The following are the most frequently asked questions receive regarding coaching:
Do you guarantee results?
Yes. UWin Working With Me guarantees that if you follow your developed goals and action steps, open your mind fully, and dedicate the time and effort that you will get the results you desire. But it is going to take work on your part. We use different strategies to coach you towards your end goal. In every session you will gain different techniques, revisit previous assignments, make progress, and work with us on incorporating new ideas into your life. We are confident that our program will support you in making a change for the better in your life.
Do you guarantee privacy of my information?
Yes. We take your privacy seriously. We don’t use your details or anything you say without getting permission from you directly. At the end of our sessions together you will be asked to provide feedback and it’s your choice whether if it can be shared or not.
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
Counseling is a "previous-focus" discipline where the counselor helps you identify the reasons behind current feelings and behaviors, as well as give you suggestions on how to handle it. It often focuses on the reasons and limits the ability to change or move forward.
With coaching, we do not concentrate on the past reasoning in an effort to avoid negative outcomes. We focus primarily on the future and the dreams, goals and aspirations you envision for yourself. What happened in the past can't be changed, but the future is still yours. We're here to help you grow and claim your happiness.
What is the difference between coaching and teaching or educating?
Education is about facilitating learning and skills about specific topics. Some aspects of our program do consist of teaching knowledge of human behavior, success and happiness. Our goal is for you to “Take Change of your life Now.” Our coaching is more than education or teaching we give you the knowledge of what you need to do, and supply you with tools to do it. Our coaching deals with the issues which are important to you. We help you to build your confidence so you can gain control over you mind, body and emotions.
What is Special about UWin Working With Me?
At UWin Working With Me we believe that you already have what you need inside of yourself. It just needs to be appreciated, validated and nurtured. We know that people are the key to their own happiness, which is why we steer others into achieving what they desire. Through developing nurturing relationships and believing in our clients, our clients get out of their own way and become who they were made to be. They learn to love themselves, as well as store positive images of who they are so when times are challenging they continue to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Our coaching practice is wholistic and long-term focused. Our long-range goal is for you to no longer need us and become your own Life Coach. We welcome and embrace these ideas wholeheartedly.
What is your professional background?
Jeanice is an educator, poet, metaphysician and social justice advocate. She has over 30 years of experience working as a social worker and, most recently, as a medical social worker in the jail system for over 11 years with pregnant mothers. She holds an M.A. in Holistic Health Education, a BA in Psychology and has a Paralegal degree. She holds her Life Coaching Certificate and is also a Happiness Coach.
Jeanice’s calling for social justice led her to assist in the banning of shackling pregnant women during labor and delivery, as well as to and from their medical appointments. She also orchestrated an effort with the assistance of a local non-profit to record and deliver stories of prisoners in jail to their children with hopes that these prisoners could remain connected with their children during their incarceration.
Jeanice has also orchestrated an effort with the assistance of a local non-profit to record inmates reading stories to their children and delivering them as recorded books. The books are given to children in hopes that the parent and child will remain connected with each other throughout the parent's incarceration. At present, it is the first program of this sort to be initiated in the jails of California.
She is a mother of 2 sons and has four grandchildren, is a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, trainer and a member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). She is also director of a non-profit agency that teaches parents and care givers bonding techniques to use with their babies.
Do I need to commit to a certain number of coaching session?
No. In our coaching sessions you commit only to doing your best and pay for each session as you receive it. This gives you the freedom to stop or start at your own pace. In fact, after 6-8 sessions we typically prepare most clients to move forward with independent and self-coaching techniques.
How many sessions do I need?
There are 20 modules that are individually designed based upon the need of each client. We do recommend that you complete at least four (4) sessions. On average our clients usually complete anywhere from 8-10 sessions.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions take about 90 minutes, but we ask you to allow at least 2 hours depending upon how a sessions might go. We never stop the session because time is up; if you are in the middle of an important exercise or explanation, we will continue and fully complete our session.
How often will I meet with my Coach?
The gap between session 1 and 2 is about 2 weeks.
The gap between session 2 and 3 is about 2 weeks.
The gap between session 3 and 4 is about 3 weeks.
Not every person progresses at the same rate while working with us. We will always ask what kind of pace suits you and if you need to see your coach earlier than originally planned, you may contact us to assess whether the scheduling is suitable or not. If not, you will be asked to reschedule. Contact is made outside of schedule by email or phone.
Where will I meet my coach?
In our local office in El Sobrante, CA. If that is not convenient we can make arrangements to meet over Skype, by telephone or by email; whichever you prefer. Advanced notice is required for cancellations.
What happens once I submit an inquiry?
Once you submit an inquiry, you will be emailed a link to our online self-assessment, where you can enter the information we need to work with you. After this, your coach will assess whether the program your requesting will serve your needs. You will be contacted within 3 days after submitting your information. Someone will get in touch with you by email or phone to schedule your first coaching session.
What is the price of the coaching program?
We prefer to discuss pricing individually to suit your specific needs. You will receive an invoice (receipt) at the end of every session. If your specific coaching is related to business, you may be able to deduct some costs from your taxes.
What are my payment options?
Direct payment (preferred): payment must be made before each session. Transaction receipt mailed to the coach or before the session is fine.
Cash (also preferred): payment must be made at or before session.
Credit Card/Paypal: payment must be made before each session.
Checks: payment must be made at or before each session. Make check payable to - Jeanice Cummings.
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