FAQ

What is a Military Transition Coach?

Military Transitional Coaching is a process which enables veterans to transform the confusing and often scary transition from the military into a intriguing, enjoyable, and successful journey.

What is the difference between a military transitional coach and a counselor at the Department of Veteran Affairs?

Coaching is the process of motivating, inspiring and providing support to clients, starting with their present mindset and moving forward. Coaches believe clients have the answer within them, and facilitate the process of helping them discover their true potential. Coaches work with clients to create plans of actions to make improvements in their mindset, resulting in life changing improvements. A coach may refer a client to a counselor if deeper emotional issues or mental health concerns are apparent. At the end of the day, coaches work with the clients agenda, not their own.

Counseling is the process of resolving emotional issues of the past so the client may move forward. Counselors may recognize mental health issues that may effect the clients progress and refer the client to psychiatry for medication if necessary. Counseling and psychiatry often go hand in hand. Counseling’s agenda is based on fixing the client’s past.

What is the benefit of military transitional coaching?

The transition from the military to civilian life is often confusing and frustrating. Veterans loose their community, military status, and income. Most veterans and their families are ejected into a new world with little adequate preparation. This often times leaves the veteran feeling rejected, hurt, confused and angry.

Military Transitional Coaching assists the veteran during this confusing and frustrating transition process, resulting in a simpler and inspired outcome. Veterans are provided with a space that she may glean motivation, inspiration and a trusting relationship for which she can rely. Military Transitional Coaching provides support, enabling the veteran to plan and craft the life she wants to live.

Why the focus on transitioning veterans into entrepreneurship?

According to the Bureau of Labor, women with service related disabilities experienced a higher level of unemployment than their male counterparts. The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) reported that women veterans experience a higher rate of homelessness, partially due to unemployment and lack of social support.

Self employment is a form of employment. It allows women veterans to create the life they need and want to live, while earning a satisfactory income in a matter that accommodates their limitations. Providing motivation, inspiration and emotional support to women veterans, while facilitating a positive and healthy mindset shift, enables women veterans to successfully pursue small business ownership.

How do you protect my privacy?

Your information is covered by HIPPA and our Privacy Policy. Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC (LASTCo) will not share, sell or misuse or handle your personal information. LASTCo is also bound the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics.

When and where are sessions conducted?

Coaching sessions are primarily conducted via conference call  or video conference. This allows the client flexibility to receive services any where in the world. Clients may choose which method works best for them.

How long are the sessions?

For the exception of the Complementary Session, which is 30 minutes, paid sessions are 50 minutes of coaching and 10 minutes of assessment and future session planning.

How much is coaching?

For rates please refer to our Work With Me page. Paid coaching ensures you receive the absolute best service and amenities available.

What if I want to take online courses or DIY my transformation?

Life After Service has an online university, LASTCo University. Online courses are available for the women veteran who wants to DIY her transformation. Coaching is available for additional support.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards processed via Stripe, PayPal or ACH. Checks of any kind or promissory notes will not be accepted.