Please pass along my details and have them reach out. Ultimately coaching only works when a person is motivated to do the work. Engagement up front from the party who will be on the receiving end of the service is key.
The Coaching Process
How does your process work?James Cook2022-09-16T16:47:57+00:00
It’s a little different for each person, because people are different, but there is a general flow. For career coaching clients, we start off sessions debriefing the Highlands Ability Battery, and then look at your interests, your abilities, your skills – we look to develop a clear direction for your focus and your career. We then get into the nuts and bolts of job search and start looking at your resume, Linkedin, practicing interviews and thinking about things like negotiating salary. But you can’t put the cart before the horse! Clarity of direction is the most important first step, and it’s where most people go wrong.
For leadership and executive coaching, we first debrief the results of your 360 leadership assessment or self-assessment, and from there we develop a plan of what leadership competencies you want to work on, and what may be holding you back. As we meet for coaching sessions we periodically check in to ensure we are making progress on your leadership coaching goals. I have a lot of expertise teaching leadership for companies, I’ll often share models/concepts during our sessions that have been helpful for past students and clients and challenge you to put them to practice.
How long does each coaching session last?James Cook2022-09-16T16:47:57+00:00
I work with career coaching and leadership coaching clients over a 6 month period. During that period you can meet with me as often as you like, most clients meet every couple of weeks, as you will need time to work on homework in-between sessions. Think of me as a gym membership – use me or lose me! If after that point there are more things you’d like to work on, you can always renew.
Can you guarantee results?James Cook2022-09-16T16:47:57+00:00
No. I’m very clear that a person gets out of this process what they put into it, and therefore results greatly depend on your level of focus and determination. That being said, you can check out the testimonials section of my website to see what my clients say about working with me here.
How much do you charge?James Cook2022-10-19T19:45:41+00:00
I’ve very transparent about my pricing, and you can view all my coaching packages here. I work on a package model. You pay once, and everything is included. The career coaching package is currently $3,790 and the leadership coaching package is currently $4,490.
How do you take payment?James Cook2022-10-19T19:55:11+00:00
Via Paypal invoice. Full payment is required upfront. I find this greatly benefits the client as folks are much more invested in the process and committed to it when they make the financial investment upfront.
Do you have a sliding scale?James Cook2022-09-16T17:18:38+00:00
All sessions are conducted via zoom. I made this switch during the pandemic, and having done sessions exclusively virtually for 2 years now, can confidently say that the virtual environment does not affect the quality of the sessions. Plus you don’t have to fight Austin traffic if you’re based here!
“I have found this executive coaching experience incredibly enriching and valuable in particular as I have begun to internalize the questioning approach in my own reflections on issues that I face.”
“After each career coaching session, I come with away with more clarity on my own purpose and how to bring more of what I want into my life, both professionally and personally.”
“Her career coaching system really helped me develop professional and personal confidence while guiding me towards a path I can really be proud of.”
“I have actually made things happen and taken big steps that I was always afraid of taking before, after Shelley’s constant and persistent ‘what is stopping you?’ made me realize I was stopping myself.”
L. de Ponte
“Working with Shelley as my career coach, I have been able to achieve my goals of increasing my confidence within the work environment, developing a vision and plan for my career and communicating more effectively.”
“I have been able to move seamlessly to another position within the company and Shelley’s leadership coaching helped me to clarify questions I needed to ask to help with that transition!”
“Shelley’s leadership coaching took me through a number of exercises that got me thinking in a different frame of mind and gave me clarity on what I want my future to look like.”
“Shelley’s leadership coaching helped me transition into my new role and to achieve my goals of improving the level of engagement with my peers and senior leadership.”
“Through working with Shelley as my career coach I was able to identify where some of my natural abilities weren’t being used and how that led me to be unhappy. Now I’m shifting to a career and an industry that is fully enthralling and I couldn’t be happier!”
C. Van Ert
“The insights Shelley relayed during our collaborative leadership coaching sessions translated into relevant and thought provoking training which I find very useful for the business world.”
“I now have clarity around what specific career roles to apply to, why I would be a great fit for those roles, what my natural abilities are, how to leverage those abilities and how I want to balance career with other priorities in my life. Both gentle and direct, her career coaching helped me reframe limiting beliefs and perspectives so that I could achieve a major break through.”