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It is totally acceptable to get some help.
You deserve it.
COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW.
This will help me best prepare for our call, making the most of our time together. I’ll send you a link to my online scheduler. You’ll then book a call at a time convenient to you.
WE’LL MEET VIA ZOOM FOR OUR VIDEO CALL.
If we’re a good fit, I’ll send you all the details for the services we discussed, along with pricing and any add-ons I offer.
RECEIVE YOUR CUSTOMIZED PROPOSAL.
You’ll receive a customized proposal outlining the scope of our work together and directions on how to move forward if you wish to do so.
SECURE YOUR SPOT ON MY CALENDAR.
If you love everything you see on the proposal and are ready to move forward, you’ll simply sign the contract and submit your first payment which will secure your spot on my calendar for our start date.
Thanks, Julia provides a targeted, interactive process designed to deliver life-improving solutions with results. We believe that you are the expert in your life, but we’ll help you achieve your goals to find better balance through conversations that are intended to inspire new thinking, perceptions and behavior that create focus and directional clarity, improve communication strategies. We want to support your goals and enhance the quality of your life.
Each of our plans include a certain number of asks where Thanks, Julia can assist in completing some of what’s on your list to lessen your burden. You will work with Julia on a one-to-one basis, continually submitting tasks directly to her. She will grow to know you, your work, and your preferences—all while learning to anticipate your needs without you having to repeat yourself, becoming your “second you.”
We start with a comprehensive interview. This allows us to develop a deep understanding of you, your story, and your underlying operating system in a short period of time. Armed with this knowledge, we then begin to prioritize what’s most pressing to help determine your short-, medium-, and long-term goals together.
Thanks, Julia approaches your goals like a project manager. Working collaboratively together, we’ll build out a project plan for you and your household. We’ll organize your tasks, assign work, specify deadlines, and communicate regularly as tasks are started, in-process, and completed. Depending on the plan you select, you or another user of those weekly action plans will have access to these updates.
As part of the process, Thanks, Julia assigns the user(s) to-do’s to complete between consultations. There is no obligation on the client to complete these tasks, but not doing so may slow the client’s progress in gaining improved quality of life or achieving their personal outcomes. Where possible, clients are requested to submit any information requested by Thanks, Julia relating to assignments at least 24 hours before the consultations when they are to be discussed. We will provide feedback on completed tasks during those sessions.
Our process is invigorating; you will begin to find clarity, change your mood states and take powerful new actions in multiple areas of your life. We’ll celebrate the small wins while lifting a lot of your burden.
No problem. We get it. Most clients are coming to us seeking solutions and tactics for streamlining their lists more effectively. Other clients just need a hand getting their partner to be more helpful, to understand “the neverending list,” so the weekly action plans I create assist in those ways too. That said, every Thanks, Julia plan includes a certain number of asks that you can use to delegate things off your list or any other user’s list. Thanks, Julia is all about making life easier, more convenient, and often more joyful. We’re happy to go the extra mile, to think outside of the box, and to completely take care of you.
Thanks, Julia is a shared resource among clients. Julia schedules her days to best serve you and your incoming tasks with priority and without delay. As such, we do not offer immediate turnaround, though we expect most tasking to be completed in 48-72 hours, not including the weekend. We encourage you to place priority levels and deadlines on your projects.
Sure thing. As a monthly membership service, Thanks, Julia clients subscribe to to their plans for the ability to retain Julia as a virtual assistant to their home. While each package offers a different number of asks, the monthly membership fee is not tied to her time specifically. There’s overhead to run this business and that’s factored into the cost to work together.
So when it comes to your asks, Julia will thoughtfully consider how much work you’re delegating her way and she’ll estimate if these fall within your plan’s number of asks. For hefty projects she may need to estimate the number of hours it will take and will then present to you her a la carte add-on asks. If this isn’t within your budget, she’ll get done what she can and we’ll pick up where we left off in the next month!
Hey, I’m all yours. If you go over your limit you can purchase additional asks or upgrade your plan at the next billing cycle.
