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Dear Diary | I Want To Be a Life Coach

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

I blame Pure Barre and the show “Iyanla: Fix My Life”.

In case you weren’t aware, I am on the hunt for a lifestyle of creative freedom, ongoing learning and the pursuit of wellness. Currently, I serve as the Director of School Age Enrichment for a local elementary school. A position I pined for since first stepping foot into Colorado, post grad.

I would either take a managerial role in a Recreation Center or I was going to be a Director at local school. I had it in my mind that one of the two career options was finna happen, I was on a mission. Flash forward three years and God has blessed me with a Director position…but it wasn’t what I’d imagined. Or maybe it was, and something in me knew this wouldn’t be what I retired on. Whichever the case is, I have been mindfully willing a life outside of set hours and breaking up 8-year-old arguments. Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond blessed to have reached this milestone and have learned so much from working with these kiddos…but I’ve decided that it’s time to work on making a change.

I started with blogging. Grand dreams of within a year being able to live off of my words, and social media posts. I’ve now been blogging “professionally” for just over a year, and I haven’t reached that goal, but I also haven’t let it die. After toying with what I would write about…places in Denver to go to, interviews of entrepreneurs in the area, purely relationship pieces… I found myself again and again coming back to wellness and lifestyle. I enjoy boosting moods, overcoming anxiety and flashing a cute outfit or talking about my home improvements every now and again. I kept coming back to, “let me help someone get over their fears, let me give someone some tips to immediately boost their mood”.

Enter Teresa.

Teresa and I met at a team retreat where she guided us through some vision board exercises and encouraged us all to act on the dreams we taped to our poster boards, truly believing in each of the goals laid out on our vision boards. I ate it all up and was one of the very few to get so engaged that I chocked up whilst telling my story. After she left I felt quite compelled to reach out and schedule a discovery call with her. Asking about whether or not this busy body could really add life coaching to her resume. Teresa confidently said “yes” and I was off!

I’ve chosen to dip my toes in the life coaching pool, aiming to jump in, all clothes on, because it falls so easily in live with what I’ve been doing anyway. I LOVE WELLNESS. I love wellness magazines, websites, social media pages, workshops and retreats and YouTube videos about wellness. I aspire to inspire people to be excited about their lives, unphased by the tasks laid out ahead of them, confident enough to leave jobs and relationships that do not serve them. This, in at least part, I feel is what I have been called to do.

Great, so what am I going to do about it?

Well, I’ve started by taking on some clients for free, as advised in one of the many YouTube videos I have watched on coaching. I want to see where my natural ability lies, apply some of the early concepts I have learned and truly feel out coaching and what it would look/feel like for me. I am pleased to announce that I have two clients that I work with once a week. One over the phone and the other in person. I am learning more about myself, my techniques and truly about human nature. My plan is to get a review from each participant at the end of our 3-month trial period and take what I’ve learned into a certification program for coaching.The idea of coaching and writing full time makes me giddy! I’ve also got my side hustle of a business, Heart of Blooms going on, but that’s a story for another time!

While I am no longer offering free services, should you be interested in coaching I do offer a free 30-minute discovery call where we can talk about any questions you have regarding coaching and what areas of your life you are looking to improve.

Please note: I am an anxiety/self-doubt and relationship coach. Meaning if you want to talk about how to boost your business, you should look to see a business coach with expertise in this specific area.

If you don’t know if coaching is for you, I encourage you to do some research! As a coach, my objective is to meet you where you are, not delve into your past. While topics of the past may come up, my goal is to help you get to a place of inner peace and help you set some personal goals from where you are and as you are…getting you to exactly where you want to be.

Want to know a little secret?

It all starts with your mind. What you believe and how you view your life. Re-frame your mind – reshape your life.



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