Life Coaching Services
What is Life Coaching?
Welcome to Harvest Enterprises. . .a powerful and practical partnership of Life Coaching. Thank you for your interest in learning more about those services offered. Although life coaching has been on a revolutionary journey over the past decade, many still do not know what life coaching is all about. For those who have heard about this profession, questions remain about how a client/coach relationship works. They wonder what type of training coaches receive, if any. Today, the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT) have raised the bar of excellence for this new and valuable profession.
Professional Coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client into action. Coaching accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be in the future.
International Coaching Federation
Sharon has expanded her expertise through intensive training through ILCT and continues to work toward her international certification with ICF. The ICF’s Code of conduct and ethics is one of the highest in the profession. Sharon continually strives to honor and adhere to those standards. To read the ICF Standards of Ethical Conduct, just click appropriate link.
Life Coaching reaches into every profession and touches every life. A certified Life Coach is an integral part of a person’s life design goals. Sharon’s skilled and diverse educational, vocational, and personal background is tailored to support your life design, both personally and professionally. She is available to help you articulate those dreams, desires, aspirations, and answers resident in you. Clients represent the full spectrum of occupations: CEOs of corporations, artists, managers, consultants, educators, small business owners. Yet, clients are also husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, even their growing children seeking a vibrant and purposeful life.
Coaching is a powerful relationship for people making important changes in their lives. Well-trained life coaches are expert listeners and powerful advocates for their clients. There are four foundation cornerstones of life coaching:
Four Foundation Cornerstones of Life Coaching:
• The client is naturally creative & resourceful
• Life coaching addresses the client’s whole life
• The agenda comes from the client
• The relationship is a designed alliance
Standing on this foundation, the Coach:
• Discovers, clarifies, and aligns with what the client wants to achieve
• Encourages client life design discovery
• Elicits client-generated possibilities, solutions, strategies, and forward action
• With client’s permission, holds client responsible and accountable
• Affirms, acknowledges, and endorses client with unconditional positive regard
The Client/Coach Relationship
A dynamic and successful client/coach relationship promotes. . . CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION, CONTRIBUTION. This powerful alliance is a co-active, co-equal partnership toward seeking, reaching, and achieving the client’s desires and goals. The term co-active defines the fundamental nature of a coaching relationship in which the coach and client are active collaborators. In co-active coaching, this relationship is an alliance between two equals for the purpose of meeting the client’s needs. For any number of clients, this powerful alliance may serve the clients for several months, years, or may develop into a life-long co-active relationship. Let’s take a closer look at the client as well as the coach in this powerful relationship.
The Client- The central focus of the client/coach alliance is the client. Clients design the coaching alliance. Clients understand and agree that they are fully responsible for their well-being during any coaching call session, including any choices, decisions, and actions taken. They are aware that they can choose to discontinue coaching at any time. They also recognize that coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment, nor any form of therapy. Professional referrals will be given if needed and/or requested.
Clients understand that “life coaching” is a relationship they have with their coach. This relationship is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional or business goals; and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals. The clients determine the duration of this alliance. However, clients understand that a sufficient amount of time needs to be decided for successful outcomes. The rewards and synergy of a client/coach alliance may be extended from any number of months, years, or even a life-long relationship.
Clients understand that life coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of their lives, including work, finances, health, relationships, education and recreation. They acknowledge that deciding how to handle any opportunities, challenges, and implement choices is exclusively their responsibility. Clients understand that information will be held as confidential unless they state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law. Life coaching is not to be used in lieu of professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other matters that are not part of the coaching and/or consulting agreement and beyond the coach’s expertise. Clients understand and acknowledge that any decisions and actions taken are their own responsibility.
The Coach- As a skilled listener and advocate for their clients, coaches endeavor to create an environment conducive for trust and forward action. Coaches believe their clients are fully capable of designing their lives and achieving their goals, both personally and professionally. Clients are considered the experts in their lives. They know the way even though they may not realize it at the time. Coaches are skillfully trained to offer the needed environment for discovering the path resident in their clients, with occasional teaching per client permission.
