Frequently Asked Questions
The heart of Smart WorkLife Solutions is coaching. Coaching is a means to help you bridge the gap between where you are professionally and/or personally today, to where you aspire to be. Coaching is the tool that SWS uses to help you organize your home, office, or life.



What is a coach?
Webster’s Dictionary defines “coach” as a particular type of carriage. The meaning of the verb “to coach” is to transport an individual from where he/she is to where he/she wants to be.

Your coach is a blend of confidential consultant, sounding board, support system and biggest fan. A coach listens to you, expresses insights, identifies areas for learning and growth, asks you to set goals and holds you accountable in a positive, reassuring way. Whether you need help developing leadership skills, managing change, organizing your life, managing your time, sorting out a career decision, or having more fun, your coach is there to help you quickly get past obstacles, rediscover what is truly important and move forward.

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What are the benefits of coaching?
If you work with a coach you can expect to gain new insights on personal challenges and opportunities, enhance decision making skills, improve interpersonal effectiveness, and increase self-confidence in carrying out your personal and professional roles. In tandem with improvement in the area of interpersonal effectiveness, you are likely to see significant results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.

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Why does coaching work?
Coaching works because:

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How does the coaching relationship work?

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What will I work on with a coach?
The answer is that it depends on what you want to accomplish. People often seek out a coach to accomplish one or two goals and meet with such success that they continue the coaching partnership to pursue other objectives.

There are literally hundreds of issues you might bring to a coach. For example, you might enlist the services of a coach to learn how better to reduce stress, become a more effective leader, manage change, stop doing things that drain your energy, and/or organize your life.

Above all, a coach will provide you with the opportunity to talk with someone you can trust, who has no personal interest but to see you succeed!

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Can a coach help me with all issues?
No, if your coach finds that you have issues which require the expertise of a different type of professional, such as legal concerns, your coach will endeavor to assist you with a referral to the appropriate professional.

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How do I find the right coach?
Hiring the right coach to work with you is very important. You should approach the process in much the same manner as you would in hiring any other type of professional. You should:

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How will I work with the coach?
Your coaching sessions will typically be conducted via telephone, although there may be occasional face to face meetings with your coach, proximity permitting. Coaching usually consists of three to four, 45 to 60 minute sessions per month, with occasional short e-mail and telephone exchanges in between.

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What is the cost to work with a coach?
Coaching is like working with any other professional—it is an important investment in your future and a nominal cost considering the dramatic, positive changes you will experience in your life. To maximize your investment, be sure to hire the right coach, set a specific goal and try coaching for 90 days. You are likely to have experienced success in meeting or exceeding your goal(s) by that time, and will consider the fee paid a good investment in your future. It is important that you take your coaching sessions seriously - be on time, have an agenda for the session, and tell the coach what you really want.

Most coaches working with individuals charge approximately $250 to $500 per month. Corporate or Business Coaching is more costly, often running $1,000 to $10,000 per month depending on the scope of the assignment.

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How do I get started?
If you’re ready for more in your life, e.g. more organization, more fulfilling work and more time for family, fun and yourself, please contact Smart WorkLife Solutions (SWS) for a free conference. We will get acquainted and if we mutually determine Smart WorkLife Solutions coaching can help you, we'll get started without delay.

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