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Frequently Asked Questions

How are counseling and coaching different?

Here are five ways counseling and coaching are different from each other:

  • In counseling, the emphasis is often on the past. Coaching puts the emphasis on the future.
  • The goal of counseling is often healing and recovery. Coaching is more about progress and development.
  • In counseling, you work on your wounds. Coaching focuses on your strengths.
  • In counseling, there's a licensing process. In coaching, there are certifications.
  • The counseling profession is largely holding steady.
  • The coaching profession is a rising tide.
    We also have a blog post called "5 Ways Coaching Is Different Than Counseling."
How much does a coaching session cost?
The cost of coaching sessions vary from coach to coach based on experience, background, and business operations. In the marketplace, shoppers can search for coaches within a price range and sort search results based on prices.
What happens in a coaching session?
Regardless of the topic, coaching centers on four activities: assessing the current situation, having a vision for the future, identifying obstacles, and creating action steps forward. To do this, the coach will understand what you want to get from the session, ask powerful questions, and bring out action steps and accountability.
Is coaching the same as mentoring?
Although many people confuse mentoring with coaching, they’re not the same.
  • In mentoring, the mentor is the expert of certain subjects, whereas in coaching, the coach is the expert of the coaching process.
  • In mentoring, the mentor decides how the student ought to grow, however, in coaching, the client sets the agenda.
  • In mentoring, the student asks questions of the mentor, but the role of the coach is to ask questions to stir insight and understanding so the client learns from himself.
  • In mentoring, the goal is for the student to become more like the mentor, but in coaching, the goal is for the client to become more of himself.
  • In mentoring, the mentor invites the student into the mentor’s life, but in coaching, the coach invites the client into the client’s life.
We also have a blog post called "5 Ways Coaching Is Different Than Mentoring."
Can I ask you a question?
Use the FAQ section of your site to answer those routine questions that always come up and need to be answered. This is a great way to tell us more about what you can offer, fill in some details that might intrigue us, and show us how knowledgeable and helpful you can be.
Coaches on the Marketplace
How do coaches get paid?
During account setup, coaches enter their bank account IF their bank account is in a country that does not work with Stripe, then they can link their PayPal business account. When a client books a service, the coache gets notified. If the coach accepts the transaction, then the client's card will be charged and payment transferred to Munyay. At the completion of the service, the client marks the order as complete and payment is transferred to the coach's account minus the Munyay service fee and payment gateway fee. 
How can coaches list services on the marketplace?
All coaches on the marketplace must get approved by filling out the coach application. Once they're approved, coaches receive a welcome email that guides them through setup and operation of the marketplace. There's also a private email list and Facebook group for Munyay Approved Coaches.
How does Munyay help coaches to streamline business operations?
Munyay streamlines several business operations into one so you can focus on coaching clients instead of hassling with multiple vendors. For example, Munyay provides: coach listings, customer star ratings, shareable content, messaging, scheduling, and client payment.
How can coaches get new clients through Munyay?
Through paid marketing, content marketing, and organic marketing efforts, Munyay attracts potential buyers to the marketplace. From there, buyers find coaches through search results and featured listings. In addition, coaches can share their listings via social media or email, submit blog content to be featured on the Munyay Blog, and be matched by special programs.
How much does it cost to list a coaching service?
It's absolutely free! We want you to grow your business and see benefits immediately, so we're waiving the coach subscription fee. You'll receive 85% of the booking fee minus the financial transaction fees by Stripe or PayPal. We don't get paid unless you get paid!
What's the best size for pictures when I'm setting up my listing?
For best results, we recommend you use JPG, GIF, or PNG images that are 660 x 440 pixels.
Coach Marketplace
How is Munyay different than other coach directories?
Munyay is a coach marketplace instead of a coach directory, which means it allows you to choose from a wide variety of professional coaches; compare coaches across different criteria; manage payments; post multiple coach services; use calendar and messaging tools; and streamline business operations. For more information about the differences between a directory and marketplace, please read our blog post called "6 Ways a Coach Marketplace Is Different than a Coach Directory."
Are the coaching sessions remote or in person?
The majority of professional coaching today happens via phone or video. The advantage of an online marketplace is connecting with coaches regardless of location. Coaches and clients can select how they want to meet - in person, via phone or via video.
In what currencies do prices appear?
All prices for coaching services appear in United States dollars.
Do you accept coaches from every country?
We can accept coaches from every country that works with Stripe and PayPal. Coaches with bank accounts in countries that work with Stripe can receive payouts to their bank account. If not, coaches can receive payouts to their PayPal business account. To see if Stripe works in your country, please go to https://stripe.com/global.
Can anyone post a coach listing?
Since we're a professional coach marketplace, we uphold professional coaching standards. All of the coaches who appear on our marketplace are Munyay Approved Coaches, who:
  • are certified through a professional coaching organization; or
  • are on the certification track of a professional coaching organization having completed at least two ICF-approved coaching courses; or
  • have completed the program in the upcoming Munyay Coaching Academy.
In addition, all of our coaches agree to adhere to the Code of Ethics of the International Coach Federation.
What forms of online payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal.
For Organizations
What are the benefits to the employer of employees being coached?
Providing professional coaching to employees is valuable for several reasons. According to a study by the International Coach Federation, one of the major outcomes of coaching is increased productivity by the employee. Coaching also improves employee engagement, which is the measure to which the employee is motivated by, involved in, and committed to the workplace. Coaching also helps the employer to compete with other employers for talent, as employees often come into a new role expecting coaching. Coaching also develops the employee professionally, so the meaningful growth can be directed toward workplace goals. In summary, coaching is beneficial to the employer because it: increases productivity, improves employee engagement, helps to compete with other employers for talent, and develops employees in meaningful ways.e.
How does coaching increase productivity?
According to a study by the International Coach Federation, one of the major outcomes of coaching is increased productivity by the employee. Coaching can bring self-awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses, strategies toward accomplishing goals, improvement of knowledge and skills, removal of obstacles, and creation of support and accountability structures. All of these outcomes drive greater productivity.
How does coaching help organizations to compete against other employers for talent?
According to the Gallup Organization, employees expect from their workplaces: meaningful growth, purposeful work, use of their strengths, and professional coaching. When an employer can show that they meet these expectations, they will be able to compete against other employers for top talent as a favorable place to work.
How does coaching improve employee engagement?
Employee engagement is the level to which employees are motivated by, involved in, and committed to their workplaces. Coaching can identify causes of employee disengagement, such as lack of purpose, difficult relationships, not using their strengths in daily work, unclear expectations, etcl, then improve upon them. Coaching can also help the employee to envision what would make him or her to feel engaged, and to work toward that end.
How does coaching develop employees?
The goal of coaching is personal or professional development. As meaningful growth happens for the employee, it can be directed toward workplace goals. Employers are investing in their own workplaces when they invest in the growth of their employees.