Having a coach in your corner can bring you clarity and
focus, sharpen your goals, and speed your progress.
Life Coaching * Career Coaching * Business
Coaching * Entrepreneurial Coaching * Writing Coaching
with Connie has revitalized me and set me on course. I have been able
to sharpen my vision, set priorities, and become highly motivated towards
positive change in my life. She is truly an inspiring coach."
a unique relationship in which a coach and a client partner together achieve
a goal, or group of goals, set by the client. As a coach, I work with
you to clarify, define, and focus on your goals. I provide support, encouragement,
motivation, a listening ear, objectivity, and information. I help you
stay on track, to be accountable. I expect you to participate fully in
the process and to enjoy a successful outcome.
a different process from therapy or from some forms of counseling. In
a coaching session, we focus on the present and the future rather than
on the past. We focus on goals and change rather than on past problems,
on growth and learning rather than on healing, on present successes rather
than on past failures. Coach and client are on equal footing, working
together towards a common goal or vision. As a coach with a background
in counseling and therapy, I can help you to determine whether it would
be better for you to work with a coach or with a therapist on a particular
most commonly done over the phone, often with phone and/or email support
between sessions. Face-to-face coaching sessions can be arranged when
appropriate and convenient. Email coaching is available for international
We begin with
an introductory coaching session in which we both
have an opportunity to see if the fit is right and if coaching is the
best course of action. If the fit is not right, I can often refer you
to someone else. When we decide to work together, we then create a Coaching
Agreement for a specific number of months or sessions, set up a schedule,
and determine the fees and the payment schedule.
A typical coaching
schedule is set up on a monthly basis, usually consisting of four one-hour
sessions per month, with phone and email support available between sessions.
Other variations are possible. In my practice, I require an initial minimum
of one month or four weekly sessions (not including the complimentary
session). Coaching Programs are available in a variety
of formats, including individual, shared or group sessions for life/work
coaching, as well as business, organizational, and professional or executive
If you want
to learn more about coaching, please visit the Resources
section of the site. Take a look at the forms
related to coaching. Check out the Recommended
Reading list, Tapes and More,
and suggested Web Resources. If you
want printed information about our coaching services for your files, or
to pass along to others, check out the Info
to Go section.
of coaching can include
- Greater clarity
- A sense of purpose
- New perspective
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Contentment and joy
Before I begin
working with a new client, we have an initial phone conversation, after
which a prospective client may schedule an introductory coaching session
in which we begin to get to know each other.
session will last about 60 minutes. The first half of the session is a
coaching session on the issue of your choice. The second half of our time
together is devoted to exploring coaching and how we would work together.
You will learn more about how I work, and I will learn more about your
goal(s) and your reasons for wanting coaching. We will determine together
if coaching is the right approach for you at this time and if I am the
right coach for you. If we decide to work together, we will then discuss
frequency, schedule, and fees and we will set dates for the initial sessions.
The fee for
the introductory session is 50% of my customary fee and is payable at
the time of the meeting.
session is usually preceded by an email exchange in which I gather some
preliminary information. If you are registering online for an introductory
session, please complete the Coaching
Preview Form and send it to me by email, fax, or post. If you would
like to schedule an introductory session, call me at 978-546-9660 or complete
the online registration form.
are a potential client interested in booking an introductory session,
or an existing client wanting to book another session or series of sessions,
please call me at 978-546-9660 or contact
me by email.
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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?"
- Mary Oliver