Arona Answers FAQs

Expectations 

If I decide to work with you, what can I expect from you, and what will you expect from me?
Good question.
You can expect I will:
  ►  Nurture your self-confidence and creativity
    Respond honestly to your questions
  ►  Maintain your confidentiality
  ►  Contact you if I need to reschedule an appointment

As the expert about yourself, I expect you will:
  ► Do the action steps you set for yourself
  ► Report on your progress
  ► Think for yourself
      Contact me when you need to reschedule an appointment

Experience

What prepared you to be a coach?
For over 20 years, I guided employees and all levels of managers on ways to resolve workplace problems at an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

I owned and operated a successful retail store at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Tell me something about your approach.
Fostering independence in others is always one of my goals.  That was my focus as the director of a prevocational program for adults who have a chronic mental illness.

Think for yourself!  A concept I emphasize whether people are adults who are new immigrants to the USA, or high school students in a Junior Achievement Career Success Program®

Think for yourself!  Applies to dancers and actors, on and off the stage. 

What other experience helped you to hone your skills?
I am a co-author of the catalog, Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employment of Handicapped People.  This catalog, geared for vocational educators, shows a variety of useful tool adaptations to use in the classroom, work sites or at home.
After my mother passed away in 2007, I formed an informal grief support group, Tea and Kaddish.  

Education

Tell me about your formal education.
I wrote my thesis paper, Using Creative Dramatics to Improve Problem-Solving Behavior to fulfill the requirements for my Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

I completed the coach certification program from Life Purpose Institute.

Organizations

Do you belong to any professional organizations?
ICF MN (International Coaches Federation – Minnesota Chapter)
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) & MN Chapter 

What are your professional certifications?
Certified Life Coach (CLC)
Certified Life Purpose and Career Coach (LPCC)
Board Certified Coach (BCC)
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP®)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Let’s Talk

How can I learn more about you and All About You Coaching?
Call me at 651-699-2275 to schedule a FREE preview session for you to experience the benefits of working with a coach.
People using a TTY, please use your state relay system.
And you can read:
Rave Reviews
My LinkedIn profile

How much do you charge?  And where is your office? 
I work with people by telephone.  That way, for us to work together, you can be anywhere.
Live in the Minnesota Twin Cities area?  Prefer to meet in person?  We will arrange to meet in a public place.
Your preview session is free.
This 60-minute session gives you a preview of what it will be like to work with me.
You can purchase individual sessions or a package