What is coaching and how can it help?
In short, coaching is a partnership between me and you.
It’s a chance to put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can gain immediate support, insight and feedback. Coaching helps you re-connect to your best self so you can be the parent your kids need during this very tough time.
While we may dig deep, unlike therapy, we won’t spend time taking apart the past. Instead we’ll focus on what lies ahead, how to get life back on track and figure out what it will take to create a new normal for your and your kids.
I can help you:
- Stay connected to how this feels for your kids.
- Learn how to handle difficult divorce problems ( from how to tell your kids to what do when your Ex won’t let up)
- Tap into the things you do well and use those strengths to overcome current challenges.
- Re-establish family life for you and your children.
How does coaching work?
We meet by phone. Where we start is up to you.
While every situation is different, usually the parents I work with fall into two categories.
- Those who want to invest in longer-term change (3 to 6 months) or
- Those who want focused support (usually not more than a session or two)
Once you decide to work with me, we schedule a mutually convenient time to meet by phone. During the first phone call we’ll spend some time discussing what you want and what you can expect from me. Together we will identify roadblocks and develop strategies for dealing with those issues. The next step involves taking action. At the end of the session, you’ll leave the call with ideas you can put into practice as soon as you hang up the phone.
While my professional background is diverse, coaching sessions are not designed to deal with therapeutic issues. I also don’t provide legal advice or testify in court.
Getting the right kind of help is important. If you have additional needs or if I feel another coach or professional would be a better fit for you, I won’t hesitate to recommend other possible options.
Coaching is an investment in you and in your kids.
Unfortunately I worked with lots of parents who put a tremendous amount of faith and money into the legal system. For most the end results were incredibly disappointing. Many found once the ink dried on their decree, real life kicked in and they got hit with a whole lot of issues they weren’t prepared to handle.
Coaching is designed to help you deal with all of the nitty gritty real-life parenting issues that you’re facing right now. Instead of putting your crisis on hold I can help you learn how to stabilize difficult moments and take action while gaining insight about how all of this is impacting your kids.
Investing in coaching is $150 USD per 50-60 minute session. One-time coaching calls or joint co-parenting sessions are $200 USD for the first 50 minutes. Additional time is billed in 15-minute increments.
Between sessions, if you hit a bump in the road and need to touch base with me, I offer “light support” (follow up by either email or a brief telephone call at no extra charge.)
If you’d like to work with me but finances are tight, please consider getting in touch and we can talk about possible options for getting you the support you need.
Still have questions?
Hop on over to my FAQ page and see if your answer is there.