1. By the Hour:
This method is appropriate if you have a decision to make that is both important and urgent. If you need to make an important decision quickly, we will spend as much time together as it takes to arrive at a wise decision. We can meet in person if you are local or, as it usually works, we would talk via telephone or Skype video.
This method is also appropriate when all that you need is help in making a final decision. Often clients come to me after already completing their research and developing the options to evaluate. We will, for due diligence purposes, briefly review the decision processes that brought you to this point to be sure there was nothing overlooked. Then I will coach you through an evaluation of the options and assessment of risk. I can usually help a client arrive at a final decision in one or two coaching sessions.
My rate for one-on-one decision coaching is $195 per hour.
This method is appropriate if you have an important decision to make but it is not urgent. After understanding who you are (your values & goals) and what exactly it is that needs to be decided, we schedule coaching sessions, usually every week to 10 days apart and lasting 1-1½ hours. In between the sessions you will do assignments (“fieldwork”) that we have agreed will help us move forward with the decision process. This fieldwork could include structured thinking about you and what you want and researching information necessary to make the decision. In the coaching sessions we will go step-by-step through the decision making process until your final decision is made.
The retainer depends on the number of sessions we have per month and their length. We will work this out together. Broken down on an hourly basis, the fee will be similar to the hourly fee but with the added benefit of in-between session communications and coaching via phone or email at no additional charge.
Helping You Carry Out Your Decision:
A wise decision doesn’t help you if you don’t carry it out. How many times have you heard a friend say, repeatedly, that they are going back to school, get a new job, etc. but they never follow through? A decision not acted upon is a decision wasted. If you have committed to make the best decision possible and retained me to help you, it is only logical that all actions be taken to carry the decision out.
As a trained and experienced coach, I have been coaching clients to achieve their goals since 1997. I can help you carry out your decision. If you would like my help, we will work together through regular coaching sessions to determine and take the action steps necessary to achieve the goal of carrying out your decision. The structure and accountability of coaching can help you realize the important decision that you have made.
Teaching You Decision Making Skills:
I have presented a “How to Make Wise Decisions Workshop” many times over the years. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of decision making, a methodology for the decision process and helpful tools to use. It has always been well received and the participants enthusiastically express their appreciation for the knowledge they have received. I can provide this workshop for you.
There is a lot of information about decision making available via books, audio, video, websites, etc. Too much. And it is difficult to find enough time to review the information choices, study the material and apply the concepts. I have been studying decision making since 1999. I created this decision workshop to provide students with basic decision making skills and tools within a reasonable amount of time. I can present this three hour interactive workshop to you one-on-one, or for you and up to four additional students. We would meet via the internet and use technology to effectively bring the workshop content to you wherever you are.
If you have any questions about the decision services I provide or if you have a particular interest or need regarding decision making, please contact me.