What have you struggled with?
It takes so much effort and you need so much fuel behind you. Using the metaphor of a rocket, that couldn’t be more true. My biggest struggle has been persevering to get this business and passion off the ground. The amount of times I’ve thought about giving up ... I just remind myself again and again to just tap into the community, try something new, get a different perspective. Another thing I’ve had to learn is to give myself credit for how far I have come. It’s so easy to look at things you haven’t done instead of being blown away by the things you have.
Where are you at with your business?
I have two paying clients. My focus is on health care workers and shift workers, to help create a balanced life around their work because unfortunately we have very toxic work environments. Not just culturally but as nurses we get taught how to save lives. We don’t get taught what to do when we can’t save a life. It’s sometimes heartbreaking. Being able to help nurses deal with that stuff is powerful. I create lead magnets all the time, I’m doing a guide to help nurses with preventing burnout and experiencing more energy.
In what ways has coaching lived up to or exceeded your expectations?
It is so much more than just a choice to go into business, it’s so much more than just a money making opportunity or a new career path. It's a journey where you get to discover who you are and you explore the way you see life and how you do life.
Getting clients is great, and it didn’t happen straightaway. I would say maybe my second client was a big one because the first time I felt was a fluke. The second time meant to me that I can do it. If I can do it a second time I can do it a third and fourth time.
Best marketing strategy?
A mix between referrals and social media, and groups.
What do you know about yourself that you didn’t before TCI?
That I am capable of change. That I am doing the best I can and I love this universal truth of everyone doing the best they can with the resources available to them at any given moment.
Advice for other fabulous coaches?
I know it’s potentially really scary and a very big commitment, but if you know within yourself when something is right for you, if you have that feeling despite doubt, do it. Otherwise you’ll always wonder.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself working with nursing teams, I see myself working on a team level and one-to-one. My big goal is to transform the way nursing teams interact with each other. I definitely want to keep nursing—maybe two days nursing, three in coaching.