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intake ○ coaching program ○ costs

You are considering coaching, and through a recommendation, LinkedIn or Google you found me. How do we proceed now?

Intake

We always have an intake meeting first. You can you tell me more about your question or dilemma at that meeting. We will determine whether coaching is indeed the right method to work on your questions and goals. And, last but certainly not least, whether I am the right person to guide you in finding an answer to your questions! Finally, I will explain my coaching approach, and tell you what you can expect from a coaching program. The intake can take place by telephone, or online via Skype or Zoom. The intake is free-of-charge.

When we agree to start a coaching program, I will draw up a contract (with o.a. agreements about the number of sessions, location and tariff). If your employer pays the cost of coaching, I will submit the contract to your employer. Once the contract has been signed, we can start the program and we will make an appointment for the first session.

Call me (06 5196 8172) or send me an email (info@scherptediepteconsultancy.nl) to arrange an intake meeting

The coaching program

The coaching program starts with converting your question into a learning goal: what do you want to achieve by the end of the program? Throughout the program you will work towards achieving your learning goal. As a coach, I will guide and support you through this process. I will use my professional backpack filled with interventions and working methods. We will get together for sessions* (max. 1.5 hours). Between the sessions, you will continue to work to achieve your goal (through ‘homework’ or better: learning assignments). The coaching program will be finished once you have reached your goal (you found your answer).

Trust and confidentiality are the basis of our cooperation. Subject to compliance with good professional practices and provided there is no conflict with legal requirements or other obligations, any particulars concerning you or the nature and extent of the matters that are the subject of the coaching program will not be made public, unless you expressly agree.

* The number of sessions may vary, sometimes one is sufficient. An average coaching program might last from 3 up to 6 sessions.

click here for a comprehensive ‘user guide’ for the coaching program

What are the costs of coaching?

There are two rates: business and private. I will charge the business rate in case your employer pays or when you are an entrepreneur yourself.

The business rate for a coaching session is €165, – excluding 21% VAT, and the private rate is € 125, – including 21% VAT. A coaching session takes max. 1.5 hours.

These rates apply when the sessions take place in Amsterdam (at my office-at-home in Amsterdam East or at your office) or online (via Skype or Zoom). When we meet at a location outside of Amsterdam, I will add a surcharge for travel expenses. Any costs of renting an external coaching location will also be borne by the client.

For private individuals it is possible to claim the costs of coaching under certain conditions as a deduction for the Dutch income tax (2018). For more information about this, please check the Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Services) website, and I recommend contacting a tax advisor to determine whether you indeed qualify for this.