I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation to all prospective clients (or to anyone who wants to chat), so that I can hear what you want and see what I might be able to provide.
I work with clients in a variety of ways. I usually suggest that new clients commit to a month of sessions (four weekly calls, one hour each), after which we assess our success. I like to see a noticeable improvement in whatever we’ve been working on, and if a client doesn’t feel considerably happier (or considerably less tortured) after four sessions, I usually conclude that some other type of service or support is needed.
Some clients need more frequent check-ins or less talking. In those situations I set up a plan in which a client may call me throughout the week or month for just a few minutes at a time for quick reminders, feedback, reassurance, ideas or encouragement.
Other clients only call once or twice a year, when they want my perspective or inspiration on a very specific issue or question.
I’ve also worked in many other ways, each unique to a client’s needs, personality and circumstance. If you’d like to schedule a complimentary half hour call, please download this pdf or this Word doc, fill it out and send it to me via email.
If we decide to work together, I accept payment on a wide sliding scale. I encourage clients to find an amount that takes into account their own resources as well as the value of my support in their lives. The flexibility in this sliding scale allows clients to pay the fee that feels appropriate for them. To help with this process I offer the following guidelines, with the understanding that factors other than income often come into play as well.
Household income Hourly rate Under 20 years old
- up to $50K $40 half price
- up to $75K $80
- more than $75K $100
Public Speaking and Workshops
If you would like me to speak at an event, lead a workshop, or facilitate a group for you, I charge $300 for a 2-hour event plus travel expenses. Other opportunities and offerings may be negotiated.
When it fits into my schedule, I am available to lead unschooling workshops or speak at unschooling events at no charge. Travel and lodging reimbursement may or may not be required- please feel free to write for more information.
Amy Childs | Happiness Consultant