Coaching FAQ

How is Life Coaching different from therapy... or just talking to a friend?

Life Coaching is not therapy. I am not a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist. I won't be working with you on issues from your past. I will be focusing on your goals for the future. If you have items from your past such as trauma or addictions that still plague you, I will refer you to a mental health professional for counseling. I am a specialist that can help you grow personally and professionally.

Life Coaches are not your friends. I am very passionate about helping you to be successful, but I am objective. I am not afraid of you firing me if you don't like what I have to say. I am going to be honest with you and hold you accountable for the goals that you set in our time together.

I am a Life Coach. If there is a gap between where you are NOW and where you WANT TO BE, I am going to help you find paths and build new bridges to your goals. I will give you support, discipline, and structure.

Are you accepting new coaching clients?

Yes! CLICK HERE to register! I am excited to work with you!

How long should I work with a Life Coach?

It depends. Everyone's situation is unique and we all learn and grow at our own paces. I recommend four coaching sessions, or a month of coaching. You will walk away from every coaching session with action steps, and it is up to you to do the work! Meeting with me is a guaranteed way to hold yourself accountable because it raises the stakes. Suddenly, you aren't just doing it for yourself. You are doing it to show me that you are working on the plan we develop.

I don't ask you to sign a contract. Instead, I allow my clients to pay for sessions up front, or purchase packages of sessions (which offers a discount!) You can walk away from coaching any time you feel ready. My job isn't to keep you in coaching. My job is to help you reach the goals you set!

Can I hire a Life Coach for a short-term goal or project?

Absolutely! If you are focusing on a big decision or a singular life event, a Life Coach is perfect! I would love to work with you on your specific goal. Often my clients hire me for one goal or dream, and then continue working with me as they see new opportunities for change and growth!

Do you accept long-term clients?

Of course! We don't always know what we want right now. If you are deciding on a path in life, the process may be on-going. I will work with you until you say you are ready to move on without me.

Is Life Coaching dangerous?

No. My clients are responsible for their own lives and they are driving the decision-making. My clients are taking action, not me. My role is to provide support through that process and offer tools for introspection. I ask my clients to think outside of the box, but it is up to my client to decide what they are comfortable with.

If you ever have negative feelings after a coaching session with me, or any Life Coach, let them know immediately! Miscommunication can happen. And, face it, not every Life Coach is going to be compatible with every client. I want you to walk away from time with me feeling positive and ready to act. I want you to feel good!

Is Life Coaching confidential?

Life Coaching is 100% confidential. I adhere to a code of ethics set forth by the International Coach Federation. I use a secure technology suite to track your progress.

Will I become dependent on Life Coaching and stop thinking for myself?

No. Life Coaches never make decisions for their clients or tell their clients what to do. My job is not to cure or treat. My job is to ask you questions about your dreams and goals so you can learn more about yourself and where you want to be. You will be making choices for yourself.

Shouldn't I be able to reach my goals on my own?

Anyone can reach their goals on their own. But are you? If you are, what are you sacrificing to do so? Your health? Time with friends or family? Your relationships? I believe that you can have everything you want in life. It simply takes planning and taking action. It might not happen RIGHT NOW. But it can happen.

With me by your side, we will work together to find ways to meet your goals without the sacrifice. Yes, you will have to make some changes. If you have read this far, it seems like you might be ready to do just that. I can help you figure out what areas have the most potential for change.

Using a Life Coach gives you the extra push, the extra edge you need to get started living the life you want. You will be amazed at how easy it is to live authentically when you apply some discipline and structure to just a few areas!

Is Life Coaching a fad?

I think a lot about Self Care and how it has become part of our every day conversation. In today's economy, doing things for ourselves just feels right... and taking care of ourselves should be at the top of that list. I view Life Coaching as a form of Self Care. Life Coaching is radical Self Care!

Are you tired of just living one day to the next? Would you rather be living a fulfilled life that is meaningful? Can you picture it? What does that life look like?

