How long are the coaching sessions?
About an hour, but they can run up to two hours. I like keeping a loose back-end so we can stay with the conversation if it's really juicy. And if we're done, we're done. Sometimes we may decide to just do a shorter check-in between sessions. We'll determine together how to plan around this. I'm flexible.
Is talking by phone as good as talking in person?
When I started coaching I was skeptical. But now I believe coaching by phone is even better than talking in person. Really. I think it's easier to talk about challenging things, shame in particular, without having to be face-to-face. And it's darn convenient for both of us. No driving. Having a good headset makes it easy and comfortable.
Can I talk to you from my car?
It's not a great idea to try and multi-task while having a session. I want you to be able to give your full attention. Try to schedule a session from a quiet private space where you won't be disturbed. I know this isn't always easy or possible, but it does make a difference.
What if I freak out and want to cancel before our first session?
Don't worry, this is normal. I really get how vulnerable it can feel to let someone in where there is confusion and possibly some shame. But I promise it won't be as hard as you think. You already did the hardest part by reaching out and asking for help; now be willing to receive it. No doubt we will be laughing in a short time and it will be much easier than you think. Don't cancel. I guarantee you won't regret it.