The Self-Led Project

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where did the Self-Led Project come from?

A: The Self-Led Project was my Covid project. I worked on it for a year. It is already making a difference in the lives of my individual clients. The Self-Led Project is the premier centerpiece of my coaching practice. The material for the Self-Led Project is inspired by IFS, and by my own personal journey of personal transformation that began in 1982 when I got sober. Other influences that have helped me and my clients include 12 Step programs, Landmark Education, Accomplishment Coaching, The Work of Byron Katie, my personal IFS therapy work, and the work of my fellow IFS travelers. The Self-Led Project borrows some content from some of the coaching programs I have created in the past.

Q: Who is the Self-Led Project for?

A: The Self-Led Project is for those who are interested in either putting themselves on a path of personal transformation or for those who are already on such a path. The program uses the concepts of the Internal Family Systems model, but a working knowledge of the model is not required for participation. Newcomers to IFS will enjoy an introduction to the model that is both easy to digest and highly relatable for practically anyone. Even those who are well practiced with the IFS model will learn how to more effectively apply the model to create the lives they want.

Q: What can I expect to happen in the Self-Led Project?

A:  You will be in a group of up to nine participants. Participants receive a link that gives them access to a PDF of the program workbook. Plan to use a notebook, a three-ring binder, or a digital device for exercises and home practices between sessions. Group sessions will be used to work together as a group reading and discussing the content and completing the exercises in the workbook. I will ask for volunteers to work with and will include all participants and support them with coaching as we work through each exercise together. The one-year program (delivered in four 12-week modules) includes 51 exercises and several other guides and forms.

Q: Is The Self-Led Project endorsed by or affiliated with the IFS Institute?

A: No, The Self-Led Project is a personal development program created independently by Bill Tierney, a Personal Development Coach and Certified IFS Practitioner. A copy of the Self-Led Project workbook was submitted to the IFS Institute and I have complied with their requests to acknowledge them as the creators and trainers of the IFS model.

Q: Is The Self-Led Project a training program for the IFS model?

A: No, it is a personal development training program designed to help clients live the lives they wish to live. There is, however a training aspect available to graduates of IFS-Institute Level 1 training or of the IFSCA Stepping Stones training program. Graduates of the Self-Led Project Facilitator Training Program are Certified SLP Facilitators and are authorized to start and facilitate their own Self-Led Project groups. For more details, click on this link.

Q: Where do groups meet?

A: All group sessions are virtual. We will meet online using Zoom Video Conferencing.

Q: How much work will I be expected to do?

A: Successful participation will require a commitment to do the work. Passive participation may yield intellectual understanding and an opportunity to enjoy some fascinating conversations and coaching. But participants will be expected to actively participate by doing the reading, self-research, and exercises described in the program workbook. We will do most of this work in sessions but participants often take on home practices to deepen insights and integration of the content.

Q: What commitments are required to participate?

A: I will ask all who wish to participate to make the following commitments.

  1. Plan to attend at least 80% of the group sessions including the first and last sessions.
  2. Notify me when you know you will be missing a session.
  3. Agree to confidentiality which will create safety for all participants.
  4. Complete, sign, date, and return a coaching agreement to me prior to our start date.
  5. Make program fee payments on time.

Q: What end result can I expect from participating?

A:  Active participants who keep these commitments can expect to experience an increase in personal power and choice. This will happen as your self-awareness grows. You will also gain access to personal qualities such as clarity, confidence, and effectiveness in your life.

Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Group sessions are 90 minutes long.

Q: How often will the groups meet?

A: Groups will meet once a week with some breaks to complete 48 sessions over the course of 12 – 13 months.

Q: What days and times do groups meet?

A: Currently a group is forming that will meet on Tuesdays at 3:15 PM (Pacific). If you are interested in participating in a group but this time doesn’t work for you, please send me an email at Bill@BillTierneyCoaching.com. I will put you on an interest list and notify you when other group days and times open. The starting date for this group is September 16, 2022 and registration will close when we have 9 participants who have reserved a seat in the group. Until the group starting date, participants will meet twice a month for one hour sessions during which we will discuss the introduction to the Self-Led Project and establish connections with group members.

Q: What is the cost to participate in the Self-Led Project?

A: The Self-Led Project is completed in four modules. The cost for each module is $900 and is payable in monthly installments of $300. Participants are only asked to commit to one module at a time. Those who do not wish to continue upon completion of any of the modules are free exit the program. Regardless of group size, the full curriculum is offered to those who wish to complete all four modules. 

Q: How do I register for the Self-Led Project?

A: To secure your seat in the Self-Led Project, you must complete an application. At the end of the application you are asked to schedule a 1 hour conversation with me so we can determine mutual fit. If we both agree that the Self-Led Project is a good fit for you, I will ask you to make a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot in the group. Click here to complete an application.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Either email your questions to me at Bill@BillTierneyCoaching.com or go to www.BillsCalendar.com to set up a free 30-Minute Discovery session.

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