Last month marked the one-year anniversary of my coach certification. It's been an amazing journey and a big step into my calling.
And - did you know? - this calling began when I was 5 years old.
I saw her in the gym. A brown-haired girl with blue eyes. She looked nice. I went up to her and asked, "Will you be my friend?" She said, "Yes," and a best friendship was born.
For most of my life, friendship and relationship-building have been tremendously important to me. They were natural strengths. "You've always had such good friends," I remember my mom saying to me. Others remarked, "That's a good question," time and time again in conversation. I loved going deep in conversation with others and building authentic relationships.
But when I came to a crossroads in my career, being a good friend and great question-asker didn't seem to point me in any professional direction at all.
If there was a way to be a professional friend, I would do it. But no such job seemed to exist.
Then I made a discovery. When a friend told me she was being certified as a life coach, a giant lightbulb CLICKED!
You mean I could have deep and authentic conversations - as my job?
I could create safe spaces for women to share their hearts - as my job?
I could learn to ask questions that would help others make significant changes in their lives - as my JOB?
Get out of town!
I was trained, certified by the Christian Coaching School and Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, and the rest is history.
A client remarked that what I do now is like "sacred friendship". I couldn't have said it better.
When I coach, my clients get someone...
And it's working! Last week a client told me, "I am a completely different person from who I was three months ago." (And she is not an exaggerator!)
I can't wait to help even more women become more themselves this year.
By the numbers
Since beginning my training in May 2016...
I served 26 clients in 10 cities
I led 8 workshops in 2 countries
I began 7 partnerships with organizations to bring self care training to their moms
Would you like to be my friend?
Or do you know someone who would?
I'd love if you introduced us!
I'm looking for:
Every blog post you share, every newsletter you forward, every interested person you introduce me to helps more women know they can get help finding time and energy to care for themselves, so they can end their day feeling happier and more productive.
Thank you so much for celebrating with me! I'm truly honored.
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