Renegade Life Q & A

What are the Renegade Life coaching values and principles?

  • I journey with people towards the discovery of who they really are, empower them with an understanding of the source of their experiences, and point them in the direction of their innate wisdom and well-being.
  • I am compassionately and borderline obsessively curious about people and the meanings they create from their experiences.
  • I do not believe that anyone is broken, and therefore no one needs to be “fixed”.
  • I respect everyone’s map of reality as well as their deepest desires.
  • I will always inquire and assist from my heart.
  • I believe that laughter is the ultimate elixir and joy is our natural state of being.

What happens in the first session and thereafter?

Our first official coaching session (after our Discovery Conversation) is my chance to get to know you – where you are and where you might want to go, as well as what might have been stopping you from getting there until now. I’ll ask a lot of questions. And I’ll listen. Then I’ll likely ask some more questions.

Subsequent sessions will be a series of meaningful conversations about the human experience, the source of your current feelings and desires, and how an understanding of that relationship can guide you to the most appropriate course of action towards your goals.

The true measure of success for Transformation Coaching is not only the achievement of stated goals, but an improvement in your overall quality of life experience on the journey there.

How many sessions will I need?

It has been my experience that change happens quite rapidly, and therefore I focus on short term/high impact coaching methodologies. Long-term plans are better suited for therapy (see next question). My most popular coaching package is three-months, but it can vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the specific goals of each client.

How does Renegade Life Coaching differ from traditional therapy or counseling?

Coaching and therapies work within different paradigms. In general, therapy focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders. My coaching focuses on discovering and developing internal resources and strategies for success. We’ll focus on where you are now, where you want to be, and how to get there. Renegade Life Coaching is action-oriented.

If you’re in need of counseling, seek out a qualified psychologist. If you’re in need of mood stabilizing medication, seek out a board-certified psychiatrist. If you feel drawn to engage in a transformative conversation about how your mind works and who you truly are, contact me and let’s journey together.

Please Note: I am not a licensed medical professional, and therefore do not diagnose or treat any diseases or conditions.

Can you coach me if I’m in therapy?

Under strict circumstances – your therapist would need to be notified and agree to support your decision to enter a coaching relationship. Regular updates would be provided to your therapist and your therapist would approve the topics covered in coaching sessions.

Do you take medical insurance?

Sadly, I do not know of any medical insurance companies that currently appreciate and cover coaching services.

Can we speak before working together?

I wouldn’t have it any other way. We both deserve the chance to get to know each other before deciding to spend time journeying together.

You can contact me HERE and we’ll schedule a Discovery Conversation.

Can I talk to other people who you have coached?

Client confidentiality is always my utmost priority. That being said, I do have clients who are willing to share their experiences. If you would like to speak directly to one or more of my current/former clients, please contact me for details.

My Renegades

Michael Smucker
Michael Smucker
Columbus, Ohio

“Many thanks to Stephen Ladd and his coaching services at Renegade Life. The sessions with Stephen have been amazing. Right from the beginning, in the discovery process, I have started to gain a clear understanding of my “hidden” patterns that have been keeping me from accomplishing all that I want in life. This awareness is already bringing about positive changes. I am excited to continue this work.”