Frequently Asked Questions
Is leadership coaching the same as therapy?
Put simply, no. While there might occasionally be some similar tools that are used, for example, to manage anxiety in a situation, they are not the same. With coaching, we are looking to set specific goals and work towards them. We will not be delving into feelings and emotions from your past that might be impacting your actions today. If, for example, you recently broke up with a significant other and want to work through your feelings associated with that, then processing that would be better suited for therapy than coaching.
Can you be both my coach and my therapist?
Unfortunately, no. My therapy license would consider that a dual relationship which is not allowed. If we begin working together in a coaching setting, we will be unable to transition to a therapeutic relationship. That said, if you are located in CA, I am allowed to use my coaching skills in therapy sessions. An odd distinction, I know, but if you want to blend both therapy and coaching work, and are located in CA, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I think I need therapy?
If you are already working with me and need therapy, I will be happy to refer you to colleagues that I respect and think might be a good fit for you. You can also visit my "Therapist Fit" page for more information and potential therapist referrals. If you are not already a coaching client and want to work with me therapeutically, please visit kealyspring.com or email me at email@example.com to see if I might be a good fit for you to work with.
How long will I be in coaching?
Everyone's goals and needs are unique. I see coaching as an ongoing relationship that may have starts and stops along the journey as goals are reached and then new ones are developed. We will continue to work together to identify the length of the coaching journey for you. In general, I find most people do best with 2-4 sessions per month, for 3-6 months depending on their goals.