Frequently Asked Questions - Coaching
Q. How long are coaching sessions and what do your services cost?
A. Coaching sessions are normally 45 minutes duration. Current list pricing for all CreativeLife Coaching Services are as in the table to the right. For Group Coaching, Facilitation or Creativity Workshops - please request a quote on our Contact page.
We also offer a Complementary 20 Minute Trial Session so you can be assured we are right for you before you purchase services.
Note: Multi-month discounts and other considerations are also available. We can be creative! Your success is our first priority.
Q. What contact methods do you use to provide coaching?
A. Live sessions can be provided via phone, face to face or chat/Skype. Additional follow-up support is provided primarily by email.
Q. Where are you located?
A. I proudly call historic Essex County, MA, USA my home. I have resided here since 1986. Visit us if you haven't already.
Q. Do you charge for travel expenses?
A: I do normally charge for any reasonable travel expenses and standard mileage for on-location services.
Q. Is creativity coaching like therapy?
A. Mostly not. If you have experienced therapy you may see some small overlaps in areas where we try to better understand your experiences and apply some cognitive techniques. If there are recognizable signs of mental health issues we will refer a client to a therapist. In creativity coaching we often work with individuals who by nature want to sail out of the known, "safe" waters into the stormy seas of discovery where the waves of exposure pile high and the winds of criticism howl at times. Our work is to help them gain headway and a clear heading on their journey, despite anything they might have ever heard onshore about how perilous their trip must be.
Q. How are creativity coaches different from sports coaches?
A. For starters we usually are less sweaty... and our guidance is always more supportive than it is directive. A creativity coach knows that the best answers for you are already available and that we just need to help you find them for yourself instead of simply telling you what to do or teaching you by rote or repetition. This kind of empowerment tends to lead to more lasting change. But a good coach of either type will help you to better recognize your own talents and find the best ways to leverage them in your chosen "field". Visualization is a good example of a technique that works well in either case.
Q. What if I really "don't have a creative bone in my body"?
A. Well, then I would be relieved. Creative bones might be scary, except of course the "funny bone". Creativity dwells in your mind, heart and spirit.
There is always more to learn! Please reach out and Contact me if your questions are not addressed here or elsewhere on this site. Thank you again for visiting CreativeLife Coaching.
I look forward to working with you!
"The Road to Success is always under construction."
- Lily Tomlin