Frequently Asked Questions

 What do you charge for your 1-on-1 coaching?

$50,000.00 an hour.

Just kidding!

I don’t discuss fees until we meet and I have a better understanding of your needs – and you have a better understanding of the work and the value it would bring to your life. However, no one has ever had sticker shock. It is truly about putting the focus where it is appropriate and in which sequence. If I answered the question without you understanding the process and value, it would be unethical and irresponsible of me. And it would not matter if my rates were $30/hour or $5,000. It’s still a number with no meaning until you understand the value it would bring to your life and/or business.

How I do work is – we engage in partnership around your goals, desires, and outcomes for about 6 months. In that time, you have virtually unlimited access to me. I can do this because I only engage with a limited number of clients at a time so I can fully serve them.

 How does the process work?

First we have an initial chat on the phone for 15 – 20 minutes to make sure there is good reason for us to work together–that there is a good initial fit–and I make sure that I can help you achieve your outcomes with a high degree of certainty. If that’s the case, then we schedule a complimentary exploratory session. In that session, we go into greater detail about what you want to achieve or resolve.

If this is for you personally, then we meet via Zoom. The call is usually 2-2.5 hours, is complimentary, and is a deep dive and a pretty engaged and engaging process.

I then tell you very directly which outcomes I have certainty you can, in fact, achieve through the process–and I am equally as direct about what is not my area of expertise. Next, I explain my approach and how specifically I will assist you in achieving your outcomes.

At that point, we review an agreement [which has a full explantion of fees] and choose to work together–or we choose not to.

Either way, at that point, a choice is made based on our sense of whether it is a good fit us both–or not. It’s pretty straightforward!

As previously mentioned, I have a very limited number of spots available for “private coaching” so I carefully interview my prospective clients. You will increase your footprint in the world as a result of our working together. I bear a strong responsibility to be certain that footprint is one that leaves a positive mark on your world and the landscape as a whole. I take this very seriously.

Are You a Life Coach?

Coaches do great work, but I am not a coach. The core of my work involves guiding you through stages of development — personally and professionally.  And while conventional coaching may be a part of our work together, being an Emerge Guide™ means I bring that third dimension of depth or if you prefer — height / elevation — to your development. All transformation is about stages — with each stage transcending and including the former. So in a real sense “Emerge Guide™” is simply more accurate to describe the work I do because our work together will not just allow you to have the results you want, but will also leave you with permanent benefits; we will not just transform you, but also facilitate emerging your stage of development. That’s not to say I don’t have the capacity – or the skill to be a ‘coach’ in terms of giving you direction and holding you accountable if that is what you need. What I mean is that I offer much more than that.

Do You Offer Programs that are Less than 6 months?

With 1:1 clients, no, I do not. If you think about it, 26 hours is very little time–just a little more than one day–regardless of how it is spread out, to take you to a whole new level. 26 hours is far less than a weekend workshop–and we all know those don’t usually instill lasting change. This program does.

It also allows us to relax into the process, built one phase on the previous, and so on. My work is in stages with any client.

If you are interested in one of my group coaching programs, check my current offering out here:

Are You a Licensed Therapist?

Nope. I am not a licensed Kentucky State mental health professional and do not provide psychotherapy, counseling, or any other mental health service that would require a license, nor do I hold myself out to provide such services. I provide consulting and educational services that often result in substantial learning, transformation, and the acceleration of your personal growth. I use a combination of energy work, neuro-linguistic programming techniques, mindfulness/grounding techniques, and art therapy.

How is what you do different from therapy?

Therapy is about diagnosis, classification, and often medicating. It is a problem and illness approach. Personal transformation and being an Emerge Guide™ is about resolving past events, educating your mind to right thinking, and then deepening your Self. It is a solution approach as well as an educational approach.