Career & Business Coaching
What is Career & Business Coaching?
Career & business coaching is a conversational process where you are supported in defining your goals and a strategy to move forward.
A coaching relationship is best when you feel motivated to make changes in your life or career, and when there is a gap between where you are and where you want to be.
If you feel stuck in your current job and want to make a change, are thinking about starting a side hustle, or owning your own business, coaching may be the supportive partnership that helps you get farther faster.
As your coach I'll collaborate with you so you feel more confident, clear, and focused as you move forward each step of the way.
What are some topics you coach clients through?
* Explore and make a career change
* Develop a job search strategy
* Get clearer on decision making
* Start and grow a business
* Develop leadership capacity
* Enhance your professional brand
* Learn new networking skills
* Manage stress and create a self-care plan
* Leave a job that is no longer working for you
* Adjust to a new job
* Improve your relationships with your boss and colleagues
* Achieve professional goals
How will we work together?
Coaching is a collaborative conversation during which you will have the space to explore and develop goals that are important to you. At the beginning of each session we'll review your "wins" during the week and focus on opportunities for growth. I use a coaching form that helps you prepare and articulate what you'd like to get out of each session.
You'll have built-in accountability and support throughout the coaching experience. At the end of each session we'll create next steps to help you move forward between that session and the next. I also provide email support in-between sessions for quick questions and encouragement to keep you going.
How long will we work together?
Coaching is a process and transformational change takes place over time. I typically work with coaching clients anywhere from 3-6 months. You are welcome to continue coaching as long as it is useful to you.
How often will we meet?
Based on our first session I'll recommend how we might work best together. Depending on how quickly you want to move forward towards your goals and how much support is helpful to you we may meet weekly or every other week.
Can we work remotely?
Yes, I work with coaching clients both in-person and remotely. I use a confidential HIPPA compliant video platform or phone. I work with clients all around the US and internationally.
I'm not sure what career or business I want to start. Can you help?
Yes, I will ask questions and introduce exercises that will help you reflect, be curious and get clear around what you truly want.
Is it really possible to find a job or career path that will truly feel satisfying and rewarding?
Yes! I wouldn't be doing this work if I didn't believe it was possible. :)
Can you support me with resumes, LinkedIn, and professional branding?
Yes, I can coach you through crafting professional branding documents that represent the value you have to offer an employer or audience. A great resume is important but alone it will not get you the results you are looking for. You also need to be networking and working on a job search strategy that helps you land a position. I coach clients through the process of getting clear on what they want and then provide support and accountability to stay engaged until you land your job.
What is the cost?
Individual 50 minute sessions are $185. Rate is increasing to $200 in 2021.
What if I need both therapy and coaching?
I'll recommend we work together either in a therapeutic or coaching capacity and may suggest outside professional resources so you get the best support possible. With training as a coach and therapist I bring best practices, tools, and techniques from both worlds to give you excellent support in reaching your goals.
Does insurance cover career coaching?
While I am a licensed therapist, insurance companies do not cover the service of career coaching. If you are unsure whether working together in a therapeutic or coaching capacity is right for you, come in for a first session and I will recommend the best way for us to work together. If I recommend that the issues you are facing would be best addressed in therapy then I will give you the information you need to submit for reimbursement.
How is your approach different?
I believe when you are making career and business decisions that it's important to consider how all areas of your life are connected to that next step. Choices you make around career have a ripple effect and can impact your relationships, family, sense of identity, hope and wellbeing . Any topic important to you related to your life overall is welcome in a coaching session.
Where are you located?
My office is located in Downtown Bethesda at 4424 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814 and is a 5 minute walk from the Bethesda metro stop on the redline. Parking is available at the Waverly Garage and there is limited street parking outside the building. I also work remotely with coaching clients by video and phone.
How do I set up an appointment?
The first step is to schedule a free consultation call through my contact page. I'd like to hear briefly what you're going through and answer any questions you have to see if we both think working together is a fit. At that time we'll schedule a first session and I will send you electronic intake forms prior to our first meeting.