WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COACH, CONSULTANT AND THERAPIST?
Life Coaches work with clients to help them achieve goals, overcome certain blocks and barriers and help them discover new ways of doing daily life that provide more meaning and purpose. The role of the coach is to facilitate the experience while letting the client come to conclusions and decisions.
Consultants have expertise in a particular area or related areas and make recommendations hired to make recommendations for people or companies to follow.
A Therapist is licensed and trained to psychoanalyze patients to help them heal from emotional pain.
DOES A LIFE COACH NEED TO BE CERTIFIED?
No. However, those who are certified have gone through a considerable amount of training to help clients in multiple facets of life. Mike Doria is a Certified Personal, Career and Happiness with his training done at Life Purpose Institute, a school accredited by the International Coach Federation.
WHAT SHOULD MY EXPECTATION BE OF THE COACHING PROCESS?
First, you'll start by booking the very first appointment which is also free. This initial appointment is where you will present the reason you think you need some coaching help. In turn, your coach will then ask a range of questions to gather more details. The process takes about 45 minutes.
At the end of the call, your coach will let you know if coaching is the right fit. If it is, he or she will offer up the coaching program that would best suit your needs. Be prepared you have specific areas that you'd like to work on -- those will certainly be included. Each client is different, therefore so is the strategy and action plan.
Clients are expected to stay engaged and complete tasks. It only works if the client works at it. Coaches do not typically call clients, it is their responsibility to book appointments and call when they are ready. A coach will check in from time to time in between appointments depending on the action plan. You should expect to have a meaningful experience during your coaching. Why else would you being doing it? Lastly, a coach will not make decisions for you through the process. You are in control of how you proceed. The coach facilities the process.
SHOULD MEN WORK WITH MEN AND WOMEN WORK WITH WOMEN OR IS THAT NOT A BIG DEAL?
It's really up to the client and what he or she prefer. However, coaches are trained to work with men, women and their services are beneficial for clients of both genders.
DO I NEED TO SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN WHICH I AM NOT COMFORTABLE?
In coaching, we treat the client as the expert. Only you know what is best for you. You are encouraged to only share information that pertains to the reason for the coaching. Certainly, there may be times when tough information will be shared. However, that is your choice. While some coaches also hold the proper licensing for therapy, others do not. Coaches won't engage in any therapy related dialogue. Our mission is to move the client from present to future.
WILL I NEED ADDITIONAL SESSIONS AFTER I USE UP THE ONES IN MY PACKAGE OF SESSIONS OR WILL THE INTIAL ONES BE ENOUGH?
In our experience, the first coaching package and the sessions included usually put the client on solid ground to carry out the plans discussed. However, other areas of concern may arise during the coaching process that were unforeseen but are important to address for a client's progress. This may give reason for a client to extend coaching beyond the initial agreement. The coach will present some options after the initial run of sessions expire. At Mike Doria Coaching, return clients or those needing to extend can take advantage of a discounted price for their new sessions. Referrals also offer a discount to the person who did the referring.
*Does not apply to promotional coaching packages in which the price is already discounted.
DO I NEED TO MAKE THE FULL PAYMENT UP FROM OR CAN I SET UP PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS?
Payment arrangement can be made but are usually broken up into two equal payments. The first payment is due at the start of coaching. The second payment is due when the second half of the sessions begin.
IF I AM UNABLE TO CONTINUE WITH THE COACHING PROGRAM, WILL I RECEIVE A REFUND FOR THE PORTION NOT USED?
Coaching packages are sold as is and without refund options. If you are unable to continue coaching, you have the option to use the remainder of your sessions at a future date when you are able to resume your coaching.
WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO COACHES PROVIDE THAT MIGHT NOT BE OBVIOUS TO CLIENTS?
Since coaches specialize in a particular area, some addition services related to their expertise may exist as stand alone services for an additional free. At Mike Doria Coaching, some of these services include:
Mike Doria Coaching offers personal, career and happiness coaching in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and beyond.
Coaching isn't for everyone. I work with clients who I know can go to the next level and overcome the obstacles. Let's chat and find out if you might be a good fit. Book a free appointment.