Q&A with Lani Kwon, MA

 

I believe in each person’s potential to make better choices, live an empowered life and interconnect with others to make the world a better place for all.”  –Lani Kwon, MA
Founder of Creating YOUR Calling® LLC

 

Newfield Network Graduate Coach and Dr. Robert Holden’s Coach Camp graduate. International Coach Federation (ICF) Member.
Author of The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook: Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and Explorations to Create the Life You Want ©2013 and soon-to-be published Creating YOUR Calling®: How to Discover Your Authentic Life Mission ©2017

 

What is life coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Basically, I provide clients with practical tools and resources for life re-design and transformation.  Since 2005 I have supported people in making changes, big and small, that they want to make in their own lives.

I specialize in coaching of pivotal transition moments in life, such as graduation, career change, pregnancy, adoption, divorce, moving, coming out, recovery from illness or injury, retirement, among others.  For me coaching is a process of facilitation, in which I offer encouragement, inspiration and step-by-step planning and sometimes challenge clients’ assumptions about what is possible.

How is life coaching different from psychotherapy or other types of coaching?

Traditional psychotherapy often targets diagnosis and treatment or crisis management of mental illnesses.  Coaching is a holistic practice and focuses on all aspects of a person’s life, especially on what a client is interested in enhancing or improving in his or her life.  In other words, coaching fosters and encourages wellness.  Coaching is not psychotherapy, and I refer clients who may need therapy or other forms of counseling to appropriate resources in the community.

Life coaching is a process in which a client and coach are partners in exploring ideas and options and making plans, which a client may not have considered before and may wish to pursue in the future.  According to the ICF: “Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs.  They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful.  The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has.”

Transformational life coaching is not about pushing a client past his or her limits in a forceful or demanding way.  Rather, it is about active encouragement.  I utilize hands-on practices based in scientific positive psychological studies that build on a client’s strengths, practical yet fun explorations that allow clients to discover qualities about themselves that they may not have realized before and I offer support during challenging life transitions that will spark client’s own innate abilities to succeed.

What inspired you to offer Creating YOUR Calling® Coaching?

I never cease to be inspired by my clients’ courage when facing challenges that have held them back from being happy and successful.  I work with people from all walks of life: graduates, moms and dads, body/mind/spirit practitioners, business people, retirees and others.  I love seeing each person come fully into their own power and realize that anything they are willing to work towards, and which is in alignment with the greater good, is possible.

Like many other body/mind/spirit practitioners, I know that what I do is a calling.  I was a crisis counselor, volunteer coordinator and teacher for many years, and what I found in all of these jobs was that I was really good at listening to others’ concerns and helping to support them in setting reachable goals and visualizing and realizing their dreams.  I specialize in transitions life coaching and life redesign.

Testimonials available from clients you have worked with before?

There are several scrolling at the bottom of the Home page.

What are the benefits of transformations life coaching?

Individuals and companies and organizations who choose to partner actively with me as their transitions life coach can expect to make positive changes in their lives during times of transition.  Previous clients have reported experiencing new perspectives on personal and professional challenges and opportunities, enhanced interpersonal and decision-making skills and a deeper understanding of their own motivations, as well as improved confidence when initiating changes in their interactions with others and in their chosen life goals.

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What is your professional background and training?

I have over two decades of experience in transitions life coaching, crisis counseling, teaching, public speaking and writing, and in 2005 I combined these interests into a successful coaching practice.  In addition I am a Newfield Network® Graduate Coach (2011-2012), a graduate of Dr. Robert Holden’s Coach Camp (2016) and I have been a member of the International Coach Federation since 2006.  I participate in on-going trainings and conferences internationally.

How much do you charge?

Complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your company’s or organization’s needs.

