Caldera: a beautiful transformation
Have you ever seen the beauty of a Caldera? Crater Lake in Oregon and sea-filled Santorini, Greece are incredible examples of calderas. But these weren’t always beautiful, peaceful spaces.
A Caldera is the rebirth that resulted from a volcanic eruption. The eruption was a horrific event that created destruction and devastation. It was the end of something.
And yet, the eruption is the beginning of a transformation. It is just the beginning of what lies ahead. When the volcano’s crater, newly sunken into the earth, turns into a body of water, it’s an incredibly picturesque space!
I liken this process to one that most people undergo when they endure some sort of “negative” experience…. one that leads to a major transformation in their life. When we are in the midst of a crisis such as a divorce or job change, the world can feel very dark around us and it is hard to imagine what beauty may lie ahead. And yet, just like the volcano, endings lead to beginnings.
Volcanoes can happen in our lives daily. Little things “go wrong” and it can often feel like a volcanic eruption. The bigger events like a relationship or career change can have an even greater impact, creating a big, dark crater that feels so deep…. like we may never get out of it. What is key is for us to know that possibility lies ahead. Our lives are made up of the experiences we create from the things that happen around us.
Why Caldera Coaching?
At many points in our lives, we encounter these volcanic eruptions when a major change occurs, often unexpectedly. When we are ready to take action and find the beauty in our own future caldera but we aren’t sure how, it is an excellent time to elect coaching as a resource.
In coaching over 500 individuals that have gone through some of these difficult times, Jodi Hummer has helped them find the beauty of their own caldera—their new life, their new beginning. She seeks to help her clients understand where the possibilities exist in their situation and then support them through the process of turning those into reality.
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About Us: Jodi Hummer
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I "try it before I buy it" with coaching?
Absolutely and this takes place with any potential client. These initial consultations (generally 20-30 min) have no fee associated with them. The goal is to ensure we both feel a proper fit is evident before proceeding with a full engagement.
How long do coaching sessions last?
A coaching session typically lasts around one hour although some may extend to 90 minutes or a client may only need a 30 minute session. This is determined by the client, based on their needs.
Do I need to take an assessment of any kind?
While assessments are not required, they can be impactful to the client’s experience. That being said, Jodi is certified in multiple assessments and can also work with past assessments that clients may still feel represent them well.
Is there a minumum number of hours to be expected?
While there is no minimum number of hours required to engage, a client should anticipate at least five sessions to get some impact from the coaching experience. These can be weekly but many opt to spread their sessions out over a couple months. Most clients tend to engage for 3-6 months and some remain connected for over a year.
How is coaching different than counseling or mentoring?
Many people engage in counseling due to an issue in their past that may be preventing them from moving forward. Or they may be struggling with finding the motivation to take action.
Mentoring is designed to assist people in learning how to handle matters basecd on the advice of a respected, experienced colleague.
Coaching is intended for the person that is living their lives normally but wants to live at a higher level. Nothing may be wrong, per se, but the person knows living at 100% is not good enough – they want to live at 150%!