Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (IFC) defines Coaching as a professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their life, career, business or organization.

Coaching is action-oriented. Through the process of coaching, people can gain clarity, deepen their insight, exponentially improve performance, and greatly enhance the quality of their life, relationships and career.

 

What does a Coach do?

My role as a your Coach is to provide guidance, insight, and practical tools to help you get crystal clear on who you are and what you want. I help you break through the “reality” of what is, and move as quickly and effectively as possible into the greater possibilities of what you know can be.

With a coach, you not only move more quickly and easily toward your goals, you can break old habits, limiting beliefs and barriers that do not serve you so that you have the ability to continue to move forward in every area of your life. As your life coach I help you change the patterns that have held you back or kept you small, and instill new beliefs, ideas and methods that give you confidence and empower you to fulfill your highest potentials.

As a Life Coach I facilitate deep and meaningful transformation and awaken the infinite potential that exists for you. I open the doors to greater success and opportunities.

I do that by helping you

  • discover your authentic self and uncover your greatest gifts, strengths and passions,
  • banish limiting beliefs, blocks and barriers that do not serve you, and install new beliefs and patterns that empower you to confidently move forward,
  • find your life purpose and experience the energy, confidence, power, balance and freedom of living “on purpose.”
  • open the doors to prosperity, abundance and more success
  • become magnetically attractive to more of what you want in your life and less of what you don’t want.

 

How do I know if a Coach can help me?

You can benefit from a life coach if:

  • You have a sense that there’s something more; more to do, be or achieve, but you don’t know exactly what that is, or how to get to it.
  • You have a bigger goal and you’re working hard to accomplish it, but somehow still haven’t been able to break through and reach it. You want someone who is trained to help you stop “spinning your wheels” and move forward to attain your goal(s).
  • You have a dream, a deeper desire, and want to know how you can effectively make it a reality.
  • You know what you want and are looking for focus, direction and accountability to get there.

 

What can a Coach help me do?

My signature coaching process, Clarity, Purpose and Prosperity, will help you:

  • Clarify your direction
  • Strategize your actions
  • Break through limiting beliefs
  • Capitalize on your gifts and strengths
  • Optimize your environment for success

As a coach, I can help you:

  • increase self-confidence
  • uncover your authentic self
  • have better self-boundaries
  • make better, quicker decisions
  • eliminate doubt, fear and worry
  • create a balanced, enriching life-style
  • find a fulfilling career that energizes you
  • banish limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging habits
  • move to new levels in your life, relationships and career
  • design strategic, manageable and achievable action plans
  • set yourself apart from the competition in your resume, on an interview, or in your business or career.
  • renew your sense of energy, enthusiasm and motivation to wake up every morning and create your life your way.

 

How does hiring a Coach work?

When you want to hire a life coach, you and I will have an initial conversation, either by phone or in-person. This initial conversation is an Breakthrough Discovery Session where I can discover what you want to accomplish, and you can get a sense of my coaching style and processes.

In our breakthrough discovery session, I ask meaningful questions which will evoke insightful responses from you so that we can

  • clarify your goals, dreams and heart’s desires.
  • identify what keeps you stuck
  • define areas you want to focus on so that you can become freed up to flow toward your dreams and desires.

I listen deeply to what you are saying, as well as what you may not be saying. I may offer you feedback and strategy tips if you are open to it.

Based on our conversation together, you and I will design the right coaching program that will render the results you are seeking as effectively as possible.

Although this breakthrough discovery session has an intrinsic value beyond the monetary value of $247, there is no cost to you for this session. This one-time breakthrough discovery session alone will create tremendous value for you whether you decide to hire me as your coach or not.

I do this because my specialty is helping people who have greater dreams, want to take bigger strides and are ready to go deeper faster to finally break through and make their dreams a reality. Not everyone is a fit for the type of coaching programs that I offer. Through this no-cost breakthrough discovery session, you will become very clear on what you want and how to best get there, and you will determine if my coaching style and programs will help you get what you truly want as effectively as possible. If not, I can definitely point you in the right direction.

