Frequently Asked Questions


What's the difference between Coaching and Consulting?

  • Consultants advise their client about how to solve their problems

  • Coaches guide their clients to their own solutions

  • Consultants are hired to produce a certain outcome

  • Coaches are hired to support the client as they achieve a certain outcome

"A coach is someone who gets you to do what you don't want to do, so you can be who you want to be"

~Tom Landry

Football Hall of Fame

What's the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

  • Coaches work with clients who want a detached partner to help them enhance their lives through action

  • Therapists are experts in medical and behavioral sciences trained to treat diagnosable conditions

  • Coaches use questions and reflection to highlight their client's strengths and areas in need of development and then help the client uncover their own wisdom and solutions

  • Therapists are required to keep their personal feelings and thoughts removed

  • Coaches use personal disclosure as a tool to catalyze and challenge their clients

What is an Exploration Session?

An Exploration Session is a free 1 hour session that allows a prospective client to take the coaching program for a test drive and decide if they would like to continue with a coach-client relationship.  It also give the coach the opportunity to get to know the client and decide if coaching is right for them.​  Click here to send an inquiry

What is the format of a typical coaching session?

Although a coaching session is a free form conversation, there is definitely a certain structure to it.  Generally, the client would arrive to each session with a specific item that they would like to address.  Questioning begins and the coach uses their training to identify the coachable opportunities.  At that point, the co-creative process really begins and strategies are developed and are generally assigned some kind of action plan.

Is it possible to arrange for group coaching for my team?

Absolutely!  A group session could be a bit longer, but is a great way to build a team into a more cohesive unit with superior communication skills.

I have a friend who I think could benefit from life coaching but they are not a Chef.  Are you able to help them?

Yes I am!  Although my focus is pointed toward professional chefs and hospitality professionals, my training allows me coach anyone.  Effective coaching is not about having expertise in a given field.  It's about active listening and strategic questioning that brings the client to the answers that fit their needs. Send them my way!

Is Coaching something I can get a tax deduction on through my business as an education expense?

Yes it is!  Save the receipt for your coaching sessions and submit them as a business expense when you prepare your return.

Do coaching sessions have to be in person?

Typically, coaching sessions can be conducted either in person, over the phone, or in a virtual meeting giving us the opportunity to take on clients world wide.  Due to COVID-19 we are only conducting sessions by phone or virtual meeting depending on the client's preference.

How does payment work?

All coaching plans are paid for up front.  We accept PayPal, debit cards, and all major credit cards.  In the event that either the coach or client decide to discontinue their plan for any reason, the cost of any remaining sessions will be reimbursed in accordance with the agreed upon terms.