Once upon a time, I was desperate to find a better way to live.
I would seek out people who I thought had figured things out and ask them “what’s your secret?” “How do I parent well?” “What’s the secret to your relationship with your partner?” “I keep running into this issue … any bright ideas?”
But over and over again I was met with a ‘shrug’ or “I don’t know” or something similar.
I knew that life could be better than it was … I just didn’t know how to get there.
People who know me know that I don’t accept ‘no’ for an answer very easily. So I went searching.
I became a high risk doula.
I worked supporting parents of children with extraordinary disabilities.
I worked for a non-profit whose focus was at-risk moms and moms-to-be with abuse, trauma, mental health issues and poor support systems.
And eventually I trained as a Life Coach.
Along the way I have learned the answers to a lot of the questions I started out with – and discovered that most of the answers came about because someone asked me the right question, the right way, at the right time.
That’s why I love coaching, and love what a coaching-based approach can bring to speaking, consulting and advocacy. That’s because coaching is based on the assumption that you actually know yourself – you don’t need to be told what to do. You simply need someone to walk alongside you, help you access the tools you might not have yet, and ask the questions you need to guide yourself forward on your journey.