“Say More About That” Show Notes: Episode #38 – The journey from therapist to coach

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Nov 17, 2019 in Say More About That

Today on the podcast, I talk to Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC, who started out as a therapist but transitioned to be a coach. I'll be talking to her about why she decided to become a coach, the pros and cons of coaching and all the ins and outs that therapists should know if they are thinking of adding coaching to their practice. We'll also touch on what clients should know if they are thinking about hitting up a coach for some help. Our conversation was really fascinating and I think you'll all love it. Plenty of laughs along the way.

Learn more about Gina at her website

Questions and topics I discuss with Gina in the episode:

  • Why did you decide to stop being a therapist and become a coach?
  • Did you ever consider doing both?
  • How did you leave?
  • What are the pros of being a coach?
  • What are the cons?
  • You seem especially savvy at marketing your coaching business. Do others need to be savvy?
  • Is it helpful if you choose a niche?
  • Personally, I would struggle with letting go of my license because I worked so hard for it. Did you have an emotional attachment to letting go?
  • How much do coaches typically charge? 
  • When do you refer out to therapist?
  • How can clients know if they are with a good coach that can meet their needs? What questions should they ask a potential coach?

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      Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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