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The fee structure is based on the customized program developed for each client. Using the pre-planned frequency of regularly scheduled meetings and any other unique elements, a fixed engagement fee will be set in the beginning. It’s important that this fee be an investment that provides you a greater return than that which you invest. If the proposed coaching fees do not fit within your business’ financial situation, Cynthi will help you find other options that may be more in line with your budgetary limitations.

Each of Cynthi’s customized coaching programs involve two primary elements. The first is pre-scheduled coaching meetings, generally two times each month. At each meeting, you’ll work with Cynthi to clarify your priorities. You’ll progress towards the areas that matter most. In between meetings, you’ll be assigned ‘homework’ to help you progress along towards your goals. The second element (beyond the coaching meetings) is open, ongoing communication. Whether working through ‘homework’ items or addressing new challenges and opportunities, clients are encouraged to contact Cynthi by phone or email at any time. This allows ongoing collaboration on various topics as issues arise.

Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation meeting with Cynthi. After a brief phone call, you’ll set up a meeting to get to know Cynthi. She will get to know you and your situation. In this meeting, you’ll explore both challenges and opportunities. If you both decide that you are interested in getting started, Cynthi will review fees and any other relevant information at that time.

There are a lot of great coaching companies and coaches available. The ultimate decision comes down to your personal comfort with the coach, their style and coaching philosophies. It’s important that you have a comfortable chemistry with your coach. Some coaches work from a fixed system. They process what they believe works for every situation. There is no deviation from the model. This is not Cynthi’s style. She believes that every individual and every situation is unique. As a result, no two people follow the exact same program.

As a rule of thumb, clients should anticipate investing 2-3 hours a week into the coaching process. This may involve coaching meetings and/or other time working on items related to your goals. Some individuals considering coaching might delay for fear that they don’t currently see a way to add more work to their busy schedules. Chances are that your time available isn’t likely to change without specific effort. Time and priority management is a key concept that Cynthi focuses on with every client she coaches. She will work hard to ensure you can develop more effective ways to utilize your time for both coaching items and key priorities.

While Cynthi’s coaching can be applied to a variety of people in many situations, her clients tend to fit into one of three groups. Beyond this list of common titles, coaching frequently involves other people inside the same organization.

  1. Corporate Organizations: Titles are often Executive, VP, Director or Manager.
  2. Independent Businesses:  Common roles are Owner, CEO, President, GM.
  3. Individuals: Variety of high performers, including Entrepreneurs, and various leaders in Non Profit or for profit organizations.

The first and most important element is your mindset. Many people compare hiring a business coach to hiring a personal trainer. If you are not ‘ready’ and committed to doing the work yourself, it doesn’t matter about the quality of the coach. The process will be very difficult and frustrating for both the client and the coach. Below are four statements that serve as a good test to see if you are ready. You’ll want to be able to agree with all four.

  1. I truly believe that my organization/situation can be better.
  2. I value and welcome outside input.
  3. I am committed to be proactive and intentional about making a better future.
  4. I am open to challenging my existing thinking. I want to try new things in hopes that I can get better outcomes.

Coaching has a future focus, one that is more desirable.  It assumes the client is whole and has the wisdom and tools to achieve the desired outcome. It assists the client in creating new possibilities.  Coaching provides the client with a partner to support his/her growth and efforts to create a desired result.

The coach moves the client to a higher level of functioning. The focus is on barrier identification, limiting beliefs, goal setting, planning, and creative action.  The coach helps the client discover his/her own answers.  The Coach helps the client identify challenges and works with the client to overcome challenges and holds the client accountable to reach the client’s desired goals.  The Coach helps unlock the client’s wisdom and helps clients clarify goals and see more clearly their goal.

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