Seattle Life Coaching, Mediation & NLP—Kelly Gerling PhD

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Personal Change FAQs

Learn about Personal Change Services such as executive coaching, life coaching, coaching for visionaries, mediation, PTSD, divorce coaching, and collaborative law.

What personal change service or process do I need?

If you have emotional pains, lingering dissatisfaction, or problems based more on relationships or life circumstances (other than a job-related issue), then a customized coaching session with Kelly is the service that will best fit your needs.

If you are at a crossroad in your life and are looking for a new life or new career plan with more meaning and fulfillment, then the LIfe Coaching work I do can provide guidance with numerous coaching and cognitive tools I offer my clients. 

For particulars of my mediation services for divorcing couples, parents who want to change parenting plans, families dealing with estate issues, and others in conflict, go to: http://mediation-seattle.com

For visionary leaders who want to go beyond individual success to pursue large scale changes in the world, go to: http://coachingforvisionaries.com

If you have an unresolved conflict about a particular issue with a family member, co-worker, neighbor or customer, then mediation as described in the Mediation and Conflict Resolution section is the service to use.

If you need a divorce and have children who will be affected by it, consider the Divorce Coaching and Collaborative Law Process services I provide

If you are a physician (or other health professional) with communication problems with patients, nurses, other staff members or other doctors, then Physician Coaching is the service to use.

If discovering and practicing important values or making other important changes in your workplace are among your goals, then the services in the Organizational Change Services section of this website are the ones to use.

Do you work with clients over the phone?

Yes. And also by video-conference through Skype or Google+ Hangout. And in person too.

Describe how I get started with an initial consultation?

I work with individuals and organizations in several ways: at my office, by phone sessions, by video-conferencing sessions through Skype or Google+ Hangout, and in the case of organizational clients, at their offices.

If you are serious about pursuing counseling, coaching or mediation with me, just call and schedule an initial two-hour consultation. It can be by phone, by video-conference, or in person. I'll have a chance to ask you about your problems and goals, to listen fully, quietly and deeply—and you will have a chance to ask me about my work, methods and services. Plus I begin the work so you can experience the process of change right away. The minimal fee for this two-hour initial consultation is normally $150.

My personal change services provide processes by which you, as a client, learn to take my knowledge and skills in change processes, and apply them for solving painful problems; and for your personal goals; for your prosperity; for making a difference in our ever-changing world; and for furthering the quest for meaning in the journey of your life.

How do I set up an appointment for personal change?

Just call or e-mail me and request an appointment. Indicate a day and time of the week (or two) that work best for you. Then I'll call or e-mail back with an offer of an appointment. Appointments can by by phone session, by video-conference session, or in person.

What are your fees?

With any new client, we negotiate a mutually agreeable fee for the coaching I provide. For professional coaching, whether for visionary leaders, business owners, or for life coaching, I charge $10,000 and up for the period of time we agree on, from three months to a year. 


What are the duration and frequencies of our sessions? 

Each session may last for an hour or for several hours. Sometimes there is little need to delay the process of development and problem-solving by having sessions which are too brief. In those cases, it is better for clients to have intensive, longer sessions to solve a problem and achieve a goal.

A series of sessions that deal with a particular issue or solving a particular goal may involve six hours or double or triple that. Some clients go through a series a sessions and reach a desired goal and then go for a time without any sessions while enjoying a new way of living for a time. Then, sometimes, a new problem and a new goal emerges for which more sessions will help you go to the next level of development, learning and change.

Your work with me is a process by which you, as a client, learn to take the best patterns of cognitive science and apply them for solving painful problems, for your goals, for your prosperity, for making a difference in our ever-changing world, and for furthering the quest for meaning in the journey of your life. 

After your initial consultation you will know what my services of coaching can do for you. I begin the work with that initial consultation. You experience my work directly.

Can I pay you for my work online with PayPal?

Yes. If you have a Paypal account, you can use the PayPal Pay Now button on the upper-right side of the Contact page.

How long are sessions and how many will I need?

The length of each session will be up to a scheduled maximum, which can be a minimum of an hour, and can be more hours. My typical session is for 90 minutes. For local clients, the usual maximum session is three hours. But due to the nature of the session it may be less than that. Clients only pay for the actual length of the session.

It can be as few as one and as many as dozens over a period of years. It depends on your situation. Some of my clients participate in counseling to achieve a narrow, simple goal.

Others seek to achieve broader, deeper, more complex goals, or a series of goals through time. In any case, you determine the goals in consultation with me. And you determine how many sessions you need.

Each session may last for an hour or for several hours. Sometimes there is little need to delay the process of development and problem-solving by having sessions which are too brief. In those cases, it is better for clients to have intensive, longer sessions to solve a problem and achieve a goal.

A series of sessions that deal with a particular issue or solving a particular goal may involve six hours or double or triple that. Some clients go through a series a sessions and reach a desired goal and then go for a time without any sessions while enjoying a new way of living for a time. Then, sometimes, a new problem and a new goal emerges for which more sessions will help you go to the next level of development, learning and change.

Can I get reimbursement from my insurance company or employer for coaching?

Normally, not from your insurance. The work I provide for clients in Washington State is not health care. It is primarily coaching, mediation and NLP. However employers may have funds to support our work, or the payments you make for working with me may be deductable. I will file forms or send itemized billing letters your employer requires to help you pursue your reimbursement for fees paid to me, if they will reimburse for coaching, mediation, NLP and related services.

Which methods will we use in our sessions?

The methods of coaching are selected by a combination of your interests, situation and goals, and my three decades of coaching and NLP experience.

For more details about these processes, see my articles on this website in the section called Theory and Practice

How do I get to your office?

Directions to my office are under the top-level heading for navigation called Contact. There you will find written directions and access to maps. How can I get other questions answered that are not answered here? Just send me an email or call. Go to the Contact section for my phone number and email address. I'll do my best to answer any questions you have, and do so in a timely manner.

 

 

 


 

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