What Is Individual Coaching?
The truth, is Paul and Layne are more than coaches. In the strictest sense, coaches help people clarify and create their future. Consultants solve problems. And mentors, as defined by Webster’s, are wise and faithful counselors. All these terms describe what Paul and Layne are to their clients.
Paul and Layne’s specialty is Relationship Coaching. Relationships affect almost every part of a person’s life. Their relationship with themselves and others. Their relationship with money and success. Their relationship to their childhood and their relational maturity. Their relationship to challenges and opportunities. Relationship coaching touches into multiple facets of a person’s life.
All people have a relationship with the world around them and the groups they belong to. We each have a relationship with our emotions, our body, our creativity, and our ambitions. Paul and Layne help their clients get into what they call “right relationship” with all these various aspects of what it is to be a healthy, self-realized human being. Living becomes a process of flourishing and expanding awareness.
Depending on their client’s goals Paul and Layne bring their experience of 35 plus years of training and coaching to the fore. If there is a specific problem, they help their clients gain a deeper insight into it and then they apply their expert advice to show them how to solve it.
They teach their client’s new skills, helping them grow beyond recurrent issues that frustrate their attempts at optimizing their life. Whether that issue is feeling connected to others in a fulfilling way, sabotaging affinity and intimacy or sharing power instead of struggling for it. And then, they coach them in mastering these skills.
They teach skills & coach their clients in six general categories.
- Conflict Resolution
- Emotional Health & Well Being
- Personal Development & Spiritual Evolution
- Collaboration & Co-Creating with Others
- Soul Communion & Practical Intergration
Paul and Layne can help you overcome fears, anxieties, intrusive thoughts and memories. If you want to create better relationships that are mutually fulfilling, they can help you. If you are navigating a crisis they can help you. If you are recovering from a difficult breakup they offer new ways of completing the past and moving on. If you want to intentionally create a better future for yourself, they can help you do that, too.
How Does It Work?
Paul and Layne offer private coaching and group coaching. What are the differences? Without going into a complex answer, groups call into a special phone number where everyone can hear everyone else on the call. And private coaching happens on a private phone line with just your coach and you.
The primary differences that you may want to consider are; group coaching offers affordability because the per session cost is much less. In a group you gain a spirit of camaraderie and a sense that your challenges really aren’t very different from other fellow human beings. Groups offer a “kindred spirits on a common path” feel to the process of coaching. Plus, everyone usually benefits from the coaching Paul and Layne offer other participants.
Private coaching offers privacy and very specific support for your issues. Even though humans are more alike than they are different, there are ways in which they are quite different. Sometimes, people just need to feel the focused attention that comes when they aren’t sharing the space with a group of others. And, private sessions cost more money per session. It really comes down to what works best for the client, the time they have available and what their budget is.
Paul and Layne’s early coaching always happened in face to face sessions with their clients. This limited who they could serve to people who lived close to where they lived. But, they took their practice to the internet in 1999 and their private practice slowly evolved into phone coaching. Both they and their clients were delightfully surprised to find out how effective it was. Now, even clients who live close to them usually prefer phone coaching because of the added convenience. Their client list includes people living in different countries with different cultural background and different time zones.
So now, most of Paul or Layne’s coaching happens over the phone in weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Each session goes into the issue at hand and then there is usually something the client can do on their own to integrate the session into their life. Paul and Layne feel it is essential for people to take “insights” into “practical application” as soon as possible.
The coaching process starts with your declaration of the “results and intentions” wanted for your coaching. What you want guides the entire coaching process.
In preparation for your sessions, the day before the session, you fill in what is called a Call Prep Form and send it to your coach. Paul or Layne use this information to prepare for your coaching session. The process of coaching doesn’t only occur during the session itself, for either the client or the coach. They ask that you give them a day to review what you share. It’s a simple six question update that saves time in the session itself.
Paul & Layne’s work goes deep and they realize time is precious and they want to help you get your results quickly. These forms also help them track your progress and keep the sessions focused on your primary goals, rather than getting distracted with smaller concerns that may arise during the week.
