Private Coaching: Craig specializes in working with people over 40 to help them to discover and do what they love and make the income they need as well!! Specifically, Craig works with people ranging from athletes whose careers have ended or just ending and need a new path, people seeking to start over in new areas or those trying to find something else they might do and be excited about for their second half of life.
Q: Who are the best candidates for vocational coaching?
A: Craig primarily works with people who have 15 years or more of professional work experience, from all industries and all parts of the world. Typical clients are ages 36-70. He also works with stay-at-home moms, many of whom have never worked or haven’t worked for a long time. They come to Craig as a result of a crisis: a divorce, an empty nest or another mid-life challenge, and they have decided the time is right to find their life’s work. Craig also works with professional athletes whose careers have ended or are coming close to ending and need a new path.
Q: How can Craig help me?
A: Craig acts as a third-party sounding board. He helps you come up with new and creative work ideas based on your passions. He listens and observes patterns in what you want, helping you to creatively move toward action. Craig acts as your creativity coach and supports you as you try new approaches and ideas. You’ll move forward by testing your new ideas and challenging your assumptions.
Q: What if I don’t know what my passions are?
A: That’s OK. With each client, Craig pursues a different set of strategies and methods. He’ll start by guiding you to explore your life.
Q: What can I expect to gain by the end the program?
A: Prior to any session with Craig, he will review a client’s homework and weekly progress. This is important. Craig’s clients finish each session feeling more creative, more optimistic, more confidence and a specific prescription from Craig on the next steps. By the end of 6 month or 12 month program, clients will have become more self-aware and be well on their way to a new authentic life focused around their work which they are passionate about.
If you are already following your passion but are not making the necessary income, Craig will help you define a path to accomplish this.
If you already know what your passion is and simply have a hard time coming up with ways to leverage what you do, Craig will help you with practical and creative ideas to help you make progress toward your goals.
Q: Can the program help me deal with life’s other challenges that come up; relationships, finances, and emotions?
A: Yes. It’s difficult to pursue one’s passion in mid-life without some or all of these issues coming up. Together, you and Craig will pursue ideas, strategies, and methods to help you deal with the tough questions that will come up.
Q: I’m feeling like I should also see a therapist. If I see Craig, does that mean I don’t need to also see someone else?
A: Craig will assess this need when you initially meet. While there are some challenges that require the medical model of intervention, Craig feels very qualified to assist in the many issues of life that may come up as you pursue your vocational passion. His method does not involve labeling of your condition. He focuses, instead, on each person as a unique individual who just wants to make a difference in the world.
Q: How long will it take? How long will I work with Craig?
A: Each client is different. Craig’s major focus is working with clients over a longer period of time 6 or 12 months-The most popular program is 6 months. These programs are paid in full in advance. Craig feels this helps a client to make a commitment to change.
Each session is 60 minutes long and held over the phone or via Zoom for those clients who wish a phone and face to face experience! Clients meet bi-weekly to get support and coaching for all elements of their life focused around their work. In each session, you’ll work with Craig to put together a clear plan, with new ideas that will move you towards what you want in your life and your work. You’ll become clear about what you want, and you’ll develop momentum in moving toward it. Craig will offer one session as an introduction and as an opportunity to work with a client prior to signing up for the longer term programs which are comprehensive.
Q: How do Craig’s services differ from those of other coaches?
A: Craig works exclusively with mid-life clients, especially professional athletes.. This is his passion, his niche and his specialty. Craig draws from 25 years experience in corporate life, 18 years of doctoral research on the intersection between work, mid-life and vocation and his own mid-life transition and personal journey. He has experienced first-hand much of what his clients are going through, and that makes him an empathetic coach to those in mid-life.
Q: Does Craig deal with other life challenges as well?
A: Many of Craig’s clients who seek to make changes in their vocational lives also encounter financial, emotional and relationship challenges along the way. His background in human development allows Craig to help make a difference in these areas as well.
Q: How do I work with Craig?
A: Craig works with his clients throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, and many other parts of the world by phone and Zoom. This gives Craig and prospective clients a chance to work together. All sessions are paid in US dollars via credit card.
Q: Can Craig help me follow my passion and earn an income at the same time?
A: Craig is highly creative and looks forward to brainstorming all the possibilities. At the same time, he will remind you that your dreams are possible, despite the financial obstacles. If you review Craig’s coaching testimonials, you’ll read about the successes that his clients have achieved with Craig’s assistance.
Q: Why does Craig do this work?
A: Mid-life vocational counseling is very fulfilling and meaningful for Craig. He has been curious all his life about why some people seem to be so happy with their chosen work while others are so miserable. The purpose of Craig’s life is to help people in mid-life discover and live the work that draws from and enhances their passions. He chooses to work with people one-on-one, so they can make a difference for themselves and for others along the way.
Q: How much does coaching cost?
A: Craig Offers, 6 and 12-month programs. These comprehensive programs cost $4000.00 dollars for the six-month program and $ 6000 dollars for the one year program. Additionally, Craig offers a one time only one-hour introduction to his work for $200.00 dollars. This gives Craig and prospective clients a chance to work together. All sessions are paid in advance with a major credit card. The comprehensive programs can be continued at the same rates for as long as the clients choose.
Payments can be made online at shop.drcraignathanson.com
Online payment is preferred. Special arrangements for payment by check can be made with Craig.
Q: How much does coaching cost?
A: Each client will be given a short questionnaire to complete and get access to over 25 podcasts which Craig has produced. These can be downloaded or listened to in real time.
The client also receives:
- How to discover and do what you love (podcast)
- How to discover and live your passion 365 days a year (E-book)
- Craig’s books, Joyful Work in Midlife – the Five Stages and How to find RIGHT work during challenging times-a new approach to life and work after 40
- The E-Booklet- 30 Days of vocational passion
- And ………Craig’s weekly review of your weekly report and progress with email feedback in addition to the normal bi-weekly meetings.
- And if you sign up for Craig’s newsletter (E-zine) you will receive regular ideas and articles from Craig to support you on your journey.
Q: Does Craig have products and other resources to assist?
Q: How do I get started with Craig?
A: It’s easy. Just go on-line and sign up for which program you are interested in. Call him directly at 707-774-6446 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will let you know available dates and times and will email you to confirm an appointment.
Q: What forms of payment does Craig accept?
A: He accepts all major credit cards and/or checks. The preferred payment method is your major credit card, using the shopping cart on his website.
Q: How often do I meet with Craig?
A: The sessions are held every two weeks. In between sessions there is homework, weekly report follow-up and extensive feedback and review of plans and progress.
These programs are paid up front with an understanding to complete the entire program. Craig finds this helps clients to make the commitment to make positive change in their life.