Probably not near enough because of the lessons I learned about money growing up as a kid of humble parents raised on Iowa farms. We can talk specifics when we have an initial phone conversation and get more clarity about your needs and my potential services for such an assignment.
For a 1-day session, including pre-session participants’ interviews and dependent on group size, you’re probably looking at less than $5,000. My average assignment is typically less than $4,000. I also provide discounts for repeat clients.
After we talk, I will send a proposal that includes my understanding of your group’s context issues, the desired results, my suggested steps, and a price specific to your group.
Typically, my proposal serves as that informal agreement.
About once a year I’ll have a client organization that must have a signed contract or memorandum of understanding. That’s totally fine.
The informal approach matches my style but I’m flexible enough to do formal documents, if necessary. Just let me know what your organization needs.
Because I do not sell commodity products/services, it does not make sense for me to accept credit-card payments with its associated costs. So I accept checks and ACH direct payments.
I prefer to be paid on or before the dates of my sessions. But certain organizations only pay after the fact, which is OK too.
Since 1991 I have been a solopreneur by design.
So when you hire me … well, you get me.
I do the initial phone call with a leader/sponsor, conduct the semi-confidential interviews, prepare for the session, conduct the facilitative training, write the summary, and do any follow up.
As a facilitative trainer and personal coach I take confidentiality seriously.
Some client groups that deal with sensitive or highly technical products/processes require that I sign a non-disclosure statement. It simply formalizes the confidentiality I would conform to even without the statement.
Since 1991, when I started my consulting/coaching career, I have not had a client register any concerns about confidentiality. If you have a special concern or circumstance, let’s talk about it during our first call to make sure we’re a good fit and on the same page.
At latest count, I have worked in 30 states throughout all regions of the country.
Aside from Colorado (where I live) and nearby Wyoming, my most assignments in recent years have been in North Carolina and California.
I’m certainly open to international work but have not pushed that in the past.
Depending on the session topics and number of days, the summary could be 3-10 pages. My goal is to email the sponsor (who can then forward it on to all participants) the summary within 2 business days.
The summary, by the way, is an important part of my service because it highlights key points, agreements, and commitments made. I might also include some additional information and/or handouts that seem helpful to the group’s growth.
I love to do personal coaching and, frankly, am good at it.
But I limit the number of personal coaching clients I have because I focus on working with intact groups.
I’m always happy to talk about personal coaching in our initial phone call if it is a topic of interest for you.