Coaching

I’ve been exposed to coaching since little league baseball back in the 1980s! I was coached in football, basketball, wrestling, and track. But it wasn’t until my service in the military that I learned many Total Quality Management (TQM) skills and techniques, including coaching, to help people with complexities. I’ve used these skills almost everyday in everything I do. I even had the opportunity to coach junior and high school basketball along the way.

In 2014, I felt the need to help individual business owners reach goals, improve results, and become more competitive by helping align plans, processes, decisions, people, actions, and results. Since then I’ve helped and accountant, aromatherapist, auto repair owner, real estate agent, software developer, thermographer, website developer, and others to regain focus in their businesses.

Perhaps I can help you do the same. Below are the general concepts from my coaching agreement. Hopefully this information helps you understand more about what we can do together.

COACHING RELATIONSHIP

Coaching is an ongoing relationship between you and me. The opportunity for your success dramatically increases through this relationship because changing habits and creating possibilities is a process and being accountable is critical in your success.

Coaching is a structure that facilitates personal and professional development and our coaching relationship will be designed together.

Coaching is for a person who is emotionally and psychologically healthy and who wants to make changes and move forward in their business and life. Coaching is not psychotherapy or psychological counseling. In the event you feel the need for professional therapy or counseling, it is your responsibility to seek a licensed professional to provide the results you seek.

By entering a coaching relationship, we both acknowledge that you want to make significant progress and change in your business and life. Because progress and change happen at rates that are unique to each person, we’ll commit to working with each other for an initial three-month period. This allows the coaching relationship time to develop and progress through objectives, obstacles, and successes that occur.

Results are not guaranteed. You enter into this relationship with the understanding that you are responsible for creating your desired results. My responsibility is to help you in your effort to achieve the business-related goals and results you seek.

COACHING SESSION PROCEDURES

The coaching relationship will begin on specified day and will end on specified. All coaching sessions are conducted by telephone, online meeting, or Skype unless otherwise arranged with me.

At the scheduled appointment time, you will call me at the agreed upon number in the agreed upon manner.

We both commit to start and finish each session on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late for a coaching session, I will assume the session is cancelled and you will forfeit the session fee.

Rescheduling a coaching session is easily done with appropriate notice. Please allow for at least 24 hours notice for changes. Simply call, email or text me.

In between coaching sessions, you may feel free to email me. Calls or texts made between the scheduled calls are permissible and based on availability; we agree to keep the phone calls to 10 minutes or less.

COACHING SESSION PREPARATION

Each coaching session will begin with a Coaching Call Agenda sent to you via email a few days before to identify topics of discussion . Prior to each session you are encourage to complete and send me a Self-Coaching Worksheet. Coaching sessions may include work to be completed by you between coaching call sessions. It is you responsibility to be prepared with this work.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The coaching relationship is built on trust. I agree to keep all conversations and information with you private and confidential. Likewise you agree to keep all conversations and information with me private and confidential. No personal ideas, information or thoughts expressed will be shared with anyone except with the permission of both parties. I agree to review any Non-Disclosure Agreements you may require.

COACHING EXPECTATIONS

You agree to be honest with yourself and me throughout the entire coaching process. You understand that I am serving to help reach goals, improve results, and become more competitive. I will not judge you in any way. You can expect me to be straightforward, honest, constructive, and confidential. You can discuss anything with me, positive or negative; this includes letting me know when something discussed makes you uncomfortable or if you don’t want to respond to a question.

COACHING COMMITMENTS

Exploratory Session – A 30‐minute exploratory session will be give you an introduction the coaching process and gather information and a sense of what you want to accomplish through the coaching agreement. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you are ready to commit. Making changes can be intimidating and I’m more than happy to visit with you on another call or via email.

3-Month Coaching Commitment – You will receive two (2), 60 minute telephone or online-meeting coaching sessions each month for three months. Supplemental telephone conversations and on‐going email/text support is also provided.

Monthly Mentoring Commitment – After the initial 3‐Month Coaching Commitment, you may continue working on your business with me as a mentor/consultant. You will continue receive two (2), 60 minute telephone coaching sessions each month on a month‐to‐month basis. This monthly program may be cancelled, in writing, at any time without penalty. Cancellations will take effect within 30 days of receiving written notification or at my discretion.

Fees are payable in advance of the 1st of each month. Payments must be made by credit/debit card or bank account via one-time payment OR Recurring Payment. Download the Recurring Payment Authorization Form for paying monthly.

You agree to pay the monthly fee before coaching or mentoring services are provided for the month.