Get Answers About Our Programs
What’s the Catch?
We really do offer free help as two of our available options. All we ask is that youfinish the program and fill out an evaluation form if requested. The $49 screening fee is refunded at that time. Simple. No catches. See How We Work for more details.
How Do I Start?
To get started, pay a refundable $49 fee to go through our Relationship Evaluation and Assessment for Lovers (REAL) system. This tool measures the level of service required for your particular needs. We have four options. See How We Work for more details.
Who is RCI?
Founded in 1997, the Relationship Coaching Intitute (RCI) is the oldest and largest organization of its kind. The company provides comprehensive training and certification for its members in singles and couples coaching. For more details see About Us.
How Qualified are the Instructors and Coaches?
All of the people available to provide help have been through RCI training and are experts in their respective areas. They are participating in this program as a way to gain more experience. They have senior level RCI members available to offer them mentoring.
How Soon Will I Hear From Someone?
After you go through the REAL system, you will hear from your assigned RCI member within two business days. If you have an urgent matter, we will respondwithin one business day. Please note this program is not a replacement for behavioral health counseling and you should call 911 for any mental health crisis.
Why are you providing free relationship help?
We are a relationship coach training organization committed to making a real difference in the world. Our trainees need practice clients to learn their skills, and our graduates need to further develop their craft while they are building their new practices, so for us, this is a natural win-win similar to a barber or beauty school offering free haircuts by their trainees. We are in this profession because we truly want to be of service, and even experienced and successful coaches continue to provide some pro bono services. It feels good!
When are you launching?
This is an ambitious project with almost no precedent, so we are taking our time to solve technical and logistical challenges to make this program a success. Estimated launch is October 2015.
Can I get free help NOW?
Yes, many of our coaches provide a free initial consultation here for singles and here for couples.
I just need to know what to do. Do you give advice?
If only it were that easy, but simply giving advice doesn’t work. For example, if you want to lose weight, here’s some expert advice- “Eat less and exercise more.” Does that help you? Most people know what they need to do, but find it extremely challenging to actually do it.
So if you don’t give advice, how do you help?
We provide relationship coaching. Coaching is the art and science of supporting you to get results and achieve goals that you would find very hard to do by yourself. Our coaches are trained to use powerful, innovative relationship coaching skills and strategies to support you to find and have the relationship of your dreams. More info here
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
Coaching is an action-oriented, goal-oriented profession that helps functional people get results and achieve success. (Psycho)therapy is a healing profession that addresses emotional and psychological disorders, though many therapists are personal growth oriented and do some coaching as well. More info here
What are the qualifications of your coaches?
Our services are provided by the following —
- Trainee Coach – Currently in training, some have training in other helping professions (coach, therapist, minister, etc)
- Entry Level Coach – Graduated from first level of training
- Certified Coach – Completed training and met requirements for certification
- Master Coach – Completed highest levels of requirements for certification and have extensive experience
- Therapist/Coach – A licensed mental health professional who is also a trained coach
Can I choose my coach?
After submitting your questionnaire you will be provided with several options from which to choose, and we do our best to match you with the options and coaches that are the best fit for your situation.
Will coaching work for ME?
If you’re ready for success, coaching will work for you. More info here
Is relationship happiness really possible for ME?
In short, yes. It’s never too late, you’re never too old, etc. Here’s one of our favorite sayings that (for us) is the very definition of coaching —