Coaching FAQs

1. Who is this type of coaching for?

Voice2Vision Coaching is available to everyone! That said, there are some clients that are of particular interest. For example:

  • health care providers who wish to address aspects of their work or personal life
  • medical students and residents who want to clarify their direction BEFORE making commitments
  • artists in desire of deeper motivation and more rapid results
  • those who care for or teach children in some capacity
  • individuals working in areas that support sustainability and/or empowerment

Are you working in health care and wish to efficiently empower your patients? Learn more about the Patient Self Management workshops.


2. What is the meaning behind the company name“Voice2Vision?”

If you are now contemplating hiring a coach, you are likely ready to give voice to what has been percolating for some time. Together, we will use our conversations to create your compelling vision. Interestingly, the process of turning auditory messages into visualizations is a key aspect of building deep personal motivation.

3. Are telephone sessions as effective as being in person?

In our current busy environment, convenience is crucial in order for things to actually happen. Furthermore, the physical separation allows for clients to be more honest, less worried about how they look, and more likely to relax. For the coach, while visual cues are certainly helpful, the wealth of information to be found in our sound is extraordinary. Our tone, voice power and pauses “speak” volumes about our passions and fears. Are you ready to be heard?
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4. Is Team Coaching available?

Yes. While the dynamics of a team are more complicated, coaching tools can be applied to them in a similar fashion. Please make contact for more information.

5. Do we ever meet in person?

Preferably, yes. The intake session is a great opportunity to meet, if you live in the Vancouver area or come here occasionally (if not, this session is still highly useful over the phone).

6. What are some good resource books?

  • Co-Active Coaching by Whitworth, Kinsey-Hall and Sandahl
    A must-read for new coaches and a thorough look at the scope of coaching.
  • Introducing NLP by Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour
    A great resource for NLP basics.
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
    A fascinating review of the science behind emotions.
  • When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate
    A current readable account of the hidden costs of stress.
  • Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert
    A review of the emerging science linking molecular physiology to true health.

7. How long does coaching last?

Most people choose between 2-8 months. If you are unsure, consider starting with two months- after that you are free to continue on a monthly basis. Some clients choose to reconnect every year for some time. Beyond the initial commitment, creativity in structure is encouraged!

8. How much does coaching cost?

Please go to Starting Up for details on cost, as there are several packages available. Perhaps a better question would be:”What is it worth to me if I were to achieve my highest goals in the upcoming year?” Or for those of you who think the other way around:”What does keeping things as they are cost me?” You make the call.

9. How does coaching differ from traditional therapy?

Coaching is simply a tool designed to accelerate personal growth. It is being used by professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, homemakers …. you get the idea! In fact, most coaches have their own coach, recognizing its unique nature.

From the coach’s point of view, no one is wrong or broken, there is no need to “fix” the client. Thus answers are neither assumed nor provided, but rather elicited from within the client. Many therapists recognize the value of this approach and employ similar strategies in their work.