Coaching with Candice
Please share 2-3 anonymized examples of how the work can play out and/or look in the room
An initial call could look like this: You will share with me what is currently so in your love life. I will ask several questions that will give you room to be as expressive as possible. I’ll then ask you what you truly desire and, if necessary, support you with getting clear about it. Once we have clarity about what we are creating, I will map out a plan for you to overcome any challenges and offer my guidance with navigating through it.
Are there any philosophies or values that inform your work that I should know about?
The basis of my work is radical self-acceptance. I’ve been a personal growth researcher and devotee for over 20 years. Most of what I do is grounded in self-development and personal empowerment.
How much do you share about yourself during our time together and why?
Only as much as is necessary to offer a spirit of relatedness and comfort. I think it’s important that clients know who I am enough to trust and feel supported.
How participatory are you during sessions?
I am 100% present whether listening or talking.
Do you assign homework, activities, or readings for me to do between sessions? Why or why not?
I do. I think it’s important to incorporate work that utilizes reflection and inspires creativity. After all, we are co-creating a new reality and in order to make our visions real we weave them into reality.
How will our relationship be different than relationships I have with friends/loved ones?
Mainly for the reasons I mentioned above, but also, I have no personal agenda. My goal is to support you in being your best self with professional tools and distinctions. Our relationship is established from a clean slate and I have no judgments about your history.
Is there ever a time when you would encourage me to leave or graduate? Or how do I know when it’s time to end or move on, or time to stay and explore more?
You will have no doubt that you have experienced the transformation you are seeking and you will feel empowered to stand on your own and possibly even lead others.
Where did you work before going into private practice?
I’ve always been in private practice since I became a coach. In my previous career I was an Art Director for Daytime Television.
Have you received any particular training beyond your post-Bachelor’s training?
My initial coaching training is from the Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Program. I’ve also completed the full Landmark Curriculum, coached their Self-Expression and Leadership Program, was a participant and coach for The Spirit of A Woman Rites of Passage Program and am a lifelong researcher. I’m also a volunteer mentor/coach for Unlocking Futures and Growth Source Academy.
Do you have experience (5-10 years+) working with any types of obstacles or people in particular?
I generally work with single women over thirty-five who have prioritized their careers and have decided to refocus on their romantic life.
What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?
I believe that our purpose is where our passions and talents meet our challenges. I help people with the very challenges that I myself continue to overcome. I am passionate about personal growth, I am a talented communicator, and my challenge was always with intimacy and relatedness. Once I began transforming challenges into opportunities for growth, I recognized that a lot of my healing was discovered through community. So I began looking for ways that I could also support others in their healing.
What is the best part of the work for you?
Getting to be part of another person’s discovery of emotional freedom.
What is unique about the work you do, or how have you found your work to be different than your colleagues’?
I believe we are all unique. The work I do is different because I created it from my own learning and experience and I deliver it in a way that incorporates my strengths and personality. Most of my colleagues can say that, so I find that it’s important to just be transparent and authentically myself. This way there is no competition. I’m either a fit for a client or I’m not. It’s all perfect.
How do you approach diversity in the room or working with clients who may come from a different background than you?
What I can learn about people is always way more interesting than what I think I already know. I always engage.
How can you tell if I am benefiting from working with you?
Depending on what has been shackling you, once you’ve released yourself, your newly discovered powers will be evident.
How can you tell if I am feeling stuck, unseen, or unheard?
Assuming you’re not comfortable enough to tell me directly, you may resist the work, drop your commitments, or show other signs of feeling confronted.
How long should I commit to being in coaching, at least in the beginning?
Coaching is a little different than therapy, because there are end goals in mind. Usually, it depends on what you would like to create in reality. Once you’ve created it, the coaching relationship is complete. However, a new agreement can start with a new goal in mind. For example: I have coached clients out of a bad relationship, back into the dating scene, through a wedding planning, etc.
How should I prepare for my first session with you?
Have a cup of tea, be in a quiet space with no distractions where you can speak freely, and be aware that this is an opportunity to share yourself.
“Candice never made me feel worse about my situation. She was empathetic with her words, yet effective and direct. Her positivity, energy, and genuine support were so contagious and inspiring. She exceeded my expectations. I recommend Candice to anyone who wants to make a change and get on track to success.”
“Ever since I started reading Candice’s posts and weekly newsletter, my life has catapulted forward in the most positive way! She has taught me to really trust myself and be fearless in my approach with everything I do! I have learned to just love ME!”
“Working with Candice was an absolute pleasure. She is patient and perceptive and quickly clued into the core of things. She was the exact support that I needed to attract what I needed into my life. Candice is one of those rare people that in her presence you can’t help but feel supported and special. Thank you!”
“When I landed stateside and had an afternoon lunch with Candice Harper, it dawned on me. I should do a one-month love coaching session with her. After that, I extended to 6 weeks. I can honestly say the Love Coaching sessions with Candice shifted how I approached dating and also helped me work through forgiveness and closure with past relationships. I immediately started dating without any fear and attracting the type of partner that stimulated me in every way. I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you’ve give up on love.”