointment, otherwise the session will be charged. Please note that refunds for canceled sessions are not possible.

 

Please contact me to schedule an inquiry call, begin the intake process and start your journey!

I am ready to start coaching, but have a few more questions.

If you are ready to move forward and have a couple of questions, feel free to contact me.