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Julia C.Jun 23, 2018VerifiedColleen S.'s reply
Thanks, Julia! It’s been such a pleasure working with you!!
Colleen is one of the most brilliant, compassionate, and invested coaches I've ever encountered!! Her way of thinking and tackling issues is truly amazing. There are no limits to her awesomeness. She is very generous with her devotion to her clients and genuinely invested in their journey. After just one session I have already started noticing changes in my life and the way I think. And there is nothing more amazing than a change of perception from fear to love, hope and excitement. She rocks and I wouldn't go with anyone else but her! Lots of LOVE and ever grateful! DOct 29, 2015Verified
Colleen is genuinely the best person I've ever met at connecting people--to each other, to themselves, to what they want. She has a knack for pulling out all those jumbled thoughts in your brain and laying them out in a way that makes you think, "YES, EXACTLY, that's what's been in there, that's what I've been trying to make sense of, that's the direction I understand." Colleen gets it.Feb 5, 2016
After one session with Colleen, I felt like an immense wight had been lifted from my shoulders. In my first session, she was extremely helpful in shining a light on the aspects of my life I wanted to better and guided me to setting a goal that excites me and that I can feel confident in accomplishing. Her way of coaching is so kind and thoughtful, and she gives you the tools and support to really feel like you are capable of positive change. I highly recommend Colleen to anyone that wants to be a better version of themselves, she will get the ball rolling for you!Jan 26, 2016
Colleen provided me with two coaching sessions, that were enormously helpful. We worked through accomplishable, super positive goals, and I was able to gain a clear agenda of strategies to make them happen. Colleen's way of working is very personal and friendly without feeling at all intrusive, and she provided great insights! I'm really happy with the work we accomplished in such a short time frame, and how to work with her again soon.Jan 14, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I work on a sliding scale from $75-125/hr, depending on income. This is significantly lower than the median cost of coaching, which - in New York City, where I live - is $500/hour. I have priced myself low intentionally, as I value working with people who are brave enough to risk living outside the traditional paths. We have an amazing new economy that supports freelance, creative, and entrepreneurial work - but that doesn't mean it's easy, or that you're going to rake in the dough right of the bat. I want to be available to these individuals, both at the beginning and throughout their journeys.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I discovered coaching in 2014, while on sabbatical from my position as partner in a boutique branding agency in New York City, and I've been discovering, growing, and working in the field ever since. My approach is a unique combination of who I am as an individual and the brain-based coaching method which I've studied through New York University and the NeuroLeadership Institute.
- What types of customers have you worked with?My particular passion is supporting people who have made (or are ready to make) the brave decision to define their own journeys - both as professionals and as humans in the world. Frequently, this means I'm working with creatives - designers, architects, and opera singers are all in my roster. It always means I'm working with creative thinkers, to my great joy. I work with creative thinkers like you for a reason - and it's not only because your minds and imaginations are the real magic that fuels me day by day. I've also walked in your shoes. As a classically trained opera singer who taught herself graphic design before joining the branding agency mentioned above, I understand the courage and stamina it takes to define your own journey. I ALSO KNOW WHY IT'S WORTH IT.