How does coaching work?
In my last newsletter I talked about how coaching is service wherein I help people reach their goals and live their best lives (beach, sarong, etc). But what about the nuts and bolts? What the heck is coaching, Amy?!
This is how it works. We start with a short meeting, almost a pre-meeting, where we discuss your goal for coaching and we decide how many sessions we'll have over what period of time, how often we would meet, etc.
Then I send you a quote. (But if you book before August 31, you can pay whatever you like! 🙌🏼) Once you have paid the first installment (or whatever we agree to), we arrange our first meeting.
Our first meeting is a doozy. We'll schedule all the rest of our meetings, and we'll talk about the coaching code of ethics, confidentiality, and some other important administrative stuff.
And then you tell me everything. Well, everything you want to tell me, but of course the more I know, the more useful I can be. After you've told me everything, we'll talk more about your overall goal for the coaching engagement, and I'll probably send you away with some homework.
That first meeting will probably be an hour and a half to two hours long. Subsequent meetings are shorter, between 30 minutes and an hour. We'll talk about how you've been since our last meeting; any tasks, challenges, or inquiries you committed to and how they went; and then we'll talk about whatever you want to work on that session. The topic for each session doesn't have to be related to your overall goal — if something else is on your mind and it would be more helpful to talk about that, then we will talk about that.
And so, over the course of six or eight or twelve sessions, you'll talk and realize and clarify and experiment and practice your way to your goal. You'll figure out things that you didn't realize you knew, you'll learn more about your strengths, you'll see your problems in a new light, and — I hope — you'll be a little bit braver, stronger, and more resilient.