Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are looking to improve your professional skills, make positive changes in your personal life, or navigate a life challenge or shift, our coaching programs can provide the support and guidance you need.

Disclaimer: Coaching is not therapy. Raeburn Coaching does not provide therapy, diagnosis, or any form of mental health treatment. If you live in Florida and would like to learn more about our clinical psychology practice, visit

Welcome to our FAQ page.

We understand that embarking on a coaching journey is a significant step, and it’s only natural to have questions.

Here, we’ve compiled the inquiries we encounter most often, providing straightforward answers to help clarify what you can expect from coaching with Dr. Carolina Raeburn. Take your time to explore and gain a deeper understanding of how we can assist you in unlocking a new level of fulfillment.

If you can’t find the answer to your specific question, don’t hesitate to reach out through our contact form. We’re here to help.

Personalized coaching is a highly tailored approach to individual growth and development. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution, but a custom-made journey to self-improvement and fulfillment. Dr. Raeburn’s personalized coaching takes into account your unique life experiences, challenges, aspirations, and strengths.

This bespoke approach allows Dr. Raeburn to work with you on a deep level, understanding your distinct needs and goals. Whether it’s gaining clarity on your values, navigating through pivotal life changes, or enhancing your personal or professional relationships, every aspect of your coaching sessions is designed with ‘you’ at its core.

It’s about creating confidential space for you to explore and address the complex challenges and changes that are integral to your personal growth. Personalized coaching with Dr. Raeburn is an exploration of self, an unlocking of potential, and a commitment to nurturing the richness of your personal and professional life.

Expert life coaching can offer immense value to individuals who may already be successful by conventional standards, but feel an inner yearning for deeper fulfillment and balance. If you’re a high achiever or a business leader who has ‘made it,’ yet find yourself grappling with complex situations, personal challenges, or a sense of incompleteness, Dr. Raeburn’s expert life coaching is for you.

Whether you’re facing pivotal life transitions, seeking clarity amidst complexity, or striving to enhance your personal or professional relationships, her coaching provides a confidential space for introspection and growth. It’s about transcending the ordinary and unlocking an extraordinary dimension of personal accomplishment and enrichment. In essence, expert life coaching is for anyone willing to unlock new potentials and navigate the richness of their lives more effectively. Coaching is great for anyone who is navigating a challenging moment in their life, looking to make some changes, but it’s also be a great asset to those who have already reached high levels of success.

People who seek coaching often have a desire for personal and professional growth, and are motivated towards betterment. People who seek coaching are often proactive, open-minded, and willing to take action to achieve their desired results. 

All kinds of people use life coaching such as business leaders, actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, homemakers, small business owners, people in tech, managers, professionals, founders, young adults finding their place in life, retirees looking find new purpose, and those looking to leave a legacy.

Coaching, particularly when expertly delivered, opens up a myriad of benefits. It serves as a catalyst for meaningful transformation and enables a richer understanding of oneself and one’s life dynamics. Through coaching with Dr. Raeburn, you delve deep beneath the surface, unearthing insights and fostering personal growth.

Coaching empowers you to effectively navigate challenging moments and major life changes, ultimately leading to improved decision-making and resilience. With Dr. Raeburn’s guidance, you’ll cultivate a clear vision for your life, translating it into attainable goals and strategic action steps.

Through this process, you gain greater self-awareness and self-confidence, fostering a more authentic and fulfilling personal and professional life. The benefits of coaching, therefore, extend far beyond the sessions, enriching every aspect of your life and enhancing your relationships, communication, and overall life satisfaction.

Remember, coaching isn’t merely a quick fix—it’s a profound and transformative journey towards a deeper understanding of self and an elevated experience of life.

Some specific benefits of coaching may include:

  • Developing a deeper understanding of yourself and your strengths
  • Setting clear, meaningful goals and developing a plan to achieve them
  • Developing new skills and strategies to overcome obstacles
  • Increasing your confidence and motivation
  • Improving your performance and effectiveness in various areas of your life
  • Creating a more positive and balanced life
  • Enhancing relationships
  • Improving communication skills

If you are experiencing mental health concerns, it is important to seek help from a licensed health professional such as a licensed therapist or physician. We do not provide therapy services at Raeburn Coaching – we do not provide therapy, diagnosing, evaluations, or treatment for mental health disorders. 

Coaching it is not the same as therapy and should not be used to substitute therapy. If you are experiencing a psychiatric condition, we urge you to speak to a licensed mental health professional in your state. 

At Raeburn Coaching, we believe in delivering a high-quality service that ensures each client receives the dedicated time, attention, and energy they deserve.

Limiting the number of clients we accept enables us to maintain this high standard of service. We understand that meaningful change requires more than just a one-size-fits-all approach.

By limiting the number of clients, we can ensure a highly personalized, immersive, and effective coaching experience for everyone we work with.

Our focus is on quality rather than quantity, enabling us to foster deeper connections with our clients and helping them achieve their goals in a supportive, focused environment.

