This is my life’s purpose, and I am on a mission to help others reach higher ground.
So you want to change your life, but where do you begin?
How do you pick a Life Coach?
A million self-proclaimed “Life Coaches” are crawling out of the woodwork lately, but I’m not here to talk about them.
The pond I swim in is getting muddied with newbies and self-proclaimed gurus, but I’m not one of them. I’ve got real estate here. I am confident this is my life’s purpose, and I am on a mission to help others reach higher ground.
Find Your Tribe!
You must find your tribe…and find a coach that gets you! The real you–not the person you think you should be, not the person society tells you to be…but the person you are.
When I embarked upon my journey to become a coach, options for certifications were slim to none. There was only one coach I wanted to learn from at the time: Tony Robbins. While he doesn’t refer to himself as a “Life Coach,” and he seems to be venturing down a different path these days, there is no doubt he was a master at this craft. That was where my life coaching education began. Over the years, I have been on a relentless quest to seek knowledge, skills, and experiences to build on that foundation so I can better assist my clients.
How and Why I Became a Life Coach
I can’t speak for the masses, only for myself—of my personal education and experience. For me, the calling began when I was 12. I’m not the biggest fan of reading, as I have ADHD and dyslexia, but I was compelled to purchase a book on Codependency with my very own hard-earned money. The bookstore was brand new to my local mall, and “codependency” was a relatively new phrase back then. I was certainly onto something, but I had a lot more pain and adversity in the form of raging codependency to experience and conquer.
I’ve always had jobs working with people who bare their souls to me. As a hairstylist, esthetician, make-up artist, personal trainer, nutrition coach, wellness coach, and life coach. Throughout the years I have been a confidant to all my clients. It has been an honor to listen to stories some have never shared with anyone before me. I am in awe of the courage it takes to share such things and I will carry those stories in my heart and take then to the grave!
The Jump From Listening to Helping
I reached a point where I was done with just listening and I longed to begin helping people grow into the person they are meant to be. The day I decided to begin studying for my life coaching certification, I was working as a personal trainer. I had been working with a client whose story was so moving, I couldn’t listen anymore without helping on a deeper level. I just could not bring myself to count another rep without doing something to help the person get unstuck.
The issues presented were out of my scope of practice, so I decided to expand my scope of practice! I hugged this person, provided a referral, went home, and registered for my life coaching certification. At the time I was going through a divorce—I was newly sober, painfully exhausted, and completely broke. I was determined though! I invested every cent I had, and every ounce of energy, and focus I could muster whilst raising 2 kids solo and rebuilding my life.
It’s amazing how much more energy and motivation have when we are deeply passionate about something and in alignment with what we are being called to do.
Today I am blessed to be able to share my knowledge, wisdom, experience, strength, and hope to help others reach higher ground. Few things bring me more joy than helping others find their way. For me, coaching is not about helping the masses. Coaching is about helping one person at a time. We all deserve someone to lift us up and give us their undivided attention.
If you feel like you are drifting or merely existing, and you are ready to grow and thrive, click here to schedule a consultation. I would love the opportunity to connect with you and learn how I can help you actualize and achieve all your goals!