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Do I have to be a Helper to be your client?

We all tend to find meaning in helping, many make a profession out of it, and have not learned to not burnout.

Most of my client are ” self defined helpers” and about 30% are in other vocations and overworked and benefit working with me.

What all my clients have in common is currently life is not ideal. You might relate and you might have had a recent insight that martyring yourself will hurt you or you know some one who is.

In any case it is in your best interest to prevent burnout in your life and for others. Burnout wrecks all aspects of life and is very costly, financial, mental and on your relationships and environment. Now you want to change, put to action and learn how you can make the switch or transformation to a better life for yourself. You might be stuck in a job that contradicts your values and you’re struggling with how to handle this without hurting your soul. Your job once feed your soul now it no longer does.

Your ideal desire and longing is to lead a meaningful life and be able to still have positive impact on the world around you. This impact can be technical, political or social. YOU CARE. You might want a more enjoyable and satisfying life, and feel like you want to do something that matters in the world. You’re looking for an ally who gets it, and helps you get there. -You found her in me, your future coach.

What is the coaching process look like?

Most  chose a complementary session to meet me, to get a sense of coaching and to have more personal question answered.

During a Complementary session lasting 30 – 45 min they also experience a little bit of coaching on a topic of their choice.  Choosing Coaching to go forwards, clients then choose a package and enroll. After formalities and paperwork are completed on line, a Foundation session is booked. The Foundation session sets the stage, it is an inquiry to identify your current state and details of your goals.  Followed by regular session for the course of min 4 Months to address identifies coaching issues. Packages can be extended. Often during teh coachign session otehr goals emerge; many choose to continue having me as their coach till the goals are reached.

To complete the coaching series, a Celebration-Session is booked, during which your set up with extra tips and tools to stay successful and on course going forwards. Yes I am commited to your success being sustainable and lasting once we are complete.


How does Burnout Preventing Coaching work?

Burnout Prevention Coaching (BPC) operates with more holistic paradigms. Most often change experienced as a stressful phase and personal stress levels peak. This peak often triggers old negative habits. Sometimes making you turn backwards before your transformation process is completed.

BPC has found a coaching methodology countering this very common pit-fall. During the coaching process is the BPC coach is on the lock out for sever stress signals, to then alert you the clients and offer stress prevention methods. Keeping your stress levels manageable or low, in the process you learn to go through transitions faster and with greater ease.  Using BPC clients save time and have positive transformations.

I’m interested in the idea of coaching, but unsure it is right for me. Can I test it first?

Stepping into a relationship with a coach can seem overwhelming. But let me reassure you. Everything we discuss is 100% confidential. And although I am not your therapist, I am your ally and our relationship will be based on trust. As your coach, I will help you focus on what is either working or not in your world today, and will encourage you to discover your own abilities to achieve a transformative and fulfilling future.

Schedule an information. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered. At the end of the 15 minute consultation, you will be provided with an overview of my coaching prices and packages so if you decide to hire me, you will be familiar with your options.

Or, book a more thorough Complimentary Session today.   This includes filling out a questionnaire and evaluating whether we are a good fit. Either way, you are under no obligation to make a decision.

Is coaching private and confidential?

Everything you share with me during your coaching sessions is 100 percent confidential and the setting is as private as you desire. I mainly conduct on-line coaching sessions and go-on site for aspects team coaching packages.

Does coaching deal with the past?

The primary focus of coaching is to clarify where you are today, what is working for you and what is not working and how you propose to reach your goals. We will not emphasize the past unless you believe that doing so is essential for your future well-being and success.

What is the difference between coaching and advice?

A Coach does not offer advice or tell you what to do. Instead I as your coach will challenge and encourage you to discover your own ability to understand yourself and your needs, vision and goals in order to make the choices that will help you achieve your transformative vision for a fulfilling future.

While working together as a Burnout Preventative Coach I also am on the lookout for you to not sell yourself short, get overextended or self-sabotage. Together you get to your ideal faster and optimize your state of being. Yes you feel you slow down while you do more.

Do the sessions have to be regular?

It is now proven that regular sessions are the most cost-effective, valuable and beneficial for the clients. Like training for a race steady regular training has better results and is more maintainable then training spurts. As for appointment times of course, we can be flexible as necessary in order to accommodate your schedule.

How skilled is Vanessa?

Vanessa  has worked for more than 2 decades facilitating countering stress, mental physical and emotional.  During this time she has helped thousands of people enhance their well-being and achieve their goals. Her experience based on education and life experinces, includes managing successful life transitions and advising on life-work Harmony, as well as physical alignment education. Refer to LinkedIn and or her About page for professional credentials.

Do I have to do home work?

I firmly believe that homework is important if you are to achieve your goals. Clients often tell me that doing homework was actually fun and affirming.  I refer to it as HOME-PLAY as in the play we learn to most.

Why do I have to sign up for a set time initially?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has found that clients’ success in implementing the desired changes increased by 150 % after three months of consecutive coaching and by 500 % after six months.

Does coaching bust my courage and confidance ?

Yes it is one of the positive side effects of coaching. In a specialized method of conversation containing many questions, I will help you identify any obstacles in your life that you have not already overcome. My unique co-active coaching process also includes physical alignment education as it has a fundamental impact on your confidence and courage. In our discussions, I will help you clarify your goals and visions and together we develop your motivation and an action plan by which to attain them.

How long are the sessions?

Sessions are scheduled for either 25 or 55 minutes, with the exception of the foundation session which can be 120 to 90 min.

What is the “Discovery =Foundation Session” about? Why is it longer?

In this session you and I will learn something about each other and create an alliance so we can work together in a more effective way. This session establishes a foundation for the coaching relationship and set your coaching goal and a process on which to build your vision for the future.

When are the meetings? In the daytime, night time or on the weekend?

All on-line sessions take place between Monday and Friday during the day and early evening Pacific time zone to accommodate clients in Europe and across North America. My onsite team sessions are generally during regular business hours of the local time zone.

Do I have to pay if I do not show for a session?

Yes, I value your time and my time equally. In order to help you reach your goals we must work together as a team. I ask that you provide 48 hours notice if you need to change your appointment. Otherwise, the missed meeting time will count and be subtracted from your monthly amount of meetings.

Are sessions taped?

If you wish to tape your sessions, you may do so – it is your information and taping sessions will allow you to review them. For my professional development and supervision, I tape only selected sessions and only when you have given me your written permission.