Frequently Asked Questions
Reasons for working with a life coach
A life coach assists others to empower themselves. With this feeling of empowerment they set and meet their own expectations, achieve dreams and even exceed personal and professional goals.
Life coaching can be helpful if you find you are following a pattern that keeps you from things you want or need to do, feeling as if you’re chasing an impossible dream or like you’re not living up to your potential. Some seek life coaching to overcome feelings of low self-worth or confidence, find ways of dealing with being overwhelmed, stressed, stuck in a rut or short of options. Others have the desire to make changes but don’t know where to start and coaching helps them design their path.
However, coaching isn’t only for those who feel stuck, lost or directionless.
Those who have clear goals also get a lot out of working with a life coach. Identifying personal strengths and resources to tap into, recognizing potential obstacles and challenges along the way, and keeping focused and on track are benefits of working with a coach.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a structured conversation designed to assist you achieve desired results. Your coach will ask a series of targeted and specific questions to elicit responses leading to clarity, new ideas and realistic actions enabling you to achieve your desired result. Coaching is a process used to move forward with intention and purpose. Your coach is your sounding board and someone to whom you can be accountable for maintaining momentum and achieving actions as you move closer toward your goal. Coaching is not therapy or counseling, nor is it mentoring or consulting. A coach does not offer suggestions or advice.
There are several models of coaching, all of which offer a similar process to achieve your desired outcome. It is important that you trust the process as much as you trust your coach.
The coaching process takes you through six steps:
- Identify something you’d like to work on, toward or an outcome you’d like to achieve for a particular situation.
- If you have been seeing a coach, reviewing any previous session and the actions you completed to reflect and consider how you’d like to move forward.
- Set a goal or identify a particular outcome you would like for the current session.
- Consider where you are at the moment with regard to this goal or outcome.
- Identify your options for meeting this goal or outcome.
- Agree on the actions you will take.
- Summarize the session before wrapping up.
Methods of Coaching
Working with Gina Geremia Coaching means you have a variety of models to help you explore a situation, unearth root problems and changed undesirable patterns of thought and behaviour.
- Personal Performance Coaching
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Coaching with Neuroscience
- Transactional Analysis
- Relationship (includes teams)
- Personal Wellbeing
Code of Ethics
Each coaching session is confidential. I agree and comply with a strict Coaching Code of Ethics.
What is expected of you
You are expected to come to each session fully prepared and with a goal or desired result in mind that you can take action on in between sessions. Preparation is very important for the coaching session. I encourage you to spend at least 20 minutes prior to each session thinking about what you want so you are clear about your goal. Note taking is essential and it may be useful to have other items that like a calendar, diary or journal.
How Many Session Will I need?
This is entirely up to you and depends on your unique circumstances. Most people choose an initial package of nine session for maximum benefit at a lower cost per session. I recommend placing sessions two-three weeks apart. This will give you time to reflect, take action and make adjustments between sessions.
How do I Get Started?
Call or email me to request a complimentary, no obligation 30-minute consultation. We can discuss your situation, answer your questions and get you started!
How do I pay?
Payment is due 48-hours prior to each session. When booking a block of sessions, payment in full is due 48-hours prior to the first session. Alternatively, payment plans can be arranged for blocks of six or more sessions. Contact me for more information on how to arrange a payment plan.
Payment is accepted via Paypal or bank transfer. Payment details are on invoices and include full details for international clients paying by bank transfer.