What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We get to know one another and customize the coaching and counseling needed to meet specific goals. I believe in incremental and measurable growth. A little bit of growth in your relationship will set you up for years of future success.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters degree from Duke University (2006).
I am a licensed and ordained minister in the Ecumenical Church since 2008.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Typically one on one work or work with couples is $60 per hour.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Coaching couples and officiating weddings came naturally as part of the training for ministry that I was a part of from 2002-2006. Over the years the coaching and officiating have been my most cherished aspects of work so I have sought them out on a full-time basis.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with couples from ages 20-60 of all backgrounds. I have worked with those preparing for marriage, discerning the possibility of dating or marriage. I have worked with happily married couple and those discerning separation.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I officiated a wedding a couple several years ago and a year after the ceremony the couple reached out to me for three Facetime coaching sessions since we were 3,000 miles apart. We met over the course of two months and I knew they were in for a lifetime of happiness simply because they had taken the initiative to have a check-in for their relationship prior to any major issues arising. It was very encouraging.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure that your coach is a good listener and is encouraging. Assess yourself as you are leaving sessions and over the coming days if you are calmer than before you met for work. This is an important sign of good chemistry.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What are your specific goals? What kind of relationship would you like to have and how is it different from the expectations that others have for you? While kindness seems simple, what are the easy things you can change about yourself in order to be more kind to your partner?