Strategic Life Coaching

San Diego, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

As a strategic life coach, my objective is to help you achieve real results quickly and effectively by uncovering the real challenges that are stopping you from reaching your desired goals. Many times, our potential is blocked by our emotions, beliefs, values and self-sabotaging behavior. I provide my clients with honest nonjudgemental support, strategies, tools, and guidance for identifying and eliminating challenges and ultimately clearing a path towards fulfillment within in all areas of your life. Strategic coaching provides a unique holistic approach to your goals and challenges. This approach focuses on creating personal fulfillment while reaching your goals versus just achieving a goal and wondering, "Is this all there is." I utilize the most effective and practical strategies within the practice of strategic intervention to uncover personal motivations, enhance communication, discover hidden challenges, and influence strategic action to eliminate problems and achieve any single goal you choose.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The reason I love being a Strategic Life Coach is because for one it doesn't feel like work to me because it is my one true passion. Seriously it is and it truly encompasses my whole life. For fun I don't read fiction, but instead I will read a book on relationships or self-improvement. With friends I am always being seeked for advice about their relationships, current struggles, fears, bad habits and so on. With my own personal relationship we go to self-improvement seminars just for fun and of course to learn something. Coaching isn't a part of my life it is my life. I also love being a trusted resource for people with challenges, it just feels good to be significant in that sense. Of course like any one who works as a coach or counselor I love helping people and making a difference in peoples lives. Even though I am not creating something fully tangible I am creating real change in my clients.
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Location

San Diego, CA 92103

Background check

Complete

Years in business

4

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Gloria S. Mar 15, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    I am so thankful I chose to work with you, Stephane, on my relationship struggles. You really took the time and effort to completely understand my situation with my husband and I. Already you have helped me identify the real issues I am going through, not just the problems I am complaining about and that for me was a major breakthrough. For the first time I felt understood and that helped me to better understand my situation. I so look forward to our continued sessions and for the first time I feel hopeful about my marriage. I honestly recommend Stephane's coaching for anyone going through relationship challenges, he's a breath of fresh air who really cares!
  • Sandeep K. Mar 13, 2016
    I reached out to Stephane in a crisis mode after being recommended by a friend. It was a dire situation and Stephane immediately helped me calm down, made me feel at ease. Ever since that first call, it has been an eye opening experience in learning about myself, working through my issues all through the exercises that Stephane has provided. To begin with, he is very personable, genuinely interested in your situation, takes time to really understand it, gets to the bottom of it, and try to sort it from there. He is someone you will instantly feel like trusting. The fact that he has so much experience in dealing with personal and professional cases helps in him understanding your case better than you yourself would. Everyone should have a coach like Stephane regardless of whether one is going through a tough time in life or not. The other great thing about him is that he is not someone who will stop you right at the end of your time limit and say we agreed upon 1 hour and the time is up. He will complete the conversation, ask you if there's anything more you need help with (every single time) and provide that help if necessary even after your session is complete. He is also very responsive when it comes to messages. His short sessions are a life saver when you need to get in touch with him outside of scheduled sessions. The flexibility, the genuineness, the personable experience, the trust factor all make him a wonderful life coach. Be it a relationship issue or a career issue, he has the knowledge and experience to provide you with solutions through exercises that create wonders. I would highly recommend his service. Oh and you don't need to be local to avail his service. I myself am in Chicago and all my sessions have been via phone and he still "gets it" without seeing me in person. A genuine life coach/counselor for all personal and professional issues. Highly recommend!
    Stephane A. Mar 14, 2016

    Thank you Sandeep for taking the time to write a review! It's a pleasure to see how much you have grown over the last year and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you! I look forward to see your continued growth.

