• Frequently Asked Questions

  • What issues will life coaching help with?

    Life coaching is for people who want permanent happiness and success. If you have struggled to remain consistently happy and/or want to achieve success in your relationship, career, with family and friends, or simply to be yourself, this is for you. Some issues we tackle include: lack of clarity regarding life direction, feeling like you don't know who you are or like there is simply more to you or to life, you may want to love yourself more and care about yourself, you may want help getting un-stuck in an area of your life, or simply to feel great.

    Together we will create the life you have been dreaming about. A life that feels really great to you.

    How are sessions conducted?

    Sessions take place via phone. This allows you to be anywhere and still coach. This also allows us greater flexibility regarding the scheduled time of your sessions.

    Do I have to live in the Chicago-land area to work with you?

    No. Since all coaching sessions are conducted via phone, you can live anywhere in the United States and coach with me.

    How much does life coaching cost?

    The Dream Life Program is currently my only offering. This life-changing program is $5,000 every 90 days.

    For more information, please visit The Coaching Sessions page.

    When will I start seeing results?

    You will begin feeling the results of life coaching after your first session. 

    Do I have to commit to a certain amount of time or duration?

    Yes. The Dream Life Program is 90 days of immersive coaching.

    What are the benefits of working with a life coach?

    You want a life coach to help identify and shift any limiting beliefs that are be holding you back from true happiness, living your best life, having amazing relationships, and being as successful as you can be. If you are feeling stuck or in an uncomfortable situation, or just not where you want to be, I, as your coach, will help you see the light and give you guided action steps. A life coach is also someone you can confide in, a positive outlet for your stresses and burdens, someone who has tools to expedite the process of success, an unbiased opinion and someone to hold you accountable to reaching your goals.

    I am personally committed to guiding you in achieving your own personal success.

    Is coaching the same as counseling?

    No. Counseling generally aims to solve problems by understanding what happened in the past. Coaching is almost exclusively future-focused. To counsel means to give advice. Coaches do not give advice – instead they use various techniques to facilitate the process of an individual finding the best path for themselves. A handful of my clients have been in some type of counseling and/or therapy and are ready for a new approach which is what calls them to life coaching.

    Why would people who are already successful hire a life coach?

    Many people today want to live a life that is fulfilling and happy, and not simply go through the motions. People just want more. More happiness. More contribution. More fulfillment. More money. More passion and love. You can be financially successful and unhappy, or successful in one area but lacking in another. If you are tolerating anything, you can benefit from life coaching. Coaching allows you to continue being more, having more, and feeling more. There is no limit to the amount of joy you can experience, and as your life coach I will assist you in climbing up that amazing emotional ladder.

    Shouldn't I be able to reach my goals on my own?

    The extra edge a coach provides can make all the difference. Many people have been taught that doing it alone or hard work is what makes someone successful, but this simply is not true. Why do it alone when you can benefit from a coach that knows the quickest path to get you where you want to be? All of the greatest athletes, leaders, business owners and performers utilize coaches or other experts to determine the best direction and to provide objective support and feedback. Without this, it is almost impossible to achieve excellence. Don't you deserve the same?

    I am unsure about trusting a stranger, how will I know this is a good fit?

    Like any service that you decide you want to try, such as a therapist, a hairdresser, a personal trainer, you try people out. I offer a 30-minute Introductory Coaching Session to each potential client. 

    Many people feel nervous before beginning coaching. Hear what it is like to coach with me as well as what clients who have worked with me have to say here.

    What experience do you have?

    I was always called to the personal development field which is why I formally studied psychology and dietetics. I then spent six years as a personal trainer where I learned even more about human behavior, happiness and the differences mindset made for success. We were making changes to their physical bodies and health, but also to their emotional health, relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. The calling to life coaching for me really came through life experience. You can read more about that here. I began studying the work of  life coaches and decided to re-direct my efforts towards the life coaching field specifically. I utilize principles taught by modern psychology, my work as a certified trainer and nutritionist, other published life coaches, and more that I have discovered along the way working with people like you for the past 5 years.

    How do I get started with life coaching?

    Fill out the form below to experience a 30-minute Introductory Coaching Session with Dana.


  • Schedule Your FREE Introductory Life Coaching Session.