So I get this ad pop up on facebook inviting me to an event ………. called Personal Power with a guy called Joe Pane, why not I say to myself I love learning and I was curious to check out what life coaching was all about.
I had spent the past 15 years studying and apply many various Spiritual systems of wisdom and I have to make a confession that when coming into Personal Power I thought life coaching was a little basic in comparison to what I had studied and tested and at best was hoping to pick up some insightful facts and stats on human behaviour. How beautifully wrong that bias was and I was so happily surprised to discover how powerful the messages were and how exceptionally well delivered they were by Joe.
I actually had no intentions what so ever of signing up to be a life coach because whilst my life was moving along pretty well I still thought I had to be this perfect person to become a coach and the old judgmental perfectionist in me back then would not allow me to claim to be that person who dared tell others what to do in a professional capacity.
One by One that belief and others were addressed in Personal Power and I learnt its okay to be human and mess up as a coach and that I would attract clients into my business at the level I am at. I also loved how all the resources are within our clients and that really appealed to me and all I had learnt so far in my Journey.
I still didn’t sign up at the end of the event but slept on it and woke up thinking to myself,wow, if that was the value I got in a free event imagine what the actual training will be like. I called up and ended up speaking with Matt Lavars from the wow team and asked if I could get started on the coaching Journey officially.
I had this old belief I was a slow learner in school environments based on my history at school, so I applied myself and studied extra hard before my intake and entered the room with a paid client already in hand and confident I would absorb the lessons presented. I believe I did well and really loved the training.
I then went on to complete Advance skills and by then had a number of different paying clients ranging from Aspiring Athletes, Business Executives and even a Professional Rapper, but still no real clear niche emerging at this stage.
I then formed a company called “The Mindset Institute” which is geared to serving Business’s, Athletes, and People in general, what makes our company unique and exciting to me is its built around eLearning and on April 6th 2015, I relocated to Bali to work with my design team here creating a suite of products that truly inspire and help my clients to move steadily towards their goals. I see my strength in improving the way coaching lessons are delivered online with my stretches presently being structure which I am rapidly gaining ground on as I implement the steps in the book the 4 disciplines of implementation throughout our company and better come to understand and apply the ESIP model.
I recently completed Meta 1, OMG!Tthat was a surprise, what an experience. I have never felt so aligned with a company and had a moment of thinking, I could totally work for TCI they are doing the mission I have set out to do. That was a big deal for me to feel that as I am highly entrepreneurial and like creating my own projects. I really got the power of TCI after meta 1 and personally it was the best training I have done to date and I have done many. Very cool.
My personal 1-1 Coaching is moving along steadily and just yesterday March 31 2015 took on a senior project manager of one of the largest construction companies in Australia which I am excited about working with her and trust we will make solid progress together.
I see so much room for improving my skills as a coach but what I believe I attribute most to my success at this point and the continued success I am generating is my decision to “play full out”. Ive Given myself full permission to play a huge game because it’s my choice to allow myself to do so and I am ready to do whatever it takes to be that person/coach.
My ‘why’ is deep and is my real secret and every time I see something inspiring or painful I link it to my why and this drives me to do whatever is required of me to be the absolute best coach I can be in this life time. I have purposely removed all major and nearly all minor distractions from my life because this journey matters so much to me and know that I can bring value to so many people as I become more skilful day by day.
I am so grateful to have found TCI to align with, I look forward to creating some awesome e-learning products that inspire and support my clients.
I believe that TCI are amazing at what they do and are the best in the game. I am so happy to be a part of this community and I wish you every success in your coaching journey.
I have a range of eLearning products in the pipeline to assist coaches so do feel free to add me to facebook John Grant Harvey (only one) or check out my website www.johnharvey.co our website for The Mindset Institute is presently in development but when ready can be found at www.mindsetinst.com
Wishing you an inspired and successful journey