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Cost and Commitment for Coaching

Coaching processes range in length from three months to a year or more. The process generally begins with meeting 2-3 times per month for three months. Long-term processes usually become less intensive over time. Many of my clients work with me for a while, get what they need around a particular question, struggle or transition, take a break of months or years, and circle back when new things are up and they want more coaching.

I do most coaching by phone or Zoom, but if you live in or near Portland, Oregon, and would prefer to meet in person, we can discuss meeting in my home office in outer SE once the pandemic is controlled enough to make that safe again. (I live in a germ-pod of folks at high risk for bad outcomes regardless of vaccination, so I need to be more careful than many.)

Sliding Scale

I do this work on a sliding scale because that feels like the best way for me to stay in integrity with my goal of offering my services to the people who want or need them without regard to resources, while still being able to pay my own bills.


Where you are on the scale may change from month to month. The world is an uncertain and changing place and I believe we all need to be able to adjust in response. That includes if for some period of time you need to drop below the lowest range, although if that’s necessary, please let me know.

Reach out using the form below if you have questions about where you fit, but you get to make that call; you just tell me what rate you're using.

The scale is:

  • $100 — $140 per hour: I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs—including food, shelter,  transportation, and healthcare.

  • $70 — $110 per hour: I may stress about meeting my basic needs but regularly achieve them.

  • $40 — $70 per hour: I often struggle to meet my basic needs and don’t always achieve them.

  • Pay What You Will: BIPOC folks are invited to pay what they will. (This is one way I can be part of creating reparations.)

If you are doing executive coaching as part of a larger project with your organization or team coaching, please see the cost information on the With Organizations page.

Initial Three-Month Package

Coaching is a relationship. In order to establish the relationship, and to get enough momentum to make significant shifts happen, the initial process requires a three-month commitment. This initial package includes:

  • A two-hour discovery session (3 if relationship coaching);

  • Two hours of live coaching per month for three months for individual coaching, three hours per month for relationship coaching; and

  • Some email support in between sessions as needed.


The cost for the three-month package can be calculated by deciding on the hourly rate that works for you from the sliding scale, and multiplying it by 6 for individual coaching and 10 for relationship coaching. (Each package is discounted by 2 hours from the hourly rate.) You can pay in installments if you need to.

If you want to continue coaching beyond the initial package, payment is on a session-by-session basis at the appropriate hourly rate from my sliding scale above.

Curious? Try it out.

The way to know if what I bring is a good match for where you are and what you want is to try it, so I offer a free half hour consultation in which we talk about what you are wanting and what I bring, and do 15-20 minutes of coaching so we can see if it feels like a good match. If you are interested, please contact me using the form below.

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