Why Would Anyone Hire a Coach?

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So, Why would anyone pay for a Life Coach?

How you spend the energy we call money depends on what you value, so I might ask the same question about why anyone would spend money on a TV, as I don’t see the value in having one and have lived without one for almost a decade.

If you value exploring your own life and your own mind, if you value understanding how you work and where you get stuck, if you want to clarify what’s important to you and gain fresh perspective, and if you want a champion in your life, then you would want to pay for a life coach, the same as you might pay for a personal trainer if you wanted to take your fitness to the next level or pay for a holiday if you wanted relaxation.

For me coaching isn’t just about fixing problems, it’s a idea, a type of conversation one has with ones self and with the world, and your coach facilitates that conversation. The coaching relationship can last a lifetime, and it only gets richer and deeper with time.

I don’t need my coach, but I desire to have that unique relationship in my life and it makes my life much richer deeper and very rewarding on so many levels. It is also helpful to keep me accountable in my daily life to the things I say are important to me.

Steve Jobs had a coach for many years. Eric Schmidt, the executive Chairman of Google for 10 years has a coach. Bill Campbell coached them both.


Please contact me if you would like to discuss how coaching can help you in your life!  I will see you soon.


Coaching Sessions and Rates

About Me

Dr. Timothy R. Test, Sr., specializes in Psychoneuroimmunology and reducing the symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, and over health and well-being.  Dr. Test’s credentials are extensive.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Russian and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling/Counseling Psychology, and has done post-Doctoral studies in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine at Northcentral University, researching the efficacy of hypnosis on pain through the lowering of stress levels and raising self-esteem, as well as the effects of negative emotions and stress on the immunological response.  In addition, Dr. Test earned his Doctor of Naturopathy and Master Herbalist degrees from Trinity College of Natural Health.  He is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, and Adjunct Professor.

How I Coach

Dr. Test’s extensive experience in Psychology, Medicine, and natural healing methods has prepared him well for working with clients in overcoming obstacles to their success.   He has years of personal experience and working with clients in helping them overcome difficult life challenges.  Dr. Test has intimate knowledge of the effects of stress, fatigue, lowered self-image, and loss of direction.  Dr. Test utilizes a holistic biopsychosocial strategy for mastering him or herself, regaining direction, improving productivity, and overall health and well-being. By helping the client explore their vision, together a plan is developed that will maximize rates of success while avoiding pitfalls encountered in the past.

How We Meet

In Person
By Phone


Rates for Individuals (Life, Health) $275 per month, includes 4 sessions per month, 30 minutes each, and email support
30 minute sessions are in person, Skype, or phone.
$45/30 minutes for additional time needed
Professional Rates (Corporate Wellness, Medical Professional Guidance in Alternative Medicine) Please call or email for quote