Coaching & Consultation

Practice Consultation

A Practice Consultation helps you assess your needs, identify obstacles and sort out where to start on your journey to success.

There are many reasons to schedule a Practice Consultation, here are a few:

  • You know something is missing in your work life and you are not sure what it is.
  • You can identify a specific problem but are not sure what to do about it.
  • You are thinking of leaving the field and are not sure it is the right decision.

Your consultation can be done face to face, in Melrose MA or Benicia CA, by telephone or E.Mail exchanges. Simply call 781-662-6026 and schedule your appointment or set up your E.Mail account. E.Mail accounts are particularly useful when you have an important question or decision to make and want to get an expert opinion or resource immediately. E.Mail accounts must be prepaid to at least $125 on account and are billed in increments of 10 minutes at the real-time rate.

The cost for a real-time practice consultation is $125 for 50 minutes. Telephone consults are pre-paid. Face to face consults are paid at the time of the visit. If at the time of the consultation you decide to begin working on your Practice Success Goals, Practice Development Coaching is highly recommended.

Call 415-356-9809 to schedule an appointment or set up your E.Mail account and receive your Pre-Consultation Packet.

Practice Development Coaching

Practice Development Coaching is a sub-specialty of Business Coaching. The primary focus of Practice Development Coaching is to help you stay motivated and focused on your Successful Practice Goals. All that is required is your desire to change and a willingness to risk moving outside of your comfort zone. You will be expected to take time to set goals, commit to taking action, learn from your mistakes, and celebrate your successes. Sessions can be done face to face in the Melrose MA or Benicia CA office or by telephone at a time convenient for you.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

What is a Coaching Relationship Like?
A Coaching relationship is not psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or any type of therapy nor is it a substitute for these services. If you or your coach ever feels there is a need for professional counseling or therapy, it is the responsibility of the client to seek a licensed professional who can provide these services. If the coach believes that such services will be valuable to the client, the coach will recommend them.

How Does Coaching Work?
Practice Development Coaching is done over the telephone. The client calls the Coach at a pre-arranged time and telephone number. Coaching sessions are pre-paid and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. There is no refund or credit for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to a scheduled session.

What if I Want to End the Coaching Relationship?
The Client or Coach may cancel the relationship at anytime. If your Coach for any reason believes they are not being as effective as they believe they should be for the client, the client will be given two weeks notice and be given three new resources. Cancellation must be in writing by either party, by fax or E-mail.

Is What We Talk About Private?
The Coach recognizes that the Client may have future plans, business affairs, customer lists, financial information, job information, goals, personal information, and other private information. Your Coach will not at anytime, either directly or indirectly, voluntarily use any information for the Coach's own benefit, or disclosure, or communicate this information to a third party. Communication by E-mail may not be secure and archives of E-mail communication may be subject to electronic interception or may be kept by third parties (such as Internet Service Providers, ISPs) and is subject to court orders.

What Does Coaching Cost?
Coaching requires a commitment from you and your coach. Your coaching time is scheduled and kept open specifically for your use. Thirty (30) minutes of E.Mail feedback or material review or design is included at no extra charge for every coaching client. A 30-minute introductory Practice Development Coaching session is offered to everyone.

After that, Coaching is available at several different levels to accommodate your needs:

1. Individual - $250 Monthly -Two 60 minute calls per month or four 30 minute calls.

2. Groups* - $350 Monthly -Two 45 minute calls

3. Maintenance or Additional Calls - available at an hourly rate of $175/hour.

*Groups for 3 or more in a team, up to 10 participants.

PAYMENT PROCEDURE: The Coach is paid in advance for each month of coaching. You can send a check or pay by credit card.

How Do I Get Started?

Every new Practice Development Coaching client is sent a start-up packet to be completed and returned before your first session. Your coach tracks your goals and progress as you move through the change process. Getting started is a three-stage process.


Contact PracticesMadePerfect for your free coaching session by calling for a personalized information packet 415-356-9809 or E.Mail and include "Coaching" in the subject field.


Decide on the coaching format that makes the best sense for you with your coach during your first session. You can work one of two ways, by phone or in person.

Phone - You phone your coach at a predetermined time after completing the materials in the introductory packet. It's as simple as that.

In Person - Schedule a regular coaching session. This time is held for you until you decide to change it. Bring your introductory packet to the first meeting.


Send in your check or make arrangements for credit card billing prior to your first session each month. This retainer will confirm your sessions. Prior to each call or meeting, E.mail or fax your coaching Focus Form (this is included in your introductory packet) to help focus and structure each call.

How Do I Decide if I Want to Work with PracticesMadePerfect?

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