Private

Coaching Packages 

 

Meet Smiley!

The rapport between you, your child and Smiley is key to coaching success. The Start Up Session is a prerequisite if you would like to work with me.

The start up includes 50 minutes for parent(s) and then 50 minutes for your child to talk more about the challenges you face, establish goals and see if coaching is a right fit.

Start Up Session £197

 (prerequisite for child coaching 10yrs – teens)

🔸 1 private 121 coaching session for parent(s) (50 mins via video)  

🔸 1 private 121 child coaching session (50 mins via video)

🔸 follow up email with helpful recommendations, and proposed coaching plan.

After your Start Up Session, we will work together for 6 weeks.

🔸  3 private 121 Smiley coaching sessions (50 mins via video)

🔸  1 parent feedback call (50 mins via video)

🔸  email feedback after each session with follow up exercises

🔸  ‘Coach on Call’ on-going email support for the duration of your package

🔸  tailor-made coaching plan to tackle your child’s specific struggle

🔸  step by step video and audio guides for parents that teach you  

▪ how to emotionally support your child with long-lasting results (instead of fire fighting, fixing and rescuing) ▪ how to trust your innate parenting wisdom in the eye of the storm ▪ how to set yourself free from parenting guilt and fear ▪ how to support your child with struggles, challenges and overwhelming feelings – like stress, anger, worry or sadness.

🔸  Smiley’s Epic Emotional First Aid Kit with over 30 strategies and practical tools to:

▪ feel confident ▪ discover what makes you happy ▪ reduce fear ▪ soothe anxiety ▪ understand anger ▪ release sadness ▪ manage stress ▪ dissolve overwhelm ▪ find inner calm ▪ communicate assertively ▪ keep yourself safe ▪ stop self-doubting ▪ move beyond disappointment ▪ switch off your busy brain ▪ believe in yourself

After your Start Up Session, we will work together for 3 months. Change takes time. I will walk beside you during this process.

🔸  8 private 121 Smiley coaching sessions (50 mins via video)

🔸  2 parent feedback calls (50 mins via video)

🔸  email feedback after each session with follow up exercises

🔸  ‘Coach on Call’ on-going email support for the duration of your package

🔸  tailor-made coaching plan to tackle your child’s specific struggle

🔸  easy step by step video and audio guides for parents that teach you  

▪ how to emotionally support your child with long-lasting results (instead of fire fighting, fixing and rescuing) ▪ how to trust your innate parenting wisdom in the eye of the storm ▪ how to set yourself free from parenting guilt and fear ▪ how to support your child with struggles, challenges and overwhelming feelings – like stress, anger, worry or sadness.

🔸  Smiley’s Epic Emotional First Aid Kit with over 30 strategies and practical tools to:

▪ feel confident ▪ discover what makes you happy ▪ reduce fear ▪ soothe anxiety ▪ understand anger ▪ release sadness ▪ manage stress ▪ dissolve overwhelm ▪ find inner calm ▪ communicate assertively ▪ keep yourself safe ▪ stop self-doubting ▪ move beyond disappointment ▪ switch off your busy brain ▪ believe in yourself

 

After your Start Up Session, I will provide a safe space so you can talk and make sense of your inner world. There are no additional resources or email support between sessions in this package.

🔸  4 private 121 Smiley coaching sessions (50 mins via video)

“There has been a significant difference in our son since he has been seeing you. He has confidence in his own abilities and he rarely uses ‘rubbish’ to describe himself any more. He smiles more and they are proper smiles too. He still has the busyness in his head, but I feel that is easier for him to manage as he is happier in himself. He has loved his sessions with you. Thank you so much for your amazing work in making not just him but our whole family smiley!”

Mel, Farnham

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the things people ask me about coaching. Can’t see your question? Drop me an email.

 

What days and hours do you work?

I have a limited number of slots per week. My core hours are 10am – 7pm Mon-Thur. I do not work weekends.

Why do we need a Start Up Session?

A Start-Up Session is to give your experience and your child’s experience the time and attention it deserves. Often we’ve been challenged by something for a long time before we seek help. It’s also a chance for us for us to get to know each other and see if coaching is the right fit. The success of coaching is largely due to the rapport between Coach and client, so it’s essential the chemistry is right.

During your session, we will talk more in-depth about your family’s history, what isn’t working, what you’ve already tried, what has worked so far, your objective for coaching. I will also explain more about how coaching works, what you can expect from me and answer any questions you may have.