  • Nadine L. Mar 12, 2016
    Looking for help in adjusting to challenges I was having in my marriage brought me to Stephane's Strategic Life Coaching. I didn't know talking to a professional would help so much. I was not sure how to handle my situation with the problems my husband and I were having. Stephane was very patient, a good listener and asked questions that made me think. It was hard, but he helped me re-prioritize my thinking: what was most important to me, how to handle situations more positively. He made me realize that I was avoiding certain issues which was leaving me angry, not happy, and 'stuck' in my relationship. Now I’m handling things more confidently, our communication is clearer and our relationship is much stronger. Thank you so much, Stephane, for being there for me when I needed it!
    Stephane A. Mar 13, 2016

    Thank you Nadine for taking the time to write a review about your relationship counseling experience with me. You are a wonderful person who deserves to have an extraordinary relationship and not just settle for an ok relationship. I am so happy to hear your relationship is stronger now than ever and I look forward to our continued work together!

  • Tom N. Mar 8, 2016
    I utilized Stephane Allinquant's Strategic Life Coaching to get a fresh start in connecting with my young adult daughter. She and I had been estranged from each other for over two years. It was tremendously painful for me and I just didn't see a good path forward. I was having trouble communicating with her without blaming her or being judgemental. Stephane listened very well and asked me the 'good questions' that I needed to be asked. He helped me get unstuck and gave me hope that things could be better with my daughter. Once he helped me understand, Stephane then helped me focus on better approaches for communicating that were positive, not blaming. He gave me new confidence and the specific skills to handle things more positively. He helped me through the big changes I needed to make and I am so grateful that he was there with the 'right stuff' when I needed it so badly. Now, with my new tools and confidence, my daughter and I reached a wonderful breakthrough and we are able to be close again like I'd hoped for so long. Thank so much, Stephane for helping my daughter and I make our breakthrough!
    Stephane A. Mar 9, 2016

    Thank you Tom for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy for your renewed relationship with your daughter and I feel blessed to have been a part of the solution!

  • Brian H. Mar 4, 2016
    Did the best he could provided the limited amount of sessions that we underwent. I feel as though the feedback was a bit general though, and I didn't find what I was looking for, in actuality. The approach was more focused on a time-management basis vs. a determining a best path basis. Appreciative anyway.
    Stephane A. Mar 7, 2016

