What is the difference between Coaching, Mentoring and Therapy?
A coach supports your development and challenges your ways of thinking and acting privately and professionally. You work on your goals for your present and the future you want to create. Coaches listen and ask powerful questions, which lead you to finding the answers within yourself. They challenge you to take action and hold you accountable for your growth.
A mentor guides you and gives you advice in how to do things based on their own experience. They tell you how they would do things if they were you.
A therapist is focused on your psychological well-being and analyzes the past actions that led to where you are today.
So far I have managed my issues quite well alone. Why would I choose to work with a coach?
With the right coach you can achieve tremendous growth.
You can certainly achieve anything in your life if you believe enough in yourself.
However, when you are ready to ask for support, you can become more than you are right now. A coach frees you from your tunnel vision and helps you take better decisions, set clear goals, increase your personal and professional self awareness…etc.
A Global Coaching Client Study from the International Coaching federation shows that „most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities. The same study found that coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness. Nearly 70 percent of individuals indicated they had at least made back their initial investment. The median suggests that a client who achieved financial benefit from coaching can typically expect a ROI of more than three times the amount spent.“*
Can I become dependent on coaching?
There is dependency only when you give away your power.
Choosing to get the help of a coach to boost your happiness or your growth means that you know that you are worth it. You know that you deserve the best and, you are ready to give yourself all the resources to be THE person you want to be. Coaching is a resource you can use to develop yourself or your career. It is something to be celebrated.
How does your coaching work? What is in for me?
My coaching is a journey to meet your light. My role is to guide you. You can create the life that you want to live. We start where you are. And your personal needs determine our journey together.
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What is the structure of your coaching?
My coaching is an in-depth-program with minimum 9 sessions.
- In an introductory session we get to know each other. There I can already powerfully help you breakthrough a current challenge in your life. (Click here to set up your introductory session –link-). We both can assess whether we are a fit. If we decide to work together on a regular basis then you sign up for my program (minimum 9 sessions)
- You get a detailed pre-coaching questionnaire, where you reflect on your expectations for our work together.
- Our first session begins after the payment of the program is made (according to the payment options we agreed on) and after you signed the coaching agreement.
- We decide upfront on meeting in person in my office in Munich OR virtually OR alternate both.
- Each session last 60 minutes.
- Each session will be recorded. You get the recording right after the session and can listen back at home.
- You access your progress before and after each session (I will provide you with the needed material).
- You choose your action plans and commit to exploring them after each session.
- At the end of the program we decide whether we want to continue the journey or not.
What commitment do you expect from me?
Like one of the coaches I follow recently said “You are the athlete, I am the coach”. I assume that motivation is not an issue and that you really are ready to do what it takes to let your light shine!
What if I am need to reschedule a session?
In the event that you need to reschedule a session, I ask that you please give me a minimum of 7 days notice and we will make arrangements to make up the session.
If you miss a meeting with less than 7 days notice due to unforeseen circumstances, I will do my best to reschedule during that week. If I am unable, you will forfeit the session.
Are our sessions recorded?
Yes they are. You can listen to the recording later at home. Several clients have reported how useful they find the recording.
Can I also have single sessions whenever I need?
There are several models of coaching. I believe that it takes some time to achieve a transformation in your life. My coaching is a journey. I want to give you and me the time to dive deeper. I want to accompany you in your transformation process. Therefore I do not offer single coaching sessions to first time clients (apart from my initial introductory session).
However, if we already worked together for at least 6 months OR if you are part of one of my ongoing mastermind programs, I am more than happy to offer you single sessions to get you unstuck on specific topics.
Why is the introductory session for free?
I only work with people I feel are a good fit. The introductory session gives me the opportunity to know you and see whether we are a fit. It also gives you the chance to experience how powerfully I can serve you. It is indeed a session that doesn´t involve money. However, it is extremely valuable to both of us. To me, money is not the only currency that determines value.
I had such a breakthrough during the introductory session! I would love to work with you. But, I don´t have the money.
Have you ever bought something in your life, you first didn´t have money for? I would love for you to become the person who finds the money for the things you really, really want to have in your life. And if my coaching is not one of those things, then it is totally fine for me.
Your life is completely different from mine. Or, you are much younger/older…etc than me. How can you help me?
Coaching is not mentoring. I am not guiding you to live the way I live. I will clarify with you what you want in your life and question you to find the ways to get it. If it happens that we want similar things in life, then my life experience is a plus that can inspire you.
What if I don´t want to start my own business? Can I work with you?
I help you design YOUR life on your own terms. Entrepreneurship is the career path I chose for myself. It definitely doesn´t have to be your path. My goal is to help you create what works for you. Through my background in business I provide business coaching to my clients, who are entrepreneurs. But, that is just one of the services I offer.
Why do you ask for testimonials? I want to keep our work together a secret.
I usually ask my clients for a testimonial. Your story can inspire others to take their lives and business to the next level. You do not have to give me a testimonial. However, know that your testimonial may change someone´s life.
Also, note that the testimonial does not reveal the content of our work together. It tells the story of how your life or business has changed through our work.