Stanlee Panelle Personal Coaching
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Stanlee is more than just a counselor, therapist, or life coach; in the years that I have known her she has become a valued contributor and mentor in my life. She is empathic, nurturing, and genuinely caring. I first began seeing Stanlee to deal with my issues of anxiety and depression, and immediately recognized her instinctual ability to create a safe and supportive environment. She taught me the the tools I needed to deal with my issues, and worked at my pace to guide me through the tricky stuff. I feel blessed to have met Stanlee and am grateful for the time and continued support she has given me, without which I would not be the happy and truly fulfilled person that I am today.Feb 28, 2013Stanlee P.'s reply
And you have blessed me with this beautiful review and testimony. Thank you so much for providing this for others benefit.
When I started working with Stanlee, my life started to change. Stanlee was excellent at getting to the crux of my issues and what was holding me back. Stanlee was understanding and a great listener, but she also challenged me and actively engaged me in the process of my own personal recovery. Because of her guidance, I was able to pull myself out of the funk I was in. I was able to excel in the work place, clean up my past, and move in to my future with confidence and a new attitude. I highly recommend Stanlee Panelle as a personal coach if you are trying to change your life or trying to find your true self.Feb 24, 2013Stanlee P.'s reply
It was a stunning process ... thank you so much for articulating it so well!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?As I teach my clients, I have placed a value on my time that makes me feel comfortable in considering my investment in getting here and what I could be doing with my time if it were not "sold". This basis is my hourly fee of $250. Being very empathic and people oriented I like to package my services - my time - in ways that create a win-win for both my clients and myself. If I can count on a regular monthly retainer that's good for my financial stability ... I reward that agreement by equalizing every month regardless of the number sessions in it. If my client is willing to pay for a period time or a complete package of sessions or a long-term group in advance, I reward that trust and personal investment with a nice discount because it also saves me time, energy and money in bookkeeping! I also reserve the right to do pro-bono work whenever possible, to take on low fee clients I know will benefit greatly from the work I can do with them ... and in order to do so I must expect those that can afford well priced services, to pay for them fully.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am always studying Spiritual Enlightenment, Social Consciousness, Cultural movements, Coaching and Counseling methodologies. I go to workshops, seminars, classes, groups and conferences as much as time permits.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?All my life people had said: "you should be a therapist", "you should be a counselor", etc. In may ways I did that, but was never interested in institutional education, higher degrees or Psychology. Instead I worked in natural health care education, career counseling, cosmetic/hair/beauty pageant consulting and other such people oriented work. My choice to become a professional Counselor was a late life decision based on default opportunity. Because of a series of circumstances I found myself back in college at 50 years old. At that age, with no material assets I realized I would be working for the rest of my life, so I needed to find something that age would not hinder and aging would not end. I figured I could sit and talk with people until about 10 minutes before dead! I have always loved my relationships with people, my time and sharing with people more than any other activity, so this felt natural and like it made good use of my personal style and preferences. The second week of my MFT program I fell in love and knew I had finally found myself - my calling!