My clients want the best when it comes to the skills and expertise to help them overcome their internal and external challenges. I have been working with business professionals for over a decade as a coach and mindset expert... But I don't just know theoretical mindset stuff... I am entrepreneur myself with multiple business ventures, including my work as a business consultant who works in the trenches to help scale businesses for maximum profit... It is fair to say, I know the ins and outs of business. I haven't simply learned about mindset by reading a few books... I have studied it, implemented it in my own life, and helped my clients implement it for over a decade with incredible results.
Here is the kicker, many businesses owners know they could be more successful. And it is not just a lack of effective business strategy that is holding them back! It is almost ALWAYS self-imposed limitations getting in the way of the success and growth that IS POSSIBLE.
Some of the Most Common Challenges Entrepreneurs Face:
Obviously these are only a few of the potential obstacles that can keep you from achieving the level of income, health and happiness you desire. In many cases, entrepreneurs and other successful individuals will struggle in secret to maintain respect from their friends, colleagues, employees, clients/customers and even family members. But you do not have to do that anymore!
Even average coaching can provide positive results... A study of Executive Coaching in a Fortune 500 firm by MetrixGlobal reported a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business. A survey by Manchester Inc. of 100 executives found that coaching provided an average return on investment of almost six times the cost of the coaching.
Other studies show similar results, and I have seen them with my clients as well. While many people only seek out a Coach when they are struggling with a specific problem, those individuals who utilize coaching ongoing have seen the most growth and progress.
If an average coach can get those types of results, what is possible when you combine a truly driven entrepreneur with powerful strategies for breaking through self-imposed limitations?
Just some of the most common benefits of coaching...
Why I am NOT your typical Business Coach
Let's talk about some powerful mindset reconditioning techniques...
As a professional Coach I help entrepreneurs and individuals committed to self-improvement overcome the mental and emotional obstacles standing between you and greater levels of success and fulfillment. Even clients who, prior to our work together, believed they could not benefit from hypnosis, energy work or other mindset reconditioning strategies have experienced “amazing results”. Unfortunately there are many misconceptions about professional Hypnosis and/or NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programing) that keep people from experiencing its profound benefits. Since I frequently use forms of NLP, Visualization and Conversational Hypnosis with my clients, I hope to demystify it for you.
What is a hypnotic state?
Hypnosis is the process of using language to relax your mind and body, creating a slowing of your brainwaves from a beta (normal waking state) to alpha, delta and theta (similar to meditation). During this process, the resistive part of your mind shifts into a receptive state allowing you to make positive behavioral changes and replace negative beliefs with empowering beliefs.
There are three levels of hypnotic depth. The first level is similar to a very deep state of relaxation; during this stage you are still consciously aware, yet in a heightened state of suggestibility (i.e.: your ability to make changes at a subconscious level). Many people confuse this stage as simply being relaxed, because it is not what they expect hypnosis to be like. This is a major misconception that has many people thinking they cannot be hypnotized when in fact they can. More often than not, we will do your mindset work at this level.
The second level of hypnosis is a deeper state which may actually feel like an altered state of consciousness. It is common to experience heightened senses (pronounced hearing, vivid visualizations and heightened physical sensations). There is still some conscious awareness during this stage.
The third level of hypnosis has three sublevels of depth. This deepest level is most commonly associated with hypnosis. During this stage you are consciously unaware, and this depth is frequently misidentified as sleep. Unlike sleep, you are still in a heightened state of suggestibility; therefore, in a controlled mental state. For instance, when deep levels of hypnosis are used for medical procedures (called Hypno-Anesthesia) the intent is to keep an individual in an unconscious state so they do not feel pain. If this same individual were to be asleep, they would wake up as soon as the scalpel broke through the skin.
Interesting Fact 1: Individuals most susceptible to stage hypnosis go into the second and third level of hypnosis almost instantly when induced by hypnotic techniques. This is why many people mistakenly believe all hypnosis should look and feel like you are unconscious.
Interesting Fact 2: The higher your IQ the more receptive you are to hypnosis and its benefits.
A few common challenges overcome with hypnosis and other mindset techniques:
Clinical research proves that hypnosis is very safe and highly effective (93% Effective with an Average of 6 Sessions). For case studies and clinical facts I recommend visiting Dr. Alfred Barrios’ website: stresscards.com/esspsychotherapy.php
What is Conversational Hypnosis?
After doing this work with clients for a very long time, I've found that conversational hypnosis is far more practical for the majority of my coaching sessions. While there are advantages to conventional hypnotherapy sessions, they can be time consuming and are not ideal for most busy entrepreneurs who are meeting with me for 30-60 minutes a week.
