Coach Kerri R. Smith-Osei, CLC
Elite lifestyle and relationship coching for WOMEN in the LGBT community

Common Questions


What is a Certified Life Coach?

A Certified Life Coach is a trusted mentor who can help you identify and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. A Life Coach helps you strategize and teaches you the tools you need to achieve your goals. Coaching consists of a series of steps that help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits.

What types of people have Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life work with Life Coaches to help them attain their goals. Life Coaches work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a Life Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who hire a Life Coach are usually very committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work and make the financial investment to get there.

How will Life Coaching help?

The results will vary depending on what challenges/goals brought you to coaching but you can count on increased focus in managing your goals and staying on task because a life coach holds you accountable. A life coach can also help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and support your spiritual path (if you choose). With life coaching, you can live a more balanced and enhanced life.

What happens in a Life Coaching Session with me?

Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. I will give you assignments after each session to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate your successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit what we discussed and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve results.

Do I really need a Life Coach, can't I just do it by myself?

Life coaching can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A Life Coach offers an unbiased and objective perspective and can help you realize what your patterns and habits have been and perhaps, continue to be. Most people experience more efficiency in their life when working with a  Life Coach and it provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Life coaching can make your dreams more attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.

How is my [Coaching] different from Therapy?

While the life coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy because it is not designed to address psychological issues. While emotional issues may arise, the primary focus of life coaching is to help you identify your goals, achieve them, and develop constructive habits and skills. There is little emphasis placed on the past with coaching, but instead the focus is on creating what you want now and in the future.

What is my cancellation policy?

I require a 4 hour notice to cancel or reschedule a session in order to avoid being charged for the session.

How long do people generally work with a Life Coach?

To experience the effectiveness of a life coaching program, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued coaching.

Is personal life coaching confidential?

What we discuss will be held in confidence and not shared with others. However, our discussions are not privileged for legal purposes. The privilege of confidentiality that exists for the clergy, therapists and attorneys is not granted to coaching professionals. That said, life coaching is a confidential process, and your personal information will always be protected.