Frequently Asked Questions: Workshops
Do I have to talk to other humans?
Nope. SPARK workshops are fun and lively, and conversation tends to happen naturally - but no one is required to participate. You're welcome to just listen and learn without airing your dirty laundry.
I'm single, are these workshops for me?
Yep. In fact, attending these workshops prior to entering a relationship is actually the best time to develop the necessary skills to lay a healthy foundation once you do meet that special someone.
Will I be the oldest person there?
Nope. Ok well maybe, we can't predict who will register in the future, but historically our attendees have ranged in age from 18-75. Relationships evolve over time, making workshops applicable for all ages and stages of life.
Are SPARK services LGBTQ-friendly?
Yep. Everyone is welcome, always.
Should I worry about secret agendas?
Nope. SPARK is an independent organization that is not associated with or funded by any clinical, religious, or political entities. Workshops are academic in nature, presenting evidence-based relationship and sexuality information that's inclusive of all.
I want to come, but times are tough.
No worries, we get it. Our mission is to share knowledge with anyone who's interested in improving their love life, regardless of budget. Answer a few questions to attend a workshop of your choice, free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions: Coaching
What is relationship coaching?
Relationship coaching provides an opportunity to explore the inner workings of past, current or future romantic relationships through one-on-one work with a qualified coach. Clients are guided through a variety of discussions and exercises designed to help them articulate their vision for their ideal relationship, set concrete goals, and come up with a realistic plan to achieve them. Rather than stumbling your way through your love life and waiting for problems to arise, relationship coaching is a proactive way to protect yourself and your relationship through education, reflection, inspiration, and action.
How does coaching differ from therapy?
Relationship coaching is an exploratory, forward-focused practice that capitalizes on positive psychology to help clients identify and achieve their relationship goals. Therapy is a more comprehensive service provided by trained professionals to address sensitive relational experiences including trauma, domestic violence, infidelity, substance abuse, mental disorders, or other serious issues. Though relationship coaching may touch on heavier topics, it is intended to be a fun and lighthearted experience for those who simply want to set their relationship up for success, and keep it on track over time. For more information on the difference between therapy, counseling, and coaching, check out this article.
Who is relationship coaching for?
Anyone who is eager to learn more about themselves and their partners, grow through insightful conversations and fun activities, and develop skills to navigate romantic relationships more effectively. Singles can benefit by mentally and emotionally preparing prior to entering a relationship, couples can benefit by strengthening and enhancing their current relationship, and partnered individuals who attend alone can benefit by sorting through their individual experience of their current relationship, including whether it's truly a good fit for them.
What makes Meghna a unique coach?
Meghna earned her doctorate from THE Ohio State University focusing on romantic relationships, sexual satisfaction, and the evolution of marriage. As an award-winning instructor who has taught college courses for over a decade, she is known for her eloquent and articulate speaking style which can be seen in her TED talk. Meghna has also attended trainings and seminars by well-respected relationship experts including The Gottman Institute (author of Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work), Esther Perel (author of Mating in Captivity), and Dr. Gary Chapman (author of The Five Love Languages). Her coaching style is relaxed and fun, making sessions feel more like casual conversations rather than clinical appointments.
What will coaching sessions consist of?
Coaching sessions will be customized for each client with a combination of thought-provoking dialogue, self-reflection, fun exercises, and client-centered advocacy. As the client, your responsibility is to come to coaching sessions with an open mind, prepared to honestly examine your attitudes and behaviors in romantic relationships. You'll be invited to take an active role in articulating your desires, setting your goals, and executing your plan. As the coach, Meghna will provide guidance and structure for your experience, but you are ultimately are the architect of your love life.
How much does relationship coaching cost?
Coaching sessions are available in packages of 4, 8, or 12 sessions; check out pricing here. Attending weekly or every other week is recommended. The default format for coaching sessions is in-person, however you may request virtual if you'd like. Packages are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is due in full prior to the first coaching session (monthly payment plans are available upon request for an additional fee; send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org).
I'm feelin' it. Where do I begin?
Schedule your free 30-minute consultation to determine coach-client compatibility, after which you can purchase a coaching package. Meghna accepts a limited number of clients at a time, so reserve your spot today.