A business coach works with you to further develop skills you likely already have, but are not fully utilizing. We help you to unlock the very best version of you on demand. In coaching you refine your purpose, develop ideas, and become motivated to take action. Often what holds us back is our mindset, fears, and subconscious self sabotage. In addition to providing mental clarity you coach will also provide support and accountability to ensure you’re following through on your well-defined action steps.
A “consultant” is an expert in a specific field that you turn to for help with specialized challenges. They teach you skills you don’t know and analyze your situation to create a plan of action for you to implement moving forward. They are typically well versed in business planning and strategies specific to an industry. While their focus is also on results, it’s more centered around a specific business benchmark and is more limited in scope.
The fundamentals of life coaching are what distinguish it from therapy. Life coaches do not diagnose, while therapists determine illnesses and pathologies so they can be clinically treated. Therapists analyze their client’s past as a tool for understanding present behaviors, whereas life coaches simply identify and describe current problematic behaviors so the client can work to modify them. In other words, therapists focus on “why” certain behavioral patterns occur, and coaches work on “how” to work toward a goal.
When you look at a life coach vs. a therapist’s practice, it’s important to know that therapists help clients explore and understand their subconscious and unconscious mind. Their goal in this exploration is deep understanding. Life coaches focus on results and actions. Their goals can be measured with key performance indicators and specific behavioral outcomes and goals.
Often our clients are after that next level of success. We also work with people that are trying to accomplish something very specific. It used to be that if you were seeking out the services of a coach, there must be something wrong. That’s just not the case. Whether you’re looking to push beyond a major barrier or simply stay on track toward your goals; a coach can help you in some big ways. Not sure you need a coach…? Ask someone who has one. They will tell you that EVERYONE should have a coach of their own.
The person that is a good fit for coaching is the person looking to grow and improve with an open mind. Ideal clients are those that can take decisive action and are truly motivated to make changes in their behaviors. If you’re feeling like you can do more and be more, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it, we can help.
The results you can expect depend on how you engage with coaching as a client. You get out what you put in. We do offer at 30-day money back guarantee for anyone that commits to coaching but wasn’t satisfied with the service. If after 30 days you’re not getting out what you need, simply let us know and we will refund you. You risk nothing by taking action and hiring a coach.
For many business owners and professionals, “Business Coaching” is a deductable expense. It’s best to consult with your tax professional to be sure coaching is a deductable expense for you.
Many of our clients actually prefer to work over video chat. (even when they are close by). The ability for clients to be in whatever space they are most comfortable is appealing. Clients also enjoy recording their video sessions for review later. There is a magical power in watching yourself in session.
For those clients that prefer to meet in person, we can make those arrangements also. Often we can utilize a blend of both video and live sessions for optimal results.
Coaching is an investment that you should take very seriously. It’s likely one of the best you will ever make in yourself. We offer a range of coaching options including group and individual sessions. We will do our best to fit your needs and your budget.
For the best results we have found that weekly coaching sessions are best. Some clients prefer to book “strategic sessions” when they need them, but most of our one to one clients appreciate having simple weekly action plans that help break huge goals into achievable weekly steps. We have flexible scheduling and can accommodate almost any schedule. While coaching sessions take time, the discoveries we make often save clients several hours a week. If you have time to complain, you have time for coaching!
Coaching sessions vary depending on the goal of the session and the client. There are not typically set durations for sessions. A typical session lasts about one hour, but sometimes we discover a HUGE action that needs to be taken right away and the session ends instantly. Other times we need to be with our clients while they work through something significant. We keep a client load that allows us to adapt sessions to the needs of the client.
Most clients meet with their coach weekly. We like to offer the ‘Full Immersion’ experience so many of our clients hear from us almost daily. If there is anything you need, your Tributary Coach is there for you. Reach out via text, email, or call. We pride ourselves on being responsive for our clients because we know how important it is to have your coach in your corner when you need them.
It’s very important to work with a certified coach. It’s the Wild West out there in the coaching world. Almost anyone can call himself or herself a coach and start booking clients. The work you do with your coach will impact almost every aspect of your life. You want to be sure your coach has had the training and knows how to apply the right principals and techniques when working with you on the most important aspects of your life and business. In order to maintain quality and ethical standards, be sure your coach is certified!
Having a strong connection and immense rapport with your coach is critical. The best way to find out if a coach is a good fit for you is to meet them. At Tributary, we offer a free intro session for anyone looking to learn more about how coaching can help them. You will ‘feel it’. Your coach will leave you feeling inspired to take action and excited at the possibilities.
Payments for coaching are completed in advance. We can accommodate monthly payments via credit card, check, or auto-withdrawal. When clients pay in full for their coaching they receive a discount. We accept all major credit cards and Paypal.
Like most things…It depends. We’ve seen incredible transformations after a single session. We have also worked along side clients for years to help them continue to progress toward massive goals. The typical engagement is 3-12 months. Establishing the healthy sustainable habits, behaviors, and mindset you need to perform at an optimal level can take some time, but it’s well worth the investment. You’ll apply what you discover with your coach for the rest of your life!
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. For our clients to fully trust us and share what is really going on, we maintain a strict policy of complete confidentiality. Unless you are a danger to yourself or others, what is said in session, stays in session.
We will send you some ideas of how to best prepare for a session. It’s important you come to session with any open mind and a willingness to operate from a place of cause as opposed to effect. Be mindful of what you can own and what is outside your control. Review any action points established last session and prepare to give a status update to your coach. It’s important to consider how you’ll best utilize your coach during your session and have questions prepared for them. Mostly, come ready to take uncomfortable action!
A good coach will be genuine and empowering and will likely have a coach of their own. They will be walking their own walk so to speak. Certifications can help you determine their level of training and experience. You should also interview past and current clients. Look for a coach that you’re able to connect with when you need them. Are they easy to get in touch with? Can you easily schedule sessions with them? Are they an expert in the area of coaching you need? Do your homework and read up on different offers out there.
When you don’t have time to invest in your own growth, you KNOW you need a coach. Coaching sessions can be scheduled around your needs. While coaching sessions do take time, people are often able to utilize their time more effectively when coached. Many of our clients are looking for more time and more money. We can help you uncover ways of using time that allows for coaching sessions and then some. No time for coaching? It’s likely you need coaching more than ever!