Today I graduated from the oldest, most renowned and most rigorous coaching program in the world.
In the past few months, I have completed over 100 hours of training. I have learned how to coach people towards fulfillment, towards balance and towards finding empowerment in emotionally charged situations. I have learned how to shift perspective, how to create resonance, and how to challenge people in service of their own growth. I have coached over 50 different people - from executives navigating career changes, to middle managers working to find their own power, to entrepreneurs looking to create their unique edge in the world.
I have transformed as a coach. And even more surprisingly, I have transformed as a person.
Three months ago I was still doing what I thought I should be doing. I was working the amazing job, making good money, doing the secure and stable thing. I was forcing myself to fit into a box that wasn’t really me. I was burying my own wants to fit in with what everyone else was doing. I was convincing myself that the internal struggle was worth the acceptance from everybody else.
And now, here I am - off on my own. I left my job. I decided to abandon stability for a while. I gave up structure in service of creativity. I am writing a memoir. I started a blog. I am investing in myself. I am developing my own curiosities and watching them turn into passions.
I am helping people face their fears and grow into who they want to be. I am expanding my range for connection and impact. I am starting to tell my (whole) story for the very first time. I am creating a self-development model that I actually believe in. I am building a business that will change the way people invest in themselves and in their lives.
Sure - I would be lying if I said it wasn’t scary and overwhelming and exhausting every single day. Because it is. But I am also so ridiculously happy and proud of myself for doing what I am doing. These are the things I have always *wanted* to do. This is the type of impact I have always wanted to make.
And the best part about it is - it’s only the beginning 🙌🏼