So, now that you’ve gotten a bit of a taste over the past few weeks as to what life coaching is, why + when you might contact a life coach, and the history behind me becoming a life coach, I suppose that it is time for us to turn our attention to what happens during a life coaching session… what it looks like to meet me (in person or over Skype/telephone) and what happens as we sit and talk. Basically, with this post, we start to get down to the nitty-gritty. This is the stuff that I love. A chance to meet + talk with others. The relationship building + inspiration finding that comes with sharing stories and owning our own power.
So, what does a life coaching session with me look like? Here are a few tidbits of info:
// The basics: Regular sessions are usually 60 minutes long, every 2 weeks, or as we determine is best for you. The usual number of sessions is 3 – 8. I offer packages of 3, 6, and 8 sessions. (More about that towards the end of this post). Again, together we decide what is needed and what is best. Sessions are available in person, by phone, or via Skype. So you can live any-and everywhere in the world.
// Your first session is totally free. (and not counted as part of the 3-8 sessions sessions) This is your chance to get to know me and my style of coaching; and for me to know you and understand your goals. If you aren’t sure what your goals are, that’s ok. Many times they become clear during our first few sessions. So, this first session is kind of a consultation, a meet-and-greet. An opportunity for you and me to get a feel for each other and how we might work together. And, you know what? You may determine that a life coach isn’t exactly what you need at the moment. Or maybe the two of us won’t click. But,that’s totally ok. And exactly why I have these free, get-to-know you sessions. It is important to me that you feel safe and understood, especially because this is something in which you will be investing your time + money. So, the free session is a trial spin for you. Plus, a bonus is that it gets some of the practical stuff out of the way so that when we begin the sessions, we can just jump right in.
// Client-based: Life coaching looks very different from person to person. My approach to coaching is quite fluid and flexible, depending on the questions + goals at hand. In other words, it’s all about you.
// Focused + goal-oriented: Even though my coaching has a sense of personalized, free-spiritedness to it, it is quite structured as well. The focus is centered on your questions, concerns, present situation, goals, and dreams… what you are seeking to discover and/or change. I always end my sessions with a summary of what we have discussed and a challenge for you to take with you until our next session. This is usually in the form of a concrete, measurable goal, something that helps you take a step towards creating the life that you want. In other words, I assign homework. Hehe.
// Conversational: Sometimes you talk. Sometimes I talk. We share a dialogue. We tell stories. I do not talk at you, but I do discuss with you. And we do that through conversation: listening, sharing, talking, and reflecting together.
// Empowering: My main purpose is to empower you to uncover the hidden jewels within and then live life in the most authentic, inspired way that makes sense to you. The point is, I don’t have the answers for you. But, I can listen and help guide you to discover the answers that are already within you. I can help you define + explore + set goals. But all of the changes, all of the transformations, come from you. Your soul already knows what it needs. It already whispers to you. And life coaching simply helps you to listen, discover, and then act to live the authentic life that you are meant to live.
// Spiritual + Secular: I am more that happy to talk about things with my clients from a spiritual perspective (inter-religious and non-denominational) or a purely secular one. While I personally seek to live a spiritual (not religious-based) life, each person’s path is his or her own, so whatever perspective resonates and touches one’s soul most deeply is really all that matters. Of course, if you are seeking spiritual coaching or simply have big life questions rolling around in your head, I welcome existential, theological conversations as well. Or we need not talk about anything spirit0related at all. It all depends on who you are and what you are seeking.
// Resourceful: I draw inspiration from all kinds of people and from all kinds of places (part of my belief that all of life is sacred), and, from time to time, when appropriated and related, I will share books, meditations, readings, prayers, practices, music, art, and other resources which you may find helpful and inspiring on your journey.
// Info on pricing + payment: There are a few different packages from which you can choose. Which one works best for you is something that only you can determine. Remember that we generally meet every two weeks, so 8 sessions would be over 16 weeks/4 months. Just to give you a general idea. (Prices are adjusted according to package = the more sessions you purchase, the cheaper it is). I send out invoices through Frilans Finans – Scandinavia’s leading umbrella self-employment company.
→ 1 session $80 USD / 700 SEK
→ 3 sessions $220 USD / 1950 SEK
→ 6 sessions $400 USD / 3600 SEK
→ 8 sessions $540 USD / 4800 SEK
What you can expect from me:
→ Guidance and support as you awaken to the power within you to create the life that you want.
→ Sufficient time to fully understand your goals.
→ Support you as you discover + wrestle with your questions and goals
→ Facilitation to help hold you accountable to your goals.
→ Tools + thought-provoking questions to help you on your journey
→ Motivation to help you to take risks in response to your questions
→ An array of different perspectives/experienced on your journey
→ Help in defining and noticing the divine, universal energy flowing within you + inspiring and empowering you.
→ Help in discovering how to live the sacred moments everyday.
→ Assistance in helping you develop practices that will deepen your core and help you live out your truth
→ Support through my own personal prayer + meditation practices
→ 100% confidentiality. You can trust that all that you share with me will be held in the strictest of confidence.
How you can get the most out of our sessions:
// Stay open to new experiences, practices, thoughts.
// Dedicate time between sessions to reflect + work on your goals. This is where the magic happens, my friends. In the midst of everyday, mundane life.
// Approach everyday (every moment, even) as a day to create your life exactly as you wish. There is nothing, and no one, holding you back. You have all of the power within you.
// Stay present and aware. Slow down + begin to observe everything around you. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now, today. Breathe in calm.
// Trust the timing of the universe. Everything is unfolding exactly as it should.
Well, are you curious? Do you think a life coach might be a good thing for you right now? I would love to chat with you about the possibility of life coaching and hear your thoughts on creating the life that you want. So, please, do not hesitate to get in touch. Send me a message and ask me whatever questions you might have. There really is no risk in setting up a time for a free session. So, hit me up, my friend! I’ll respond as quickly as possible!
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