Conversational hypnosis utilizes the fundamental principles of hypnosis, but without going into a deep altered state. It is quite literally you as the client, and me as your coach, having what appears to be a conversation... but I am using imbedded commands, language patterns, metaphors and other strategies that are proven to create changes at the subconscious level of the mind.
Is working with you, the right fit for me?
My one-to-one coaching is for you if you are serious about achieving your goals. It is not for those individuals who are wishy-washy and/or unwilling to accept personal responsibility. My clients are growth-oriented successful individuals who are committed to overcoming self-inflicted limitations and taking their success (professionally and personally) to the next level.
Our work together is about YOU achieving your personal and professional goals; about your growth and your success. Certain goals take more time than others. If you are honest with yourself you will have a general idea of whether you need a lot of support, or a little. My packages are designed to accommodate your unique needs.
Coaching is not counseling, therapy, or digging up all of your issues and ‘fixing’ everything that is ‘wrong with you’. Our work together is focused on you achieving your goals with a powerful and integrative approach that is based on effective methods for shifting your mindset, keeping you accountable to your objectives, and helping you get to where you want to be.
I work with all types of business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. My clients are highly driven people. They need a confidential space to work through the mental side of their business and life. I provide the expertise to accomplish that, and support them in a way that fits their busy schedule, helping them create massive gains personally and professionally.
Many entrepreneurs and business owners tend to feel different or misunderstood by their family. That is because entrepreneurs have a different mindset than the mass majority. You are driven, motivated and take calculated risks that may not make sense to those around you, yet these are the traits that most successful entrepreneurs have. My clients have told me they LOVE working with someone who understands them. Someone they can relate to and who is able to help them achieve their goals. A general life coach, therapist, or hypnotherapist typically doesn't understand what makes you tick... When seeking out a professional, make sure they are a specialist at what you need. My genius zone is helping self-made entrepreneurs up-level by mastering their inner game.
What should I expect?
Each individual’s experience will be slightly different. Every session we have together is customized to help you overcome your unique and presenting challenges, as well as to achieve your business goals and objectives.
Most people can expect varying degrees of tangible and/or intangible results from each session. There will be times when the session produces significant noticeable changes and/or strategic improvements; other times they will be less noticeable, yet still working towards your overall goals and peace of mind.
After years of working with clients, I have seen the most significant improvements and tangible results with ongoing sessions. Therefore, I highly recommend a Retainer Program.
Many of my clients have worked with me for years... and that is NOT because it took that long to get results... it is because they ARE getting results consistently and they want to keep growing.
Sessions are done over the phone and usually take between 30-60 minutes. We go about as long as seems appropriate based on what we are working through. I recommend you block off a minimum of 30 minutes for our call.
I’d like to work with you, what are my options?
The easiest way to determine which option is best for you is to schedule a Complimentary Consultation. I will personally work with you by phone to discuss your unique needs, goals and the option that makes the most sense. If for whatever reason my services are not the best fit for you, no hard feelings. My most common programs are my Catalyst Program rolled into a Client Retainer or my Fast Track Program rolled into a Client Retainer.
I look forward to speaking with you!
Alicia Cramer C.Ht. M.Msc.
Business Mindset Coach | Entrepreneur
Author of The Outside the Box Entrepreneur and Hypnosis for Success
P.S. Over the years I've had the privilege of helping hundreds of private clients overcome a wide variety of mindset related challenges. My clients include solopreneurs to owners of multi-million dollar companies. Clients commonly seek me out for assistance with general wellbeing, anxiety relief, fears, phobias, self-confidence issues, and other business or personal goals. Depending on your needs, we can work together to overcome a specific challenges, or like many of my most successful private clients, we can work on a monthly retainer for maximum ongoing support.
The Catalyst Program is the perfect introductory level package at only $500. This program is ideal for overcoming very specific challenges related to mindset. The Catalyst Program includes up to 3 sessions to be used within a one month period.
A Client Retainer is available for individuals who want ongoing support. The retainer fee is $500 per month. Clients can book up to one session per week, with additional sessions at a low rate of only $100 per session. (Additional sessions include any session requested beyond the maximum of one session per week.) Unused sessions are not intended be rolled over, banked or accumulated. Retainer clients are guaranteed a slot on my schedule. As successful business people know, time is valuable, and a Retainer ensures you have priority scheduling - first and foremost - over single session requests from other clients.
Past clients who are not in a package or on retainer can request a session, schedule permitting, at a rate of $250 per session for up to 60 minutes.
My clients have called me their "secret weapon" in business, helping them to achieve far beyond what they had been doing on their own.