Working with a coach is a big step, so kudos for considering it! Working with the RIGHT coach is what you absolutely need to reach your goals. Hiring someone who is dedicated to your success is a must, but they also need to have a skill set that matches the needs you have; I may, or may not, be the right fit.
How do we find out?
I require potential clients to fill out a short Discovery Questionnaire to assess our fit. I don't accept everyone who applies, which is a good thing for all of us! There's no point in entering into a coaching relationship if the fit isn't right.
Hiring a coach is like having a second rower in your Kayak. You have the power and ability to make progress on your own, but think how much farther and faster you can get with a second rower. Beyond that, you'll experience exponential growth - it doesn't stop at double your growth - it surpasses it due to the power of momentum. I can't recommend coaching highly enough if you're ready to do the work. You don't get to stop rowing, in fact, you'll row more than you have before; the difference is you'll have your coordinates dialed in and the voyage will be mapped along proven routes.
Below are Frequently Asked Questions that will help you decide if coaching is right for you:
How do I know hiring a coach is right for me?
When you get to a point in life where you know there is more out there for you, you've tried to find out what it is, and feel that you are missing something that will get you there, coaching is a great option. Coaching helps you define what is bringing up the feeling that you need to change something in your life, how to define the change you want to make, and how to go about getting there.
When we're working on improving ourselves, it's impossible to see our situation objectively. Receiving objective guidance and support can mean the difference between succeeding or failing at achieving our goals.
Do you want to look back on your life and wonder what it would have been like to go after your dreams, or do you want to go after your dreams and know? Coaching will allow you to identify and achieve your dreams to an extent you aren't able to do on your own; that's not hype, it's a fact.
How long does coaching take?
The length of time is determined by what you want to achieve, and where you are in the process. Coaching bridges the gap from where you are to where you want to be. Some people will gain a tremendous amount of clarity from one 60-minute session, while others may need to work with a coach for several months or years. I am almost always working with at least one coach. I understand the value of coaching, and achieve greater results when I'm working with a coach. That's why I became one!
What type of coach is right for me?
This is a very good question. There are life coaches, business coaches, and subsets of the two. I am a midlife coach, and I help people who are over 40 years old ditch the status quo, reconnect with their magic, and build their best lives. I'm a certified whole person coach, which means I take a holistic approach to coaching.
What does that mean? Basically, if you're having trouble in one area of your life, it's affecting others you just might not be seeing it yet. I believe that we cannot live our best life if we are not focused on living a healthy life, a mindful life, and a spiritual life. When we are nurturing those three areas of life, our relationships and careers automatically reap the benefits.
There are so many issues that come up in midlife, and I've experienced and overcome many of them. My specialty is helping people define what it is they want to do with the rest of their life. Do they want to be happier and healthier so they can energetically enjoy their grandchildren? Do they want to build a legacy for their family that gives back to society, and lives on after they are gone? Do they want to create security for themselves with supplemental income? Are they considering entrepreneurship? I can help with that!
How much does coaching cost?
How much undivided attention do you want? The level of support and guidance you want or need dictates the cost.
I, like most coaches, provide a lot of value and coaching for free as a way to help as many people as possible and attract new clients. You are invited to join the Midlife to Best Life Community on Facebook and take advantage of that. By joining the community you will be "in the know" whenever a new workshop or event is being offered. Plus, there are a lot of great people there. We support each other and lift each other up - who doesn't want that?!
The Best Life Blueprint is a three-tiered course that will come out in 2020, and will be priced according to how many tiers you are interested in. To learn more, get on the wait list, and be the first to find out when it launches, head on over to the Wait List Page.
Currently, my one-on-one prices are:
What are your qualifications?
I'm a certified whole person coach trained to International Coaching Federation standards through Coach Training World. I've built a wildly successful proposal department in my 19-year corporate career. I'm a certified content and email marketer by Digital Marketer. I'm a daughter, mom, wife, grandma, and dog mom. There's a lot of juggling that goes into holding all of those roles at once, and I'm uniquely qualified to help people build a business on the side while keeping up with the demands of a fast-paced, high-power corporate career.
Bottom line, I have the skill set and experience to get you to where you want to be. But, don't take my word for it, check out what some of my clients have to say below.
Carmen has a way of making you feel at ease while narrowing in on your issue. She is truly gifted at what she does, and helps you to bring out your best with her caring and fun attitude.
Carmen’s coaching was amazing—she helped me pinpoint what direction to take in my social media career. I went from frustrated to focused after my coaching because we identified my strongest area is building online community and less on branding myself on just social media marketing.
Coaching that makes the fog lift! What's different about Carmen's service compared to others comes down to coaching, coaching, coaching! With her guidance, I was able to set a plan (repetitive, tactical content creation) to execute a strategy of posting useful information and publicizing it to attract customers; then, act on the results.