By Kendra Holliday | March 3, 2013 at 9:24 am
For new clients interested in my consultation services:
If you want to schedule a consultation with me, please request my address via email so that you can mail me a non-refundable $60 check or money order ahead of time.
Once I receive your check or money order, I will contact you to set up the appointment. I won’t process the check/money order until the day of the appointment. (Please note that my best availability is evenings and weekends and I usually book 2-4 weeks out.)
Once you are established and we have developed a rapport, cash at the time of the appointment is fine (and preferred). If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, I will expect payment for that appointment before we schedule another one.
I prefer meeting in person, but for those of you not in the St. Louis, MO area, phone or Skype works as well.
The reason behind this new policy:
This insures that you are serious about seeing me, and prevents my time from being wasted.
I receive multiple inquiries daily, and I accommodate as many of them as I can. I operate professionally and am reliable. I am very accessible and public, which allows people to get to know me on an intimate level. I put it all out there. When someone new contacts me, I don’t know them at all, but I take their request seriously and go out of my way to help them work through whatever issues they may have. Half the time, the appointment gets canceled on short notice, which means my time is wasted. Not only that, but I’m forgoing time with my loved ones and friends in order to meet with strangers, and if it doesn’t even come to fruition, that’s a serious buzzkill.
So, instead of raising the rate to $80 (it’s been $60 for the past three years), I’m going to try this approach instead. I’d like to keep the rate down if at all possible. For some, $60 is a drop in the bucket, but for others, it’s a considerable chunk of change.
I operate on mutual respect, which is a key quality for developing healthy relationships.