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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions… answered by Crystal

Why would someone hire a coach?

If you are going through anything in life, it is always easier and more enjoyable when you have a partner. Whether you are facing tough decisions, looking to make positive changes in your life, or yearning to search your soul to better understand who you are, a coach can be your saving grace. We all accomplish more in our life when we have a solid support system. A coach provides that support system, along with specific expertise related to helping others achieve their full potential.

Is coaching right for me?

If you are interested in making changes in your life and really digging deep to understand more about yourself and what it is that you want, then yes, coaching is right for you. Coaching will only help if you are ready and willing to participate in the process.

 

What can I expect from a typical coaching session?

Coaching is usually performed virtually via phone or Skype. In-person sessions are also a possibility, depending on location. A client typically commits to several ~45-minute coaching sessions over a particular length of time (usually 3 or more months). Throughout that timeframe, the coach and client conduct several sessions which may include: general discussion, centering, thought-provoking exercises, creation of goals and action plans, information sharing, and follow-up on action steps.

How do I choose a coach?

Choosing a coach is really a personal preference. Each coach has their own coaching style, as well as their own training, expertise, and experiences. First and foremost, ensure your coach has been trained and certified as a professional coach. Evaluate the details of the services they offer to see if it is fit for you. Most importantly, talk to the coach and ensure you like their style and personality.

 

Why would I hire you as my coach?

As mentioned above, a coach really is a personal preference. It is critical that you choose someone that you will like working with. One coach may be perfect for your friend, but not-so-good for you. If you resonate with the information on this website, the best bet is to schedule a quick cost-free consultation so we can talk and see if we mesh. Here are a few reasons why you may want to hire me:

  • Coaching is not my career, it is my life. I have been a mentor from grade school through college, and then in my career. I was always the go-to person, whether someone needed help in writing a presentation or finding the restroom. I live, breathe, eat, and sleep thinking about my clients and what I can do to help them. It drives my husband a little crazy – but he’s adapting.
  • I have been there. If you are still reading through this site, chances are you relate to at least some of the material. I understand the confusion and frustration and emptiness that accompanies your stress.
  • In addition to being a coach, I am an energy healer. I believe that there is great value in not only shifting a person’s energy through coaching and counseling, but also through direct physical manipulation. This creates an even more dramatic and healing transformation. I integrate Reiki and other techniques into my packages for this purpose.
  • I have a well-rounded, extensive educational background. I keep up on the latest information – from business to spiritual theories and quantum physics to coaching techniques. I am a unique dichotomy of logic and intuition.
  • I am direct, efficient, open, honest, and fun. Being a typical ‘type A’ woman, I don’t like to waste time.
  • I am not a ‘coachy’ coach. No offense to my colleagues, but there are some coaches out there that come across to me as all “rainbows and butterflies”. While I know there is tremendous benefit to positive thinking and upbeat energy, it goes against my personality to be overly chipper. I provide honest and authentic support and guidance – with a little dry humor rolled in.

What is Reiki and why is it included in your coaching packages?

Reiki is an energetic healing method where the practitioner channels energy into the client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing process of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

I have found Reiki extremely beneficial in my life as it allows me to de-stress and listen more closely to my own inner guidance. For that reason I became a practitioner and I offer Reiki sessions (in-person if you are local to Reading, PA and as distance healing if you are not) to complement my coaching sessions. It is always up to you if you wish to participate in the energy work or not.

 

How much does coaching cost?

Coaching is an investment in your own quality of life. It is a specialized service that is tailored specifically to your personal needs. The cost reflects the value that this type of service provides. Each coach sets their own rates and package structure based on their experience and expertise. On average, hourly rates begin at $80 and can go up to $500 or more (check out my services page for to get a feel for my rates). Both the financial investment and the time commitment should be discussed in detail before beginning your coaching relationship. Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by the numbers. Talk to a coach for a few moments and determine what type of package is right for you and how you can both work together to make your dreams a possibility. How much is your quality of life worth to you? How will you feel in 10 years if you keep doing what you are doing now and nothing changes? Invest in yourself! You are worth it.

From a financial perspective, statistics have shown that traditional coaching can provide a 6% return on your investment. Coaches that use Energy Leadership techniques, the basis for my Alignment System, can provide a 10% return on your investment.

What if I cannot afford private coaching?

If you cannot afford private coaching, you are not stuck! The possibilities really are endless. I encourage you to set up a time to talk with me about your personal situation and see what we can do together. Here are a few options, just as examples:

Events -When I am participating as an exhibitor at an event, I typically offer discounted rates for all services purchased at the show. Check out my upcoming events page for more information.

Workshops – From time to time I provide local workshops and other group coaching sessions, which are more affordable than private coaching. Check out my upcoming events page for more information.

Group Coaching – If you have friends that are experiencing similar issues and you would like to meet in group sessions via phone, the price can be modified and split among the members. This provides a nice balance between general information and one-on-one coaching.

Mailing List – By joining my mailing list, you will receive emails containing articles and tips/tricks that I personally write, the latest information on events, and special discounts – and it is all FREE!

Social Media – I regularly post informative articles, news, and bits of inspiration to Twitter and Facebook – and it is all FREE!

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