During your child’s session, I will keep it very light-hearted and ask your child questions about their world – their friends, their school, their likes and dislikes. My goal is not always to get straight to the problem but to help them feel at ease and relaxed. 

How do I explain it to my child?

Present coaching to your child in a positive light. Get their input and make sure you have their buy-in. Coaching isn’t for problems. People don’t need fixing. Coaching is for getting the most out of life! I find using positive analogies that your child can relate to work. e.g. comparing me to a Sports Coach who is helping an athlete train for a marathon or a Football Coach who ensures a player is top of his game before a match. A Life Coach ensures you are the happiest in your daily life and can help you overcome anything that troubles you.

If your child has been listening to my Truly Madly Smiley podcast, often they are excited to meet me and they want to work with me. You could also show them this video of me talking about how to get rid of your worries once and for all!

Are we ready for coaching?

I want you to get what you + your child need from coaching!

Although it’s been said that I connect with children at another level and I do have an excellent track record (you can read about it here on my website), I’m not a miracle worker and I like to keep it real. I know coaching works when all parties are working hard and are committed to making changes. This is why I need you to take stock and be honest before you begin. There is no magic bullet. This blog post Are You Ready for Smiley Coaching? is also worth reading.

How much time do we need to dedicate to this?

The time for your coaching session is not your only commitment if you want to see a change. After all, it’s the music between the notes that makes the melody. You will receive a coaching pack with videos, audios and coaching exercises to complete between sessions. It’s up to you how much time you invest. I can’t change you or your child, but it’s down to both of you to make it happen. 

Think of it like losing weight: there is no magic wand. You hire a personal trainer to recommend a set diet, and to keep you motivated and on track with your exercise programme. Your personal trainer will also make sure you’re doing the exercises in the right way so you don’t injure yourself, help you with any mindset issues that are holding you back and identify where you need to prioritise and focus your energy. In return, you will be committed to change, show up for your sessions, do the homework and be open to doing things differently.

What happens in a coaching session?

“Coaching is like magic. Lisa believes that the child is resourceful enough to do anything and  allows a child the time and space to figure it all out for themselves!” I make coaching for children seem like they are just enjoying some ‘me’ time talking about themselves. They usually think it’s a lot of fun as well as being a safe place to share their stuff. The first coaching session is about getting to know each other and discovering where coaching is required. I work from the child’s perspective. This helps set goals and work towards them.

Coaching can be: drawing, storytelling, activity sheets, role play, games, using props, or plain old fashioned talking.

I'm not good with tech, will this be an issue?

You don’t have to be a wizard with tech stuff. Besides, maybe your children will intuitively know what to do.  I will guide you through the process and once you’ve done it once and seen how easy it is, you won’t look back. It only becomes a block to coaching if you see it that way in your mind 🙂 It doesn’t have to be and even though I was resistant to being coached online initially, I realised that it can be just as powerful as face-to-face.

You will need:

  1.  A private space where your child won’t be interrupted.
  2.  A good internet connection (please check your internet speed. Google the free Ookla Speed Checker. If you have less than 5mbps download and upload, then your connection is too weak for video coaching.
  3. A smart phone or tablet with Whatsapp or Facetime.
How do you measure coaching success?

Coaching is a process and not a magic wand.  It requires commitment, open-honest communication and effort from all parties (coach, coachee and parent(s)).

There are many success stories about how coaching has helped other families on my blog, and some very kind words from happy children. Coaching is measurable by progress. Children often hold on to their stuff and can hold off change until right near the end. We have to allow them to do it when the time is right for them.

Some clients see changes during their programme, some at the end and some after. I cannot ‘fix’ your child. This may seem like a strange thing to say but I want to manage your expectations. It’s important to convey my intention which is to help your child understand themselves, feel comfortable in their own skin, find coping strategies, strengthen your child’s resourcefulness and resilience to life.

How do we book?

Book a Start Up Session and let’s work out what you need.

We don't have the budget for 121 coaching what else can we do?

This blog post The True Cost of Your Child’s Happiness tells you about all the free and more affordable coaching options available. I’ve tried to make coaching affordable for everybody, so whilst bespoke private 121 coaching with me may not be a viable option for your family, there are plenty of juicy resources to get stuck into; including this stack of freebies.

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