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Belong to You: The Habits Program

You’re ready to make some changes. Maybe you know what they are. Maybe you’re still trying to figure it out. 

What I have come to see is that regardless of where you are on your growth journey, we need a solid foundation of self-care in order to thrive. 

If you aren’t sleeping or eating well; if you aren’t moving your body or releasing your stress, it’s really hard to be clear about your next steps. 

Developing a simple, daily, self-care routine that honors your body’s natural rhythms is where to start.

But I won't just tell you what to do. We all know we should be meditating and exercising more. I'll show you how to create better habits that last.

It might feel edgy to invest in yourself like this, but I encourage you to trust your gut.

If you…

  • Are stressed out and overwhelmed
  • Don’t feel great in your body 
  • Feel unsure about your path ahead
  • Take care of everyone else but yourself

...then, with this program, you will...

  • Learn to prioritize yourself
  • Feel less stressed and overwhelmed
  • Feel confident in your body
  • Trust what’s right for you

This self-guided program includes:

  • A complete digital resource library with videos, action steps and workbook
  • Online coaching and support

Have more questions? Check out these FAQs.

How much does it cost?

$295 gives you access to a digital library of videos, worksheets, and journal prompts. This complete program is yours to keep for life.

What does the program include?

Everything you need to create step-by-step a simple, sustainable, self-care routine for life.  

You receive access to a complete digital library of videos, worksheets, and journal prompts. You also receive instructions on how to use the materials and incorporate your new habits. 

Reflection questions at the end of each module allow you to share your wins and challenges and receive 1:1 coaching from me. 

Once you complete the program, you are eligible to join the Journey! (See below for more details.) 

Is everything online?

Yes. Your learning materials (videos, lessons, workbook) are housed in Membervault, an online course delivery platform. If you can point and click and type, it will be easy for you to use. 

Do you bill insurance?

I do not. Insurance reimbursement requires a medical diagnosis and oftentimes prior authorization for medically necessary treatment.

Although there are significant health and mental health benefits from completing this program, it is considered “self-help” and not medical treatment for a disorder or disease.

You can check with your tax preparer to see if the program fee is a tax deductible expense for you.

How long does it take to complete this program?

Depends on how diligent you are about setting aside the time to explore your materials and implement your new habits.  But I would say, plan on three months. 

There are 8 habits. If you incorporate one habit each week, it will take you take you 8 weeks. The orientation lessons at the beginning take a week or two though. You might also miss a week of learning/practicing or want to take two weeks or more to really dial in a particular habit - so plan on 12 weeks. 

When you sign-up, you immediately get access to your learning materials. They are yours to keep for the list of the program.

Create your schedule for learning (i.e. an hour on Sunday mornings) and you'll be on your way!

Do I have to be tech savvy?

A bit. You have to be able to open and read emails, click links, log into your learning platform and type. I'm not super techy and I figured it out.

Don't worry, we are here to support you through any tech challenges. Email info@laelpetersen.com with any questions. 

I’ve never done an online course, what can I expect?

It's pretty great!  The program is designed to walk you through each habit step-by-step. Start with the first lesson and work your way through one habit each week.

I recommend you set aside time each week to do your learning and stick to it. (Accountability is one of the habit changing strategies we need to develop!) Once you get started, you’ll see how to make it work for you. 

Take it one habit at a time, practice making small changes, and reach out for support. I'm here for you! 

Do you work with men?

Yes. I've taught this course to mixed gender groups and it was great fun.

Although this program is geared towards women, the habits and content are beneficial to everyone. If you identify as male and want better self-care habits, by all means, sign up!

In addition, 1:1 coaching is available to all people. 

My partner needs this too. Can we do this program as a couple?

Absolutely! Accountability is crucial for making changes that last.

But I encourage you to enroll individually. That way you each get access to your own learning materials and reflection questions. 

Do you ever meet up in person?

We do and we love it! Sometimes for in-person workshops or meet-ups. I also host several retreats each year. Check my events page for details. 

What if I need more support?

There are lots of ways to increase your connection and support within this program.

Find an accountability buddy. (You'll learn how to do that in your Orientation lessons.)

Use the reflection questions at the end of each module to ask questions and receive coaching from me.

Add 1:1 coaching with me for additional support to reach your goals. Click here to schedule a call with me. 

I know someone who needs this. Can I pay for them to join?

I love that you are thinking about those you care about. Feel free to share my website with them.

Change happens when people are motivated to do it themselves. If you pay for this program, and your friend or loved one isn't committed, it will be a waste of your money and their time. 

If you want to offer a scholarship or cover the cost for someone who’s committed but cannot afford it, that's awesome!  Have them schedule a call with me and we’ll talk it through.

I have more questions. Can we talk? 

Of course. You are welcome to schedule a call with me here.

The Journey

Belong to You: Journey

You’ve developed a solid self-care routine and are loving this process of personal growth. You’re ready to do more! You’re ready to see what else you are capable of. 

In the next phase of the journey, you will...

