Being with right tribe

Linda Scott battled breast cancer shortly after starting her coaching journey.

With the support of the TCI tribe, she didn't give up on her dreams and has now created a life on her own terms for herself and her family.

Linda Scott
Linda ScottBusiness Coach

With the support of the TCI community, Linda Scott continued her coaching journey through her battle with breast cancer.

She found her tribe here at TCI and with the help of the community she has created a successful coaching business.

"Committing to the journey and to designing a life on my terms has been hands down the best thing"

Linda Scott
Linda ScottBusiness Coach

How long have you been a student for?

So two and a half years ago in Brisbane I attended one of your free events. I really had no idea what I was coming along to and I was just going to stay for an hour. I think it was a two day event and I was hooked pretty much straight away.

I couldn't believe I walked into a room where people were talking my language.

What does that mean for you when you say we're people that are talking your language?

Being an accountant by trade I had my own journey of burnout from working too much which had a ripple effect on my family.

So I was looking for something. I didn't know what it was but I always sort of liked the idea of life coaching. I always wanted to help people and I hadn't found a platform to do it. And I walked in the door and it was just this nurturing feeling of ‘hey let’s go and explore this together’.

It was just such an organic experience. And there were people like me who had no idea where we were going. We knew we were up to something, but we didn't know what it was. Just to sit down and see how TCI helps people started to expand my way of thinking and it was just like, oh wow, this is it.

So you were at a crossroads when we met you. Were you searching for coaching or were you searching for the next thing?

I can't remember whether I Googled something in the universe of the internet world to find you, or for you to find me.

Coming out of school, my options were social work or accounting, and I chose accounting.

That was sort of a family path, but I always wanted to help people so I had done some looking into different types of life coaching.

I also wanted something that I could build a business around. So I knew for me, I needed my own journey, but then I also wanted to have a great lifestyle and impact a lot of people anywhere in the world.

Coaching ticked my boxes.

What was it like for you in your first year? What was the beginning like?

It was scary just saying yes. I remember wanting to say yes, and having all these emotions of, oh my god, what am I doing? Are you really going to do this?

It took me halfway through the second day to finally commit, I knew I wanted to do it, but just to take that jump. A couple of months in I had my own health journey.

That really changed everything for me for the next 18 months. But within that time I had met some amazing people at my foundation's weekend, and I'd got in a couple of trainings in Melbourne. I met people like me. I met people I could connect with and they supported me.

There was personal things that were going on, as everyone has but the journey with the coaching and the learning, helps you challenge yourself and then you hit another level and find out there's something else within you.

You just expand that comfort zone all the time. It's exciting, challenging, overwhelming, all those things rolled up into one within so much personal growth involved.

Would you be open to sharing a little bit more about your health challenges?

I had done my Foundations in May. I'd come to Melbourne and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which meant that I had found something I loved and I had to stop. I had to stop building my business. I had to stop a lot of things and go through a year of treatment.

Within that time, even though I couldn't work and do what I wanted to do. I was still able to be a part of the world of TCI from my bed and I had wonderful support from everyone within the TCI community.

I just had to keep going because I knew I was on the path to what I wanted to do. And I knew there were obstacles that come up in life. And this was just another one and it made me such a better coach because I've been able to help my clients overcome the setbacks that come out of the blue.

Now two and a half years on from when I first started, I have a successful business and I'm proud of what I've achieved in the time that I've had.

What do you do now? What do you love about it?

I started with doing pro bono's to anyone I could. This opened the doors to opportunities.

A lot of the work comes from picking up the phone and calling people and making connections. It's about having that courage to say you've got something of value and you can help someone.

I’ve got clients in Canada, in Singapore, and around the corner. Some are fortune 500 executives, some are little start-up electricians and it’s so beautiful because you can help people at different stages.

I've got several different niches so I’m still working it out. I work with mainly business owners and executives.

How has your lifestyle changed?

I won't gloss over it because there's been a lot of working seven days a week. It takes a lot of work to break through the barriers and to skill up as a coach.

To learn how to Facebook market and to turn up every week and to listen to the mentoring sessions. It does take a lot of effort and commitment at the end of the day, but it does fall into place.

Now I can design my days, I’m available for my kids when I need to be. And that to me is the biggest gift. I can choose if I want to work on my business on a Saturday or a Sunday or at night, I can, but I can also be available to do whatever I want on it during the week.

What would you say to someone who's thinking about becoming a coach with us here at TCI.

Just do it. It's the best thing I have done in my life, outside of my family stuff. Committing to the journey and to designing a life on my terms has been hands down the best thing.

"I couldn't believe I walked into a room where people were talking my language"

Linda Scott
Linda ScottBusiness Coach