Frequently Asked Questions
What is the history of Pacia Life?
Pacia Life had its informal beginnings in 2007 and kept building over time until the team decided to expand services and open additional locations in May of 2013.
In the beginning, people came seeking Life Coaching support specific to being more efficient in the grit, resiliency, and rigor of traditional college education while paying their way through college. Others came seeking guidance in entrepreneurship, apprenticeships, career development in the workforce, international cultural service and personal growth.
Today, through the motivational interviewing portion of the Tatori System, most student goals fall into one or more of five specific tracks:
1. Traditional college education
2. Non-traditional experiential education and career
4. Independent financial freedom
5. Personal goal development (GAP, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Education, etc.)
Today, there are several geographic locations that young adults can pick from. While each location is independently owned and operated, the directors and owners of each location have adopted the Tatori Method and the clinically informed life coaching model for their location.
What if my “dreams” includes things like international service, a GAP year, or starting my own business?
We love to do business coaching and assist those seeking to start their own businesses, international cultural immersion experiences, career-based apprenticeships, investments, crowdfunding, marketing strategies, finances, taxes, etc.
For those who wish to incorporate an international GAP experience into their goals, Pacia Life has programs that include a multitude of countries including Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, various countries in Africa, Nepal, Europe, New Zealand and some unique places closer to home like Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Indian Reservations.
What is the average length of stay?
The average length of stay is largely dependent upon the specific goals and which one of the five tracks that the Life Coaching student is pursuing. We can answer this question more fully after the Life Coaching student interviews have taken place in the admission process. Using the Tatori method of strength based personal empowerment, we assist our students in not only achieving self-reliance – we also assist them in learning to thrive in life. Depending upon individualized goals and which of the five tracks a student is signed up for will determine the needed length of time. For example, a student who is in a college or entrepreneurial track may take longer than a student who is on a financial independence track.
Unless pre-arrangements have been made and agreed to in advance, each student is expected to commit to at least 90 days.
Pacia life is based on the premise that peace comes into our lives when self-reliance and independent living becomes sustainable within a chosen life map. In order to reach “sustainable self-reliance,” it is essential that each young adult not only learns tangible daily habits but that certain thinking patterns and paradigms must also shift. Whatever your past situation may have been, we focus on learning from the past, loving our present life and building a sustainable future with real results. Real results do take time – the length of time it takes is completely up to how hard you work and how focused you stay every day.
If a young adult is of legal age, can they openly use E-Cigs, tobacco, and alcohol?
Upon arrival, we ask all of our Life Coaching students to refrain from “distractions” for the first 90 days. Our systems and research have found that much of our outer success comes from personal habits, nutrition, exercise, meditation, visualization, daily education, etc.
After 90 days, a team meeting will ensure to discuss how you are achieving your primary goals and if introducing these things back into your life will change your stated goals. Our goal is to minimize distractions in first few months until other key elements and personal daily success habits are in place.
Do you drug test?
We do random drug screens. We have learned that in order to benefit from the Tatori Life Coaching Method that illegal drugs have no place. Also, Pacia networks with international GAP partners, apprenticeships in the local communities, colleges, landlords, etc and has a reputation of having quality Life Coaching students who have been screened, and are ready to work.
By choosing to enroll and participate in Pacia Life participants are agreeing to the following:
The release of liability. As legal adults, you are expected to be responsible for your safety. You agree to release any location doing business under the name of Pacia, its agents, and employees from any claims or liabilities of any kind whatsoever, arising from or related to my participation in these activities. You may be required to sign your own liability releases for specific activities in the local community such as taking surf lessons, rock climbing and a wide range of other options.
By enrolling in Pacia Life, you agree to grant to any business doing business under the Pacia name and its authorized representative’s permission to record on photographic film and/or video, pictures of my participation. You further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, social media, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote Pacia or to share your experiences with others, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.
Participation in Research
Pacia Life takes part in research projects in conjunction with local Universities and conducts it’s own outcome studies.