My First Year as a Life Coach

by | May 17, 2018

In April 2017, I graduated as a Life Coach

This journey (love heart eyes emoji!)  I can’t put into words how much I have learnt and grown. The BYCA community has filled my heart and life with so much joy, passion + purpose.

A few years ago, I didn’t even know what a Life Coach was nor did I realise that it was something that came naturally to me. I love helping people and connecting with them – it’s like a hobby of mine!

So, it’s kind of a no-brainer that I was destined to work with people! To empower and encourage them to be brave and to take life and run with it – THEIR way!

 
What lead me to become a Life Coach?

I was fast approaching 30 and my first Saturn Return.

Kids weren’t on the cards any time soon, I was bored and miserable in my job and I was suffering from anxiety.

I wasn’t feeling my emotions, I was using alcohol as a bandaid and to boost my confidence.

Although it might have looked good on paper, life wasn’t filling me up. (See more on my About page)

 
I started to question everything – Is this it?!

I went on a journey of self-discovery and started working with a mentor and friend – Jenna Ward.

Jenna helped me to brainstorm my passions and discover what really lit me up – helping people was a big one.

She brought two different courses to my attention and the Beautiful You Coaching Academy Life Coaching course was one of them.

It really resonated with me, so I signed up

That same day I finished up at my job and had a couple of months off while I looked for a new job. I was lucky enough to find a casual job that allowed me to complete my studies and I’ve never looked back.

 
I’ve met so many amazing people and coaches along the way. I’ve worked with amazing clients. This course and path has opened so many doors and brought so many things in to my life that I never even dreamt possible.

 
I’ve now run my own workshop, collaborated with other businesses and even been featured on The Ladies Coach. With lots more excitement on the cards I can’t wait to see where I’m at this time next year.

As I finish writing this blog, I only have 18 days of working in the corporate world left – but who’s counting!!?

 
I won’t pretend it’s been easy balancing it with life, work, running my other business and wedding planning BUT it sure has been worth it. I wouldn’t take any of it back and I have never felt so fulfilled in all my life.

 

I encourage you to question EVERYTHING and not just settle and go through life like a zombie. Life doesn’t have to be lived the way society says we ‘should’.
If I leave you with one takeaway I hope it’s that!

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