In the beginning you and your coach commit to a goal for the entire process. This can but doesn't have to be the exact goal you came up with on The Arc. The only thing that matters: It should be clear, (potentially hard but) achievable, and mega-exciting to you! If you are smart, pick something you wouldn't achieve all by yourself (why else do all of this ;)).
What to do when we have a mountain of work ahead? We start going baby steps. In other words: Yes, there will be homework. Why? Well, guess what gives YOU the better results? Chatting with one of us every now and then or frequently doing something small (or big) in your life that gets you closer where you wanna be? You get it, right? It's basically the difference between watching "workout clips" on youtube versus going to the gym.
You are stuck? We help you brainstorm. You are down? We cheer you up. You are lazy? We help you kick your own ass. You determine the pace though. You wanna go slow, we go slow. You wanna go run? We'll applaud once you hit the finish line.
Coaching is about asking you questions and helping you figure out your own solutions to things. Rather than saying "Just do xy" we'd classicaly ask: "What solutions would you think of and which are you drawn to you the most?" We do NOT give tips/mentoring/counselling etc.. We also won't engage in anything that requires clinical therapy (we'll let you know if that's the case ;)).
We believe that coaching should not be dragged on forever. Pick a goal that can be accomplished within a 6-months period. The clock ticks after your first session. Unless you miss the deadline because your coach wasn't available, any sessions left over after these 6 months expire.
If you join an Arc Circle you sign up for a certain number of facilitated weekends during which we will meet somewhere in Europe to recap, coach each other and have fun altogether. In the meantime we keep in touch by peer-to-peer coaching:
You commit to pair up with someone from The Arc who you connected with well and to be that person’s peer coach. You meet every 10-14 days online or face-to-face. We recommend to have only one peer coach. And no worries: The Arc will teach you the basics of coaching in a small and humble online course. Your process will follow a similar structure to the Post-Coaching (see above).
Truth be said: Given that we are still small at The Arc we don’t have a good solution for that yet. If you notify us earlier than 4 weeks in advance, we will try to shift you to another weekend. If you notify us later we cannot guarantee to be able to shift your spot. Your partner can still attend. Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds. Basically: Please try not to cancel! It’s gonna be complicated.