Recognizing the importance of taking control of our lives is not a fad. A trend... yes. But a trend that I believe will continue. I am not a miracle worker, but I have a lot of tools to help you get from point A to point B.

Making yourself a priority and investing in yourself? A trend I will always follow.

Will I get results faster than if I were doing things on my own?

Oh yes! Hiring a Life Coach is hiring a personal cheerleader who knows how to structure your goals in achievable increments that get you results faster. The more you see results, the more excited you will be to move on to the next action step!

When we set out on our own to reach a goal, we don't always have a clear vision of what that goal is, realistic steps to follow to reach that goal, or a plan B for when things go horribly awry. My job is to help you see your goal with crystal clear vision and create specific, measurable objectives that will get you there efficiently. If something goes wrong along the way, rather than stumbling along alone and losing momentum, I will be there to quickly help you redirect your energy!

What does a typical client focus on?

I don't really have typical clients. Each client has their own individual goal, path, strengths, weaknesses, and ideas about life. A lot of the work I do asks you to look inward... to really look at who you are and where you want your life to go. I have my clients do a lot of self-assessments and there will be homework. But it is not pointless drudgery, and you get out of Life Coaching what you put into it.

How much does Life Coaching cost?

Paying for Life Coaching raises the stakes. If you are paying for it, you are more likely to do the work to meet your goals. This is an investment in YOU!

My rates are average for Life Coaches Central Virginia.

  • $75 | Coaching Intake Session
  • $100 | Individual Coaching Session (60 min)
  • $320 | Monthly Coaching Package (4 Individual Coaching Sessions - Save $80!!!)
  • $180 | Weekly Coaching Package (2 Coaching Sessions - Save $20!!!)
  • $85 | Self Care Education Session (60 min)
  • $115 | Self Care Education Session (90 min)
  • $50 | Absolute Minimum Per Session Sliding Scale (based on proof of income and unique situation)

CLICK HERE to register for Life Coaching with Madam C today!

What kind of Life Coach is Madam C?

I am a holistic Life Coach who uses her life experience from the corporate world and the kink world to offer an open-minded, radical approach to helping you meet your goals.

I use traditional Life Coaching techniques in combination with Mindfulness and Self Care strategies to help you focus on your goals. I am happy to work with you on any  Life Goal you have, be it career, health, spirituality, relationship, sex, kink, or otherwise.

No, I am not a traditional Life Coach. Yes, I will help you the way that any other Life Coach would! The difference is that I am exceedingly open-minded, well-rounded, and ready to challenge you with creative problem-solving strategies!

Do I have to be polyamorous, kinky, LGBTQA or any other label to work with you?

No. Just be yourself and we will work together to make your dreams reality!

Do you offer classes?

I offer a wide range of in-person educational opportunities for individuals, groups,  and couples that focus on specific Self Care and BDSM topics. I don't teach this information as part of Life Coaching sessions because I feel that it is important to separate my roles as Life Coach and Educator.

If you are a client, you are always welcome to book me for a class. The class will not be specific to your journey, but instead offer techniques anyone can use.

Check out the classes I offer here!

What is a "Self Care Session"?

I am passionate about Self Care so I try to spread the word however I can! I offer classes about Self Care  that give general information and techniques and I offer Self Care Sessions that are designed around my clients' needs.

During a Self Care Session, we will work to identify your individual Self Care wants and needs and create a Self Care Plan. We will also discuss and practice individual Self Care styles...

To learn more about Self Care Session click here.

Do you work with couples?

Yes. I offer Self Care Sessions and all of my classes to couples and groups. Life Coaching, however, is very individual.

If there is a topic I can assist with that is not among my listed classes, please contact me. I am happy to structure a class that is specific to your needs as a couple or group.

You may also be interested in signing up for my Power Dynamics Portal if you are seeking BDSM-related education.

Do you offer sessions by phone or Skype?

Yes! I work with clients all over the globe. I am happy to work in a format that is comfortable for you. If you are local to Richmond, VA, we may schedule in-person sessions. Otherwise, I offer phone, chat, or Skype sessions at the same rates.