Coaching

  • Do you feel stuck?
  • Do you keep repeating the same undesirable patterns?
  • Do you struggle with your social life?
  • Do you feel like you are living a lie?
  • Do you have trouble feeling happy or enjoying life?
  • Do you keep obsessing about painful memories or unsolvable problems?
If you answered yes to any of the above, I can help you.
 
I am a master troubleshooter of life. Whatever issues, struggles or problems you are experiencing, I can help you figure out what is going on.
 
“The quality of questions determines the quality of answers” Tom Volkar

What We’ll Do

 
Your job is to tell me about your problem.
 
For the purpose of our coaching, I will ask you to pick one problem. Many problems are interconnected and share root causes, but just choose the most important problem that you can see.  We will let others unfold as we go.
 
Now, you may only have a vague idea of what your problem is. It’s OK. We just need to start somewhere. I’ll ask questions and draw out more information. You and I need to come to a place where we have an understanding of the root cause, the underlying issue.
 
Then I’ll offer my observations and probing questions to help you explore what strategies for how to resolve the issue. The best realizations are the ones you stumble upon on your own, so I will refrain from being too forthcoming with “answers.”  But I will help you organize your thoughts, examine your feelings and where appropriate use my observations and intuitions to come to a sense of direction.  We will iterate over the game plan until you and I both agree that we have a solid, workable, worthy-to-embark-upon plan.

The Coaching Method: Macro Polo

 
Marco Polo is a free mobile app that allows you to send video messages. There is no restriction on how long or how many messages you send. This creates a great coaching environment, for the following reasons:
 
  • You can record your messages to me at a time that is convenient for you.
  • You can create your message with clear intention and care. You can record many takes and/or convey as much detail as you’d like. You get to make your message exactly how you want to come across.
  • I can watch your videos many times until I reach clarity on how to respond.
  • I can take the time to consider my response or follow-up questions. This makes my coaching more effective, because I am not confined to reacting in the moment.
(If you are not able / willing to install Marco Polo on your smartphone, we will explore alternate options.)
 
Here is how our coaching session will work:
  1. We will do a live video chat at the very start of the coaching relationship to make sure we are a good fit.
  2. You will record the first Marco Polo videos in which you describe your problem.
  3. I will watch the video message(s) and ask for follow-up questions. We will exchange video messages until I have enough information to provide feedback.
  4. I will record the main feedback / analysis. This may come in the form of video, writing, or both.
  5. You can ask any follow-up questions if anything needs further clarifications.
  6. The coaching session will end once we both agree that we clearly understand the problem and how to go about addressing it.
The total duration of a single coaching session will vary depending on these factors:
  • The nature of the coaching
  • How quickly you send me the initial video message, providing all the information
  • How long we exchange messages before I reach a point where I have all the information I need
  • I will generally take 2-3 business days to craft the feedback / analysis
My baseline expectation is around 4-6 weeks.
 
 

Pricing

 
As of this time, I am
  • offering my coaching on a name-your-price basis.
  • not accepting any financial payments myself. You will instead make donations to charities you and I agree on.
  • am accepting non-financial “payment” in the form of social media posts to promote my music or content. This is an option for you if you are not able to afford coaching.
I believe that the value you get from coaching is a direct refelction of the investment you make.
 
What are you willing to pay or do, for insights that will:
  • Unlock the mysteries and challenges that have confounded you for years?
  • Alter the trajectory of the rest of your life for the better?
  • Stay with you long after the coaching to further guide you through big and small decisions?
So even though I am not gaining financially at this time, there will be a negotiation. I want to make sure that I am working with someone who understands that investing is the way to receive value.
 
 

Disclaimers

 
  • I reserve the right not to accept clients for any reason.
  • The scope of my coaching ends when we create a plan. If you need someone to hold you accountable for executing the plan, we can discuss it as a separate scope.  But please note I may not be available for that part.  I realize that this may leave you hanging with the most important part — the execution / implementation. But at the same time, an accountability coach may not have to be me. We can explore what makes sense once we successfully complete the main coaching session.
  • It is possible that after our coaching concludes, you realize that there is a deeper layer. This does not diminish the value of our coaching. These layers are only revealed after you dig down to the layers above it. And the chances are, the same process that we used for our coaching may help you address this new piece.
  • All your information will be confidential and will not be shared with anyone. However, I am a songwriter, YouTuber and blogger. Your story or something that resembles it may show up in one of platforms, albeit in a way that will be untraceable.