My heart continues to be filled with gratitude for all of my life experiences - good and bad. I have experienced some great life events as well as encountered great people. Great fortune continues to follow me most of all; however, without a great deal of loss, heartache, failure, disappointment, despair, grief, confusion (Shall I Continue)....I would have NEVERbeen truly inspired, strengthened and courageous enough to begin this work of coaching. I know how it feels to only be doing "so-so", and even barely surviving from day to day - for one reason or another. It is my personal journey that inspires me to help others who are doing "okay", get to "great" and even - "PHENOMENAL" in various aspects of life.
As I reflect on my personal life experiences, I must convey that I was BORN to help people in a very personal and life changing way. I believe we are all born with a gift, sometimes even gifts, and I am fortunate to have always been aware of my gifts. However, even gifts require nurturing and development but I will continue on that subject in a moment. I have been an observer of people, the human mind, and human behavior for as long as I can remember. The picture on the left is a book that I wrote as a small child. I am in the red dress and my younger brother is next to me in blue. A chapter in the book expresses my desire to work on some of my goals. Yes, at the age of eight I had goals - even if they were only goals to stop talking in class so much. Ha ha. Smile.
MY TWENTIES and THIRTIES
By the time I was a young adult - I knew the only thing I would study was Psychology. And I continued furthering my education with studies in business, leadership studies, personality, while practicing human resources and human consulting with small companies and a couple of big fortune 500 companies. (See my About Me page for more of a glimpse of my professional experience) I finally began a coaching business because I found in my work as a consultant and advisor - I often wore the hat of coaching and did so very naturally...not only professionally but on a personal level. I was a magnet for attracting people who wanted to share their battles with me and often came to me for guidance to overcome work challenges but also challenges concerning their personal lives. One coworker, called me Yoda. She said to me one day, "You are like Yoda; you are so incredibly wise." My reply was, "Yoda? Who is Yoda? Is Yoda - Kathie Lee's partner on the Today Show?" I kid you not. I had no idea who Yoda was. (By the way, Kathie Lee's partner on that show is named "Hoda" - not "Yoda") My coworker explained that Yoda was from Star Wars...You know the legendary Jedi Master known for his power and wisdom. Then she pulled up a pic of Yoda. He looked rather familiar. Sorry, die hard Star Wars fans 🙂 See My Interests page for information on my interests.
Back to what I mentioned earlier - even gifts require nurturing and development. I knew as a small child that I was an observer of people, personal observations included and realized later - in my adult life - that I was gifted at understanding people and connecting with them on a very personal level. I found myself helping people during or after the stumble and fall - discover how to get back up, and resume winning at this thing called Life. I was also a magnet for attracting people who were doing okay in life but wanted to improve themselves and do only better.
It has been a continued journey for me to continue to develop myself as an individual and as an expert - on as many levels as possible, so that I can continue to serve people in this capacity and do so with the up-most regard and understanding that each of us have a need to feel satisfaction in our lives and to excel in life. I am most proud of helping people get from that place of doing only okay to a place of THRIVING. We are here to flourish, prosper, succeed and blossom into more.