Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
~ e. e. cummings
WHAT IS BUSINESS THERAPY?
Most people call it coaching. The word coaching conjures up sweaty gymnasiums and angry rants from an old dude on the sidelines calling out orders and criticisms for how to get a ball from one place to another. I prefer to call what I do BUSINESS THERAPY, because that's what it is. It's a process through which I ask questions and listen intently to where you are in your journey, where you've been and where you want to go. We find the ways that you feel blocked or stuck or limited in your work (or creative journey) and unpack those, so that you can find your enthusiasm, excitement and inspiration to move forward with confidence and joy! When we face those things in our life that hold us back (most often we don't even know what those things even are!), we can begin to repave and recreate our vision for the how we bring our gifts to the world. This oftentimes requires an objective, but caring individual who can witness where we are and reflect back to us what stands in our way, while helping us find ways to break through the "stuck" place and get in the flow again. Every person is on a different journey with different struggles and fears and goals, so our work together is really all about you and how I can best support you bringing your gifts to the world with joy and confidence.
HOW DOES BUSINESS THERAPY WORK?
What I've found over the years is that folks who start new businesses or are ready to put their gifts/work into the world, find that there are all kinds of emotions and barriers to allowing themselves to take the leap. It's a big leap and it can feel vulnerable and intimidating to some (if not all) of us. Our work lives are not separate from our personal lives, whether we like it or not, so we have to continue to look at and hold space for the issues that keep us from succeeding and from the real joy of living our calling. This process creates a safe container for you to dig into those things, whatever they are, face them with feedback and support and move forward with tangible goals, confidence and excitement.
HOW DO WE BEGIN?
Simple. I offer a free 30 minute consultation call (or Skype or FaceTime) to connect with you. I ask some questions and listen intently. You can ask me question too! At the end of the call, I offer some thoughts about a possible direction for us to go if you feel it's a good move for you and then we make a plan together. Most of my clients who are beginning the branding process find that they need a few sessions of business therapy to really get to the vision of their work. Some clients just want the support of this process to compliment their journey with no lead-in to branding or design support. It's all about what you need and how I can support you on your journey.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF WE WORK TOGETHER?
Each person is unique, therefore our process will be developed especially for you, to suit what you need. We will have regular phone calls (weekly or bi-weekly) and you'll have simple homework assignments, with feedback, support and encouragement from me as we go. We will make a support plan based on what your goals and needs are and reassess as needed.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Connect with me, and I can give you more details about cost.