I loved meeting lots of people and working together to reach a goal or finish a project, but I never really liked the hard sales aspect and the internal politics. I had started to believe that I would never find that job that was for me. The fact that I had travelled far and wide from my native Sweden to follow my dreams and explore new worlds, left me feeling even more pressured to find that dream job to warrant being so far away from family and many of my closest friends. With coaching I found that career that challenged me and provided endless opportunities for growth and connecting with people. If you would have asked me even just 2 years ago, I would have never thought this was possible!
Due to my visa conditions during 2013, I was not allowed to start my own part time coaching business straight away, but that certainly did not stop me going out and serving clients as a coach. Instead, I made agreements with any clients that came across my path that instead of paying me for the coaching services provided, they would donate an agreed amount to a registered official charity of our choice. This meant I did not get paid a single dollar for all those hours of coaching, but I knew it was serving a higher purpose and focussed on paying it forward. During 2013 these coaching agreements actually raised almost $2000 to various charities across Australia and the world! If anything, this proved to me that you don’t need to have it all organised to go out there and make a difference *right now*.