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I knew I’d Found my Place in the World

In pain and unwell but determined to change my life and to help others do the same, I left my 10 month old baby girl and my 5 year old little boy with my partner in Perth and boarded a plane for Melbourne. Excited and unsure all I knew was that I was determined to change!

Kristy Ambrose
Kristy AmbroseAccredited Professional Coach

When I began my journey with The Coaching Institute I was still recovering from a critical illness that nearly took my life.

I had spent almost a year in bed because I was in constant pain. There were also too many ambulance trips and operations than I can count.

Through my illness I chose to look for positives. I remained grateful and focused on achieving small steps to move myself to wellness that aided my recovery.

I truly love what I do with a passion. Just yesterday I smiled to myself, after a day of working in a business that I love, doing something that I’m deeply passionate about, something that I know will made a real difference in the lives of many, I was chilling out with my kids. While laughing and playing with them I realised, I’m truly living my dream.

Kristy Ambrose
Kristy AmbroseAccredited Professional Coach

Despite my decision to remain positive, I had a year of pain as well as a new baby who barely slept. This took its toll and I was diagnosed with Post-Natal Depression.

I’d hit the lowest point of my life just weeks before my intake weekend.

No amount of positive thinking seemed to help in pulling me out of what felt like a black fog where breathing seemed like hard work.

I was in pain and unwell but at the same time determined to change my life and to help others do the same. I left my 10 month old baby girl and my 5 year old little boy with my partner in Perth and boarded a plane for Melbourne.

Excited and unsure all I knew was that I was determined to change!

The Foundations of Coaching Success weekend went by in a whirl; I met amazing people and learnt so much.

I’d only just begun but I knew I’d found my place in the world.

My first year as part of The Coaching Institute was all about finding my feet.

This was a time where I jumped from one thing to the next. There was procrastination,overwhelm, self-sabotage and self-pity.

On the other hand I also did excitement, I studied, tried new things; lots and lots of new things.

It was like I was drowning, then swimming, then drowning again. I grew as a person, I grew as a coach and I knew no matter what I would not give up!

At the Foundations of Coaching Success weekend Joe Pane spoke about niche, other people from my intake had their niche sorted so I felt that I should too.

Such a rookie mindset, that because someone else has you should too but that’s where I was.

Joe said that your niche should be a problem that you’ve already solved for yourself and I remember thinking that breathing felt like hard work. What problem on earth could I help others solve?

So I created a business called “Your Life Balance”. It was about assisting and inspiring women who are working either in their own business or in a career and are trying to juggle everything.

It really became about was helping these women to stop feeling guilty and to start to love themselves.

What I really needed to do was to find this for myself.

I tried new things, lots and lots of new things, lots of shiny things and not so shiny things. I felt like I was drowning, then swimming, then drowning again. I grew as a person, I grew as a coach and I knew no matter what I would not give up!

Kristy Ambrose
Kristy AmbroseAccredited Professional Coach

I was never truly passionate about “Your Life Balance” though it struck a chord with many women and I know that I was able to make a difference in their lives.

In the middle of 2015 my beautiful friend Claire Whitelaw Brown referred a client to me. This client was my first child client.

Prior to this I’d been asked by parents to work with their kids but I’d shied away from it because it didn’t fit my “niche”. Another rookie error.

I realised with this first young client that this is where my passion was. As Joe would say, I found my song and now I was going to sing it!

Within weeks of this first young client I had more parents bringing their kids to see me and my business “Skillz 4 Kids” was born.

As a former teacher I have a deep passion for changing the lives of young people.

I began running professional developments for teachers in schools as well as workshops for parents and educators to give them the skills, tools and thinking to support and encourage their young people. At the same time I was running a coaching practice where I work one-on-one with young people and, where appropriate, their parents as well.

I’m on a mission to change the lives of young people and to ultimately cause a revolution in our education system.

It is my belief a system where we have to drug our young people to fit in, a system that is churning out people to fit into 9 – 5 jobs, a system that’s selling the lie that happiness is found in what you have rather than who you are is a system that is in desperate need of change.

I truly love what I do with a passion.

Just yesterday I smiled to myself, after a day of working in a business that I love. I was doing something that I’m deeply passionate about, something that I know will made a real difference in the lives of many, I was chilling out with my kids.

While laughing and playing with them I realised...

I am truly living my dream.

ABOUT KRISTY

Kristy faced many challenges but chose to overcome them and make a change. This change began with herself, then her clients and now she aspires to make change to the education system.

Kristy Ambrose
Kristy Ambrose Accredited Professional Coach