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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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IS LIFE COACHING THE SAME THING AS THERAPY OR CONSULTING?

No it's not. Coaches do not explore the past (unless it's truly relevant) and try to help you focus on the future, so you don't get stuck in what has been holding you back. We also look at our clients as resourceful people who have the solution to their problems, not as people with a pathology. We help them explore what's right for them and sometimes, if we feel a therapist help is needed, we are trained to suggest it to our clients. 
Same thing goes for consulting. We do not advise you on what to do because you have to be accountable, design your own actions, and more importantly we believe you are the best expert on your life.

ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO ?

Absolutely not! Coaching is based on the idea that you have all the answers to your challenges within you. I am just here to help you connect with yourself, explore why and how, so you can find out what's right for you. Also, you are the best expert of yourself, not me, so whatever action steps you implement, it has to work for you and you only. To have a plan that is designed by you and works for you, is the best way to make that shit a successful one. You want sustainable and meaningful change, not a quick fix.

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST ? WHERE DO YOU WORK ?

A coaching session usually lasts a whole hour, but I have clients who prefer 30 minutes. When working with a group or a workshop, 1H30 to 2 hours is the minimum I do. 
I also work with people around the world because of the flexibility coaching offers. It can indeed be done over the phone, via Skype/FaceTime or video, or even face to face. Whatever works for you and fits your schedule.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

I have different rates available, as well as student and senior discounts. You can pay by the hour but usually it's more cost efficient to buy a package of 5 hours (a great starter if you are not sure or just want to start exploring) or a package of 10 hours. Some clients also like the per month formula when they want to be accompanied over 6 months or more. 
And if you want to buy an hour of life coaching for someone as a gift, I also have gift certificates available.
Email me via the contact section to find out more.

HOW MUCH WORK IS INVOLVED FOR THE CLIENT ?

Although you know best what's right for you, sometimes you can get lost on the way. My job is to guide you through thought provoking questions, deep conversations and explorations. Your work consists in being open to the process, playing the game, turning up and being willing to implement the changes that are needed. You are always in the drivers' seat but your biggest challenge is to give yourself that space and time to welcome these aha moments that trigger the real changes you crave for. 

WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?

Confidentiality is an essential piece of the puzzle because a coaching relationship is about trust. When you embark on the journey, we sign an agreement that summarizes my duties and yours and guaranties strict confidentiality. Whatever we talk about during our sessions is between you and me, and stays between you and me. Coaching is a place where there is no judgment, just acceptance and honoring who you truly are, regardless of the past. Because looking forward is still the only way to move...

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COACHING?

There are so many great things about coaching, that I wrote a whole section about this. I am still in awe how incredible our brain is, how flexible it is when it comes to rewiring and how much we can do when we decide to shift our perspectives. Click just below to find out more.