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Coaching

Coaching

How does it work?

 

I used to be a psychotherapist, a Marriage & Family Therapist, but now I am a RELATIONSHIP COACH.

I have trained as a mental health professional and as a professional coach.

Therapy and counseling stem from a medical model that begins with the premise there is something wrong with you. You are given a diagnose of a pathology and have a medical necessity for treatment. You are the patient.

The coaching approach is educational and for those who are well and healthy but would like the guidance of a coach for a particular challenge. You are the client.

I prefer the coaching model which is more educational, over the medical model. Since coaching is for functional people without a mental or emotional disorder, there is no medical diagnosis and therefore no insurance coverage for coaching services.

In coaching the client and coach become a team, focusing on the client's goals and needs and accomplish more than the client would alone. Coaching assumes a co-equal partnership between coach and client.

Coaching sessions are usually conducted or over the telephone or video based coaching (Skype FaceTime, or Zoom). Sessions may be in person if we happen to be in the same geographical location. Many people love the fact they can meet with a great coach no matter where in the world they are.

Many when offered the prospect of sessions for coaching online, have an "Oh thank goodness!" kind of reaction, due to the convenience of it especially during the winter months for those up north. They say "I am just so ridiculously busy that every time I had to stop what I was doing, find my keys, go flying out of the house and drive 20 minutes to her office (thinking, "I-do-not-have-time-for-this" the whole way), sit around and flip through a magazine, have my session, and then drive home… it felt like a huge chunk out of my day."

The time investment is much less by telephone or video conferencing. Many have expressed the opinion that online coaching can be even better and more effective than in-person work. My professional opinion is that it is more focused and therefore more productive than in-office appointments.

For many, quiet time before and after our meetings to journal, to plan what they want to talk about, or to take immediate action on all the new ideas that often come out of our sessions (instead of being immediately distracted by driving) is a crucial part of the experience.

 

 

Programs for Pre-marital & Committed Couples

Total Results Couples Coaching

Get lasting results that empower you to create an extraordinary relationship.

Some of the benefits you can expect include but are not limited to:

  1. Finding your way back to a happier time of more safety & security.
  2. Create a vision statement for clarity of what you want to create in your relationship.
  3. Discover the benefits of emotional honesty and emotional regulation.
  4. Learn and practice more effective communication skills.
  5. Know what it feels like to be truly heard and understood.
  6. Get the keys to repair misunderstandings.
  7. Learn problem-solving tools to resolve conflict. 
  8. Have your needs met without blaming your partner.
  9. Experience the connection, closeness and intimacy you desire.

How the program works:
You will have access to a private web site where you can access a 'client log' to record progress and ask questions of the coach as needed. Solidify your progress using the 'call strategy' and 'post-session recap'.

The program includes 24 sessions, either 4 sessions a month for 6 months or 3 sessions a month for 8 months.

 

Jump Start Couples Coaching

An opportunity to fine-tune your relationship.
Some of the benefits you can expect include:

  1. Develop a vision statement for clarity of what you want to create in your relationship.
  2. Learn and practice more effective communication. 
  3. Know what it feels like to be truly heard and understood.
  4. Experience greater closeness and connection.

You will have access to a private web site where you can assess a ‘client log’ to record your progress and ask in between session questions. Solidify your progress using the ‘call strategy’ and ‘post-session recap’. 

 

CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

A program for: 

  • Men or women who are in a committed relationship. 
  • Those who are unhappy or unsure about this relationship. 
  • Your partner is not interested or as motivated as you in participating in couple’s work.

One person can change a relationship.
Explore with me how you can be that person. 

Some of the benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Get clear about what you want, your requirements, wants and needs. 
  • Identify what actions you need to take to have the life you love
  • Determine whether this relationship is the right one for you.
  • Identify your communication style? Is it working for you?

What is it worth to you to experience clarity and certainty about your life and relationship?

 

Pre-Marital Coaching

The purpose of this program is to help a pre-marital couple improve their likelihood of having a successful marriage.

Some of the benefits include but are not limited to:

  1. Acquire a deeper understanding of yourself and each other.
  2. Co-create a shared vision for your life together.
  3. Clarify your commitment.
  4. Learn new relationship skills that will open communication.
  5. Practice processes for managing differences and resolving conflicts.
  6. Increase the likelihood of your long-term relationship success.

 

COUPLES COMMUNICATION  WORKSHOP

Benefits of this program are:

  1. Develop improved communication skills.
  2. Avoid ‘road blocks’ that derail conversation.
  3. Recognize when you have an unmet need that is an issue for you.
  4. Learn to listen with curiosity.
  5. Restore positive connection and understanding.

You will have your own ‘Communication Map’ to use the as your guide.

This includes 3 -60 minute coaching sessions plus the worksheet ‘Communication Map’.

 

Individual Coaching

Total Results Coaching for Individuals

When you think your life isn’t working just the way you would like and your are looking to make a major shift, this program is for you.

Some of the benefits you can expect are:

  1. Clarify your values, requirements, wants and needs.
  2. Know your purpose.
  3. Identify your relationship status and goals
  4. Explore any other issues that are significant to you.

This program includes 24-45 minute sessions with the coach. These sessions may be weekly for 6 months or spread out over 8 months with 3 sessions a month. Also included in this package is the access to a private client web site with a client log, call strategy and post session recap and more.

 

Jump Start Coaching for Individuals

This program is for those who are looking for a tune-up in your personal life and/or relationship so you can get back on track.
Some of the benefits you can expect are:

  1. Clarify your values, requirements, wants and needs.
  2. Know your purpose.

This is a 3 or 4 month program consisting of 12 -45 minute sessions with the coach. Sessions may be weekly for 3 months or spread out over 4 months with 3 sessions a month. Included in this package is a client log, call strategy and post session recap, goals and discovery forms.

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TESTIMONIAL


Before coaching, I had a lot of fear and anxiety that kept me from doing things I knew I should do to get ahead. I was tired of being alone and not having a relationship. When I did go out with a guy, within the first few dates anxieties and behaviors that I thought I was past resurfaced. I felt like I couldn't control myself or my emotions. I felt terribly insecure and desperate. I thought I needed to settle for whoever would be with me even though they were not my ideal mate. 
 
Finally, I said to myself “enough is enough”.  I realized that I was never going to figure this out on my own.  I also recognized that this wasn't something that was a medical necessity for which my health insurance would pay.  A relationship coach was just what I needed.
 
I loved that no matter how crazy I sounded to myself my coach seemed always to understand what I was saying and feeling and made sense of it. 
 
Since coaching, I have gained confidence in myself and am now married to a wonderful man. This increased confidence and communication skills have also showed up in my professional life, and I have increased my income 50%.
 
Thank you, Dr. Marian, for all the help you have given me. 

Lee S.