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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the details on coaching with Courtney

  • Why do clients hire you?
    My clients typically fall into three categories: those who want to make a change to a new business or career, those who are happy with their work but need to scale up and those who are very successful but can’t grow further without burning out. While clients often hire me for professional reasons, we coach on personal issues as well. Every client I coach wants to do work they love and be successful at it - without giving up their life, their family or themselves in the process.
  • Why do you focus on working with women?
    I’ve been involved with women’s activism since college so coaching women has always been a natural fit for me. While I love working with all genders, my specialty is understanding and supporting the unique challenges that so many women face in business, the workplace and the culture at large. As a lesbian who has spent over 30 years in the LGBTQ+ community, I also understand gender diversity and coach anyone who is a good fit with me and my coaching style. What I've noticed is that when women combine personal development with professional strategy, their success takes OFF. Every aspect of my philosophy and my programs blend both “inner” mindset and psychology with “outer” business and career growth tools. The combination is where the magic happens.
  • What industries do you serve?
    My clients vary when it comes to industry. I work with coaches, consultants, financial advisors, lawyers, corporate executives and women in education, health, beauty, entertainment and other creative fields…just to name a few. The fact that I have a breadth of experience in multiple fields gives my clients both expertise and a fresh perspective that people in their own industry often can’t provide.
  • How is coaching different than therapy?
    As a former therapist, I get asked this question often. While coaching turned out to be a better fit for me, I’ve benefited greatly from my own therapy as a client - and I infuse my therapeutic training and background as a coach. Therapy typically helps clients resolve past experiences that impact how they are functioning now. When people understand and learn to tolerate feelings associated with their history, healing happens and life improves. Coaching focuses on where you are now and where you want to be, with less attention to the past. It’s geared toward strategy, effectiveness, success and happiness and has built-in action and accountability throughout. Both methods are transformational and I often refer prospects and clients to therapists when they need that support either with or in place of coaching.
  • Tell me about your Passion Success & Balance Coaching Method…
    I developed my coaching method through years of helping women create success without exhaustion. While there are different stages of professional and personal growth, there are common strategies that apply to everyone and represent my “recipe for success”. I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach so we tailor every aspect of your program to fit your unique needs. Vision & Passion Create your vision for your ideal business and career Find your passion and make it your profession Use your passion for your work to fuel your success Growth & Leadership Boost your income and get clear on your worth Strengthen marketing, networking and negotiation skills Advance, hire, delegate and excel in your leadership role Systems & Organization Create systems to support your work and life Master your schedule to ensure focus and flexibility Tame your ‘to do list’ and prioritize projects Mindset & Intuition Make smart, intuitive decisions that drive your success Manage imposter syndrome and fears that inhibit your growth Be intentional and aligned as live into your work/life vision Balance & Self-Care Create sacred time for your professional and personal life Set boundaries, say “no” gracefully and manage guilt Practice self-care, prioritize wellness and enlist support
  • How does the coaching process work?
    I offer a few coaching options, so the details depend on the program you choose. Each one combines pre-program work, an initial Discovery Session and ongoing coaching that includes visioning, brainstorming, education and strategy - based on the topics and goals that matter most to you. You’ll have homework to keep you actively engaged along with accountability and support from me, at every level. Many clients choose to continue coaching after our initial agreement. When our time is ending, we have a Completion Session to review and celebrate all that you’ve accomplished. Whether you’re in Los Angeles or not, I have always run a virtual business and work primarily via Zoom or phone. If you’re local, we can meet in person for our Discovery Session (in Santa Monica) and possibly for other sessions too. Clients coach with me from their home, office, business trips and more as long as they’re in a private, quiet space where they can focus.
  • More questions?
    Bring them to your Free Consultation or Contact Me and I’ll be in touch.
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