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My dream job!

SO there I was, with my dream job! I didn’t even know when I began my career 11years ago that coaching was a “thing”. Nonetheless, after 9 years working with a leading travel company, I landed what would become, the best job I had ever had...until....I was made redundant. Faced with less appealing choices (once you’ve found your dream job it’s difficult to un-know that pleasure!), I decided that if there was not an opportunity at my dream employer, then...I would just go out and create my own!

So I began to research options to formalise my skills...and a number of my respected colleagues had studied with, and highly recommended TCI. I did my intake in February 2015 and I must say, I have been overwhelmed with the support, learnings, value, fun and adventure of the TCI community.

I have had my sights on developing my own Coaching Business since day 1, and I must say, having had no business experience before, I really appreciate the quality of learnings beyond coaching skills. I simply do not know how I would start my own business without the guidance! I have followed the systems set out for me, and after 4 short months (while working full-time) I just earned my 2nd paying client!

Currently, I am leveraging on the relationships that I have developed in my career...I have published 2 webinars, and written a training program in collaboration with another training organisation, I am speaking at The Sydney Coach and Connect, as well as delivering a coach the coach workshop for the senior leaders of my current employer. My Wildly Important Goal this year is to coach as MANY hours as possible...I reckon I’ll get to 100+hours this side of Christmas and I have set myself a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) of 350 hours coaching...I’m just 10% of the way there!

My business - Be More Awesome - is in its infancy and I’m excited about the journey I’m on, knowing that I have the support from TCI. I think what has made the difference to my success this year, is my attitude…”Say Yes and then work out how” has been my mantra, and it’s paying off!

Sharon Grant
- ICG Accredited Professional Coach
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