Why I Became a Coach
“What you get by achieving your goal is not as important as who you become by achieving your goals.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
I am a Holistic Transformation Strategist who helps people who are going through a transitional time in their life or just want to experience optimal health, success and fulfillment.
I began my Coaching Career in 2003 as a Licensed Corporate Wellness Coach with Wellcoaches® and as a Nutrition/Weight Loss Coach. Later I became fascinated with the ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda and later the Andean Spiritual & Healing Traditions.
I broadened my expertise to a holistic approach through my studies of meditation, yoga and the ancient science of Ayurveda. I became a certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor in 2006 and taught for several years in the Atlanta area. I spent several months in South America studying the Andean spiritual and healing traditions with healers and shamans of various traditions during 2012. I was recognized as a gifted teacher and healer and encouraged to go teach and share my gifts to others.
I have also been sought after as a small business and publishing coach, having written, contributed to or been acknowledged in several books. In addition to all of the personal development and spiritual exploration and courses I have attended, I am a paralegal and an entrepreneur. I have attended a multitude of Internet Marketing and Book Publishing events in order to hone my ability to bring my inspiration to the world.
I spent my time prior to coaching and teaching as a full-time mom of three children and a partner in a family business which I helped take from startup to success. Realizing that my marriage was unhealthy and tjat I had three children to consider, I made a decision. I realized I had to take 100% responsibility for my own happiness and the well-being of myself and my children and that I could not rely on my partner for friendship, companionship, love or affection. I began preparing for the inevitable by working on my own transformation and evolution. For years I wrestled with a very difficult situation and what was best for not just me but my entire family. Ultimately, that marriage had to end, but not without huge challenges and repercussions to me and to my children.
Along the way I recognized that not only was I growing and evolving, but I was being recognized by teachers, healers, students and clients as a gifted teacher and healer. I had a knack for coaching. My students were asking for more, and right now I can imagine some will say, “What took you so long?”
I began studying successful people and what they had done to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary success. I noticed only a small percentage actually achieve their goals, and I wanted to learn what they do differently than those who just “try” to achieve their goals.
One of the things I learned is that successful people surround themselves with others who are successful. In the beginning, I knew very few people who had achieved the level of success that I wanted. I began by reading books written by successful people I admired—then I ordered some personal development tapes. I became a student of Yoga and found it had unexpected gifts, as I reconnected with Spirit and Creativity. I began taking better care of myself as I began putting what I learned into practice. Finally, I began attending programs and seminars to expand my financial education and personal development. I also had mentors and one-on-one coaching. I started doing the things that I learned successful people do—I read the books that I learned had inspired them—I began doing things in a way that successful people do.
I lost 40 pounds, my confidence improved, my knowledge expanded and I was able to tune into my inner being and higher self. As I once again connected with Spirit, my instincts and intuition improved. There were far too many benefits to list here.
Through my own personal growth and evolution over many years, I have learned the following: Every Coach had a coach, a mentor or someone who inspired, motivated and taught them. Those coaches and mentors also had someone who inspired or motivated them. Most therapists have therapists. Many therapists became therapists or counselors because of what they have overcome in their own lives. Some of the best coaches are great not because of what they have achieved but because of what they have overcome to become who they are today.