Still not sure about this coaching thing? I totally get it. I’m willing to bet you’ve got a lot of questions, much like I did when I was thinking about getting a coach. Read on, and hopefully you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why the hell would I work with you and what are your credentials?
I’m glad you asked. And, if you’re looking for someone to light a few scented candles, tell you that everything’s groovy, and help you find your spirit animal, you probably shouldn’t work with me. On the other hand, if you’re ready to get serious about changing your life, then let’s chat.
I am formally trained in Strategic Intervention, which pulls from a variety of disciplines, including: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, human needs psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence and strategic studies. The term “Strategic Intervention” was coined by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes to describe their highly effective change work.
Additionally, I am a certified No More Mr. Nice Guy and relationship coach, having studied under Dr. Robert Glover, the author of No More Mr. Nice Guy. Dr. Glover’s book was a fucking stick upside my head, and completely opened my eyes as to why I – and so many others – have struggled in life and relationships. Do you always fall for the wrong people? Are most of your relationships less than satisfying? Are you constantly getting your heart broken? Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you have trouble making your own needs a priority, standing up for your values, and walking away from bad situations, schedule a conversation with me now.
I care a great deal about everyone who chooses to work with me. I’m not here to bullshit you. I’m here to make sure that you get out of your rut and create the life you deserve, and I’ll stay on your ass until you do.
How is coaching different than therapy?
Technically speaking, psychotherapy is a long-term process during which a client works with a healthcare professional to resolve problematic beliefs and behaviors. Therapists typically focus on past traumas in order to help you work through painful emotions. In life coaching, a client works with a coach to clarify goals and identify problematic behaviors in order to create an action plan for success. In a nutshell, therapists focus on the past and the why, while coaches focus on the now and the how.
I would never discourage anyone from seeking therapy, if they need it. But, in my experience, most therapists and psychiatrists will listen to you, maybe write you a prescription, and keep you living in the past. They don’t support your greatness, hold you accountable, or challenge you to become the best version of yourself. They’ll allow you to get away with your bullshit, over and over again. The best coaches, however, will spot your bullshit before you even open your mouth, and force you to confront it.
How exactly does coaching work? Do you have an office or something?
Coaching is typically done over the phone or via Skype because it allows for greater efficiency, convenience, and confidentiality. Additionally, it’s been shown that coaching can be more effective when clients have the freedom to express themselves in the privacy of their own space. Many of my clients don’t live anywhere near me. That being said, I find that face-to-face coaching is just as helpful, and can actually be a lot of fun. If you live in the New Orleans area, and you’d like to meet with me in person, just email me at [email protected] and let me know that you’re in the Big Easy.
Will life coaching help me?
If coaching helped me, it can help damn near anybody. And, that includes you. You just need to be willing to make a change, and then wholeheartedly commit to doing the work.
I’d love to work with you. How do I get the ball rolling?
Congratulations on making this decision. There’s no better time than now to start making real changes in your life. Just click the big-ass button to get started.