We will keep a running total of your asks and we can send you weekly reports, if you’d like. Or feel free to ask us for a report at any time. If you are running low on time, we will notify you well ahead of hitting zero asks. Your time can be rolled from one week to the next, but must be used within the month. Asks do not roll over from one month to the next.
As a monthly membership service, Thanks, Julia clients subscribe to us for the ability to retain Julia as a virtual assistant to their home. While each plan offers a different number of asks, as a membership subscription our time does not rollover, and your membership fees are not tied to time specifically.
What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions and everything we discuss will be kept between us. This is a judgement-free zone offering non-objective support and advice. Thanks, Julia just wants to make things easier on you, so come as you are. That said, we fully understand the value of your trust, and we take every precaution to safeguard it. Personal information or business information supplied to Thanks, Julia by the client in consults or coaching sessions will be treated as confidential. It will not be disclosed to a third party without the client’s prior permission. This promise codifies our commitment to you, the client, and your progress.
Meeting frequency will be arranged between Thanks, Julia and the client. Sessions can be booked up to 3 months in advance. We will recommend a schedule for this based on a professional assessment of the client’s requirements. This recommendation, or plan, is not binding and may be altered and adjusted throughout the working relationship by mutual agreement, in accordance with the terms set out in this agreement.
Meetings will take place between the client and Thanks, Julia via telephone or Zoom most often. If you’re based in or near Chicago, face-to-face sessions could take place at a mutually agreed venue, over the phone, or via Zoom. Unless otherwise agreed, the client is responsible for contacting Thanks, Julia at the agreed times.
If you need to end services with Thanks, Julia, we’ll miss you dearly but we won’t hold you back. Monthly Thanks, Julia plans can be canceled at any time, though we are unable to prorate membership cancellations or refund due to unused time. All cancellation requests will go into effect at the end of your current monthly subscription. To cancel, just email us at: [email protected] and ask us to cancel your subscription. Any services that have yet to be provided at the time of cancellation will therefore be deemed as having been provided.
In the event of extraordinary circumstances occurring that prevent Thanks, Julia from providing its services as contracted, then we will be required to refund any outstanding fees due for services not rendered. Thanks, Julia can also elect to terminate the service to the client early or refuse to provide any further support services should we deem the relationship unworkable.
As it relates to our one-on-one meetings, we believe that “life happens.” Especially humans in the midst of change. Because “life happens” is real…so is Thanks, Julia’s cancellation policy. We are realistic that life may get in the way of our check-ins. The goal is to always have you protect our time together but when “life happens” we will work around it.
The time frame can vary greatly and depends on a wide range of factors: your goal(s), your commitment and openness to what you need to accomplish to feel “lighter,” your capacity for introspection, your circumstances, how quickly and thoughtfully every user completes their assigned tasks, and other unique factors.
We have individuals who come in for a very brief engagement with a goal to just get their partner onboard in life, as it relates to household management, and we have others who keep us on call month-to-month as their very own personal assistant. Those individuals who partner with us in multiple capacities and for multiple goals can work with us for a year or more.
Thanks, Julia is results-oriented and direct. Honest, crucial conversations, when appropriate, are met head-on without reservation. While we understand that it is process that will get us to the result, we are not attached to a particular tool, technique or approach. This means that if something isn’t working, we will quickly apply a new strategy to get it right for you. Our primary style is emergent, iterative and results-oriented. Very pragmatic, targeted strategies and tools are often used to promote more effective action to achieve goals more quickly.
We’re here to support you, to provide you with some accountability. Through working together, we’ll help you find focus and confidence to reconnect you with what’s more important.
Thanks, Julia is in-office Monday through Friday. To share some personal insight, Julia wants balance in her life as well! Especially as a mom of two little ones. Please do not expect Julia to work on weekends. You can submit your tasks or questions anytime, day or night, weekday or weekend. If submitted before/after business hours, Thanks, Julia will receive your message the following business day to begin working on them. We do want to note that if you send an email or task minutes before her workday ends, it is unlikely to be answered or completed that same day.
Thanks, Julia observes major U.S. holidays. We will be offline and spending quality time with family and friends on these occasions during the year:
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Day Before Thanksgiving
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Day after Christmas
When a holiday falls on a weekend, Thanks, Julia will follow the U.S federal day of observance.
