Private Coaching: Craig specializes in working
with people over 40 to help them to discover and do what they
love and make the income they need as well!!
Craig’s work is useful to people of all ages and of course
works with many different types of clients !
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Q: Who are the best candidates for
A: Craig primarily works with people who have 15
years or more of professional work experience, from all industries
and all parts of the world. Typical clients are ages 36-70.
He also works with stay-at-home moms, many of whom have never
worked or haven’t worked for a long time. They come to
Craig as a result of a crisis: a divorce, an empty nest or another
mid-life challenge, and they have decided the time is right
to find their life’s work.
Q: How can Craig help me?
A: Craig acts as a third-party sounding board.
He helps you come up with new and creative work ideas based
on your passions. He listens and observes patterns in what you
want, helping you to creatively move toward action. Craig acts
as your creativity coach and supports you as you try new approaches
and ideas. You’ll move forward by testing your new ideas
and challenging your assumptions.
Q: What if I don't know what my passions
A: That’s OK. With each client, Craig pursues
a different set of strategies and methods. He’ll start
by guiding you to explore your life.
Q: What can I expect to gain by the
end the program?
A: Prior to any session with Craig, he will ask
his client for a desired outcome from the session. This is important.
Some clients wish to simply get some help with their resume
or networking approaches. Others may want help with figuring
out their passions and still others may need help with their
transition after being laid off. Craig’s clients finish
each session feeling more creative, more optimistic, more confidence
and a specific prescription from Craig on the next steps.
If you are already following your passion but are not making
the necessary income, Craig will help you define a path to accomplish
If you already know what your passion is and simply have a
hard time coming up with ways to leverage what you do, Craig
will help you with practical and creative ideas to help you
make progress toward your goals.
Q: Can the program help me deal with
life's other challenges that come up; relationships, finances
A: Yes. It’s difficult to pursue one’s
passion in mid-life without some or all of these issues coming
up. Together, you and Craig will pursue ideas, strategies and
methods to help you deal with the tough questions that will
Q: I'm feeling like I should also see
a therapist. If I see Craig, does that mean I don't need to
also see someone else?
A: Craig will assess this need when you initially
meet. While there are some challenges that require the medical
model of intervention, Craig feels very qualified to assist
in the many issues of life that may come up as you pursue your
vocational passion. His method does not involve labeling of
your condition. He focuses, instead, on each person as a unique
individual who just wants to make a difference in the world.
Q: How long will it take? How long
will I work with Craig?
A: Each client is different. On average, Craig’s
clients work with him for several sessions.
This is completely up to each client. There is no on-going
commitment requirement. Each session is 50 minutes long and
held over the phone or via SKYPE
for those clients who wish a phone and face to face experience!
Each client’s needs are different. Some clients want just
one session to help improve a resume or get clear about one’s
direction. Others want to meet weekly to get support and coaching
for all elements of their life focused around their work. In
each session, you’ll work with Craig to put together a
clear plan, with new ideas that will move you towards what you
want in your life and your work. You’ll become clear about
what you want, and you’ll develop momentum in moving toward
Q: How do Craig's services differ from
those of other coaches?
A: Craig works exclusively with mid-life clients.
This is his passion, his niche and his specialty. Craig draws
from 25 years experience in corporate life, 11 years of doctoral
research on human development and his own mid-life transition
and personal journey. He has experienced first-hand much of
what his clients are going through, and that makes him an empathetic
coach to those in mid-life.
Q: Does Craig deal with other life
challenges as well?
A: Many of Craig’s clients who seek to make
changes in their vocational lives also encounter financial,
emotional and relationship challenges along the way. His background
in human development allows Craig to help make a difference
in these areas as well.
Q: How do I work with Craig?
A: Craig works with his clients throughout the
United States, Europe, Canada by phone and Skype.
Q: Can Craig help me follow my passion
and earn an income at the same time?
