Basically the kick in the butt that so many of us are in dire need of.
Why I became a life coach....have a few hours to kill? To make a long story short, I decided in my late 20s - after going to NYU for musical theater & chasing my Broadway Baby dreams since the age of 6 - that I didn't like my performance opportunities more than I hated the business of show. At the time, I was at a "grown-up" job which provided me a livable salary & benefits, but I hated almost every minute of it. As someone who spent my whole life following my passion, it was absolutely unacceptable to me to stay in a job that I wasn't passionate about (& had to suffer an emotionally abusive boss to boot!). I went to NYU's School of Continuing Ed to take a career change workshop, & even though I was set to find a stable job that I could be passionate about, it just confirmed the fact that I wanted to be a life coach. After I got past the fact that I could be a life coach without being hippy dippy, & that someone else paying me doesn't equal "stability", I dove in to get certified at the International Coach Academy.
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3. What are common themes you hear from people who may be in the market for life coaching?
I work with my clients on discovering their strengths, their interests, their skills, their work values, their personality types, etc to find out what road they want to go down. Along the way, we work on those roadblocks that stop them - the belief that they won't be able to make a living doing what they love, that nobody will understand them, that they're not "good enough" - so we can keep working our way to the goal. I'm a firm believer in not taking a leap without a net, but planting the net firmly beneath you & taking baby steps, having it being pulled out little by little, until you're standing on your own.
4. Stepping away from work for a moment, what is your favorite part of your home? What makes a house a home?