 

When, where and how are Coaching Sessions conducted?

If you choose to hire me as your coach, we will design the specifics of when, where and how your coaching sessions will occur.

Each coaching session typically last 60 minutes and can occur from 2 to 3 times a month. Sessions can be done either in-person, or over the phone (or Skype for out of US clients).

Together, you and I create the schedule, format and location of the sessions to best meet your needs.

 

How is Coaching different from therapy?

According to Founder of Coach University, Dr. Thomas Leonard, the distinctions between Coaching and traditional therapy are:

  • Coaching is about achievement; therapy is about healing.
  • Coaching is about action; therapy is about understanding.
  • Coaching is about transformation; therapy is about change.
  • Coaching is about momentum; therapy is about safety.
  • Coaching is about intuition; therapy is about feelings.
  • Coaching is about joy; therapy is about happiness.
  • Coaching is about performance; therapy is about progress.
  • Coaching is about synchronicity; therapy is about timing.
  • Coaching is about attraction; therapy is about protecting.
  • Coaching is about creating; therapy is about resolving.

 

How long do I continue to work with a coach?

Our goal is to achieve your desired results as quickly and effectively as possible. The tools and process I use go deeper and beyond the surface, to the core of who you are so that we can make faster and life-long shifts. For most clients this happens between 4 to 6 months.

Some clients choose to work with me for longer periods of time to achieve other goals. The length of time is determined by what you want to accomplish and how quickly we can achieve your desired results.

Factors that may impact the length of time include: The types of goals you want to achieve, working styles, frequency of sessions, and your commitment to doing the work to get the transformation you want.

 

What makes personal life coaching so convenient?

Location is truly no obstacle. I have coached clients literally all over the U.S., Canada, London, and Shanghai.

Life coaching can be conducted on the phone or Skype in the convenience of your home or office. Some local clients might opt to meet in person (my office is located in Downers Grove, IL). People have full and busy lives and coaching on the phone or Skype offers a convenient option.

 

What is my investment?

Because each client has unique needs and goals, each coaching program is custom-designed so your investment varies depending on your specific needs and goals. You and I will customize your program to best fit your needs, your budget, and obtain your desired results.

All life coaching rates include updates and spot coaching via email between sessions. (Clients have found spot coaching to be a potent way to stay on track and remain motivated and continuously moving forward.) Fees are always paid upfront on a monthly basis. Life coaching can pay for itself in increased productivity and quality of life.

 

How do I start the coaching process?

Contact me to schedule an introductory Breakthrough Discovery Session. During this breakthrough discovery session, we will

  • explore your goals, dreams and heart’s desires.
  • uncover what’s keeping you stuck, holding you back, or keeping you playing smaller than you know you are.
  • define areas you want to focus on so that you can become freed up to flow toward your dreams and desires.

Although this breakthrough discovery session has an intrinsic value beyond the monetary value of $247, there is no cost to you for this session. This one-time breakthrough discovery session alone will create tremendous value for you whether you decide to hire me as your coach or not.

I do this because my specialty is helping people who have greater dreams, want to take bigger strides and are ready to go deeper faster to make their dreams a reality. Not everyone is a fit for the type of coaching programs that I offer. Through this no-cost breakthrough discovery session, you will become very clear on what you want and how to best get there, and you will determine if my coaching style and programs will help you get what you truly want as effectively as possible. If not, I can definitely point you in the right direction.

 

Do you offer a guarantee?

Yes. I give you my Unconditional Happiness Guarantee. What that means is that, after our first coaching session, if you aren’t happy with the process, and how it’s working for you, whether you think working with me over the course of the program will help you get what you want, then I refund your investment for the coaching program.

 

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Email: laurie@lauriepolinski.com
Phone: (331) 481-9010