Coaching FAQs

See below for some additional information about our coaching approach and what it’s like to work with us. Ready to learn more? Please fill out this form to request an initial consultation for our individual coaching program. We’re excited to learn more about you!

What makes you unique? 

As former social sector talent professionals, we bring a unique perspective and the sum of our personal and professional experiences to our work.

  • Depth of experience: We have worked with thousands of professionals navigating career transition, and we understand the common questions, uncertainties and challenges that arise during this process.
  • Balancing work and life: We are also working parents who are navigating “all the things” in work and life; we know that you are more than your career, and we want to help you think about how to create a career and life that will be most fulfilling for you.
  • Social impact commitment: We have built our own careers in the social sector and we work exclusively with clients committed to doing impactful work. We know what it’s like to balance your desire to do good work with your personal priorities, and we love helping clients understand the fit that’s right for them.
  • Coaching + tools: We combine powerful coaching to draw out your inner wisdom with our proprietary career tools and exercises to help you structure your thinking and generate new ideas and insights.

Who do you work best with?

We love working with clients who resonate with our values and are:

  • Willing to do the work: Real and lasting change takes commitment and effort, over the long-term. If you’re ready to commit to showing up and doing the work, we are excited to partner with you!
  • Open to different perspectives: Achieving your goals may require shifting long-held mindsets or patterns. Approaching this process with an openness and willingness to consider other perspectives is a key ingredient for success.
  • Ready to take ownership: We promise to ask you great questions to help you unlock your inner wisdom and insight, and to be there with you through the moments of uncertainty. And we want you to know that YOU are ultimately the owner of your life and career, and that you can trust yourself to find answers that are right for you, with our partnership and support.

Who do you typically work with?

We have worked with clients from a wide variety of career stages and industries, and our specialty is working with mid-career social impact leaders. We define mid-career as approximately 10-30 years of work experience and social impact as an interest in doing purposeful work in the private, public, or non-profit sectors.

Where will we meet?

We meet virtually using the Zoom video meeting platform.

What are your hours?

Each of our coaches sets their own schedule, and we generally keep standard business hours (9-5 Eastern time, Monday-Friday).

How long would we work together?

Our individual coaching program is for six months. After completing the program, we have options for continued coaching on an ongoing basis, and as a past client of ours you are always welcome to return for coaching.

How much do you charge?

In alignmend with our value of transparency, we always publish our current rates on our website.

We understand that cost is a major consideration, which is why we offer a monthly payment option for our individual coaching program as well options at other price points, including a group coaching program, a course, and workshops and networking  events.

We also strongly encourage all of our clients to explore using professional development funds their employers may offer to participate in our programs.

Why should I work with a coach?

Working with a coach is a big decision, and an investment of your time and money. So what should you expect in return? The biggest benefits of working with a coach include:

  • Motivation and accountability: Your coach should encourage you, help you set ambitious yet achievable goals, and hold you accountable by asking about your progress. Ultimately, this should help you achieve your goals more quickly and effectively than you would on your own.
  • Encouragement and support: Change is hard! Your coach is a partner who can offer encouragement, help your reframe and learn from challenges, and ensure that you celebrate your successes along the way. This kind of support will help you keep moving toward your goals and renew your energy and momentum as you make changes in your work and life.
  • Objectivity and perspective: Friends and family members can be great supports, however they have preconceived ideas about your strengths, weaknesses, and career path that may not match who you really are or what you want. A coach can serve as an objective, trusted third party who can help you see things differently and share a perspective that you would never get from those who already know you well.

We believe that mutual fit and trust are extremely important when working with a coach, and we encourage you to work with someone whose style and approach you feel comfortable with, whether that is us or someone else! We are always happy to provide referrals to other coaches we think highly of, if you are looking for a different approach.

How do I get started?

If you are interested in individual coaching, the first step is to set up an initial consultation call so we can learn more about your needs and determine if we would be a good fit to work together. Please fill out this form to share more about your background and goals and we will follow up about scheduling a time to talk.

If you are interested in group coaching, please see our group coaching page for information on upcoming program dates.