Barbara Herzog’s Prices and Typical Times for Career Counseling and Personal Coaching
Prices for Career Exploration, Management and Job Search:
I value being able to serve both accomplished professionals and those who are new in their careers or not highly compensated. Thus I have a fee schedule that varies between $95 and $250 per 60 minute session:
* For people at $95,000 or less, my fee is $95 per session.
* For others, my fee is .001 of compensation. For example, if you’re at $180,000, my fee is $180.
Prices for Personal Coaching
My fee is $160 for each session, whether in person or by phone. There is a 15% discount for 4-session contracts, and 20% for 8 session contracts paid in advance.
Typical Time Periods For Career Work
People often ask “how long will it take”? This varies, depending on how much and what kind of support clients wish to have. What follows are only rough guidelines.
Career Exploration and Career Change: Typical time is 4-6 sessions
Sessions include quantitative and qualitative assessments of your values, personality, interests, strengths and preferred skills, including Myers Briggs, the Strong Interest Inventory, DISC and Skill Scan, attention to your personal career story and emotional considerations, resources to explore options, tools for decision-making, assistance with charting a course, and timeline to achieve your chosen goal.
Job Search: Typical Time is 4-5 sessions
Sessions include assistance researching the marketplace and targeting one or several jobs, tailoring and polishing resumes and social networking profiles, developing a marketing plan, in-person and internet social networking, responding to ads, working with recruiters, making the most of job fairs, developing and practicing verbal statements that represent you well, interview preparation, and salary negotiation.
I find that when clients are well-prepared, their confidence increases and they get better jobs faster.
Resume Tailoring: Typical time is 2-3 sessions
These days a single resume won’t do. Together we will tailor your current resume to highlight your most relevant skills and experience for one specific job application. In the process, I’ll teach you a highly effective tailoring technique involving careful key-word analysis that you can use to present yourself well each time you apply.
Interview Preparation: Typical time is 2-3 sessions
This can cover a variety of formats including video and telephone screening, in-person and video interviews, and individual or group interviews. Coaching will include best practices in standard and behavioral interviewing, and in those challenging panel interviews.
Virtually every client finds this coaching helpful.
Raises and Promotions: Typical time 1-3 sessions
Find out how to ask effectively and practice asking for a raise and/or promotion.
Salary Negotiation : Typical time is 1-2 sessions
Job seekers sometimes box themselves in during the initial screening interview. Learn what to say when, how to set your salary range, how to incorporate such elements as signing bonus, relocation, educational and other benefits, vacation, and how to ask for more without sounding overly aggressive. Practicing together will give you the savvy and confidence to substantially increase your total compensation.
Decision Making : Typical time is 1-3 sessions
Choose between offers, or evaluate whether to stay in your current job or take another offer. Methods of trying to improve your current job can be discussed, as well as how to exit successfully if that is your preference. Sometimes clients can benefit from my decision-making tool; other times they just need a confidential and objective sounding board.
Assertiveness training: Typical time is 2-4 sessions
After looking at where you could be more assertive, we’ll map out ways that suit you best, and practice them.
Work Opportunity or Crisis Assistance: Typical time is 1-3 sessions
These sessions will help you think clearly and develop a strategy to make the most of an opportunity — or get through a crisis.
Senior transition : Typical time is 2-4 sessions
Some clients are able to leave their main careers and move on to a part-time position, a new field, start a business or providing volunteer service. These sessions will include assessments, development of options, decision-making tools, and a charted action strategy for change.
Personal/Life Coaching or Job Coaching: Typical time is 4 sessions a month; can also be done in individual sessions devoted to specific issues.
Tap into your strengths and celebrate your unique values and contributions to your family, community and work. Develop a perspective and the courage to move forward during times of uncertainty. You can pinpoint goals, figure out the best steps to overcoming emotional and other barriers, develop strategies for success, and make the changes you want.