KYMBERLY AKOURIS, MA, MBA, ACC
Lifestyle Coaching & Consulting
Frequently Asked Questions
As a professional Coaching Professional, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questins I’ve been asked about coaching and the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
HOW DOES ESTEEMED COACHING MEASURE A CLIENT’S SUCCESS?
Sessions are goal-driven and client-led. Each session is a contract with specific deliverables that can be negotiated throughout the individual sessions. This stretches to groups of sessions and long term goals. There is a constant back and forth amongst the coach and coachee to check progress. This is how we measure the client's success and make incremental adjustments where necessary.
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL PROCESS FOR WORKING WITH A NEW CLIENT?
The typical process entails a brief 20-minute call to see if we are a good fit. If a relationship is established, we can use that call to start the two sheets I need to fill out about you and your needs and wants in coaching (if you are not sure, don't worry). The first appt. is usually a little longer than 50 min, but the regular appt is 50min. Come with a problem, issue, or question you want to work on. Come with several, we can prioritize. It can be anything from time management to frustration at work.
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENTS DOES ESTEEMED COACHING TAKE?
Online through the website, Phone credit card payments, or check by mail (please note: must recieve check for coaching engagement after 1st session)
WHAT TYPES OF CLIENTS DOES ESTEEMED COACHING ACCEPT?
I will consider any clients who believe my style of coaching may benefit them.
I have had success with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, codependency, and other "health-wellness" issues.
All age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE WITH CLIENTS?
In working with dual diagnosis coaching clients, I found the need to create a dialogic communication tool called the BEKIND method. It brings empathy and accountability to the forefront of the coaching session. Variations of this are used now in my practice with group coaching.