Services like this typically charge in the range of $75 to $250 per hour. To review our offerings and how our rates compare, go here.
For some, this will be a considerable investment of time and money and maybe it’s not for you, right now. You can always jump onto our mailing list to stay connected. We’re always providing lots of free content on our blog and newsletter.
If you’re on the fence, here’s what I’ve got for you:
- Thanks, Julia will for sure save you money. You’re going to be less stretched with our help which will, in turn, give you more focus during the workday to excel at what you do best. And trust me, your hourly rate is more than ours.
- Thanks, Julia will give you more hours in a day. You’ll regain time to be the friend, the partner, the parent, or the son or daughter you want to be.
- Thanks, Julia will make you healthier. Get some more sleep. Go to the gym again. Invest these found hours in your self-care!
- Thanks, Julia will help you reconnect and work better with your partner. I swear. We’ll help you lose the frustration created by miscommunication. And I’ll just say it: save your marriage.
You might be saying, “Seriously, did you say save your marriage??”
Yeah, I did. Couples in therapy spend an average of $200/session, and are usually in therapy for six months. An alternative to spending your money with Thanks, Julia is spending over $4,000 and six months in therapy. Or a worse alternative: a $20,000 divorce. So I’m not only saying save your marriage but I’m back to suggesting that you’ll save some cash too.
Our customers pay Thanks, Julia in advance of for her work. Upon renewal, you will be charged in advance based on your selected plan and you can easily pay online using any device. An auto-reminder of your upcoming payment will be sent one week before your due date. You may pay with an auto-debit from your bank account (ACH payment) or we accept Visa and Mastercard credit card payments via Stripe or PayPal.
Plans will renew automatically each month during the term based on your subscription date unless otherwise specified. Recurring invoices will be set up to auto-deduct your account for monthly Thanks, Julia subscriptions. Gentle reminders will be sent if you miss a payment so we can continue to make progress on your asks.
There are lots of people doing this thing on their own and in my eyes, each one is a mothereffin hero. I’m thinking about:
- A divorced parent raising their children.
- A widow or widower raising their children.
- A single parent is a parent not living with a spouse or partner and can be a custodial or non custodial parent.
- A foster or adoptive single parent who is raising children.
- A parent whose spouse has gone away for an extended period of time (i.e.: military or incarceration).
- A parent whose spouse has been ill for an extended period of time.
- A parent who has never married.
- A woman who was the victim of rape.
- A single parent who has chosen artificial insemination as a way to conceive surrogacy.
Here’s the deal, if you can afford my services as is let’s get to work. If you can’t, let’s chat.
Everyone has skills, some have social influence, many have a network, and we can work on finding you some time. Depending on the space I have remaining for the month, I might be able to take you on in exchange for any of these. There are multiple ways I can make things affordable for you. So it’s worth getting on the phone together.
Woot! Welcome!! I seriously can’t wait to work with you.
Let’s chat! We’ll do a virtual coffee to learn more about each other. Here’s what else to expect:
- After our call, I’ll send you all the details for the services we discussed, along with pricing and any add-ons I offer.
- You’ll determine the plan that will best support you in your personal or professional life.
- I’ll finalize the terms of our working agreement, you’ll sign your contract and will pay your first month of service to secure a spot on my calendar. This will also confirm your start date.
- You’ll receive a Welcome Email. In it will be your in-depth discovery questionnaire. At the same time you’ll book the comprehensive interview and strategy session.
- I’ll create a project plan for you and your household and we’ll set reasonable timelines together.
- We’ll set you up in our productivity software and communication tools so we can begin taking action! Let’s tackle your to-do list exactly as you need it done, no matter how big, small, mundane or wacky the task is.
- Thanks, Julia can also help carry out a one-off task or a series of routine tasks on a regular basis.
- We’ll also finalize those tasks you’ve been trying to get to for months.
- All the while, we keep one another up-to-date on the status of your tasks via our online tool.
- Thanks, Julia is your reliable extra pair of hands, on call for whenever you need it.
- Let’s help you regain your time so you can do more of what you love and enjoy.