Yes, like many, I offer a no-obligation Gift Coaching session to potential clients. I started this on the advice of my mentor – first as a way to practice coaching, then as a marketing method.
While both of those reasons are certainly valid, the Gift Coaching session turns out to do more, including:
- Giving you a taste of how I coach.
- Letting me know if I can truly be of service to you.
- Helping both of us figure out if working together makes sense.
If you’ve looked for Life and other coaches on the web, you’ll see that many of them make the same offer, more or less. Each of us does it a little differently. I think of the Gift Coaching session as a trial run – for both of us.
What happens in a Gift Coaching session?
What we have to do is find a mutual hour we can spend together on the phone. Prior to the call I’ll send you by snail mail you some details and instructions on how to pick one issue, or problem, or… that if we together could come up with a solution would make a big difference in your life.
I like to schedule the session far enough in advance so I have time to get a physical Gift Coaching letter to you.
You’ll call me at the time we agreed.
After hellos, I’ll ask you what you’d like to talk about that would make a positive difference in your life; you’ll outline the topic if you’ve come up with one. If you haven’t picked a subject, we’ll figure it out together.
Another thing I love to ask close to the beginning our our session is for a three or four minute life history of yourself. This helps me get a real sense of where you are in your life and a picture of how you got there.
With those preliminaries in hand, I’ll usually ask you more questions.
Since I know you’re the expert on your own life, my questions are really designed to help you figure it out drawing on your own wisdom and experience. I find that much more effective than to have you look to me to provide solutions. I’m a catalyst who can often help you see the problem or issue in a new light or a new way. That new way of seeing it also tends to show solutions that hadn’t occurred to you yet.
At the end of our session, if it went well, I’ll describe how we might work together in the future.
Make sense? Great – call me at 610 434 6110 or fill out the form on the right.
And, if you haven’t yet read What happens in a Gift Coaching session, you may want to now.
Love and blessings,