Personal Coaching for Individuals and Families
I love when I get the opportunity to share my website with someone who is going through sight loss. I know that the content I create will be helpful to them and encourage them along their journey. But, I also know that sometimes, watching a few videos, reading a few blog posts and listening to a podcast episode or two may not be enough.
This is where coaching comes in.
Maybe you have seen, read or listened to some of my content and found it very helpful. Maybe you like my positive outlook on things and feel encouraged after watching a video or reading a blog post. But, perhaps you are looking to take things to the next level. Maybe you want to connect with me in a more personal, one on one kind of way.. If so, coaching may be just right for you.
What is Coaching?
Let's first say what it isn't. Coaching isn't Counseling or Therapy. While we will discuss certain emotional and mental things people struggle with during sight loss, coaching isn't intended to delve deeply into these like a therapist would. I encourage everyone to speak to a counselor or therapist in their area that they feel comfortable with.
Coaching is all about reaching goals and moving forward. It is to help encourage you to work through the hard times, face the struggles, learn new lessons and skills and continue to live your life to the fullest. You can think of it like a coach of a sports team. They help to motivate you, encourage you, empower you and equip you to be the best player of that sport. And, in this case, it is my job to help encourage, empower and equip you to discover your life after sight loss and then live it to the fullest!
What to Expect
You might be wondering what coaching with me is like. Well, here is an idea of what you might expect from a typical coaching session:
- LISTENING - I want to take time to hear what you have to say. I want you to feel free to share your thoughts, fear, hopes, doubts and everything else running around in your brain. I will do my best to make sure you feel heard.
- SHARING - While I'll spend most of the time listening, I'll also share personal experiences, my own thoughts and feelings as well as pointed questions to start you down a path of discovery. It won't be telling you what to do by any means, but just "thoughts from the heart."
- PROBLEM SOLVING - Whether you are trying to use your new smartphone or dealing with a problem in a relationship due to dight loss, we'll spend time working on coming up with solutions for such problems.
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - If you are like me, you most likely have a thousand questions that you need answers to. I'll spend time with you answering those questions. And, if I don't have the answers, I'll work with you to find the them.
- COMPASSION - Above all, please know that I will offer compassion, caring, understanding and support to you and your family during what can seem like a life-ending event. You can be assured that you will not be alone.
How Does It Work?
Ok, so far so good. But, how does it work? How will we get together and discuss life? Well, it is pretty basic.
First, you'll choose a date and time based on my availability. Then, you'll be sent instructions on how to connect with me either via video chat or over the phone, whichever you prefer. Then, on the day of your session, you will use that info to connect with. We will have our session, talk about whatever is pressing you at that moment, and have a great time. Pretty easy!
What Does It Cost?
Ok, so this is sounding good. But, now for the big question: How much is it? Well, let me explain something first.
I have made a choice to create free content for everyone. My videos, podcast and the like are intended to be a resource library for everyone who is looking to learn more about discovering life after sight loss. I have intentionally made that content free and intend to keep it free for as long as I have this website. Regardless of what happens, I want people to know they can come here and have access to free, high quality content to find encouragement and support along their journey.
Personal coaching is a little different. It is a more guided way to find specific answers to questions and help in specific areas. Please know that you certainly don't have to purchase coaching sessions to enjoy the content. But, if you are interested, this is the breakdown of fees:
SESSION FEE (INDIVIDUAL) - $25
Whether you are losing your sight yourself or you are the sighted supporter of someone going through sight loss, coaching can be very beneficial. Each session is scheduled for 1 hour or 60 minutes. However I know how I like to talk. So, if a session runs 65 to 70 minutes, I won't charge you extra. It is a per session fee, not a per time fee. This is an EXTREMELY low price for coaching sessions, so I do not offer discounts or a sliding scale at this time. In the future, I will be offering packages of sessions that you can purchase at a discount.
SESSION FEE (COUPLE or FAMILY) - $50
Perhaps you want to focus on coaching for a specific relationship or your entire family. We can certainly do that! Whether it is a married couple, parent and child or just good friends, relationships can change after sight loss and it is important to work through specific aspects of that. As with the individual sessions, fees are based per session, not per time spent.
ASSESMENT FEE - $30
In some cases, I will recommended you take an assessment test to help determine some more information about you. This is an online quiz of sorts that will help us know you on a deeper level. I will explain it in further detail if I feel it would be good for you. NOTE: This is not required and you can turn it down if you would rather not take it or pay the fee.
And that is really it. I'm not looking to pick pocket anyone or become a millionaire over night. My goal is to help people discover life. The costs simply helps to pay the bills and keep the lights on so to speak. And, while I do want to continue to make free content for everyone, this is what I am choosing to do for my career. Thank you for your understanding!
GOT QUESTIONS? After reading this whole page, you might have a few more questions. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have in regards to personal coaching, so feel free to email me and let the discussion start!
READY TO PROCEED? Perhaps you are ready to schedule a session after reading this page. To that I say...LET'S DO IT! Just click the button below to start the process of picking a date and time and I will look forward to connecting with you soon!