    Thank you Brian for taking the time to write a review. I know when I first became a coach you were one of my first clients and I recall we had only one session together. I apologize that I did not meet your expectations during that one session. Since that time I have refined my process and made many improvements to my coaching style. I would love to offer you a complimentary session to review your goals and discuss how I can better assist you today.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Clients can choose to pay for single coaching sessions as needed or choose to purchase a Coaching Package to help curb the cost of single sessions. Coaching Packages come in blocks of 4 sessions and every 4 sessions purchased must be completed within 2 months. Clients also have the option to pay for coaching in installments if they choose to do so and this can be discussed further in your consultation. My Standard Pricing is as follows: SINGLE SESSION: $179/60min Session -1 MONTH COACHING PACKAGE: $597 - 4-60min Sessions & 2-15min Mini-Sessions Unlimited access to me by text or email for 2 months. -2 MONTH COACHING PACKAGE: $997 - 8-60min Sessions & 4-15min Mini-Sessons w/ Unlimited Access to me by text or email for 4 months -3 MONTH COACHING PACKAGE: $1,391 - 12-60min Sessions & 8-15min Mini-Sessons w/ Unlimited Access to me by text or email for 6 months. As you can see the longer your commitment to coaching the less your cost for coaching is. Please know that I understand some people have financial difficulties yet really do need coaching, thus I will work with clients on pricing that will be a win-win for both parties.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For each client I begin with a Free 30min Coaching Consultation or as I also like to call it a Discovery Session. During this session we will go over your goals, challenges, and expectations for coaching. Once your sessions is complete you will be asked to take the 6 Human Needs Questionnaire to help us discover your daily motivations and behaviors. The results will be used if you choose to move forward. You are never under any obligation to continue coaching past your free session and you will never feel pressured to work with me. I believe the desire to begin coaching must come from our own willingness to changes our lives.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
- Certified Strategic Life Coach/Strategic Interventionist - ROBBINS-MADANES CENTER FOR STRATEGIC INTERVENTION - Certified Strategic Intervention Coach - STRATEGIC INTERVENTION BOOTCAMP - Certified Negotiations Expert - MAPS COACHING - BOLD (Business Objective a Life by Design) - MAPS COACHING
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was in my early 30's I was the owner of a successful Real Estate group I had founded and during that time I was also coaching new Realtors on building their businesses. I truly loved coaching these Realtors and helping them find solutions to challenges in their businesses. It didn't stop at their businesses though; they began asking for assistance on work-life balance and even with their relationships with their spouses. I had a real breakthrough about becoming a Life Coaching and realized this is what I was always meant to do. So I sold my business and pursued out a life coaching certification to better my skills and to learn new strategies. I had been following Tony Robbins for years and knew that if I was going to be a Coach then I wanted to learn what he does. So I went to seek out his coaching strategies and signed up with the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention in 2013. Since then I have been living a fulfilling life with a strong purpose behind it and all I want is share my experiences, knowledge and wisdom with my clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide variety of clients from young adults (18-24) who may be searching for their life's passion or purpose, those who are about to enter college or in college or about to leave college and entering into the workforce. I have also worked with many young adults & couples (24-35) who come to me with a wide variety of goals and challenges from changing jobs, married struggles, trust issues, eliminating bad habits, developing communication skills, becoming independent, work-life balance, creating boundaries, eliminating negative beliefs, regaining motivation and many more. I have also worked with parents and families of young adults who want to better communication skills, resolve conflicts and create proper boundaries to name a few. I am not in the business of turning away clients though those I work with must be highly motivated to make changes and reach their goal. Change can't happen without there being a willingness to change first.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Please know I do not share my client stories without their express approval. That said here is a story about a couple that hired me for Relationship Counseling. Recently I was working with a couple that was unable to find common ground regarding a personal situation which had been occurring for the last 4 years. This couple was ready to call it quits after 6 years of marriage. After working with this couple for 6 weeks they moved back in with each other and have developed ways of being more present in the relationship and have realized the love they once shared has always been there keeping them together and just need to be unearthed once again. This is my most recent fond moment because coming from a divorced household myself I look at it as victory when I can help a couple stay together for the right reasons.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking to hire a Life, Relationship or Career Coach make sure this person above all else truly cares about their clients. You can know this immediately by how they respond to your situation during a consultation. The reason this is so important is you want to make sure you work with someone who is invested in your success. No one will ever be more invested in you than you, of course, but you should work with someone that honestly wants you to be the best you can be and you can usually feel this immediately, so don't settle. Secondly, I would say as a client you want to work with someone you feel completely comfortable being honest with. Coaching is a deeply personal process and a lot will and must be shared and if you fear sharing certain information then the effectiveness of that coaching will be diminished.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Before hiring a Life, Relationship or Career Coach you will want to ask yourself the following questions: 1. How motivated am I really to reach my goal? 2. Am I Coachable; Am I willing to let go and be open to new ways of looking at my situation? 3. Are my expectations in line with what a coach can do for me? 4. Am I willing to stay committed to my coaching? 5. Am I willing to be held accountable for my actions? 6. Am I willing to spend money on personal development and what would be the benefits? 7. Am I ready to let go, change, improve or eliminate my most pressing challenges? Here are some questions you should be asking about your coach after your consultation: 1. Does my coach understand me and my situation; do they seem to care? 2. Does my coach provide honest feedback or do they beat around the bush? 3. Do I feel comfortable speaking open and honestly to my coach? 4. Are my coaches values the same as my values? 5. Is my coach as invested in me as I am in myself? 6. Does my coach provide me with new ways to look at old problems? 7. Is my coach pushy and impatient with getting me results?