Coaching reinvented my career and my life

It has now been almost a year since I first started coaching and I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned. Not only I have completed well over 100 coaching hours, but I also have been privileged to celebrate some amazing wins with my clients...

An Sneyers
An SneyersAccredited Professional Coach

"The Coaching Institute allowed me to be my own employer"

I first stumbled across The Coaching Institute at the end of 2015 at a time where I was looking to reinvent my career and embrace a new challenge.

I really wanted to work for an organization aligned with my values, which is out there to make a difference and willing to challenge the status quo.

I have had enough of ideas being shot down with lots of reasons why it couldn’t happen, and I instead wanted to be around like-minded people whose first response to new ideas is: “Awesome! What do we need to consider to make this happen?”

I had previously worked in education for over ten years, a career choice born from a desire to make a difference and a strong interest in empowering people to positively impact their worlds.

I had some business ideas but never did anything with them because I didn’t know where to start.

I also had some experience with personal development and did a little bit coaching, but had not considered it was possible to do this for a living.


So in this context, when I accidentally found my way to the The Coaching Institute website, an idea began to form.

Perhaps, instead of looking for an employer that would be aligned with what I was looking for, I could become my own.

It was a daunting thought, but a worthwhile one.

It took me a few weeks to come to terms with this idea, but not long after, I made the leap of faith and registered as a coach-in-training.

I figured that even if I chose not to run a coaching business, I’d still learn some amazing skills that would make me a better teacher, person, and would teach me the basics of starting up running my own business.

It has now been almost a year since I first started coaching and I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned.

I’ve been dealing with layer upon layer of un-resourceful thoughts and behaviors around living a healthy life, and I am stepping more and more into my power each day

Not only I have completed well over 100 coaching hours, but I also have been privileged to celebrate some amazing wins with my clients.

I am also becoming confident and competent to market myself and embrace the idea of sales as a service, a way to help people access the change they want in order to create anything they want in their life.

I’ve been dealing with layer upon layer of un-resourceful thoughts and behaviors around living a healthy life, and I am stepping more and more into my power each day.

“As a result, I have become highly respected in my new workplace by receiving recognition in the industry I have worked in for such a long time. I am also building my own business on the side . . .”

An Sneyers
An SneyersAccredited Professional Coach

I have decided to move into relationship coaching.

I am contemplating offering retreats in beautiful overseas destinations in the mid-term future.

This would be one way in which I can completely create my own dream job for myself, and I do it side-by-side with learning how to be a great boss for myself.

Someone who is driven and pro-active, someone who makes stuff happen and makes a difference.

And of course… it fits in perfectly with building a life where I can work from anywhere and thus create plenty of opportunities to travel or spend time with family overseas.

"What I believe makes all the difference is learning to lean into the unfamiliar. Embracing the discomfort of the new, because that is where the learning happens. It is where amazing stuff is born . . .”

An Sneyers
An SneyersAccredited Professional Coach

And I feel very fortunate that I have a wonderful team of people to fall back on as I learn to spread my wings.

The support I receive from the Sharon Pearson, her team, as well as from fellow students is absolutely mind-blowing.

So while my journey continues to unfold, I’m going to keep enjoying the falling over and getting up again.

Because it is where I get to experience the love that the The Coaching Institute community brings.


ABOUT AN

An was always interested in making a difference and empowering other people. As she discovered more about life coaching, she figured she could change her career and even being her own employer. After enrolling with The Coaching Institute, she is now a relationship coach and she is creating her own dream job.

An Sneyers
An SneyersAccredited Professional Coach