I’m raising my rates for one-on-one coaching as of December 1, so if you’ve been thinking man, I could really use some support, now might be a good time.
Here’s how my coaching process works:
1. We chat over Skype to see if it’s a good fit (free)
There are two purposes for this call. Purpose #1 is for you to ask any questions you have and virtually meet me. You'll see if you are comfortable and excited about this work.
Purpose #2 is for me to see if coaching is right for you. I’m going to be honest: This work isn’t a good fit for everyone. It’s deep, meaning that it requires you to be emotionally honest and deal with some feelings and sensations that might be intense. It also requires some time commitment—you need to spend at least 15-20 minutes a day doing some practices. This work isn’t another cleanse or diet; it’s about re-thinking your life.
This call is totally free, so if you’d like to check things out, click here and sign up.
2. The intake
If we do decide to work together, you’ll spend first 1-2 sessions telling me about yourself. I’ll ask you a lot of questions about all parts of your life, so I can get a holistic picture of what you’re struggling with and the context of your world.
3. The coaching plan
Based on what I’ve heard in the intake, I’ll develop a “coaching plan” that includes purpose and outcome statements—a roadmap for our work together, so we have a direction that we’re going in and a way of measuring success. You’ll give me feedback on this—am I missing anything? Is there anything you’d like to add?
These statements aren’t “goals” like “lose 10 pounds in 2 months,” but they are actionable and measurable. They include things like, “become more aware of my body’s sensations and use this knowledge to guide my eating,” or “develop practices to deal with food crisis moments.”
For many people—me included—it is relaxing to have a PLAN.
4. The coaching work
After that, we’ll meet weekly or every other week for 45 minutes in a videoconference (or in person if you are in North Carolina!). You’ll have small pieces of “homework” between sessions—books to read, journaling, and small practices to experiment with.
In our sessions, we’ll talk about how the homework went and how you’re feeling about your life and eating. We’ll talk about your eating and your life, because the two are inextricably intertwined.
I’ll make suggestions and point out new ways of looking at things. We’ll do exercises together, including eating, visualizations, and practice feeling our body’s sensations such as hunger or tightness.
5. Continuing + Finishing
From time to time, we’ll check in with your roadmap to see how you are progressing and changing. It’s often really fun and exciting to realize oh wow, I actually do feel really different relative to where I started.
I work with clients for a minimum of 8 sessions, because that’s usually the amount of time before they really feel an established change. But the amount of time that clients work with me can vary quite a bit, depending on their goals, how much effort they put in between sessions, and how deep they want to go with this work of eating and personal growth.
At the end of our work together, we’ll review your experience, discussing what you’ve learned, what questions you still have, and what your plans are for your own development in the next six months and beyond. This is often a really empowering experience, as you realize how far you’ve come and that your journey doesn’t need to end there.
Here’s what one past client had to say about working with me:
"[Before working with Katie], I was very frustrated about my habits and my perceived lack of control of the way I ate, which was making me somewhat depressed. I felt a sense of helplessness around food.
Since working with Katie, I came to realize how much I previously depended on food for non-nutritional nourishment (to deal with stress, anxiety, loneliness, boredom, etc). I feel relieved, liberated...I can now dedicate the mental energy I used to use obsessing over food to other things in my life that are nourishing. I also feel much more connected to my body, my thoughts, and my emotions.
If you are struggling with your relationship with food, think you might be struggling with your relationship with food, or need a safe space to talk through this--just do it! Honestly, you'll come out the other side a more connected, better person, which impacts all areas of your life."
- Alicia, New York
My rates are going up on December 1, but once a client starts working with me, I don’t raise my rates on them.
If you’ve been wanting to work with me, message me about scheduling a “get to know you call”—it’s totally free, and we can figure out if it would be a good fit for us to work together.
No matter what, please know that I’m rooting for you.
p.s. BIG news is coming about the future of the Dessert Club + my business in the next few weeks...stay tuned!