  • Identify your core values and life purpose
  • Enhance your intuition 
  • Update limiting beliefs
  • Declutter your home
  • Improve your time management
  • Deepen your relationships 
  • Set goals and create action plans
  • Live life intentionally

Includes:

  • Digital library with video lessons, action steps and worksheets
  • Bi-weekly online group meetings for learning and coaching
  • A private members forum for support between meetings
  • Power Circles for small group accountability and deeper conversation
  • PLUS BONUSES!  
    2 individual coaching meetings, free admission to the Design Your Year workshop and Quarterly Planning Workshops, discounts on additional 1:1 coaching meetings, and invitations to member's-only retreats. 

How much time does it take?

Similar to the habits program, about 1-3 hours a week for group meetings or power circle meetings and engaging with your learning materials. As with any growth experience, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

That being said, a year is a long time. There will be weeks where you feel like you've done nothing with the program and community and other weeks where you feel totally engaged. Its okay. Life happens. The program is designed to take you through a step-by-step process but you can always go back and revisit materials/lessons you missed. 

It's not uncommon for members to spend a second year in this community once they experience the value of learning and growing with other women. 

 

How often do we meet?

Twice a month as a community. Power Circles meet 1-2 x a month as well. And then once or twice a year for in-person retreats. 

 

What is a Power Circle?

Power circles are smaller groups of 4-6 members who meet regularly on their own for accountability and deeper conversation about about the topics we're exploring. Members are grouped into Circles at the beginning of the program. Power Circle members are responsible for the formation and maintenance of their group including meeting dates/times, roles etc. Coaching and support are provided to help you create and sustain a thriving Power Circle. 

 

Why do you do Power Circles?

So many women want to have meaningful conversations about real life issues and their personal growth. Power Circles give members the opportunity to connect with each other on a deeper level and explore the learning materials together. I believe learning how to create and be a part of a Power Circle is an important skill to have so you can create them to support your personal growth any time for the rest of your life.

What if I need more support?

Each member receives 2 hour-long coaching meetings with Lael. Additional meetings can be purchased as needed at the member's reduced rate. Sometimes stuff comes up as we explore the lessons together. 1:1 coaching can help you process where you feel stuck, discern what's right for you, and take effective action. 

 

What's my investment?

$4000 for 12 months of content, coaching and community. (Payment plans available.*)

PLUS Bonuses!
The Belong To You Habits Program and membership
Design Your Year Workshop + Quarterly Planning Workshops
Two 1:1 coaching meetings with Lael
Invitation to our members-only retreat
Discounts on additional coaching and workshops
(Total Value of Bonuses: $2750)

When you’re ready, you can  apply for the Journey here.   A new cohort begins each January.


* I know this is a lot of money for many of us. I wrestle with the pricing all the time. On one hand, I know the value of this program and the impact it has on your life. I know what it takes to run a business and support my family. Yet, I don't want money to be the thing that keeps you from something you really want to do. If this is you, please reach out and we'll talk. 

I want this. How do I apply?

Spend at least 6 months in the Belong To You Habits program. This will give you the solid foundation of self-care and practice prioritizing your growth.

I tell people, you don’t need the Journey like you might need the habits. You have to WANT the Journey experience. If you love personal growth and understand the value being a part of an intentional growth community, then the Journey is for you.  

I am mindful of who I take on the journey because of the kind of deep work we do and the amount of time we spend together. Once you’ve been in the habits community for at least six months, you’ll have a good sense of how I coach, how our community rolls, and whether you’re ready for this next level of growth. 

When you’re ready, you can  apply for the Journey here.   A new cohort begins each January. 

This level of the program is for you if you...

  •       are excited by the changes you are seeing as a result of the Habits program
  •       are motivated to see what else you are capable of
  •       practice having a growth mindset
  •       understand the value of coaching and of being in community
  •       have dreams you want to accomplish
  •       you’re ready to learn and grow!
1 on 1 coaching

1:1 Coaching

Individual coaching is a collaborative and empowering partnership that helps you create changes in your life. Whether you want to make changes to your career, your relationships, or your limiting beliefs, individual coaching can help. 

Individual coaching is a powerful addition to your group program membership, or as a stand-alone process. 

Maybe you’re thinking:

"I want a confidant, mentor and coach to help me stay accountable to my dreams."

“I just got promoted and I have no idea what I’m doing.”

“I need to make some changes in my family and I want to do it well.”

“I don’t want to deny who I am anymore.”

"I want to make some changes in this next phase of my life."

Some of your goals may include:

  • Clarifying and living your life purpose
  • Developing your leadership skills at work or home
  • Making a career change
  • Believing new things about yourself
  • Taking action toward your dreams

Coaching is available to any motivated and heart-centered person.  If you have some goals in mind and are ready to dig in, schedule a call with me. Let's chat and see if we’re a good fit! 

How can coaching help me?

