I mentor people on self-employment and self-directed careers using a Life and Work Design model. I also mentor business owners, supervisors, teachers, and parents on The Mentorship Approach to Leadership.
One format for Life and Work Design is a brainstorming and planning consultation session using the Profiting From Your Passions® format developed by Valerie Young of ChangingCourse.com. This is for people who want to make a living doing something they love but don’t have clear ideas on how to turn their interests into income. It involves some preliminary reading and self-discovery workbook exercises that we go over and discuss during the consultation. I walk you through the steps from designing your lifestyle; to identifying your gifts, talents, and passions; to finding ways to generate income doing what you love; and finally to developing a plan to try out ideas to see what fits. The package includes the preliminary reading materials plus an hour and a half consultation and a follow-up summary report. At the end of the consultation you will have at least one viable idea for earning money doing something you love, and hopefully you will have several ideas to try out. Click here for a listing of my current fees.
For people who want support and encouragement to help them stay focused while transitioning to a new career or starting and growing a small business, I offer mentorship in a professional coaching format. This is also the format I use to work with people on The Mentorship Approach to Leadership. Professional coaching has clear principles, skills, and guidelines under the direction of the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. Coaching is a creative, dynamic relationship focused on your goals. As your coach I listen attentively and intuitively to help you increase awareness and choose a path, one step at a time, to accomplish your goals. Coaching encourages you to take control of your life. It helps you learn new skills, face new challenges, and build confidence. It helps you explore, understand, and honor your values. It helps you discover your interests and passions to live with purpose and enjoyment. It promotes balance and deeper connections for a more authentic, meaningful life.
There are discounts for purchasing a coaching program instead of individual sessions. Coaching programs include four phone sessions per month plus e-mail support between sessions. You have on option of laser sessions (30 minutes each) or extended session (50 minutes each). There is a discount for purchasing a three-month program.
I also have a special rate for people who help me accrue hours towards certification. Click here to find out about this very special limited time offer.