LaQuantae and I first connected when I offered some free coaching sessions to the Families of Color Seattle community as part of my one-year anniversary celebration. (I heard from 20 people in 24 hours, a first!)
Right away, I could tell she was different.
She was so thoughtful and thorough with her reflection questions. She read the "What is Coaching?" handout I email every person who does a free consultation, and even revised her answers based on how her understanding of coaching changed. I'd never seen someone be so proactive at this stage of getting to know me.
I learned LaQuantae was facing some serious challenges, all while raising her three kids, five and younger. Despite significant obstacles, obstacles that would make me want to throw in the towel, she was reading books that inspired her, taking time to learn from life coach Iyanla Vanzant, and putting up quotes to motivate her around her living space.
"TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Fill your cup with so much love and goodness that it spills over in the WORLD!"
DANG. It didn't take an expert to see this was a woman primed for growth. It took a while for the timing to work out, but I was thrilled to be able to coach LaQuantae at the start of this year.
With her permission, here are some of her reflections on her coaching experience.
"Right now my heart feels open and inspired. I can see my future and it is bright.
(I'm not crying; you're crying.)
And there's more:
"I did not realize how much I had grown in just two weeks' time until Charissa provided this time and a mirror for me to really take stock of myself.
I hope LaQuantae's story has inspired you as much as it did me.
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