How Would I Get Started?
If you want to explore the benefits of private or group coaching with Paul or Layne, the first step is to have a phone conversation with one of them. Who you choose is truly up to you. Depending on your introductory session they may make a suggestion but, mostly the decision comes from your preference for whatever reason.
In this first conversation the two of you would discuss what your interests are, answer whatever questions you may have and what the possibilities are if you choose to have them be your coach.
In preparation for a Pre-Coaching Conversation you fill out a brief Pre-Coaching Application and email it to them at partners@https://paulandlayne.com. This application helps them see at a glance, the overall spectrum of your life conditions. It empowers a deeper conversation with you so they can get to the heart of your desires and challenges within the allotted 20 minutes. There is no charge for this introductory session.
Mostly, the pre-coaching session is about whether there is a fit between what you want and what they have to offer. It is a speculative conversation about what is possible. There is no pressure for you to choose in the moment whether you will work with them. Though they do ask, as a courtesy, that you contact them within three days to follow up with the recommendations they may have given you and to let them know if you want to move forward in coaching or not.
Click Here to get the Pre-Coaching Application to fill out.
How Much Does It Cost?
Group coaching programs vary in duration anywhere from four weeks to twelve weeks. Tuition varies $150.00 to $900.00, depending on the topic, number of sessions in the program. Each class is usually about 90 minutes.
Paul and Layne’s fees have two different structures for private coaching.
One is for people who are committed to an ongoing process over a several sessions, realizing their concerns cannot be adequately addressed within one session. These clients receive a discounted fee when they pay for a series of appointments in advance. The fee is $200.00 per hour in U.S. dollars.
The second choice is a pay as you go structure. It is for people who know they only want a couple of sessions or they have never had a coach before. It is also for people who are simply testing the waters and want to see if it can work for them. The fee is $225.00 per hour in U.S. dollars
YES! I Want A Complimentary Pre-Coaching Session
If what you have read here strikes a cord with you we invite you to schedule a complimentary 20 minute Pre-Coaching Conversation with either Paul or Layne.
Click Here to download and fill out the Pre-Coaching Application and e-mail it to evolve@https://paulandlayne.com. Either Paul or Layne will respond within 24 to 48 hours to schedule your session.
What Others Say About Working with Paul and Layne
Masterful at their craft, Layne and Paul are two of THE VERY BEST at getting to the core of relationship-oriented issues, be it with God, self or others. I know because I began working with them in 1982, following a divorce which I ‘thought’ was the reason for my upset.
Unbeknownst to me, it was merely a ‘symptom’ of deeper issues which, without their keen perception and heart-felt loving guidance, could have gone unnoticed. If that had happened, I doubt that I would be here today, as the emotional pain locked within me would have been to great to tolerate. They are definitely worth checking out.
Being a transformational coach, I rarely meet colleagues that I refer out to. Paul, you are the exception.
The space you hold for me, both professionally and personally, is masterful, effective and effortless. It shines from your being, your experiences, and your heart of consciousness. There are few people I could trust with the complexities of my life who could mentor me through the spiritual issues, the psychological issues, the lifestyle and health issues, and relationship issues, and have it all make sense, after the anvil of catastrophic illness makes its mark.
You are the consummate guide through uncertainty, darkness, and through unimagined loss. I heartily recommend you to anyone facing the trauma of personal change, that they never saw coming, or thought they would never have to encounter.
With the deepest gratitude, Andrew
Working with Layne has been one of the best investments of my time — EVER! As a teacher and coach, Layne embodies a unique combination of decades of professional experience with a curiosity and respect for the sacred and divine in each of us.
For me, this has created the most personally-tailored coaching I have ever experienced, making our sessions together always insightful, often educational and more than worth the investment of my time and money.
With her loving guidance I have been able to unravel decades of self-sabotaging patterns of behavior in a few short months, and begun to weave a strong and beautiful new foundation of beliefs and actions that will undoubtedly affect all my relationships and life decisions in powerful and positive ways from this moment forward.
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