FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire you for targeted advice on Business and/or Marketing and Social Media?

 

Yes. Often clients who have taken a class or read a book of mine, will ask me for some targeted advice. I find working one-on-one with business owners to be some of the most enjoyable times I have as a coach. Generally I am asked to do something really specific such as write a few blogs, review marketing strategy or help fine tune Facebook and other business profiles.

There are also times when I am asked by a client to help them think through strategy. Being a business owner can be a solitary existence. Having someone you can schedule some time with to look at what else might be possible with your business, can lead to concrete next steps and a renewed sense of purpose / clarity of vision.

This type of work is done on an hourly basis. My hourly rate is $225.

What’s the difference between a coach and a consultant?

From our frame of reference, a coach is someone who works with you, and provides tools and techniques to help you become more efficient and effective. A consultant is someone you bring in when you don’t know how to tackle a problem, nor do you wish to learn the skills required to do so. (For example, brining in an IT consultant to configure servers.)

We work with you for a period of 1 to 3 months on a specific project, with a specific goal in mind. This doesn’t mean that if you need us after that period we will walk away. But it does mean our goal is to give you the strategies, ideas and tools you need to move forward on your own.

We are of course more than happy to come back every 3 or 6 months for a check-in. And are also available on an hourly basis should you need to brainstorm or need our advice in the interim.

Can I hire you for multiple projects at the same time?
Yes. For example, maybe you need help in one business division creating a marketing strategy and improving your pricing. And in another division of your company you need help creating the work plan and kicking the entire thing off the ground.
Do you work with clients outside of Orange County, CA?
Yes. We can meet via Skype, and/or over the phone and email. Some types of activities are better suited for in person meetings, such as pert-charting, brainstorming on a white-board and some work planning. However, modern technology does make collaborative virtual work possible.
I want to do the Executive Bootcamp, but I don’t want the rest of the Executive Team to know.
Totally understandable. We have a limited number of client slots available every quarter to work with on the weekends or after hours. We can meet you at your office, or we can meet elsewhere. The advantage to meeting at your office is sometimes we can see where a change in a physical process could lead to better organization inside the team. However, meeting with you at your office is not mandatory.