I started with The Coaching Institute in March 2015 and within 2 weeks attended Foundations of Coaching Success in the April. I couldn’t wait to be a part of this awesome community. Sitting on the plane looking down at the clouds, I just knew this was the start of something special. Something that I have always wanted but didn’t know how or where to start.
Foundations of Coaching Success was incredible, the content for me was like an affirmation that I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. I connected with so many like-minded people that I will now have as friends for life. True friends that have given me the support I need to start my own business.
Before enrolling in The Coaching Institute I was a qualified counsellor volunteering my time in parenting groups and high schools. Going back to this in 2015 I realised I was so bored, stuck in a comfort zone that wasn’t feeling very nice anymore. It was the same old thing everyday. I really wanted to run my own business, yet it never felt like I could, I was missing the confidence and knowledge.The Coaching Institute has provided me with all the resourses I need. Being a single mum with 3 kids on my own for 13yrs, I thought that there would be way to many obstacles in my way to be successful. I would need to build confidence, create self- love, worth, knowledge on where to even start with a business, so many un-knowns and the most important part- Support. With The Coaching Institute I found all this in one place. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made for me and my family.
Once introduced to coaching I knew without a doubt that this was the missing link. This is what I wanted for my clients. Lasting transformation, not just a bandaid. It is way more powerful and positive than anything I have experienced as a counsellor. I love the process and how you can take people forward to create lasting change that supports their dreams.
After returning from Foundations of Coaching Success I got stuck in. I knew that my passion and desire to help others was not just a dream anymore, I could see it was going to be a successful business. I had finally found the support I needed to take my life to the next level.
One week after returning I was asked if I wanted to run a workshop. I remember at Foundations of Coaching Success Joe Pane shared with us a quote to create action- “Say YES! then work out how”; Well that statement has changed my life. It’s amazing what you can do once you’ve locked yourself in.
That was the start of many successful workshops and also helping others with the preparation of their workshops. 2015 was also a huge transformational period for me. I’ve always been a very positive person and never let things affect me much. Little did I know, I had so many underlying beliefs that were holding me back from embracing my full potential. I took the time to work on these through having coaches within this community coach me. I’m so thankful for having such a safe place to explore and then bring about the change that I needed to succeed. . My life will never be the same again, and I’m so grateful for the awareness of things that were holding me back that I couldn’t even see. I can finally see my dreams coming to reality.
Now I feel so privileged to be able to give back to those that are starting this wonderful journey.
Now that I truly believe in myself, making decisions and creating a business is an exciting journey rather than a dream in the further that I didn’t know how to get to. I’ve created my business and named it ‘Inspire your Focus’, for me personally the power behind focus has proven you can create amazing results. What we focus on truly is what we get.
I have found what works for me and is now working for my clients. The satisfaction I get from seeing the transformation in people I work with is more than words can describe. I’ve always wanted to be proud of myself as I knew I had it in me, yet was always to shy to come out and shine, who was I to be successful.
Public speaking would have been my biggest fear, yet through being coached and using the resourses available at The Coaching Institute, I have been able to overcome this. My first workshop I did open to the general public was so frightening for me; I was literally paralysed with fear. I asked for help the morning of it, because I was so close to cancelling. Beautiful people stepped up and coached me through it, by time I arrived at the venue I was fine and actually really looking forward to speaking, even though I could still feel the nerves. This community is absolutely amazing at how you can always count on them to help you out.
I have pushed myself to continually step outside my comfort zone and I love the results. I actually look forward to tasks that stretch me now. The future is filled with so many possibilities now. My goal for 2016 was to run another 10 workshops - I’ve already booked in triple that amount! The content we can deliver from this program is gold and will only get better as I continue to learn. I will be attending Meta Dynamics in March 2016 and I know this will once again take things to the next level. Now when running workshops, I’m full of excitement and look forward to helping those attending. I have a great time getting the room to interact and participate as much as possible. I’ve been asked to write a parenting program and since have had so much interest in that. I’m looking forward to changing so many lives and making people understand their children in a different way, which really brings them closer together.
Today I live an amazing life with my kids, full of love, laughter and excitement. With 3 teenagers on my hands I still have moments like everyone does, the difference now though is I have the tools and knowledge to move through things better. I embrace change now with excitement, rather than fear. I love pushing myself to the next challenge knowing it’s just a matter of time before I accomplish it. I absolutely love public speaking now and delivering content that people can use in their everyday life to create a life for themselves on their own terms.
My greatest success would be creating a model for my children to follow, showing them first hand that they really can follow what they are passionate about and create an amazing life for themselves. The changes I see in them also have been so rewarding. Showing them that anybody who believes in themselves really can do anything they put their mind to. Their language around their futures has already changed.
I honestly believe The Coaching Institute has given me everything that I needed to succeed and grow. Even though they provide an environment that I can trust so that I can grow, support every step of the way, and endless amounts of knowledge. I'm so happy I took the plunge, The Coaching Institute has changed my life and the lives around me for the better. I will be a contributing to this community forever. I couldn’t imagine my life without The Coaching Institute community now.