Can I book photography without the coaching?
Yes! If you are just interested in a Personal Branding photo suite – we can absolutely make that happen. I always do recommend at least 3 Awaken Coaching sessions though if you have the time before your shoot, as mental preparation... Why? The personal empowerment and confidence you build prior to the shoot really shines through on camera. It's a glow from within!
Can I book coaching only?
Yes! If you are feeling just too camera-shy right now, that is completely ok. I want to do what is comfortable for you, and coaching can be booked at your own pace. After your coaching sessions, if you start to build self-confidence and decide to add the photography to show, even just to yourself – your inner transformation, we can always add the photography later whenever you feel ready.
Why hire a life coach?
Oh, let us count the ways!
• You've felt something is missing, unsatisfying or needs to change in your life. A good coach can help you discover + align your vision and goals with discovering your purpose / true calling in life.
• You're ready to take an inward journey to grow and evolve, leaving behind old patterns that hinder your happiness, fulfillment, health, relationships and/or career success.
• You want to feel confident, authentically yourself, and harness your full potential. Motivation is not hard to muster when you're inspired!
• You'd like support along the way as you navigate a big life shift or career change.
• You crave clarity in direction and right decision-making for the important stuff in life that really matters. But sometimes paths or the right road isn't always clear to us. Someone to help guide us through the fog, (personal GPS!) would be helpful.
• You want to Awaken your relationship with your inner-self, and with those you love and others around you. (Including better work relationships with colleagues too.)
BENEFITS OF LIFE COACHING
HONOR YOUR HEART
This time is for you, it's a space your soul can be free in. It's a gift you give to yourself, to express and work on manifesting your vision and all those dreams, goals and heart's desires you may have put on the back burner for far too long. Nothing is more important than listening to, discovering and acknowledging what makes your heart sing, what moves your soul, and finding your truth. We'll pinpoint where problems and obstacles are, so they can be cleared away.
CLARITY + PURPOSE
Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to wait for hindsight after the fact, to see 20/20? What if we could see more clearly right now? You can prevent negative outcomes and manifest positive ones instead by gaining a higher new perspective. When we're in it alone, sometimes we "can't see the forest for the trees" as they say. A coach helps give you a birds eye view, so you can focus on the right things and what's most important.
CONFIDENCE + RESPECT
You are an unstoppable force of nature! As you begin to manifest your dreams, callings and values in this world, you naturally will develop deep-rooted self-confidence, self-respect and belief in yourself. Once you have confidence, respect and believe in yourself, it can spread like wildfire to others.
LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE
When you take time to listen to your heart, be mindful of the purpose-driven choices you make, lighten yourself by shedding baggage, incorporate better life-balance, healthier habits and take steps towards what makes you truly happy... you exponentially increase the quality of your life. Nourishing your soul, body and living a life you love – feels so good. Life coaching can help you bring your very best self forward.
I'm traveling a lot, how can we connect?
There are so many fun ways we can make this happen. We can sit down for coffee in my offices or an agreed upon location within Santa Barbara or Pheonix AZ. Or contact me to see where I am shooting next, possibly in your city. For Coaching or Portrait consultations, I'm also available for Skype or Phone calls from anywhere you may be traveling in the world.
How does 1:1 Coaching work?
Whether you book individual hourly coaching sessions whenever you need it, or book a 3 or 6 month coaching package, it will be you, me and your beautiful goals! We'll begin by defining what you really want and crave – to finally go for that new exciting career or creative business, to release old thought-patterns holding you back, to have better relationships, lose that weight, earn more money and respect. Whatever your heart's desire, I'll help you reach your goals.
If it's a 3 or 6 month package, we'll meet twice a month – with lots of email/text support in between to help keep you on track. Coaching sessions can happen in person, over the phone, or in video-chat via Skype. Dial-in from wherever you are... It's convenient, flexible and no need to drive long distances.
How do I prepare for a photoshoot?
I will coach you every step of the way the day of the shoot – but there are a few things you should know in advance. I've created a very handy Photoshoot Prep Guide to help you prepare – download it here.
All payments, including deposits are non-refundable. Here's why:
Consider this like booking a ticket to a concert. If suddenly you decide you just don't feel like going that day, or it's too far to drive, or you can't find a sitter – what happens? You stay home and miss the concert. The performer and all the musicians planned and reserved their time to be there for you, just as I do.
Respect for others time, and making a commitment to your own goals is actually part of Awaken coaching. Showing up is the first important step – and so empowering! I am SO excited for you and can't wait to be your coach, helping you take next steps toward your happiness.