Learn About Coaching

Coaching is a partnership between the coach and client, to help the individual maximize their personal and professional potential. It is a process of being curious, asking questions, and digging deep to find the best expression of yourself. As a coach, I believe that each individual has the answers they need for their own life. But sometimes life gets complicated. We can feel lost, not really knowing what those answers are. My role, as a coach, is to help you find those answers. I am here to support you, hold you accountable, and explore exciting possibilities in your life. I honor your experiences and the journey you are on.
No. Coaching is NOT therapy. I am not licensed to diagnose or treat mental disorders. Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, or any type of mental health care. Coaching focuses on the present, while looking toward creating the future. Unlike therapy, in coaching, you are the expert of your life. Coaching is “client driven,” meaning you determine your desired outcomes and agenda. If at anytime during our coaching relationship I feel that your needs would be better met by a mental health professional, or if you begin to expect services I am not qualified to help with, I will refer you to an appropriate professional.
If you feel ready to make changes in your life and to move forward, but feel a bit “stuck,” coaching might be just what you need. As your coach I will provide a safe space to explore what is holding you back from achieving your goals. I will help identify blocks, determine your best motivational style, and work to elicit personalized strategies and solutions. Join me on a path of self-discovery and self-improvement!
My specific area of interest is in helping individuals recognize limiting stories they tell themselves, their personal narrative, and learn how to change their story. We all tell ourselves stories about our life, our experiences, as a way to make sense of it all. But too often we get stuck in a story that holds us back...you might say:

-I can't change jobs because I'm too old.
-I'm not smart enough to learn something new.
-All my life, people told me I'm shy, so I must be shy.
-If I were thinner, people would take me more seriously.
-I'll never find a partner.
-I'm just unlucky.

However, these are just stories. They aren't truth. And we can change our dialogue. We can rediscover the hero that's always been inside of us. We can turn our life around.
Most people find that a minimum of 3 months (or 6 sessions) is needed to get the most out of coaching. I have worked with clients once a week or every two weeks, depending on the needs of the client and what they are hoping to accomplish. Some people find that after completing a project with their coach, they are interested in starting a new project and they sign up for more coaching sessions, while others are ready to set out on their own. As your coach, I am here to help you in whatever timeframe and capacity you need.

If you live in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, we meet in person. I've worked with clients in my home, in their home, and in coffee shops. If you live further away, I use a video conferencing program called Zoom (no charge to you), or we can talk over the phone.
Currently a single session costs $70.

If you would like to start with a 2-session Discovery Meeting, the cost is $125.

Save 15% when you sign up for 6 sessions at $360.

Or receive a 25% savings when you sign up for 12 sessions for $630.

I offer a free 20- minute consult to help you determine what will best fit your needs.

To schedule an appointment go to the Contact page on this website or visit: https://khamblinhartlifecoaching.as.me/

As a Whole Person Coach, I like to start with what I call a “Discovery Meeting.” The Discovery Meeting is typically divided into two session, each for about an hour and a half. During that time, we look at your level of satisfaction in 10 different areas of your life, discover your Learning Styles, and determine the top 10 values that guide your decision making processes in life. It is a time for us to get to know each other and uncover the areas in your life you most want to improve.

After that, most session last 50-60 minutes, but can be as short as 30 minutes. If your needs require longer sessions, we can schedule anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours per session.
My passion is listening to people, witnessing their stories, and walking beside them in the process of self-discovery and improvement. My job is to ask questions and help you dig deep, to find the answers that are already inside of you. You can expect me to bring my whole self to the table. And you can expect me to be professional, keep your information confidential, and know that I will work hard to help you uncover the best ways to meet your goals and desires. I believe in open, honest communication and will be straightforward as I work with you. I believe that we are always learning and growing, so you can expect that I will be learning and growing right along with you. And of course, respecting your confidentiality is one of my priorities.
In coaching, YOU are the expert. You are the expert of your life and know what you most need. First and foremost, you must have a desire to change. With that desire, anything is possible! As your coach, I expect you to: be open, be willing to look carefully and honestly at yourself, work hard, stay curious, and take responsibility for your own progression. It is important that you communicate your needs with me–what is working, what is not working, how to improve the effectiveness of our relationship. As a client, you need to understand that Whole Person Coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of you life. You acknowledge that deciding how to handle the issues, incorporate coaching into different areas of your life, and implement your choices is exclusively your right and responsibility.
I am a Certified Whole Person Coach and received my training through the Coach Training World (https://coachtrainingworld.com). In addition, I am in the process of becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) (https://coachfederation.org). I have completed over 100 hours of training and over 90 hours of coaching. As part of my certification process, I work with a mentor coach who evaluates my coaching skills and provides feedback on how to improve. After I complete 100 hours of coaching, I will take the ICF test and complete my certification.

I also have a PhD in ecology and have taught classes including Botany, Biology, Climate Change, and Ecosystems Ecology at the college and university levels during the past 20 years. I have always had an interest in human nature and self-improvement and have spent countless personal hours studying those topics during my life.
Currently, coaching is not regulated. Anyone can call themselves a coach. However, the International Coaching Federation is leading the industry and has a set of strict standards that must be met for a coach to become ICF Certified. According to the ICF webpage (https://coachfederation.org): “ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.” If you have further questions about the ICF Certification requirements, please feel free to contact me.
Absolutely! I will not share your information with anyone, except as required by law. For training purposes I may need to talk about our coaching in general, anonymous, terms. But I will not share personal information that can be identified specifically with you.