Therapy is a form of treatment that is focused on addressing mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Therapy is provided by licensed health professionals, such as psychologists (PsyD or PhD), psychiatrists (MD or DO), and Master’s level therapists (LMHC, LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LPC).

Therapy is specifically designed to address and treat mental health concerns. Therapists employ evidence-based techniques to help individuals explore and resolve emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues.

On the other hand, coaching is a collaborative process where coaches partner with clients to identify their goals and develop effective strategies for achieving them. Coaches focus on facilitating positive change, enhancing performance, and unlocking potential. It is important to note that coaching does not involve diagnosing, treating, or evaluating mental health disorders.

Coaching can be a valuable resource for individuals seeking personal development, goal achievement, and improved overall satisfaction in life. However, it is essential to understand that coaching is not a substitute for therapy or medical treatment. If you are experiencing clinical depression, anxiety, or any other mental health concerns, it is crucial to seek help from a licensed health professional such as a therapist or physician.

Please note – We do not provide therapy services at Raeburn Coaching. If you require therapy or mental health support, it is recommended to consult with a licensed therapist or healthcare provider in your state, who specializes in addressing your specific needs. 

Coaching is a dynamic process, shaped by the individual’s unique aspirations and context. Whether personal or professional, the aims of coaching can be as diverse as the clients themselves. That being said, there are some common themes that frequently surface in coaching engagements.

In the realm of personal coaching, clients often come with a desire to enhance their life satisfaction, seeking a greater sense of clarity and balance. They might aim to navigate challenging life transitions, cultivate more meaningful relationships, or refine their decision-making processes.

On the professional front, clients frequently look to elevate their leadership skills, enhance communication, and boost their performance. They may seek strategies for dealing with workplace challenges, envisioning career growth, or balancing their professional and personal lives effectively.

While these are common goals, coaching is inherently personalized. It’s about carving out your own path, defining success in your own terms, and collaboratively creating strategies to move towards that envisioned future. It’s about you, your goals, your growth, and your unique journey towards enrichment and fulfillment. Dr. Raeburn can help you identify your priorities and develop a plan to make progress in the areas that are most important to you, providing support and guidance along the way.

Dr. Carolina Raeburn isn’t just a coach; she’s a unique blend of academic knowledge, professional expertise, and personal understanding. Raised in an environment of accomplished professionals and high achievers, she’s uniquely positioned to resonate with her clients on a profound level. Her father, a successful businessman and entrepreneur, was a firsthand exemplar of the nuanced challenges and unique dynamics accompanying such a lifestyle. This background enriches her coaching, enabling her to empathize deeply with her clients and intuitively guide them through complex situations.

Beyond her personal insights, Dr. Raeburn brings significant academic heft to her practice. Her doctorate in psychology and extensive training in neuropsychology arm her with a specialized understanding of the human mind and behavior. This knowledge empowers her clients, enabling them to implement positive changes and pursue their distinctive objectives.

Dr. Raeburn’s professional acumen is also unmatched. Her significant experience working with successful individuals, executives, and business owners brings an acute awareness of their unique challenges, enhancing her ability to guide them effectively. In every coaching engagement, she upholds the highest levels of professionalism, adhering to stringent ethical standards and ensuring strict confidentiality. This creates a secure space for exploration and growth, marked by her palpable commitment to her clients’ success.

With Dr. Raeburn, you’re gaining more than a coach; you’re gaining a confidant, a guide, and a partner on your path to enriched living. Her guidance is not just about reaching goals; it’s about the journey towards fulfillment and a deeper understanding of yourself. Her dedication, expertise, and intuitive understanding set her apart, making her the ideal ally on your quest for fulfillment.

Of note – Although Dr. Raeburn holds a license as a clinical psychologist, she does not offer therapy services within her coaching practice. As such, she does not treat, diagnose, assess, or evaluate mental health conditions. If you are experiencing mental health struggles, we strongly urge you to speak with a licensed mental health professional in your state.

Dr. Raeburn’s coaching practice is solely dedicated to coaching.

Our packaged sessions consist of bi-weekly, 60-minute virtual coaching sessions, with packages available for 3, 6, and 12 months.

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The ideal duration for coaching can vary depending on the individual and their specific goals & needs. However, we believe that a 1 year commitment is often ideal because it allows our clients to build a strong foundation, make meaningful progress, and achieve lasting results.

Not only does a 1-year coaching package, help clients establish clear goals, plans, and allows us to results, but it also allows us to adjust directionality based on the client’s evolving progress and evolving goals.

Additionally, a longer coaching commitment provides time to work on obstacles that are more challenging to overcome; they usually include mindset, habits, and underlying beliefs. A 1 year coaching package may be especially important for those who are looking to make significant changes in their lives or overcome long-standing challenges.

Ultimately, the ideal duration for coaching will depend on the individual, including their specific challenges, goals, and needs. 

It ultimately depends on your goals and needs as a client.

