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Top 10 Reasons To Hire a Coach


What is Parent Coaching?

What’s this going to cost me?

Why should I hire a coach?

Where do we meet?

Is coaching in the news?

Read any good books lately?

What is parent coaching?
In today's world, raising children is harder than ever!  In the past, we had access to our extended families and our local communities for help and support.  I am a life coach and I work with parents of small children who want to better cope with their new lives as parents.  I help them get back balance, energy, peace of mind and confidence as parents.
When clients work with me, they:

  • Gain more confidence as parents
  • Have more energy and time with their kids
  • Smile more with their kids

Do any of these common scenarios sound familiar to you? 

  • I want to smile more with my kids.
  • I don't feel like I'm doing the best I can with my kids.
  • I want more energy and more breathing space.
  • I hate taking every suggestion, criticism and opinion personally.
  • I need someone to listen to me and be patient with my frustrations.
  • I need someone to understand me and validate my feelings.
  • I want to feel like my relationship with my spouse is on the right track.
  • I want to stop feeling lost as an individual amongst the chores, my spouse and kids.
  • I hate that my household is falling apart.
  • I want solutions, ideas, opinions and access to resources to create the household, family and life I want.
  • I want to finally have a plan AND to have the accountability to make it happen.

I work with parents who think their kids should have come with a manual.  What is your biggest challenge as a parent?  Take the parent coaching survey today! 


What’s this going to cost me?
We have a variety of coaching packages, from one-time Power Coaching sessions costing $175, to affordable 12-week group coaching sessions starting at $25/week.  We also offer weekly, individual coaching sessions.  Ultimately, though, you’ll want to ask yourself: What is my success worth?

Why should I hire a coach?

According to Coachville.com, the top 10 reasons to hire a coach are:

1. You will set far better goals that motivate you in a healthy way.

Did you have Goal Setting 101 in high school? Probably not. Enter the coach, an expert in helping you to identify and set the goals that you really want, not the ones that are "shoulds," pipedreams, that you've been recycling or that mirror the goals of your parents, society or Madison Avenue. Choosing the right goals for you is an art and the coach takes the necessary time to help you clarify your personal values, so that you have something really solid on which to develop your goals. Value-based goals are naturally motivating, but it takes good coaching to get to these.

2. You'll accomplish goals and tasks and projects much more quickly.
One of the reasons that people hire a coach is to save themselves time. Working with a coach, they learn how to be far more effective, efficient and productive in everything that they do, including their job/business or personal projects. We humans just aren't that naturally effective, even if we think that we are. The coach has the tools and techniques to share with their clients so that things get done in half the time. (Even the coaching process is efficient -- on the phone, 1/2 hour a week, reasonable fee.)

3. You'll make fewer mistakes in your business life or in your personal life.
The old model of learning from your mistakes has deteriorated to be more like: How else will you learn if you don't make mistakes? Too expensive, in our view. With a coach, you have a third eye, someone who's been there and who has coached others in your situation, and an expert in getting the job done with the minimum of fuss (called learning curve, mistakes, errors in judgment, wrong tunnels, etc.). The costs (emotional, financial, time) of making mistakes has gotten very expensive in the past decade. A single mistake can ruin you in today's hyper-paced business environment. Some clients use their coach as an inexpensive insurance policy.

4. You'll move up to the next level of your professional and personal life.
Almost everybody is moving up the ladder of business success, personal development, awareness and emotional balance. The coach can help you see where you are right now and point out ways to grow and get where you want to get to. Or, if you're not even on the ladder, the coach can guide you to it and help you get started on your path.

5. You'll reduce the number of problems you have and better resolve the problems that are left.

The first step in solving a problem is to ask yourself why you have this problem at all. The second step is to ask yourself why you have problems at all. The third step is to get on track to having no problems -- aka, becoming a Problem-Free Zone (PFZ). This is not a joke. Being a PFZ is becoming even more important along the path of sustainable success. You cannot afford to have problems, period. Life's too short and problems are too expensive. A well-trained coach can help you become a PFZ. A well-trained coach is a PFZ herself.

6. You'll likely make more money in your career, profession or business.
Clients don't keep paying their coaches just for the fun of it. Coaching, like every other professional service, needs to improve the financial bottom line and it does. Coaches are trained to help clients to leverage their ability to make money, i.e., getting a raise, choosing a better career, starting a business, improving profitability, adding more value to their customers, proper pricing, productivity and others. Sure, coaching is personal, but it almost always includes a strong financial aspect.

7. You'll be a lot happier and this happiness will last.
Coaches know how to help you to reduce stress, integrate all aspects of your life, simplify or downshift, and reorient around what makes you the happiest. What good is increased productivity and profitability if you're not happy?

8. You'll be much more effective and influential with others: family,business and personal relationships.
Communication makes life life. A coach is an expert communicator and trains clients on how to come across better, relate well with others, listen aggressively, influence, coach, motivate and support others. There are over 100 communication and listening skills that clients can learn from a coach.

9. You'll become much more attractive to others -- on the inside and on the outside.
Selling, as a profession and as a proven technique/process, is on its way out. Why? Because humans are getting better at choosing for themselves and buying better. Humans will respond less to advertising and selling techniques and instead be drawn to a product or service and they will be more likely drawn because of who is offering the product or service. This process is called attraction and Coach University wrote the book on it (called Irresistible Attraction). It's real. It works. And it will replace much of the promotion, marketing, selling, seducing and other very expensive budget items. Remember, the world (aka consumers) is rapidly eliminating virtually all waste and inefficiencies in how business is conducted, products are sold and how services are delivered. Selling and mass marketing, while certainly still very effective right now, is on the hit list. Attraction is the next generation of selling and the well-trained coach can help you and your business get on this track immediately.

10. You'll have a better life, not just a better lifestyle.
The term Quality of Life has become overused in the past few years, but the trend of Americans seeking to create a much better life for themselves is accelerating. In fact, people are re-examining what they had assumed that a good life was (married, 2.3 kids, nice car, secure job, church on Sundays, 3 weeks of vacation a year) and are now creating their own life, often breaking the rules and flying in the face of conventional wisdom in the process. A coach has been trained in the Life Design process and has already made the kind of design changes in their life, that their clients are just now beginning to make.


Where do we meet?
We meet over the phone, once a week, at sessions designed for brainstorming, coaching and training. 

Is coaching in the news?
Yes, check out my media coverage here

Read any good books lately?

The following is a list of books that I have found helpful, informative and inspiring.  I'd like to share the list with you and hope that these books will make a difference for you as well.

    - Empowerment

  • Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

    - Finances

  • The Courage to Be Rich by Suze Orman
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

    - Parenting

  • Kids are Worth It! (Revised Edition) by Barbara Coloroso
  • Talking to Your Kids During Tough Times by Willow Bay

    - Spirituality

  • Illuminata: A Return to Prayer by Marianne Williamson
  • Relax, You're Already Perfect by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph.D.
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