Life coaching never seemed to me like a legitimate career. I always liked the idea but didn’t think it was a way to make decent money. Even though I knew life coaches help people and provide amazing service, I couldn’t see how I could make a living from it. Until I stumbled across TCI.
I got to the point with my current job where I started thinking ‘life’s to short to be stuck doing something you aren’t crazy passionate about’. I investigated a few different things and life coaching seemed to stick. So after looking at the various different coaching courses, I rang TCI. I had the most amazing discussion with Katie – in the space of an hour, I signed up to the Advanced Practitioner course and enrolled in the Foundations of Coaching Success weekend happening in a few days’ time. So I literally went from undecided to enrolled and immersed in the space of four days.
At my intake weekend, I upgraded to a Diploma. Realising the huge value I would get out of the Diploma course but also believing in my own abilities to make a comfortable lifestyle as a coach meant that upgrading was an easy decision. I had the support of my fiancé, my family and my friends – as well as the full support of the TCI community.
I believe that you should listen to and absorb all the information and advice you can. If it’s worked for someone else, it might work for you. But also understand that being a unique and different creature, every piece of advice might not work. I modelled my teachers, Joe, Johnnie and Sharon. I modelled my heroes, Marie Forleo, Gabriel Bernstein, Tony Robbins. I modelled other TCI students. Some things have worked and others haven’t. The beauty of modelling is that I can accelerate my own success through learning how the greats have made it. And I believe my results can speak for themselves.
Since my intake in May, I have had two pro-bono clients, started my own coaching business, built up a network with a local BNI chapter, spoke about my business to a local Chamber of Commerce, received referrals AND now have my first paying client. All the while still working full time AND planning a wedding.
What’s next for me is organising a seminar for a group of ladies around my local area. I’m also concentrating on more speaking engagements – it’s the best way to spread the good word.
Without a doubt, TCI has changed my life. They have shown me the door, given me the key and support me all the way. I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved on my journey so far and I know that its just the beginning.
Think big, take action and be successful.