An Introductory Package can be a good option if you have a specific issues or challenge that you want to address in a short-term, focused manner. 

On the other hand, longer-term coaching packages are generally far more comprehensive and allow for deeper exploration + development of your personal growth and goals.

Longer-term coaching involves a series of sessions over a set period of time, which can provide a more structured and consistent approach to your coaching journey.

It’s important to communicate your needs to Dr. Raeburn during your meet & greet call if you’d like help determining which coaching package may be best for you.

Your first coaching session will be a coaching intake session. This coaching session consists of gathering data and background information. You will also discuss your goals and challenges. The intake session helps Dr. Raeburn understand you and your needs to create a tailored coaching plan that is customized to your unique situation.

After your initial consultation, Dr. Raeburn helps you achieve your goals through reflective mindset shifts and provides you with beneficial skills to help you overcome obstacles you may be facing. Along the way, Dr. Raeburn provides ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and make progress towards your goals.

Coaching sessions are held via a secure online video platform, which allows you to meet with your coach from the comfort of your own home or office.

In addition to weekly coaching sessions, your coach may also provide you with resources, exercises, and assignments to help make continual progress.

The coaching process, though structured, is far from rigid. It’s like a dance – choreographed yet flexible, ready to adapt to the rhythm of your unique journey.

Our first steps involve understanding your world, your dreams, and your challenges. We listen – truly listen – not just to respond, but to understand. It’s about discovering what success, fulfillment, and growth mean to you. We then chart out a course, sketching a roadmap that’s tailored to you and your aspirations.

In every interaction, the spotlight is on you. Our sessions are confidential space where you’re free to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and ideas without judgment. It’s a collaborative process where I serve as your guide, providing insight and strategies while respecting your autonomy and agency.

But it doesn’t stop at insight and action plans. At times, we may dive into the heart of the matter, confronting obstacles, challenging unhelpful patterns, and nurturing growth. It’s not about quick fixes but sustainable transformation. We assess your progress, celebrate your wins, and realign our course as needed.

The coaching process is, in essence, a journey. It’s a partnership dedicated to your growth and fulfillment, offering support and guidance while empowering you to reach your unique vision of success.

We know that life can sometimes throw curveballs, and unplanned emergencies can disrupt the best of schedules. If an unforeseen circumstance arises that necessitates you to cancel or reschedule your coaching session, rest assured we’re here to assist.

While we do kindly ask for a 24-hour notice if you need to adjust your appointment, we comprehend that real emergencies may not provide such a luxury. In those rare instances, your wellbeing is our primary concern – simply reach out as soon as possible, and we’ll collaborate with you to find a suitable time for rescheduling.

However, we must underscore the importance of our 24-hour policy. Appointments that are canceled or rescheduled within 24 hours of your scheduled session, or in cases of no-show, without an authentic emergency, will regrettably be forfeited. This policy helps us maintain a structured schedule that benefits all our clients.

In those exceptional situations when life’s unpredictability presents itself, we remain committed to being adaptable and understanding. We stand ready to accommodate your needs, while also upholding a standard of respect for the shared time of all our clients.

At Dr. Carolina Raeburn’s coaching practice, we deeply value the trust our clients place in us. Maintaining confidentiality is of utmost importance, and we take every measure to protect the privacy of our clients.

Confidentiality serves as a foundational element of our coaching relationships.

We are fully committed to upholding the confidentiality of all information shared during coaching sessions and strictly adhere to client privacy protocols.

Your personal information will never be disclosed without your explicit written consent.

To ensure the highest level of confidentiality, we utilize secure and encrypted online platforms for coaching sessions. Our client information is stored in secure and encrypted databases, and we have implemented stringent policies to prevent unauthorized access.

Respecting your privacy is a priority for us. We understand the sensitivity of personal information and will never disclose any details without your consent.

While we prioritize confidentiality, it is essential to note that there are legal and ethical exceptions. In cases where a client’s safety or the well-being of others is at risk, we will take appropriate action to ensure their protection.

At Dr. Raeburn’s coaching practice, we uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and privacy.

Your trust and privacy are of paramount importance to us, and we are committed to providing a secure and confidential environment for your coaching journey.

While it’s true that Dr. Carolina Raeburn is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Florida, with a subspecialty in neuropsychology, it’s essential to clarify that she maintains two distinct practices – one for coaching (Raeburn Coaching) and another for therapy (Raeburn Psychology).

This distinction is of utmost importance to minimize any potential confusion between the objectives and approaches of coaching versus therapy. Here at Raeburn Coaching, Dr. Raeburn solely offers coaching services. Her therapeutic interventions are confined to her psychology practice, Raeburn Psychology, and are exclusively available to Florida residents.

Maintaining separate practices ensures that the right approach is utilized for each client’s unique needs, whether it’s fostering personal or professional growth through her coaching practice or addressing mental health concerns through her psychology practice.

Dr. Raeburn only offers therapy for Florida residents at her Florida psychology practice, Raeburn Psychology.