FAQs

How do I know if you are a good mentor for me?

Trust is important in any relationship. You should feel completely comfortable with me and feel assured that I completely understand your needs. Our personalities should match.

Check my experience and see whether this is something you want to learn more about.

I offer a complimentary consultation to understand your needs and goals. Contact me to discuss more details.

What kind of things will we discuss during the mentoring program?

You will set the agenda, and this may include telling me how your training is going and if any issues have arisen that you’d like to discuss. It may also include discussion about how to improve the work/life balance. You may choose to include personal and professional development goals, learning needs and career choices, or anything that is important to you including personal matters that impinge on work.

Are mentoring and coaching identical?

No. People often confuse mentoring and coaching. Though related, they are not the same. A mentor may coach, but a coach is not a mentor.

Mentor is usually more experienced and qualified than the ‘mentee’. Often a senior person in the organisation who can pass on knowledge, experience and open doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities.

Coaching is generally not performed on the basis that the coach needs to have direct experience of their client’s formal occupational role, unless the coaching is specific and skills-focused.

There are other significant differences.

Is Reiki a religion?

No. It is not a religion. It is very spiritual in nature, but there is no belief required in order to learn and use it. The beauty of Reiki is that it will work regardless of whether you believe in it or not.

Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?

Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.

Is Reiki safe for pregnant women?

Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.

I just need a few hours of consulting time to help me with my business. Can you still help me?

Yes. Please give me a call and we can discuss your situation confidentially. My minimum project fee is €600.

How do I know if you are a good match for my business?

As a consultant, I can help any starting business, entrepreneur, professional coach and freelancer. You should have a realistic business plan and a marketing plan based on accurate, current market research. However, there are specific industries and business types where we may not be the best fit. I will be happy to discuss your situation confidentially and will immediately let you know whether or not I think I am a good fit for your business.

I just need someone to do a quick feedback for me. Do you provide that?

Yes. You can e-mail your document and I will get back to you with an estimate of the time and cost required to accomplish the task. We will also agree further details depending on what exactly you need.

How do I know if you are a good fit for my event?

Trust is important in any relationship. You should feel completely comfortable with the planner and feel assured that he or she completely understands what your needs are. Your personalities should match.

I believe that it is important to look for an event planner that understands your vision and needs and can execute them flawlessly. I offer a complimentary consultation where we can discuss your idea/event and you’ll get a better understanding of how I can bring another dimension to your event planning process. I will also answer any questions you may have.

Examples of the events that I organised can also give you an idea whether I would be a good fit.

Is it ever too early or too late in the planning process to contact you?

Although you have a better opportunity to take advantage of my services if you contact me early in your planning stages, I am available to offer assistance at any time. Contact me now to find out my availability.

How is life coaching different from counselling and psychotherapy?

Life coaching deals with the present and future and it focuses on action. It does not examine the past but instead creates your future. The life coaching I provide is therapeutic, but it is not therapy.

Counselling and psychotherapy usually deal with problems and healing entails working with the past as well as the present.

Which geographical areas do you serve?

I coach in person in Barcelona, Spain. Although I can meet you in a location of your choice, anywhere in the world, if you are willing to pay for my expenses.

I also offer coaching sessions by phone/the Internet. Your geographical location is not important, as I have worked with clients in Hong Kong and South Africa.

 

Are there any problems which Life Coaching is not appropriate for?

Yes. Life Coaching is not appropriate for the following: serious medical conditions, drug addiction, or mental illness.

Also, if you would like to understand your past and focus your sessions on your past, I recommend you to contact a psychologist or psychotherapist.

How will I know if coaching is for me?

Book your initial coaching consultation or a taster session to experience coaching and to find out.

This is the best way how to find out – by trying it out. Everyone is different and needs different stimulus and motivation. Only by trying it will you find out whether or not it works for you!