Life and Career Coaching FAQ
Life and career coaching FAQ
How will I know if you're the right coach for me?
Let’s find out! A free 20-minute phone chat will tell us if we’re a good fit as coach and client. You tell me about your goals and your expectations around coaching. I’ll tell you how I work and outline what you can expect to achieve by working with me.
Email me to book your chat.
How does life and career coaching work?
Like magic ( Just kidding!)
My coaching is based on the belief that you are the expert on you. Even if you don’t feel that way, you know what’s most valuable and relevant to your life.
I’m here to guide and prompt you and provide expertise when needed. I’ll help you stay accountable to your values, overcome obstacles, stay on track and get the results you want.
Coaching supports you to refine and focus on achieving your life and career goals.
Where do you coach?
I live in Bunbury in Western Australia. But I coach clients from everywhere via Zoom or by telephone.
How long are the sessions?
Each session runs for an hour. You’ll complete exercises and activities between sessions to consolidate new learning and test your career ideas in the real world. You’ll need to invest between two and three hours a week preparing for the next session.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different. The number of sessions you’ll need will depend on:
- Your goals
- Your coaching package
- Your pace and progress
Typically, clients coming to me for job application and interview coaching have two or three sessions. Career change clients have between eight and ten sessions.
Do I have homework between sessions?
Yes! At the end of each session, we talk about what’s next. I’ll give you exercises and activities to do before our next session. For example, you might:
- review exercises we did in that week’s session
- complete some ‘think outside the box’ activities to help you get clear on what’s important in your career and life
- get out and about and talk to people doing work that interests you (don’t be scared about this, I’ll prepare you to do a great job here)
put something we talked about into practice.
Will you assess my skills and advise me on suitable careers?
No. I’m not a Career Counsellor or Career Adviser. Come to me for career coaching, and we’ll work through a structured brainstorming and discovery process so you can:
- Get clear about what you do and don’t love to do
- Identify your skills and look at a broad spectrum of ways you might apply them
- Explore ways to turn ideas and activities that you’re passionate about into sustainable careers
As your career coach, I’ll never tell you what to do. I’m here to help you generate ideas, explore possibilities, cheer you on, and keep you accountable. Ultimately though, only you who can decide what’s right for you.
What types of career changes have your clients made after working with you?
My clients transition to many and varied careers, including:
- jobs they’ve always wanted but thought they’d never have
- new roles in the same or other organisations in their current field
- freelancing or setting up their own businesses
- portfolio careers doing two or more things they love to do
- wonderful jobs they never knew existed
You can read three successful career change short stories on my home page. If you’d like more specific examples, book a chat.
One of the great things about career coaching is watching my clients revitalise their life outside of work. I love hearing their stories about reconnecting with favourite people, returning to forgotten hobbies, or beginning new projects.
What training have you done?
What will I pay?
I offer three career coaching packages with the following costs:
The Nautilus Package ideal for ace procrastinators and people who need a nudge to get unstuck $450
The Compass package ideal for people feeling unfulfilled and undervalued
at work and looking for a new career $1300
The Deep Dive Package, ideal for exhausted, stressed-out humans, prioritise everything except taking care of themselves $1900
I charge $175 per hour for individual sessions. If you’d prefer a customised coaching package, we can discuss that.
What if I need to cancel my session?
If you cancel at least 24 hours before your session, I can offer your spot to someone on my waiting list and reschedule you at no extra cost.
If you cancel within 24 hours of our scheduled session, I’ll need to charge you a $100 cancellation fee before we can reschedule your next session.
What if I only want a single session?
Our 20-minute discovery call will tell us which of my coaching services will work best for you. One-off sessions at $175 are available; however, I’m rarely asked to provide them.
Will you write my resume, selection criteria, or job applications?
These crucial documents take time and expertise. I can give you the names and contact details of skilled specialists who can produce quality application documents for you.