FAQ

The Basics

  • What is coaching?
  • How do I choose the right coach for me?
  • What are the benefits of coaching?
  • What are the first steps?
  • How much do you charge?
  • What if I decide coaching isn’t my thing?

Life / Career Coaching

  • Why might I need a life coach?
  • Am I a failure for needing a coach?
  • What are the challenges I will face?

Relationship / Sex Coaching

  • What type of relationships might benefit from coaching?
  • Intimacy is hard for me. Should I / we hire a therapist instead?
  • What is non-monogamy / polyamory?

1. What is coaching?
Coaching is a practice aimed at helping you articulate and reach your goals and dreams. Coaches can act as sounding boards, motivators and a safe third party to give you honest feedback. Coaching is not like therapy that can focus more on examining the past but instead works by looking to the future. Most people could use a little push in the right direction and that is what a coach can be for you. Whether you need to make a big or a little change in your life, a coach can be there with you helping you feel safe taking the steps.

Coaches can help provide motivation, inspiration, challenge, accountability and support to help you achieve specific results in your life.

2. How do I choose the right coach for me?
Choosing the right coach is like choosing the right personal trainer. You want to find the right mix of personality and motivational skills that work best for you. By reading through your potential coach’s website and bio, talking to them for free before signing up or even experiencing your first few paid sessions with them will help you determine if your coach meshes well with your your needs. As a coach I like to find out as much about my client’s personality type as possible, from the beginning, so that we can determine the most appropriate plan for your learning style.

3. What are the benefits of coaching?
Having a coach can provide enormous benefits to your life. It’s amazing how much more we can accomplish by having a person to bounce ideas off of or keep us on the right track. If you’re looking to reach some business, life or relationship goals, consider a coach as your mental personal trainer. A coach can help you honestly deal with that little nagging voice that tells you to put something off for the time being.

4. What are the first steps?

Every new client is entitled to a complimentary trial session before you sign anything to help us both determine if we are a good fit to work together.

5. How much do you charge?

Visit the Rates page for more information about pricing or contact Samantha for more information.

6. What if I decide coaching isn’t my thing?
If you feel that you don’t want to continue with any more sessions, you are welcome to cancel the agreement at any time and receive a full refund, less 25%, for sessions not yet used. Any discounts received will not be refunded.

Life coaching

1. Why might I need a life coach?
There are many reasons why your life could benefit from working with a coach. You may be thinking of switching careers, starting a new business, having children or a whole heap of other possibilities. It can be hard to undertake life changes, big or small. Family, friends and lovers will usually offer support but sometimes what we need is an unbiased outsider, someone that will offer opinions and suggestions that can help us articulate and / or reach our goals.

2. Am I a failure for needing a life coach?
Not at all. Consider the idea of going to the gym. Many people go on their own and achieve great results, and yet personal trainers still have lots of clients. Just like a personal trainer can push you that much harder during your exercise routine towards reaching your goals, a coach can do the same for the rest of your life. There is no right or wrong way to motivate oneself and if coaching works for you, then why not?

3. What are the challenges I will face?
As a life coaching client, you are ultimately responsible for your own success. Your coach is there to assist you but it is up to you to get your feet wet. While coaching you may discover stumbling blocks from your past that require further assistance from a therapist or counselor outside of what a coach can offer you.

Relationship & Sex Coaching
1. What type of relationships might benefit from coaching?
Before anyone considers coaching as a solution to relationship troubles, you must first ask yourself if you are ready to make a change or at least admit that you might need one. Coaching is a process that will help you accomplish goals but it works much better if everyone involved is on board! Anyone can benefit from relationship and sex coaching, whether single or not, monogamous or not.

For those interested in dating or expanding your sexual horizons, a coach can help you grow the confidence you need to find the person or people right for you.

2. Intimacy is hard for me. Should I / we hire a therapist instead?
Hiring a therapist is a personal choice that can be very beneficial for many people and it may be the right route for you. When coaching we will be working towards reaching your relationship goals and will constantly be evaluating whether or not there is more happening behind the scenes that is restricting you from success.

There is absolutely no judgment when we work together. Everyone’s personal journey is their own, filled with individual histories, insecurities and baggage. You will never be pressured to fit into a certain mold or expectation; instead we will work with your own comfort levels to help you reach your own true potential.

3. What is non-monogamy / polyamory?
Non-monogamy is becoming more common nowadays as people adopt practices from the swinging 60’s and 70’s into their modern relationships in a variety of ways from live-in additional partners, to visiting swing clubs. Navigating this lifestyle can be challenging as ingrained social behaviours can cause jealousy and inner conflict.

Samantha has over ten years experience living in a successful open marriage and can help you learn the communication skills you need to succeed, should you choose this path.