After nine months of deep work identifying core values, assessing top life priorities, and taking a hard look at day-to-day financial realities, Jason Henderson's life coach finally unveiled the professional plan crafted specially for him: find a full-time job.
“My head totally exploded," said Jason, shaking his head. “My coach, Russell, really pushed me to consider options that had never even crossed my mind, like getting a job."
Jason, a musician and writer, explained that up until now he'd generally made do with sporadic freelance work, contract gigs and the occasional handout from his parents.
“I can't say that finding a full-time job was a suggestion I'd never heard before,” acknowledged Jason. “Like from my dad, for instance. But I really appreciate the time that my coach spent taking me through the process organically, step by step, so that we arrived at that conclusion together. Now nine months later, I really feel ownership over this life plan.”
Jason elaborated that had his coach simply advised him at the start of their coaching relationship to secure dependable, paying employment, he might not have taken heed, as that recommendation – at that point in time – would have felt too hierarchical. "This guy knew what he was doing," said Jason. "His timing was spot-on."
Because Jason was short on cash when he first turned to Russell for help, he and his life coach entered into a contingency fee arrangement, whereby Jason would pay his coach a percentage of whatever income he earned on a monthly basis, for as long as he continued to put into action his plan of ongoing full-time employment.
“Having a clear, airtight plan of action was worth every penny I've paid - and will be paying," concluded Jason, clearly a satisfied coaching customer.
And he'll be paying quite a bit; Jason went on to note that with Russell's help and support, he recently applied for and secured his "dream job" with a well-known music magazine, writing features on high-profile performers. Jason said that when he landed the lucrative position, Russell told him, "Rock on."
"Rock on, get it?" said Jason, grinning from ear to ear. "I couldn't have done it without him."