1How do I know which program is right for me? Where do I start?
Starting with a complimentary consultation, we listen to your needs and desired outcomes, focusing on your specific situation. Next, we design a customized program with options for moving forward with us, including a set of services redeemable over a period of time.We work with you in a highly personalized way where you also have input in how your program unfolds.To get started, visit here to fill out a short questionnaire; you will then be taken to a calendar to schedule your appointment.
2How long do your programs last? Do you offer hourly coaching?
Most engagements span 90 to 120 days, though there are other options. Some clients work with us over several years for ongoing executive coaching; others come for a brief time to work on a specific objective. We don’t offer hourly coaching; we do not find that hourly coaching works for our clients to achieve their outcomes. Focused, ongoing coaching and support produces better results for our clients.
3What does it cost?
We are not an inexpensive coaching service. Our coaches and consultants are very experienced and we offer a comprehensive set of services. If your primary focus is on price, we are likely not the right service for you. If you have a budget you would like us to keep in mind as we design your program, you can share that with us during your consultation. We will work with you to maximize your investment, while providing the services and level of support that you need to achieve your goals. We design a customized program based on your needs and desired outcomes. Our programs for individuals range from $795 to $4,695 and above. Our comprehensive services include clarity coaching, positioning updates (resume, LinkedIn), interview practice, and job search consulting. Most programs for individuals range between $1,995 and $3,695 and last for 90 to 120 days. You can pay in full or use our payment plan option. Contact us for more information on scope and pricing of corporate engagements. Programs are non-refundable. We want to make sure that you are all-in with your program—we are 100% committed to your success.
4How are you different from other coaching firms and practitioners?
We recently conducted an in-depth market research study with a cross-section of our clients to get their perspective on how we are different from other coaching services. Here’s what they said:
- Content—we work deeper, richer, and stronger than other coaches, guiding and narrowing to what’s important. Leads to self-discovery and insights, confidence, and feeling grounded.
- Significant level of support—tailored game plan. Rapport, responsiveness, and deep listening.
- Practical approach—with a clear process and accountability.
- Whole person support—in addition to the business of job hunting.
- Results-focused—I got the job I wanted.
5Will I work with Merideth directly?
Maybe. The program we design may involve coaching with Merideth and/or with one or more of our coaches and consultants whom Merideth has selected based on their skill, experience, and fit. Merideth and Kevin design your program to ensure that you’ll work with the practitioner(s) that are right for you.Merideth coaches a handful of clients and facilitates many of our group and speaking programs. She does not work directly with every client, but is in the background for all client engagements and is available for questions and consultation about your program.
6What happens if I get into my program and something changes in my situation?
We pivot. We design a set of services for you that most times stick; however, occasionally something may happen that leads you to a different set of desired outcomes than when you started. For example, a recent client came in thinking he wanted a new full-time job and through clarity coaching realized he wanted his own business, so his career coaching program evolved into a business coaching one.If you land your dream job before you finish redeeming your job search consultation program with us, we can modify your remaining program to help you with on-the-job coaching. The highly flexible nature of our engagement structure and our team of talented practitioners can evolve your program if needed.
7What industries do you have experience in?
Our team has worked across a variety of industries, including:
- Sales, marketing, and advertising
- Human resources, recruiting, and career development
- Finance, banking, and Wall Street
- City government
- The arts
8Where are you located? Do you work in-person or by phone?
Most of our team is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, though we also have resources in New York.Depending on your location and situation, you can choose to coach and consult with us in-person, by video, and/or by phone. Resume services are provided via phone and email.
9How do I know if I am a good fit for your services?
Our sweet spot is working with mid-career corporate professionals seeking more fulfillment and satisfaction from their career, who are not sure how to do it on their own, and who value getting help to address the situation.You need to be willing to look at your stuff. You need to be reflective, motivated, ambitious, and able to take responsibility for your situation. You will get the most out of the work if you are not in what feels like a desperate situation to earn income, as that will allow you to be more open to going deep with what you truly want from your career so you can come from a place of empowerment, preparation, and choice about what you want to do next.If this sounds like you, consider a complimentary consultation. Apply for one here.