The relationship between a coach and client is Co-Creative, meaning that we are equals and both have an active role. I am not a therapist, counselor or consultant. I am a trained coach using honed communication skills to support you as a detached thinking partner. Together we create more power for you to effect meaningful change and take dynamic actions towards your goals.
You will be responsible to complete any assigned work between sessions. You decide what pace you want to go and what you are willing to bring to the next session. Ultimately, you are the one who decides what success looks like.
Please arrive at every session on time.
Come to your session centered and ready to engage.
Provide me with feedback, in the moment, about your coaching experience — what works, as well as what does not. I will always ask at the end of our session what worked for you.
I will listen closely to you, respond to what I hear and ask questions. If I hear something in your voice or language that sparks an intuitive thought, I’m likely to ask you about it. Often, it is the small moments that bring about BIG shifts. If I’m not on target, just tell me. I’m not attached to being right.
At the end of the session, if you do not mention what actions you are ready to take, I will make a coach request. I ask clients to stretch themselves, deepen the work done in the sessions by writing, taking some action, resolving relationships or things that feel incomplete. You are free to negotiate, accept or decline.
Between sessions, if you have questions, a brief update, or want to bounce some ideas around, please contact me by phone or email. Please keep these contacts succinct. If it seems like it will be better served as session material, I’ll suggest that.
Make our coaching sessions a priority. Come to every call with a specific agenda – a clear understanding of what you’d like to take away from the session.
Do your own work between sessions. Use what you learn. Complete what you agree to do.
Be open-minded. Try new approaches. Experiment.
Be willing to change your beliefs and patterns if they do not serve you anymore.
The first session has no cost. It is used as an opportunity to get to know each other and to determine whether we are a good fit for coaching. After that, the sessions are $75.
Coaching sessions generally last for less than an hour.
Payments are only made through the website plstafford.com. You will receive a receipt by email at the time of the charge. Print and keep these for your records. My fees may be tax deductible as a business expense. Please check with your CPA.
Please budget for this investment.
I do not accept late payments. Please make certain funds are available
We will choose a regular time for our sessions. This will be your time slot. If something must change temporarily or permanently, I will be happy to work that out with you.
Please give our time together high priority and arrange your schedule to honor our agreed upon time. If you must reschedule our call, I ask you to give me 24-hour notice. In any case, let me know as soon as you are able. I will not reschedule any no-shows. If you have vacation or business trips that will conflict with our sessions, please notify me of these as soon as you have an itinerary and we will discuss when to reschedule. I will do the same with you when I plan trips.
If at any time either one of us deem the coaching relationship unsatisfactory, I will provide a refund for any unused sessions.