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FAQs of Coaching

Have questions? Check out some of the most frequently asked questions to learn more about coaching.

  • Do we have to take the CliftonStrengths Assessment in order to work with you?
    The short answer is no. The longer, more nuanced answer is my style of coaching is steeped in CliftonStrengths. It is the language which I use to help my clients describe their natural patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It’s a cheat sheet of sorts to take a peek inside your brain and help you articulate why you do things the way you do. For all of my coaching sessions, the assessment is included. For workshops, retreats, keynotes, and webinars, teams have the option of adding an assessment of their choice to our session(s) together. Most of my clients are seeking a CliftonStrengths approach, so almost all of them choose an assessment to accompany the workshop or session. Head over to the Assessment page to see which one is the best fit for your coaching or workshop needs.
  • Do we buy our own assessments? What if we have already taken the assessment before meeting you?
    Many of my clients prefer to have me purchase, distribute and manage the codes and assessments. For workshops, this is an additional fee (meaning, I will invoice you for the codes) and not included with the workshop itself. Some clients prefer to do this part on their own. All I ask is that I have everyone's assessment by an agreed upon deadline so I can create worksheets, handouts, and more for the workshop or retreat. For teams or groups who already have taken their assessment, we can talk through some options: maybe you took your Top 5 and are looking to upgrade to a different report; maybe you have a mix of folks who have taken the assessment and others who still need to; maybe you are all set but you just need to share the reports with me. Whatever your situation, together we can come up with a solution that meets your needs!
  • Should our team retake the assessment if we already have our CliftonStrengths report?
    Typically, if you have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment within a few years, you do not need to keep retaking the assessment. I tell my clients that unless you have gone through a major life change that has had a lasting effect on your personality and the way you naturally think, feel, and behave, you probably don’t need to take the assessment again. Some people like to just to see if anything has changed. And let's be real: going through the pandemic was a major life change! However, Gallup has found that, on average, most people's Top 10 might reorder themselves from time to time but not necessarily change. On a personal note, I first took this assessment in graduate school back in 2008. My Top 5 then were: Positivity, Communication, Woo, Activator, and Maximizer. I didn’t unlock my Full 34 back then, but when I retook the assessment in 2017, my Top 5 were (and still are): Positivity, Woo, Communication, Includer, and Activator. My Maximizer “dropped” to number 6, but other than that, not much changed!
  • Why don't you list prices on your website?
    Each client comes to me with specific needs, and I tailor my approach and packages to customize as much as possible to meet those needs. What works for one client might not work for anyone else. The beauty of this approach is it allows me to work within your budget and we can dream big, together. If cost is really on your mind, let's set up a chat to discuss what you are looking for and what funds you've earmarked for your team's development. Remember, this is an investment in you and your team's growth; let me show one of my workshops can help your team reach their highest potential!
  • Do you offer about 1:1 coaching for my whole team?
    Yes, I offer coaching for whole teams and organizations. In fact, I find most clients who pair transformative workshops with 1:1 coaching yield the best results for their personal and professional growth. What we can't cover individually in a large group setting like a workshop or keynote is then mined down deep in individual coaching sessions. It's such a powerful combo! Discounts are available for teams that want 1:1 coaching for their entire team. Got a really large team? Check out my work with WYLD (on the Powerful Partnerships page) so we can dream up some really cool solutions on a large scale!

"Each person's greatest room for growth is in the areas of [their] greatest strength."
- Don Clifton

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