Coaches conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on coaching as a profession and will refrain from doing anything that harms the public’s understanding or acceptance of coaching as a valuable profession. They will construct clear agreements and will honor those agreements in all their relationships, including confidentiality, progress reports, and other related documents. Coaches respect and honor the efforts, contributions, creative and written works of others. They will freely offer credit where credit is due. Coaches will accurately identify their level of coaching competence and will not overstate their qualifications, expertise or experience as a coach.
Coaches will ensure the client understands the nature of coaching and the terms of the coaching agreement between them. They will not intentionally mislead or make false claims about what the client will receive from the coaching process. Coaches will be alert to noticing when the client is no longer benefiting from their coaching relationship and would be better served by another coach or by another resource and, at that time, will encourage the client to make that change. Coaches will respect the confidentiality of the client’s information, except as otherwise authorized by the client, or as required by law.
Coaches will seek to avoid conflicts between their own interests and the interests of their clients. Whenever any actual conflict of interest or the potential for a conflict of interest arises, the coach will openly disclose it and fully discuss with the client how to deal with it in whatever way best serves the client. Coaches will also disclose to the client all anticipated compensation from third parties that they may receive for referrals or advice concerning that client. The Coach will strive to honor and adhere to the highest level of ethical conduct as defined by the profession’s coaching organizations such as the International Coach Federation.
Coaching services are primarily accomplished through the convenience of the telephone. Tele-coaching is personalized, powerful, and practical. There is no traffic, parking, or airline fares! Additional support is offered through unlimited email, fax, and access to Harvest Enterprises online resources.
Considerable information can be conveniently shared between coaching call sessions. Occasional, short, emergency or “win” calls are also included. “Win” calls are those ten minute phone conversations telling Sharon about an exciting breakthrough you may have just experienced and can’t wait for the next coaching session. Life does surprise us all!
A coaching agreement is tailored to the needs and preferences of the client. Clients usually contract for 4 one-hour calls per month on a prepaid monthly retainer. Group coaching is also available with 4-8 persons who are in similar professions and/or wish to focus on a particular coaching goal. Group coaching is also available as well for organizations and companies who want to maximize efficiency and benefits for their employees. A one hour complimentary coaching consult session is also available to experience the coaching process and its benefits.
As a certified Professional Life Coach, Sharon provides the following services and resources to her clients:
Powerful & Practical Coaching Triads:
Life Skills Development for the Individual, Family, Business, Organization
Wellness for the Health-conscious Consumer, Patient, Professional
Creative Arts Development for the Aspiring/Established Artist & Organization
Group Coaching available upon request (minimum sign up required)
Access to resources related to our wellness/healthcare system, life skills issues, and creative arts & crafts developmentAvailable for speaking engagements
Book publications written by Sharon as well as other authors in various fields of interestOnline Resources-Tips for Life
Consulting services are available when clients wish to design a consulting or coaching/consulting alliance for particular projects. These services are available within all three areas of Life Skills, Wellness, and Creative Arts Development. Whether for the healthcare/wellness professional, patient, health-conscious consumer, you may need to consider taking full advantage of the skills and resources offered through consultation or a combination coaching/consulting alliance.
Coaching Investment Fees & Payments
Those who seek life coaching services see this valuable alliance as an investment in their personal and professional lives. Clients routinely include these expenses as an important part of their personal and professional budgets. Fees are usually due the first of each month and are paid as a monthly-prepaid retainer. Clients may pay by check or money order. Payment should be received prior to the first call session for the month. Fees are listed below associated with each service.
Since my focus and passion is to see you excel in every area of your life, these fees are negotiable depending upon your budget constraints and the goals you wish to achieve. I also offer to refund your fees if at any time you believe you have not been served in those life areas for which you originally sought my coaching services. I will then gladly refer you to another coach who may be a better fit for you.
One-on-One Coaching (Individual): $75/hour, $300 per month
Includes 4-one hour call sessions per month at a pre-arranged day and time according to client agreement, unlimited email, fax, online resources, and brief emergency or “win” calls. A minimum of three months of coaching is recommended to insure progress and a greater degree of successful outcome. Enroll me!
