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I chose to work with Todd Smith for many reasons. His free interview is a nice touch and shows an ethical commitment to allowing potential clients to meet him and interview him before spending money. It is also a nice touch that his fee is reasonable! I sought relationship coaching with my wife after working with a counselor that was a good listener but offered very little direction. So we decided to try the coaching approach. Todd offers the best of both worlds - having the knowledge, insight, and background of an experienced counselor and the skill to motivate, teach, and promote change of a life coach. We feel so fortunate to have found him and highly recommend him to those who are highly motivated to do the challenging work of change and growth!Feb 19, 2017Verified
My husband and I had heard about Todd from our friends that found him on Thumbtack. We were highly motivated to work with someone who was willing to provide direction. We are both high functioning at work and in our personal lives, but we were lost as to know how to make our marriage life acceptable, if not enjoyable. Beyond giving insight, we were also taught valuable skills and given homework to help us unravel our unique and problematic dynamic that operated so naturally, yet terribly. I can highly and enthusiastically recommend Todd to couples needing help. Work with him! If you are willing to dig in and work hard for a few months, you will get wonderful results. The additional bonus was that he helped us deal with the kids in a manner that helped them as well. His experience as a marriage and family counselor combined with a coaching approach was just what we needed! Thanks, Todd, for your caring, skill, insight, teaching ability, humor, and firm kindness.Sep 14, 2018G. Todd Smith Consulting Services's reply
Yes! Our hard work paid off! When a motivated couple works with a skilled coach, magic can happen.
About my experience in dealing with Todd Smith ... after having had a successful career as a healthcare administrator and entrepreneur which enabled me to retire at the age of 52, I decided at the age of 65 that is was time for me to "give back" to society and do something constructive. So, I got a job as a school bus driver for the Eden Prairie, MN school system. I love young kids and felt this opportunity would enable me to help young people grow in maturity. After only a few months on the job, I quickly realized that I was failing miserably in dealing with the kids. As a father of three children and six grandkids, I thought I had all the requisite skills and experience to be a good influence on the kids on my bus. I was confused and almost heartbroken to realize that I could not successfully drive the kids back and forth to school while at the same time helping them mature. In truth, many of the kids on my bus were out of control and doing things that were actually counter productive to their growth in maturity. I thought seriously about going back into retirement. I was very close to quitting one day feeling like a total failure when Todd Smith got permission from management to ride along on my bus and help me learn some better skills for managing the children. The kids were misbehaving on my bus. I needed to earn their respect. My goal was to learn some techniques to better control their behavior. Todd coached me in many techniques including positive reinforcement, caring interactions, and the use of logical consequences. I needed to have better boundaries and not let the kids walk all over me - but to do it in a kind way. Todd was very kind to the kids which made me happy but also very direct in this approach ... giving me concrete instructions and homework. It was like a workshop in good parenting skills. As a result, I was able to keep my job and develop a satisfying relationship with the kids on my bus. Todd is a magnificent teacher. His guidance for me, even at the age of 65, was life changing. I can highly recommend Todd to help you achieve your own goals.Feb 25, 2017G. Todd Smith Consulting Services's reply
thanks Dan, coaching is a relationship where the coach and client become a team for success. We are a good team!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
How to trust a stranger with precious cargo of a personal relationship? We had been married for 50+ years and wanted more in our relationship than it had become, turning pretty good most of the time to a lot better. We opted for a coaching style of assistance with some years of experience. In Todd Smith we got professionalism, insight, personal connection, effective communication and most of all, RESULTS. Each time we met we came away with new tools and hope for a better relationship. (You don’t have to be broken to improve. ) The experience with Todd is worth the time and money. Jim BJan 15, 2019VerifiedG. Todd Smith Consulting Services's reply
Yes, results were possible in our teamwork - a win, win for all!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
Todd's experience and way of coaching stands out from others I've seen. He truly cares about his clients and genuinely wants their success to be something that they can continue to use everyday. I've very glad that we found Todd and thankful for his help. Would highly recommend him.Jun 20, 2018VerifiedG. Todd Smith Consulting Services's reply
It was my great pleasure to work with you and your partner!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Price is 80 - $100 for each 1 hour session. I keep my fee low by having a low overhead - practicing out of my home or over the internet via Skype or FB Messenger. I do not accept insurance payment.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The process begins with a free interview where we can meet in the same room or the internet to see if it makes sense and feels right to work together. We decide upon how we might meet in the future and what the price for services might be. As we start working together, we will identify a long term goal - the one we want to achieve down the road. We will also identify some short term goals (those that are achievable soon) that will help us down the road to our final destination. As we start working on goals, we come up with strategies to achieve them and identify roadblocks that must be overcome. The process of coaching is behavioral and experiential. The coach serves many roles such as teacher, adviser, planner, nurturer, cheer leader, motivator, assignment giver, feedback giver, and growth promoter. The process is very much a partnership where both the client and the coach are committed to work hard to achieve a result that improves the quality of life for the client.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?BA University of Minnesota, Psychology... MA Azusa Pacific College, Marriage Family, and Child Counseling... Certificate, Center for Dispute Resolution, Workplace Mediation... Certificate, Center for Dispute Resolution, Family Mediation... Advanced Training and Certificate, Hakomi Institure, Mind, Body, Spirit Integration Therapy