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Coaching Process and Pricing

How we work and what we charge
Successful coaching depends on a collaboration between equals.  Coaching is unique because this collaboration is focused solely on you -- your life, your aspirations, and your personal and professional development.  And coaching keeps your attention focused on you, and your goals for yourself, for probably the first time in your life.

Normally, you think about yourself and where you're going every other week, for a few moments, and then more time passes.  This haphazard, catch-as-catch-can method could take you years to effect change.  At Hot Blue we know this, because, like everyone else, we've made change the inefficient, unfocused way.  But coaching offers a better way for you to keep your intention before you for weeks at a time.  Change simply becomes inevitable.

How Successful Coaching Works

It痴 deceptively simple, how coaching works.  But work it does, over and over, like the best of simple designs.

The Relationship.  Coaching is powerful precisely because it is a relationship, so we stay in touch all week, week after week (with an occasional break).  That way, you remain mindful of your focus on yourself, keep your eyes on your goals, and have support and a sounding board, throughout the week.  This sustained attention to yourself, which you may have never felt before, is one of the keys to coaching's success.  We coach via telephone sessions, email, and even Instant Messenger. Emergency calls too.

The Medium.  We do phone coaching, which is over 90% of all coaching.  If you thought coaching would be in person, we can explain why coaching is different from counseling.

The Phone Sessions.  You purchase packages of weekly coaching.  A week of coaching can include sessions of 30 minutes or 45 minutes.  We may recommend the longer sessions at least in the beginning; there will be more material to cover.  Later, if you and the coach have developed a knowing routine and familiarity with each other痴 style, 30 minutes can be quite efficient and effective.  But it's up to you.

The Packages

We price our packages on a per-week fee that covers the weekly coaching session, all email and instant messenger reporting, sharing, and brainstorming, and brief emergency calls.  Lawyers and executives pay competitive rates for executive and business coaching (market rates range from $150-600 per session).  Writers pay a straight life coaching rate.

Lawyers and Executives

30-minute sessions $110-153 per week
45-minute sessions $159-219

Writers

30-minute sessions $75-110 per week
45-minute sessions $110-159

Most clients take 3 or 4 sessions per month.  Four are more effective; three can reduce your cost.  We play all this by ear; you don't have to sign up for a specific frequency.

The Coaching. In each call, we will discuss your wins from the prior week, what slowed you down, how to design solutions, and your goals for the next week.  We値l try to break past mental barriers. We値l point out perspectives you may not have considered. We値l reverse your patterns of negative self-talk or passivity.  You値l get whatever advice or insight the coach can offer. And much more.

Action for Change.  And at the end of the session, you値l commit to action items that will continue to move you forward week after week.  You may do personal exploration ranging from free-form journaling to the exercises in our Strategic Life Planning Handbook or career assessments.

The Power of Accountability.  Between sessions, you'll feel accountable to your coach, which will keep you focused and on track.  Some clients choose to notch it up a bit and report to their coach periodically by email once or twice a week, or even every day.  The more contact, the more mindfulness of your goals, and the more progress.

The Backing.  Your coach, between sessions, will read and respond to your emails and instant messages, offer advice and encouragement, tell you to forgive yourself more often, and review any exercises or assessments you致e done.

Some of our greatest advances come here.  Clients who stay in touch with their coach between calls usually have better results -- partly due to the additional coaching they receive, and partly because they are keeping their goals at the top of their minds

Questions?  Send us an email!  Nothing at all happens without action on your part.

Increased Likelihood of Tax-Deductibility. Our expert coaches will work with you to structure your life coaching so as to increase the likelihood of its tax-deductibility!  Ask for more details in your free consultation.

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