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Strategic Relationship Coaching
Use your coaching time as you desire to focus on Self-Mastery, Couples Work or Parent Training or combine as needed as they inherently dovetail with each other.
Personal Living Packages address Self-Mastery, Couples Work and Parent Training
Corporate Living Packages are also available that address Team Building, Leadership Development, Organizational Transformation, and Work/Family Balance through my strategic partnerships with Behavioral Health Strategies, The Green River Group and Life by Design Coaching. For more on corporate coaching see the end of this page.
My fee is $300/hour. I require a $1,500/month retainer with a minimium three month commitment. The retainer is paid at the beginning of the month via my website. If you drop out of the work for any reason that month's retainer is retained.
- Priority access to coach in person as well as via email, tele-coaching sessions
- Five in-depth one-hour sessions
- Quick, laser-meetings
- Completion of reading assignments
- Completion of workbook assignments
- Completion of specifici application assignments
- Daily utilization of Focus Sheets
- I will work you. I will challenge you. This work will not be easy. It will be worth it.
What can you help me with?
I will help you create great, truly phenomenal, relationships with yourself, with your spouse, with your children. Period."
How exactly does this work? It sounds good, but how will you actually make this happen?
That's the fun part! Through focused and very specific tactical realtinship strategies targeting what's needed from self-master, transformative couples work, and effective parenting training-using strategies that are based on timeless universal principles and proven, research and evidence-based practices and techniques. I take a zero-fluff approach based on solid guiding principles and proven and practical techniques that have been tested in the trenches.
Choose me as your coach and I will settle for nothing less than excellence. There's good news and bad news with that promise. The good news is that my clients and I get results. We get outcomes. The bad news is actually part of the good news: I will work you. I will challenge you. I will help you work past whatever blocks and ineffective habits you have or are faced with.
I have the skill, expertise, background, knowledge, experience and network to develop the necessary strategies to create solutions to any goal and any obstacles that arise in the pursuit of those goals.
I have extensive experience in developing effective solutions to the most difficult problems. I have experience in corporate solutions, executive coaching, leadership development
What are the unique benefits of working with a coach whose background and training is in the field of therapy?
- "Coaches with a clinical background bring extraordinary gifts to their work not the least of which is their familiarity with a century of social science research that is exquisitely relevant to individual and group coaching relationships."
- Ben Dean, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, MentorCoach, LLC, MentorCoach.com
My therapeutic training and background as a marriage and family therapist is based in systemic, narrative, collaborative and the post-modern approaches which are non-pathology based, but are respectful, collaborative and empowering.
Bottom line: "So, what's in it for me?"
Do this work and you will grow and your relationship will transform. Period.
The skills I teach work. Gauranteed.
I guarantee our work together. You will not find this gauruntee elsewhere. It's this simple. If you do the following three things, I guarantee that you will improve the quality of your relationship or I will fully refund your money:
1. Complete the comprehensive relationship assessment and outcome plan. As our work together progresses, we will use that as a baseline to show relationship improvement, growth and changes.
2. Attend every coaching session as agreed with the intent to do the work required to create a great relationship.
3. Complete all homework assignments (including readings, worksheets, and between session skills practice).
Are there other payment options?
Payment is expected at the beginning of each month. You may make partial payments on a monthly basis via credit or debit card payments that you have contracted to pay. Minimum of $500/month is to be paid which would allow the three month commitment to be paid within 9 months instead of 3 or $375/month allowing it to be paid in 12 months.
Why do you require a retainer? Many coaches and therapists pay per session.
That is true and it's not a bad model by any means. I used to operate that way myself with good success for both my clients and myself. The reason is that my work with my clients has progressed to the stage where I am only working with those who are fully committed to doing the work rather than "try and see" or just putting forth a mock "good faith effort." I have found that this approach quickly weeds out those who are not 100% committed to doing the work. It is hard work and the results do not come easily. I have found that when people put their money where their mouths are they tend to value their work more. Less talk. More walk.
I also work by retainer only to limit my client base. I work with a select clientelle. They select me and I select them. I will not work with anyone. By working by retainer, I am able to keep my client base small and thus dedicate my time to this limited clientelle, as opposed to seeing many people at a reduced fee who get small chunks of my time.
