How is coaching different than therapy?

Coaching is not therapy.  Often, therapy concerns itself primarily with past events, while coaching usually begins with the present and focuses on how to move you into the future.  Each has their benefits.  After an initial consultation, if I believe you need therapy and not coaching, I will do my best to find you the right therapist.  

How much does it cost?

A consultation is free. If you decide to proceed with coaching, I offer 3 month, 6 month and 12 month packages as well as individual coaching sessions.  We tailor the coaching to you. 

What is Strategic Intervention?

I have been trained as a Strategic Interventionist Coach.  Strategic Intervention (also known as SI) is a project dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neuro-linguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, and others.  The goal of Strategic Intervention is to integrate the core insights of these traditions into a method of practical strategic action. SI encompasses strategies that span from the belief systems and emotional patterns within an individual, to individual relationships, to group dynamics, to organizational and cultural interventions. (credits to Madanes-Peysha publishing)

You're also a pastor—is your coaching religious or spiritual?

Uncommon Life coaching does not come from a particular religious or spiritual perspective.  In coaching, I want to understand what is important to you and your perspective on life.  Because I'm a pastor, I've had the privilege of walking with people through many difficult and sometimes troubling situations, which I think makes me a better coach.  

Can I pay for a session online?

Yes, if you've already scheduled or held a session with Joel and need to pay, click here please.