People seek coaching for all kinds of reasons. Some common ones include:

  • Navigating a life transition such as divorce, becoming a parent, or losing a loved one
  • Changing careers or adjusting to retirement
  • Improving relationships with partners, children, or other family members
  • Addressing self-sabotage and limiting beliefs
  •  Accountability and creating new habits
  • Coping with a recent diagnosis or health issue. 
  • Making decisions regarding relationships, career, health or other challenges.
 

What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

There are a lot of similarities between therapy and coaching. Both involve talking, listening and reflecting. Both involve a confidential relationship between a client and provider.  Both tend to sought out when something isn't working in your life. 

But, in general, therapy focuses on the past. It's focused on helping people restore previous  functioning. Therapy addresses mental health conditions that are causing impairment in functioning and/or recovering after a traumatic event.

Coaching, on the other hand, focuses on the present and the future. It’s designed to help you grow in awareness and take action. It's designed to help you identify your vision for the future and take steps to create it.

Another way to look at it is that therapy assumes there is something broken about your life, your mental health, or your relationships that needs treatment in order to be well. That's why you are given a diagnosis and insurance companies will often pay for treatment. 

Coaching assumes you are already whole, competent and capable and that you are seeking coaching to navigate a life transition, determine future plans, or achieve personal or professional goals. Doesn’t that sound fun?

That doesn't mean we don't talk about the past or about feelings in our coaching meetings. It just means we treat your emotions as a healthy part of being human, and present moment awareness as the gateway to healing past hurts.

You can read more about the distinctions between coaching and therapy here. 

 

I’ve done a lot of therapy. How are coaching meetings different than therapy sessions?

Coaching with me tends to be more structured than a typical therapy session.  We start by having you get clear about what you want to accomplish during our time together. We explore your current challenges through powerful questioning, visualization, and brainstorming what’s possible. We end by reflecting on what you learned and creating the steps and accountability you need move forward. 

Coaching is a collaborative process. I believe YOU are the expert in your life. I am the expert of the coaching process. I use my intuition to ask deeper questions, to offer feedback, and share observations in order to help you gain clarity.  Unlike some therapists, I do not prescribe treatment or tell you what to do.

 

I don’t know what I want different in my life. I just know that I’m stuck. Can coaching help?

Absolutely. We’ll just spend the first few meetings figuring out what you want. 

Effective coaching requires that you have some idea about what you want different or what you want to create in your life. Sometimes that can even be deeper personal awareness or clarity on a specific issue. 

How much does it cost?

55-minute coaching meeting: $150
6 meeting package: $900
12 meeting package: $1800

Coaching isn't cheap, but it's a lot cheaper than a divorce, having a chronic health condition, or under-earning for another few years.

We have to think about coaching differently. Coaching is an investment in your present and future well-being - much like hiring a personal trainer. 

If the investment feels daunting, ask yourself "What's my problem costing me right now?" or "What's the emotional, physical and financial cost of doing nothing?"  

Think about your habits and the cost of being sick in this country. (Healthcare expenses are still the leading cause of bankruptcy in this country. We can't afford to get sick.)
 
Consider the impact on your relationships or parenting. (Oftentimes kids are our biggest motivators to heal our own shit.)
 
Be honest about where you are spending money now to avoid dealing with your feelings or challenges (those wine and shopping habits add up!)
 
Consider the real cost of under-earning in a job you hate for another five years. 

Your answers to these questions can help you see the value of investing in yourself now.

* That being said, I'd rather work with committed clients who can't pay as much than people who can, but don't invest in their growth. If you are ready to grow and change and are committed to doing the work, let's talk.      

What kind of results do people get from coaching?

Depends on the work you put in of course, but most experience…

  • Increased awareness of self and others
  • Greater clarity about their current situation and the next steps to take
  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Better communication skills and deeper intimacy with others
  • Healthier lifestyle habits
  • Better work-life balance
  • Clearer boundaries and thriving relationships
  • A sense of purpose and direction in their lives
  • Feeling empowered and excited about life

    Check out these real client testimonials.

What if I need therapy too? Can you do that?

I do not provide mental health therapy anymore - just coaching, but plenty of clients need both. Just like you might have a naturopath and an MD. It’s not uncommon for my coaching clients to have done some therapy already or to be seeing their therapist while doing coaching with me. I like to collaborate!

 

Why do you meet by phone? Isn’t that kind of impersonal?

I thought so too at first, but now I love it. I think you will too. First of all, it’s not Zoom. (Aren't we all a little fried from looking at a computer?)

Coaching by phone is also so freeing! You can be almost anywhere and have a coaching meeting. All you need is a phone and reception.

People find it very convenient to shut their office door and have a coaching meeting during their lunch break. Or meet from the comfort of their own home. No driving, no looking for parking. No worrying about your internet connection or looking presentable on camera. It might take some time to get used to, but many of us used to talk on the phone all the time, remember?

I find it very easy to tap into my intuition, to listen to what’s going on beneath the words being said, and offer direct feedback when coaching by phone. All I can say is “Don’t knock it until you try it.”

That being said, if you prefer video calls via Zoom, we can make that happen.