Why a three-month commitment as a minimum?
I have found that while we can accomplish a lot in just 10-12 sessions. That not everyone who starts finishes. This establishes clear parameters on what is expected. At this stage in my career I am only working with those who are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We don't get lasting results in brief periods. We don't get great results by doing sloppy work. We don't get BMW's out of Yugo factories.
What does the retainer provide?
See the Monthly Structure above.
Also, this is not a "nickel and dime" package: i.e., this many phone calls, this many emails, this many sessions. This is full service. Your retainer buys the full scope of my services as needed for the month.
All that being said, I do believe in and practice what I preach. I maintain careful boundaries. I do not work on Saturdays or Sundays. My time with my family is sacrosanct.
What the retainter does not provide:
While the vast majority of my clients take this work very seriously there are a few who sometimes feel "entitled." So to be clear, I do not play games of intimidation, entitlement, enabling, etc. Nor will I do your work for you. Those styles of interaction are destructive to good relationships. Your retainer does not "buy me." It retains my time and services for you.
Does it really work?
It works so well in fact that if after three months of doing this targeted focused work (including the required homework, reading, skills practice) that if we have not made significant and measureable progress towards your goals then I will refund ALL of your money. That's how confident I am. To be honest, it's been a safe bet for me (and for my clients) because I havne't had to refund any of that money yet b/c those who commit to this work simply (though not easily) win.
How many clients do you work with at a time?
I take on a select, exclusive and limited clientele. They select me and I also select them. I will only take on 10 clients at a time. This allows me to be very accessible to my clients to respond to their needs instead of of being pulled and distracted in too many directions.
Also, one client spot out of the 10 is reserved strictly for pro-bono work. Instead of paying me, these clients commit to "paying it forward."
Can we use video chatting during our coaching sessions?
Certainly. Simply download Skype which allows free calling (and free long-distance) and video conferencing between virtually any computer (Macs, PC's, Linux/Unix) and webcam out there. Then you can call (801-787-8014) or email me and I'll give you my Skype username to contact me through Skype.
Are you ready to make the commitment to learn how to:
- Study the best practices
- Learn from the wisest and most experienced marriage and parenting mentors
- Learn the best skills
- Develop your skills
- Practicing those skills. Over and over and over and over...and over. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
- Create maintenance routines
- Use strategies to enhance your relationships on a regular basis
- Brand, market and sell yourself daily to our key relationships
- Bottom line: Put your money where your mouth is?
801.787.8014 or StrategicRelationshipCoaching@bardos.net
to start creating the Great Relationship.
Five Keys to Lasting Change
While some are, Bardos isn't just about the one-time learning experience. We are about what happens afterward. We are about creating greatness in relationships and to do so any changes made need to be made into lasting greatness.
||Comprehensive Needs Analysis: Know what you need. Know what you don't. This way all subsequent interventions will be precisely targeted to effective solution creation.
||Education: Learning what you need to know via training, courses, reading, etc.
||Retention: What you are able to remember and recall over time.
Application: What you are able to apply from what you have learned. We will help you take the knowledge you have gained and put into practical application that works.
Habit: We use reinforcement and accountability practices to help you practice what you have learned and applied into long-term habits.
Corporate Living Packages
We accomplish this through a comprehensive menu of on-site and off-site services that include:
- Team Building
And that address:
- Leadership Skills
- Communication Effectiveness
- Stress Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Team Building
- And more...see Building Strong Teams | Building Strong Teams below.
Download Bardos' Consulting Phases Overview here.
Building Strong Leaders | Building Strong Teams with ACCCTS
Download a sample of just some of the programming we have to offer your organization here.
Bardos Relationship Consulting partners with the best to bring you the best. Bardos' interdisciplinary team from which we craft each organization's custom solution includes the entire Behavioral Health Strategies team as well as David Klien of The Green River Group and Merrilee Buchannan of Life by Design.
Contact Us Today
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.787.8014 where we can begin the first stages of a comprehensive needs analysis to develop the powerful solutions to help you create the lasting changes your organization needs.
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