A: Craig is highly creative and looks forward to
brainstorming all the possibilities. At the same time, he will
remind you that your dreams are possible, despite the financial
obstacles. If you review Craig’s coaching
testimonials, you’ll read about the successes that
his clients have achieved with Craig’s assistance.
Q: Why does Craig do this work?
A: Mid-life vocational counseling is very fulfilling
and meaningful for Craig. He has been curious all his life about
why some people seem to be so happy with their chosen work while
others are so miserable. The purpose of Craig’s life is
to help people in mid-life discover and live the work that draws
from and enhances their passions. He chooses to work with people
one-on-one, so they can make a difference for themselves and
for others along the way.
Q: How much does coaching cost?
A: Craig charges a flat rate of $ 90.00 per hour
paid in advance of the session with a major credit card.
Payments can be made online at http://www.thevocationalcoach.com
Online payment is preferred. Special arrangements for payment
by check can be made with Craig.
Q: Does Craig have products and
other resources to assist?
Yes. Craig has over 40
products (CD’s and Books) which includes his newest
book, Don’t JUST
retire and die: A new approach to your life and work after 40.
All of these products are available at Craig’s on-line
Q: How do I get started with Craig?
A: It’s easy. Just go on-line and sign up
for how many sessions you would like. Call him directly at 707-775-4020
or e-mail him at email@example.com.
He will let you know available dates and times and will email
you to confirm an appointment.
Q: What forms of payment does Craig
A: He accepts all major credit cards and/or checks.
The preferred payment method is your major credit card, using
cart on his website.
Q: Is there a way to work with
Craig on a more comprehensive plan for my life and work using
his Ten P model?
A: Yes, Craig still offers two longer term programs which are
more comprehensive. These programs include all of Craig’s
products ( 25 CD’s, all 3 books including the E-Book,
100 question assessment with feedback and comprehensive homework
and follow up). In these programs Craig will work with his client
P one session at a time helping the client to build a personal
roadmap and plan.
Q: How much do these programs
A: These programs are either 3 months meeting every two weeks
or 6 months meeting every two weeks. These programs are paid
upfront with an agreement to complete the entire program. Craig
finds this helps clients to make the commitment to make positive
change in their life
Q: How much do these more comprehensive
A: The three
month program costs 1500 paid in advance and the six
month program costs 2500 in advance
Q: Can I talk to
current or past clients to help me with my decision?
A: Yes. Simply review the “real story”
profiles and testimonials listed here. Then, let Craig know
which person you’d like to follow up with. He will provide
you with contact information.
“I’ve been working with Craig weekly
for several months. I am continually impressed with how intuitive
Craig is. He always has my best interests and objectives in
mind, even when I veer off track. I’ve read the books
(P is for Perfect, Zen and the Art of Making a Living, What
Color is Your Parachute, Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional
People, etc.) and I’ve met with other career counselors.
I’ve gone to University career centers, spent hours online,
and done work on my own trying find a career that combines my
passions, talents and experience. I can honestly say that I’ve
never been so on-track. I feel incredibly lucky to have found
Craig. I profit from his career and interpersonal wisdom. My
sessions with Craig are absolutely the best investment I have
made in my vocational life. Anyone who is not satisfied with
their vocational life WILL benefit immensely from working with
– Lance A. Wexler, from California
“Craig helped me to focus my energy on what
I love to do rather than on just finding another job. With his
guidance and counsel, I have started going down a path I never
would have thought of on my own. He’s been a great coach
– Minna Vallentine, from California
“Craig combines intellect, creativity, caring for people,
research and humor in a unique synthesis that makes a positive,
special and inspiring difference to all those with whom he works.”
– Dr. Jeremy J. Shapiro, New York City,
professor and author, Mindful Inquiry
“Clearing the fog, enhancing personal and career clarity,
showing how my ideal career is attainable. All now! These are
just a few statements that describe the value of working with
Craig. In a short amount of time he has helped me become focused
and has guided me toward my goals. I highly recommend him.”
– Jim Goebelbecker, from Boston
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