What happened to WhatTheLove?

Great question.  Actually, nothing really happened. The Relationship Firm just speaks more to our comprehensive service options.

Do you have to be single to work with TheRelationshipFirm™?

No.  We are committed to helping individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizations.  You’re only as great as the sum of your relationships.  So, we’re here to help things “ADD UP!”

Are your services expensive?

An interesting quesetion.  However, a decision to receive services of any kind is an investment in you.  So, the better question is, “are you worth the investment?” Our prices are comparable and our service is extraordinary, but you decide what is and what is not expensive to you.  However, if you’re reading this page, then you probably need our help.

I want to refer someone, can I?

Yes! We accept both “covert” and “overt” referrals.  A covert referral means that your name will not be used in the introductory communications.  While an overt referral will use your name and all details that you allow us to communicate with the individual(or individuals) you are referring.

What can I expect during my/our first session?

One of the first questions that I receive from a new client is, “what do I need to do?”  Well, coaching is all about you, and to that end, your first session will always cover the areas that you specify during your session.   But before you begin coaching, I’d like to offer you an introductory session where we can explore a few things.

Before your introductory session…please send your coach an email with answers to the following questions:

  1. What do you expect to receive from coaching, in general?
  2. What the top three things you desire from your relationships?
  3. How do you decide that a relationship is over, or has evolved beyond your desire to put effort into it?

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Are sessions confidential?

We follow the ICF (International Coaching Federation) Code of Ethics and this means that all our interactions are confidential.  The only exception is if there is a threat of harm to yourself or to others.

Do you have any training or certifications?

Yes.  Coach Steph is a certified relationship, bereavement, and professional coach–in addition to having an MBA. All coaches in the practice must be certified by an ICF-accredited entity or academically credentialed to provide coaching, consulting and/or counseling services.

Is there a difference between coaching, consulting and counseling?

The biggest difference lies between coaching and consulting. According to the ICF, coaching is, “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” (coachingdfederation.org)  We sum this up by saying that, a good coach asks, a good consultant tells.  Coaches who haven’t been trained usually tell their clients what the plan should be.  This means that they are not a coach (despite what they call themselves).  Knowing the difference is important to ensuring you get the results you want from a coaching experience.