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The Free Introductory Conversation

We invite you to call for a free twenty-minute introductory conversation. This conversation is an opportunity for a parent and/or student to briefly describe what challenges they are seeking to address and to learn more about our coaching program.

If the parent alone makes the initial call, it is helpful in most situations that the student also have a brief conversation with Linda or Neil, since the coaching relationship will be a partnership between the coach and student. If everyone is ready to move forward after this conversation, the next step is to schedule a Discovery and Planning Session. Contact us here to get started!

(For college students, the involvement of the parent is optional, based on the wishes of the student.)

Occasionally a pre-screening conversation results in a referral to some other professional service.

The Discovery and Planning Session

This session usually lasts approximately 2 hours and takes place either in Warrenton, VA or by phone or video conference. The parent of a high school student participates in part of this session, but the majority of the session is devoted to the student and coach privately discussing the student’s challenges and goals.

Together the student and coach will begin to clarify and list the student’s goals for coaching. Time will be spent identifying the student’s strengths, values, and motivation, since they play a big role in moving the student forward. There will also be some time spent examining potential obstacles to progress as well as the types of incentives or rewards that are likely to energize the student. One of the purposes of the Discovery and Planning Session is to develop a roadmap for the student’s upcoming coaching journey.

Having a Discovery and Planning Session involves no obligation for either the coach or student to continue with coaching. The session will have been successful if the student leaves with greater clarity about goals and challenges and strategies for moving forward.


The Twelve-Session Coaching Package

A week or two after the Discovery and Planning Session, the twelve-session coaching journey begins. The weekly, fifty-minute coaching sessions can take place in Warrenton, VA, or by phone or video conference. These sessions build on the planning and goal setting done in the Discovery and Planning Session. The student brings challenging issues to work on. Then, in partnership with the coach, the student will find ways to leverage strengths, talents, and passions to create new strategies, systems, and habits to address those challenges. Between the coaching sessions there can be one or two check-ins to maintain momentum in alignment with the student’s goals.



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