Some of you may have noticed that I’ve added a “Work with me” section on this site. No, this isn’t for brands looking to throw money at me to write random posts (although I’m happy for you to reach out to me if you are a brand and think we’d work well together). Rather, this is a section of the site devoted to my coaching business. Coaching business? Who do you think you are, coaching people – I hear you say. Well, let me explain why I work as a coach, what I offer, and why I think it’s worthwhile.
In many ways, I’m living my ideal life. I can pay the bills with working on average 4-5 hours per day, freeing up the rest of my time to hit the gym, relax with my husband, play with my kid or consume amazing series or video games. But the reality is that the writing I do in those 4-5 hours a day is pretty mind-numbing. Not all the time, but much of the time. Most of all, it’s pretty unfulfilling work writing such SEO optimized content. I’m lucky to be able to write for a living, which was my dream, but I also need other outlets for my soul, which is why I blog, make YouTube videos, and now, coach.
So what exactly is coaching?
To be clear, it’s not cheerleading. In fact, let’s go with the sports metaphor. You’re playing the game of life, and there are plenty of people there to cheer you on. Your family and friends are rooting for you (or not, as the case may be), and you’re doing everything you can to achieve. Maybe you are overcoming hardship, or maybe you’re benefitting from a range of advantages, but no matter what, you need to play the game to try to win. A coach is there to give you the strategies you need to score the winning points, or maybe even to point out that you’re trying to win a different game from what you’re playing.
Okay, the metaphor got confusing. There are plenty of times in our lives when we go through transitions. Maybe you’re a parent who wants to reclaim your personal identity. Perhaps you’ve worked an office job for your whole life and you want to become an entrepreneur. Maybe you want to move your family across the country, or even to a new country. Or, you could just be looking to finally stick to your goals this year, to find more time in the day, to just be happier and less stressed.
It’s hard to change your life, and it can be so overwhelming that people become paralyzed. Instead of getting stuck, coaching can help you clarify what you want or need, focus on the goal, plus give you specific actions to get there.
So who do I think I am that I can coach you? Well, I am more qualified than plenty of other coaches out there thanks to a masters degree and years of working as a mentor. But it’s more than that. I have successfully moved my family around the world, building a new and wonderful life for ourselves. I work doing something I only dreamed of, supporting my family on my freelance writing, making MY dreams come true.
One of my unique skills is the ability to see through what you’re struggling with, cutting away the obstacles and giving you concrete actions plans to make your dreams come true.
Do you need coaching? I mean, can’t you read a book, watch an uplifting movie and do it yourself? Sure, you totally can! But the problem is that most people don’t.
You might be inspired to get healthy, but not actually know what sort of goals to set or how to start making the necessary changes. Perhaps you’re deadset on the idea of moving, but don’t even know the order of actions to make it happen. Maybe you’ve been nursing a business idea for a while but haven’t known if it was good, or how you’d get it off the ground. Or, you might have added a new person to your family and lost yourself in the process, only now realizing that you want to reclaim your identity while still being an amazing parent. Perhaps you’re feeling the effects of time famine, wondering how on earth you can add more hours to your day to get everything done.
If any of these situations resonate with you, I promise, I can help. We can figure out what exactly it is that you want or need, what’s standing in your way, and how to overcome the obstacles to achieve your version of success.
But is it worthwhile?
Honestly, I hate most online coaching programs. I’ve done so many webinars and sessions that were such a waste of my time. It was the same motivational garbage I’d heard a million times before, just repackaged by a new face and voice. This is not that.
Yes, coaching can be expensive. I know that. But it’s an investment in your future, and that sum of cash guarantees that both of us give the conversation, goals and action plan 100% of our attention. I send you a questionnaire to complete, and then we have a Skype/WhatsApp call and work our way through what you really want and how you’re going to get there. Not only will you feel inspired by the time we finish, but then I’ll send you an action plan so that you know what to start doing from the very next morning to start making progress towards your goals.
How much are direction, focus, and clarity worth to you? What would you pay to make your dreams come true this year, whatever those dreams might be?
Why do I love doing this?
Just an additional thing. I want to be clear that THIS is one of those things that sets my soul on fire. I love talking to people and helping them figure out what they really want. It makes me so excited to hear about cool projects that you’re dying to launch and just don’t know how, giving you ideas and resources to get you going. Nothing makes me happier than following along with your journey, knowing that you’re making your dreams come true. I love this work because I get to help you, I get to clarify your goals and give you concrete things that you can start doing to move closer to your ideal life, whatever that might mean for you.
Whether you want to become a stay-at-home mom, or you want to grow in your career while still being a kickass mamma, we can make it work for you. If you want to move around the world, or just fall in love with your home again, I can help. If you’re suffering from time famine and need to find more hours in the day, I’ll help you with that, too. It is pure joy for me when I’m able to help you to manifest that which you desire most.