Frequently Asked Questions:
How often do we meet for sessions?
This depends on the coaching package you choose! Most clients choose to meet for 3 weeks in a row, and then take a week off.
What does the term "holistic business coaching" mean?
The term "holistic business coaching" means that my approach to supporting you through your business growth is to see you as a whole person. I do not believe in pushing or pressuring ourselves in ways that neglect or sacrifice other important areas of life. To be a service leader who shows up feeling resourced, healthy, and well, we need to grow our business in ways that also allow us to nurture personal relationships, our bodies, and take time out for ourselves to breathe through the process.
What will we focus on in our sessions?
One of the foundational tools I teach is a process called the WHOLE practice. This is a body-centered emotional regulation tool that also calls forth your intuition, and allows space for your embodied expression to emerge naturally.
Beyond this, some other things we will focus on include the mindset you are using to approach your business, stuck points along the path, strategies for taking inspired actions, planning and visioning, creating structures in support of your success, and checking in about progress towards your goals.
I'll also guide you through many helpful exercises that will allow you to practice essential business skills you'll need to master as you're stepping forward with your exciting first steps as an entrepreneur.
How do I know if need to work with a coach, or a therapist?
This is a tricky question, because there can be a lot of overlap! Generally, deeper mental and emotional issues that require ongoing assessment, diagnosis, and clinical treatment are better suited for a therapist. If you are a generally stable person wanting to grow internally so you can support your personal or business needs, you are an ideal candidate for this type of coaching.
If you are currently experiencing suicidality, a personal crisis, or are actively working through a recent or past trauma, I will likely refer you to a licensed counselor who can better support your immediate needs before working together on your personal or business growth.
What should I do if coaching feels too expensive for me right now?
Money is sometimes a barrier between you and the support you need and want. Because it is important to me that women of various financial privilege have access to support, I offer many options that will hopefully feel like an opportunity that feels right for you and your budget.
Please check out all of my options, and if they all still feel inaccessible for you let me know. I will be happy to help connect you with some other community services who may be better able to meet you and your budget where you are.
How long of a time commitment should I make?
This is a personal decision that only you can make for yourself. Throughout the years, I have seen that 3 months is a standard minimum for the amount of time it takes someone to establish new norms and sustain changes more long-term. On the other hand, sometimes people need to dip their toes into something first before making a deeper commitment. Ultimately I respect whatever level of commitment you are ready for at this time, as long as we are both clear in our understanding about it.
I currently offer the following coaching packages to respect these different needs around commitment:
90-min. Intensive (1 time)
6 -month package
What traditions, systems, and theories inform your work?
My work has been influenced by various teachers, spiritual traditions, and psychological methodologies. Among the primary influences of my coaching approach are:
The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron
Internal Family Systems
Expressive Arts Facilitation
Christianity (mystical/feminist views)
iPEC Core Energy Leadership model
Creative literature and media
What are your credentials and background?
I am currently in the 2nd year of a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, anticipating to graduate and receive an associate license as an LCMHCA in spring of 2023. This training does not qualify me to provide clinical therapy until I am licensed, and this boundary will be respected while as I am engaging with you as a coach.
My prior formal education includes:
* Master/Doctorate degree in physical therapy
* Certification in life coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
I also have the following experience that may feel relevant to you:
* 500+ hours of direct, paid, professional coaching experience
* Love, Liberate, Launch, self-led and group holistic business coaching program, led by Jessica Chilton
* The Art of Money, self-led program, led by Bari Tessler-Linden