Well…it’s been a while since I have written a blog post. I’ve missed it and am very excited to be back at coaching on daily basis! Training is complete and distractions removed.
I’ve spent the last three and half years educating myself so that I can be the best coach I can be. And now I get to use this health & wellness training, along with my strengths and skills learned from my corporate IT job, in a much more fulfilling role helping others reach their goals.
When I left the corporate world, I knew there was a gap in my life that wasn’t going to go away on its own. I had to make changes in order to live my best life. I didn’t really know HOW to do that, but knew I had to figure it out.
Luckily, I found help that I didn’t know I needed and that would eventually lead to me becoming a coach so that I could pay it forward.
I was successful in my role in corporate IT and had the pleasure of working on many amazing projects and teams. But that started to deteriorate as my titles changed. I asked for new assignments, but those requests went unanswered. I felt my skills were being wasted and therefore my time was being wasted. So I left.
I knew I could figure out what was next. I needed to ask questions and do some soul-searching to identify opportunities. At that time, I started at the gym. I was having trouble with my lower back and needed to figure out what to do with that as well. I found a community that I enjoyed and where I could learn new things to help me…both personally and professionally.
I had a coach who taught me what I needed to know…in a slow, methodical approach…that I could do without completely uprooting my life. I left my only known career so any other major change would have been too much at that time.
One of the best roles my coach played was holding me accountable. I was pretty strong-willed and felt I could do things better than others. And it was often easier to just do it myself. Anyone else in this boat?! In order to live a different life, you have to do things differently so I looked for the help.
There were new skills I was learning and needed help staying on track. That’s how I l made changes within my life that were both workable and enjoyable. I know that’s how I’ve been able to sustain the changes and know they are now a part of the way I live. I feel better than I did 4 years ago and have done things I never dreamt of.
In my case, I needed to learn things and to have someone help with accountability. Often, there are people who have learned what to do over the years, but struggle staying consistent and holding themselves accountable. They haven’t fully made the changes they want to make a part of their daily life. I can help with this.
One of my offerings is accountability coach. We touch base every week and review what went well, what did you learn, and what’s the plan for the next week. Simple and effective. If you know what you’re trying to do, but need that extra push to get there, schedule time for us to chat and see what we can do. CLICK HERE!
I also have accountability partners in my business. We talk each week and review a similar set of questions. Building a coaching practice doesn’t have a blueprint like other occupations. I’m figuring out what’s going to work for me, and how I can help clients hit their goals and feel their best.
As we move into 2020, I’ll be sharing more about what I’m doing to help you hit those goals and all of the great information/knowledge I have related to lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition so that you can live LEAN too!
Have a marvelous weekend!