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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 power within to rewrite their story. By doing so, you can transform your life. We all get stuck in limiting stories. My role, as a coach, is to help you learn how to adjust your story and see things from multiple perspectives. 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.
Narrative coaching focuses on identify stories that you tell yourself that keep you from making the changes you want in life. Once we are clear on the story, I have multiple tools and exercises that can help you completely change your story. By rewriting your story you can step into the live you are meant to live.
Narrative coaching can be a powerful experience to help you if you: --feel stuck in a pattern of thought or behavior and want to change that pattern; --are curious about your life; --have a willingness to step back and see things from different perspectives. I offer support, insight, and tools as you travel this new road. As a result of working with me you can find courage and motivation to live your life with real intention.
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. 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 $80.

If you would like to start with a 2-session Discovery Meeting, the cost is $150.

Save 10% when you sign up for 6 sessions at $430.

Or receive a 20% savings when you sign up for 12 sessions for $765.

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.” It 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 some of your stories, 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 story 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 learn and utilize tools to rewrite your story. 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 both an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) (https://coachfederation.org) as well as a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC). I received my training through the Coach Training World (https://coachtrainingworld.com).

During my life I have learned to rewrite some of my personal narratives that no longer serve me. I have done a lot of personal hard work to examine my limiting stories, which takes a willingness to consider my story is different from fact. I know what it takes to change your story and I know how my life has changed for the better since I have.
Currently, coaching is not regulated. Anyone can call themselves a coach. However, the International Coach 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.