Friday, March 16, 2007

Live Coaching/Resume

After posting the information regarding Life Coaching a number of you emailed me wanting to know more about my background, experience, and education. While this is rather long, it seemed like the right time to give you my resume. Again, any questions you have will be cheerfully answered. Email me at


Resume: March 2007

Ronald R. DeVrou, MSW
Cell: 202/350-7117

Extensive experience in critical thinking and problem solving from years of work as a Virtual Personal Assistant, Life Coach, and 10 years as a practicing Clinical Social Worker. Strong customer service skills based in patience and client education. Extremely skilled in discovering client needs and defining client expectations using strong communication skills that bring forth insight, clarity, and movement.


1994 - Present
Life Coach

Responsibilities include weekly telephone and/or face to face contact with clients around the country and in Washington, DC. Goals creation, support, assistance, and follow through are some of the tasks performed.

2005 - Present
Virtual Personal Assistant

Email and telephone follow-up, writing and editing, blog creation and maintenance, marketing campaigns, and other off-site business related functions are some of the tasks performed. Extensive Internet research, project implementation, and Craigslist posting are also available.

1991 - 2001
Dupont Therapy & Counseling Center

Managing partner and private practice psychotherapist. Responsible for business management including record keeping, payroll, tax compliance, and business marketing. As a psychotherapist tasks included initial consultation and assessment, treatment plan creation, implementation, and follow through. Clients included individuals, couples, and groups.

1988 - 1993
Planned Parenthood of SW Michigan and Metro Washington, DC

Various tasks including termination counseling, HIV counseling and testing, and vasectomy counseling and procedure assistance. Creation and implementation of a comprehensive HIV counseling and testing protocol was a major accomplishment.


1989 - 1991
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Masters of Social Work (MSW-1991) specializing in clinical skills set development, and policy, planning and administration. Bachelors of Social Work (BSW-1989).

References and Writing Sample upon request.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Life Coaching Details

Coaching is a mutual process where we define goals, develop strategies, implement and achieve steps along the way, and finally reach a measurable outcome. This is accomplished through one on one telephone contact on a weekly basis.

My request would be for you to think of two goals, yet you need not necessarily define them, we will do that. These goals might be in the area of career, relationship development or enhancement, family relations, or any type of goal that will improve your 'quality of life."

The first would be a goal we can work with to accomplish in three months or less. The other would be a long term goal which would have short term components within it. An example of a long term goal might be a new career which would require additional education.

The components would include, applying to grad school, taking classes, and graduation. Then researching job possibilities and making applications. Resume creation would also be a component here. As you can see within the long term goal there are many short term projects. We would work on them as we proceed.

Our coaching sessions would be by telephone for 30 to 45 minutes each week at a predefined time. The fee would range from $140 to $200 per month paid in advance into my Pay-Pal account. And on a limited/as needed basis, Email and real-time instant message support is also included, as well as information I will provide relating to Internet resources.

I'm sure you will benefit from my 10+ years of both Coaching and Private Practice Psychotherapy. Remember tho that Coaching is not a replacement for therapy for those who would benefit from working with a local therapist.

Let me know of your interest please. We can set up a 'no fee' initial session to explore your needs and how I might be a partner in attaining your goals.