One-on-One Coaching (Business/Corporate): $125/hour, $500 per month
Includes 4-one hour call sessions per month at a pre-arranged day and time according to client agreement, unlimited email, fax, online resources, and brief emergency or “win” calls. A minimum of three to six months of coaching is recommended to insure progress and a greater degree of success outcome. Business/corporate clients include business owners and managers, and organizations. Healthcare practitioners, those in the arts & crafts business, or recreation programs would also qualify as a business/corporate client. Most business/corporate clients have many responsibilities and pressures that require a greater degree of flexibility in their coaching needs and schedule. This agreement provides for that flexibility. Enroll me!
Group Coaching-Personal (minimum 4): $125 per month/individual
Includes 4-one hour call sessions, unlimited email, fax, online resources, and brief emergency or “win” calls. This form of coaching offers a lower cost means for individuals to group together to focus on a particular theme, goal, or project. Groups are deliberately kept small (4-8) to ensure full participation by everyone in the group. Enroll me!
Group Coaching-Business/Corporate (min. 4): $250/month/individual
Includes 4-one hour call sessions, unlimited email, fax, online resources, and brief emergency or “win” calls. This form of coaching offers a lower cost means for business owners and corporations to focus on key initiatives important to the success of their company vision and mission. Group coaching can also work well for the benefit of their employees. Groups are deliberately kept small (4-8) to ensure full participation by everyone in the group. Enroll me!
Coaching/Consulting Services: Fees vary depending on client needs, goals, and desired duration. Minimum hourly fee for consulting services is $125 per hour (see consulting link for more details). This service is also available within all three triads—Life Skills, Wellness, and Creative Arts Development. A coaching/consulting alliance will not only provide clients with information but also the necessary motivation, accountability, and advocacy toward reaching their desired goals.
Clients who wish to move through the twelve Life Skill dimensions will experience increased benefits from a consulting alliance. Health-conscious consumers and patients will find Life/Wellness Consulting useful toward obtaining various wellness/healthcare resources and connections toward building their own wellness team and life/wellness plan.
A coaching/consulting service can be particularly valuable for conventional, CAM, and integrative healthcare practitioners who would like to tap into resources throughout our nation’s 21st century healthcare transformation.
For those in the Creative Arts field desiring to start/advance a more serious hobby, a business, or establish a recreation program in their organization or academic institution would also experience additional benefits from a consulting or coaching/consulting service option. Enroll me!
Probono Coaching and Charity Work
Yes, I do offer probono coaching and consulting hours for individuals and groups who are working on a nonprofit project or charity to benefit their community or country (i.e. not for profit). I have a particular focus myself with these two nonprofit organizations
With any donation of $100, I will offer one hour of probono coaching, including a DISC Personality Style Report as an added bonus. All you do is just donate $100 up front to one of these non-profits or charity of your choice to demonstrate commitment, and we can get started.To apply for one of these hours, just request a probono coaching consult. Verify your donation, and include comments on what area of interest you would like to be coached. Apply now!
Just click the contact link below or at the side links to email or phone Sharon to discuss how you would like to get started with any of the above services. When you make contact, feel free to request a one hour complimentary coaching consult session. Thank you for your interest in Life Coaching and Consulting. Sharon looks forward to hearing from you!
(Disclaimer: As part of the coaching and/or consulting agreement, Sharon provides services within her areas of expertise. Services will be clearly delineated as a coaching and/or consulting alliance, whether these services are for Life Skills, Wellness, or Creative Arts Development. Various resources and connections will be provided as part of the alliance within Sharon’s area of expertise. However, referrals will be provided when specific professional advice is needed beyond the designed alliance. Clients will be encouraged to seek professional expertise for various needs as may surface within the alliance, whether legal, financial, healthcare and others. In NO way, is life/wellness coaching or wellness consulting a substitute for clients seeking professional medical help. Clients are totally responsible for seeking appropriate medical advice from their own physician. The coaching and consulting alliances will in NO way be a substitute for specific financial or legal advice best provided by a professional in those areas of expertise. Any resources provided through the coaching and consulting process are for information purposes only and are not to be used as a substitute for seeking any qualified professional. Clients remain completely responsible for all decisions and actions in this area.)