I’m a Personal Trainer for Getting Stuff Done…
…Because we’re all a google search away from thousands of self-help books telling us how to be productive, yet we don’t use them. Time and effort are valuable resources, and, paradoxically, you probably don’t feel like you have enough of either to do the very things that get you more time and energy!
I help by distilling best practices and providing accountability for you to implement the changes you need to better:
Make plans and clarify goals
Create space for deep work and focus
Set up an environment conducive to productivity
Build robust routines and habits
Align motivation so that you can work consistently
Work through big life changes and decisions
Book yourself in for your free 30-minute exploratory call. The fit call gives you a taste of what coaching is like with me while making sure we’re a good fit. You can ask all the questions you have about coaching and how I can help you.
If we both think coaching makes sense after the fit call, we’ll schedule your first sessions and dive in.
$500 USD per four 50-minute sessions - generous sliding scale available
What does coaching cost? — The 50-minute sessions are $125 per session, and I have a generous sliding scale available to Effective Altruists. Payment for the four sessions is due before the first session.
How do I figure out if coaching is for me? — If you have areas you would like to change or things you’d like to do differently, and they haven’t changed despite the self-help books you read (or meant to read) - there’s a good chance coaching is for you! To help you with your decision, let’s talk! Book your free fit call here.
Coaching seems like a big investment. How can I justify the cost? — Your time is the most valuable resource you have, because it’s the only one you can’t replace once it’s gone. Coaching typically helps people get several times their investment in extra productive work - and output. On average, people report 18 extra hours worth of productive time. That’s an investment that pays off, even without counting the benefits of feeling more calm and in control of your life.
What types of issues do you work with?— That really depends on who I'm working with. We can start on a big area, like how to discipline yourself to run your own business, or tackle specific strategic areas, such as email management. Some areas where I commonly focus are:
Making plans and clarifying goals
Tools and strategies for productivity
Building robust routines and habits
Aligning motivation so that you can work consistently
Helping work through big life changes and decisions
Creating an environment conducive to productivity
Is coaching confidential? — Yes, the coaching is confidential. I will not share that you’re my client or the content of coaching sessions with outside parties without your permission. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality, primarily in cases of legal requirement or imminent harm, which you can read more details about here.
Do I need to prepare for our first call? — It can help if you have already thought about possible areas to discuss before the intake call. Unless we specifically discuss otherwise, there is nothing you need to prepare between the intake call and the first session.
How long does coaching last? — I start with a minimum of four sessions, because I’ve found it usually takes a few weeks to experiment and build habits enough to see significant change. After those four sessions, we can schedule subsequent sessions if they would be helpful. Frequently, clients find it most useful to work with me for between four and twelve sessions, although some clients find coaching helpful over longer periods.
What is the cancellation policy? — If you can't make a scheduled appointment, please let me know 24-hours in advance so we can reschedule. Missed appointments, rescheduled appointments, or cancellations without 24-hours’ notice may be charged the full cost of the session.
How is this different from 80,000 Hours?— While 80,000 Hours advises EAs on choosing high impact careers, my goal is to help EAs learn the skills they need to excel in those careers. I provide ongoing support to develop the skills needed to improve productivity toward the goals you are already pursuing.
Is coaching the same thing as therapy? — I am not a therapist, doctor, physical therapist, or nutritionist. While the areas discussed may overlap with topics commonly discussed with these professionals, our conversation should not be taken as official advice in any of those capacities.