Special savings available if you select the Pre-Pay Options below.
Sliding scale payment plans are also available.
Ask for more details 1 (808) 594-7950 and Lani.Kwon@yahoo.com

 

Professional Keynote Fee Schedule:
Corporations and For-Profit Companies
United States & Canada
$5,000 + tax USD*




International
$10,000 + tax USD*




 

 

Non-Profit Organizations and Membership Groups
United States & Canada
$2,500 + tax USD*




International
$5,000 + tax USD*




* Keynote address and workshop fees include airfare, hotel, ground transportation, food and all other miscellaneous expenses.  This fee also includes preparatory interviews, so that Lani can customize her keynote presentation(s) and/or workshop(s) to meet your unique goals and the specific objectives of your meeting.

 

Lani Kwon, MA makes every effort to accommodate and work within your conference and workshop budget. She books her speaking engagements and workshops 3-24 months in advance. Lani also offers volume discounts on her book, The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook: Embracing the Power of Positive Psychology, Healing Stories and Explorations to Create the Life You Want©, to be included in your conference and workshop amenity bags that are given to all attendees at orientation or registration.

 

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Photos (top row): YWCA Dress for Success Professional Women’s Network 8/13/15 (Note; Women’s faces have been obscured to protect their privacy); (middle row) American Business Women’s Association ABWA Hawai’i Chapters’ Dinner 9/10/14 at the Japanese Cultural Center and (bottom row) National Association for Professional Women NAPW Honolulu Chapter gathering 7/23/14 at Chaminade University.

One-on-One Creating YOUR Calling® Professional Coaching Worldwide:

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Photos: one-on-one clients taken with permission in Portland, OR, London, England and Ann Arobr, MI.

Seeking tailor-made coaching for goal-setting, action-planning, visualizing the future, actively moving step-by-step towards win/win solutions?

Lani Kwon, MA has over two decades of experience in transitions life coaching, teaching, crisis counseling and public speaking and specializes in life redesign, before, during and after life transitions such as graduation, moving, career change, marriage, new baby, divorce, retirement, coming out, recovery, etc…. She can help you find your way through change.International coaching one-on-one in-person, by phone, e-mail, text and/or videoconferencing available by appointment.

To see past book signings, speaking engagements and events click here.

 

 

One-on-One Creating YOUR Calling®
Professional Coaching Worldwide:

Seeking tailor-made coaching for goal-setting, action-planning, visualizing the future, actively moving step-by-step towards win/win solutions?

Lani Kwon, MA has over a two decades of experience in transformations life coaching, teaching, crisis counseling and public speaking and specializes in life redesign, before, during and after life transitions such as graduation, moving, career change, marriage, new baby, divorce, retirement, coming out, recovery, etc…. She can help you find your way through change.

International coaching one-on-one in-person, by phone, e-mail, text and/or videoconferencing available by appointment.

Complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your coaching needs.

One-on-One Coaching Fee Schedule:

Power Package $4995 (pre-pay in full and receive $1000 off = $3995 + tax)




includes unlimited text, e-mail, Skype, phone, and/or in-person coaching for life.


Freedom Package $2995 (pre-pay in full and receive $500 off = $2495 + tax)




includes 12 months text, e-mail, Skype, phone, and/or in-person coaching.

Go-For-It! Package $1995 (pre-pay in full and receive $400 off = $1595 + tax)




includes 6 months text, e-mail, Skype, phone, and/or in-person coaching.

Starter Package $1295 (pre-pay in full and receive $300 off = $995 + tax)




includes 90 days text, e-mail, Skype, phone, and/or in-person coaching.

Special 2017 Introductory Package $555 + tax (pre-pay in full)




Invest in yourself this year and receive an introductory special price of $555 for 5 coaching sessions, plus a bonus copy of Lani’s groundbreaking book,
The Creating CoPOWERment® Workbook.

International coaching one-on-one in-person, by phone, e-mail, text and/or videoconferencing available by appointment.

 

Complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your needs.


Please call 1 (808) 594-7950 or email Lani@coPOWERment.com or Lani.Kwon@yahoo.com.

 

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