Q: How often should I speak with my coach?
A: In order to get the results you are after, you’ll need to meet with with your coach, at minimum, twice each month, but, ideally, if financially viable, once a week for 55-minutes per session. Why? Because continuity is essential to produce the real and lasting change you are seeking.
Q: I’m really busy, will coaching fit in my life?
A: Changing your life takes real time, investment, and work. The coaching assignments take time. The first assignment, in particular, can take well over three hours and the weekly assignments you’ll be given could take at least 1 hour a week, depending on what you are working on. The good news is, if you truly give a shift about changing your life, living true to your ideals, and realizing your dreams, you’ll find the time.
Q: What is the difference between a life coach and a therapist?
A: Therapy has its place and life coaching has its place. Because we aren’t trained to treat illness or addictions, we work best with people who are already healthy but are struggling to be successful or happy in one or more areas of their life. We focus on action as the main access to shifting patterns. Our work is philosophical, spiritual (not religious), and action-oriented. It’s our job as a life coach to fight for you––to help you break into your own life. To make uncommon knowledge common. To teach you how to tell the truth, and teach you Personal Integrity, which is how to keep a promise to yourself. With a sense of humor, we help you lighten up about your darkside—from your negative character traits to your self-sabotaging thoughts. People in emotional crises or dealing with mental illness or depression often find more comfort in therapy. And of course, we can’t prescribe medication.
Q: How much does coaching cost?
A: Generally speaking, the smartest recommendation for people who want to ensure change is to work 1-1 with a coach, which ranges from $500-$2600/month, depending on the frequency of sessions and seniority of your coach. If that is not within your budget or more than what you were looking for, click the following links to learn more about our other services that may be more in line with your needs and budget: Tele-Talks and Live Events, our digital coaching course Inner.U, our book Maybe It’s You, or our free offerings.
Q: Do I have to purchase a package of private coaching sessions?
A: No. We will not bind you to a monetary contract, and we do not require you to pay upfront for your coaching sessions. However, because coaching is a process that takes time and commitment in order to see results, we ask that you make a mental commitment to a set number of sessions. This commitment will be discussed with you during your consultation and based upon your specific needs. Of course, should you end up meeting your goals earlier than expected, or, if, for any reason you are unhappy with the coaching process or our methodology, you can cancel at any time.
Q: I’m struggling with a mental health issue. Can a coach help me?
A: We are not mental health professionals and do not offer mental health, addiction, or psychological advice or treatment. Coaching is not intended for those experiencing these issues. If you experience depression, serious anxiety, addiction, suicidal thoughts, or extended periods of negative thinking that you are unable to stop, we recommend seeking professional help from a mental health practitioner.
Q: Will HG coaching help my marriage or relationship?
A: Yes! We have helped thousands of people in their relationships. Relationships are one of our specialities, and favorite things to help heal. All of our coaches are trained and experienced in helping people navigate and change interpersonal relationships. If you want to work specifically on your marriage or love relationship, we also have coaching programs designed just for that purpose and coaches who have the level of expertise to match. Schedule a consultation to learn more.
Q: Will coaching help me with my business?
A: Yes! Career and business coaching is one of the most common reasons people reach out to Handel Group, and we believe that your success in your career is directly related to your success and happiness in your life. However, our purpose is not to give you pointers on your resume or tips on what to say or what not to say in an interview. The great thing about us (if we may brag a little), is that we will go much deeper into the source of the problem and look at your life holistically, so we can understand the real patterns and issues impacting your career and teach you how to solve them. If you’re looking for a coach to come into your office and work with your team or if you’re looking for high level executive coaching, check out HG Corp.
Q: Does Handel Group accommodate International Students?
A: Yes, Handel Group currently has coaches and CIT around the world including Europe and New Zealand. We are committed to creating a global coaching community and helping others around the world.
Note: Since our training is conducted from the U.S., required training/coaching sessions will be set-up during U.S. business hours (although there can be accommodations). This should be taken into consideration while reviewing curriculum requirements.
Q: What languages are available for students?
A: Currently, training curriculum and materials are in English. However, the Handel Group will be adding Spanish and German training and curriculum in the future.
Q: When do classes begin?
A: Classes for new groups of CITs are scheduled to start at the beginning of each January and July. No other classes are currently scheduled.
Q: When are applications due for each class start date?
A: Applications are due by October 15th for the January class and April 15th for the July class.
Note: Applications completed after the deadline will be considered for the next class start date.
Q: Will I be required to travel as a coach?
A: No. While a client may negotiate a face to face meeting with a coach for personal retreats or workshops, it is Handel Groups expectation that coaches generally meet with clients via phone or video conferencing.
Q: Who will coach/train me if I am accepted into the program? Can I select a coach?
A: Handel Group has several coaches/trainers that are assigned to selected students. A CIT cannot request a specific coach due to workload and scheduling criteria.
Q: Are there any scholarships or grants available to help with tuition costs?
A: No. At this time, there are no scholarships/grants available. Handel Group employment arrangements sometimes include coach training. If you are interested in working with Handel Group in another capacity, please forward a cover letter with your resume.
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