FENG SHUI ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Cathleen personally addresses common concerns you may have before beginning the online certification course.
Scroll down for answers to frequently asked questions.
I'm afraid I won't be able to be a good consultant.
There's always fear when we start something new. I was scared too when I first started! That's human nature. One thing that I want you to know is that I've been a feng shui consultant for over twenty years and have conducted over 1,000 consultations. I know what it's like to actually work with clients and what is needed to be a great consultant. I can assure you that I've held nothing back. I am giving you 100% of everything I've learned throughout my career. I've taught this course in person for two decades to literally hundreds of students and know exactly what a student needs to be able to get out and practice feng shui. I've included all that information for you in a step-by-step format in this course. In other words, you're in good hands!
I'm worried about spending the money on the course.
Boy do I know how that goes! I spent over $3,000 on my first feng shui course and I have to tell you that I didn't learn even close to what I needed to know to become a consultant, and that wasn't the only time that happened when I was first starting out. So often I felt very disappointed that I had spent so much money and received so little in return. I am very aware and sensitive to the fact that this is your hard-earned money. That's why I'm charging a price that is a lot less than many other courses out there. I want you to be able to have the information and training you need and still be able to make a living myself. Due to my early disappointing learning experiences, I can assure you that I have left absolutely nothing out of this course. You'll receive everything I know about feng shui and how to conduct effective professional consultations. I take your instruction very seriously and have put literally everything I have into the instruction for this course. It took almost three years to build this course to be taught online and I have to say that I feel very confident that after you complete the course you will feel that your money was well spent.
I'm afraid of what people may say when I tell them I'm studying feng shui.
It's important to remember that unfortunately there are a lot of misunderstandings and misinformation floating around out there about feng shui. In the very first lesson I teach you ways to convey that what you are studying is not only legitimate, but is also a fascinating approach to environmental design. You'll be able to confidently educate others about feng shui in a meaningful, no-nonsense, practical way. Don't be surprised if after you share your feng shui learning experience with people you never thought would be interested, they begin seeking you out for your feng shui knowledge!
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
1. May I pay with a credit card?
Yes, you can easily pay with your credit card. We also accept Paypal payments.
2. Do you accept a payment plan?
At this time we don't accept a payment plan, however you can pay the full amount via credit card and make payments on your credit card at amounts that work best for you.
3. How long will it take to get through the class?
When I teach this class in-person, the course covers 36 hours of direct instruction. The online course has the same content as the in person course. It is divided into 12 lessons plus two bonus lessons. The video lessons total about 16 hours of instruction. There are follow up activities for each lesson where you will put into practice what you've learned as well as quizzes to test your knowledge. The course is designed step by step where each lesson builds on the information presented in the lesson before.
4. Do I need to have prior feng shui knowledge to take the course?
No, whether you know a little about feng shui or know a lot, you are in the exact right place. This no-nonsense course is detailed and in-depth, where even the most seasoned feng shui enthusiast will learn a great deal of exciting new information. It is as perfect for beginners as it is for those who've been studying feng shui for awhile.
5. Are there any prerequisites for this course?
No, but it is highly recommended that you read Cathleen's best selling feng shui book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense before taking the course. While the course goes into a great deal more information than the book covers, it will give you an introduction into Cathleen's style of teaching feng shui as well as basic information to prepare you for what you'll learn in the course.
6. What makes this course different from others?
Cathleen's book Feng Shui that Makes Sense has been the number one best selling feng shui book in the USA since it was published in 2011. What makes her book so popular and her work stand out from others is that she takes a practical, common sense approach to feng shui. As a former scientific research consultant who has worked with the Smithsonian Institution and many leading universities, Cathleen is the only feng shui expert who often cites scientific studies and research to back up what she teaches her students. Cathleen has taught courses throughout her professional career at universities including USC, UC Berkeley, UCSD, and is currently teaching Feng Shui classes at the University of Hawaii. Students will learn how to separate feng shui fact from feng shui fiction and will learn how to communicate clearly with others (including their clients) about feng shui without sounding too "out there" or esoteric. You will learn a very sound, practical approach to feng shui while also learning how to become an expert feng shui consultant. Cathleen holds absolutely NOTHING back from her students. You will be receiving instruction from someone who has been an instructor for four decades and a feng shui consultant and teacher for over twenty years. You will learn feng shui in depth and by the time you're done, you'll have everything you'll need to be a knowledgeable, confident feng shui consultant.
7. What does being a "Certified" Feng Shui Consultant mean?
Certification means that you have completed a comprehensive course of study in the subject of feng shui and have received instruction from a leading expert in the field. It is a way to honor your hard work and achievements and convey to others, including clients, that you have been recognized for completing a exemplary training course in feng shui. While there is currently no accreditation for feng shui programs, your certification is an important way to establish credibility when you are beginning your career as a feng shui consultant, or adding feng shui to your current professional skill set.
8. What kind of support will I get as I go through the course?
Throughout the course there are ample opportunities for questions and discussions in the Discussions feature of the course. Questions and answers help to build a knowledge base for the course where students can learn from Cathleen as well as each other.
9. Will I be able to start consulting with clients right away?
Yes, after you complete the course you'll have EVERYTHING you need to begin your feng shui consulting practice.
10. How do I become certified?
You will need to complete all the lessons in the course and pass the final exam. Once you pass the final exam you will be emailed your certificate of completion.
11. What kind of income can I expect as a feng shui consultant?
That is really up to you. In the USA, consultations usually average between $275 - $500 per consultation. This means that in two or three consultations, your tuition for the course just paid for itself! In this course Cathleen covers the details about what to charge your clients, how to conduct a consultation, tips for starting your feng shui business, as well as providing you client handouts and much more during this course.
12. What is the refund policy for the course?
We're sorry, but the tuition for the course is non-refundable.
13. Do you guarantee results?
As with most things in life, student results are a direct result of the efforts and dedication they put into studying and implementing the information presented. While there are no guarantees, we can confidently tell you that the detailed information you'll learn in this course is designed to prepare you as much as possible for becoming a feng shui consultant.