How are your relationships different now?
“I raised my kids a single mum for the last number of years … and I wanted everything to be perfect. I gave my all for them and I didn’t realise I was very hard on them. It’s probably only these past few months they are opening up to me, telling me, ‘Mum, you are super tiger’, and I was just thinking, ‘Oh my God. If I didn’t become more vulnerable and curious and ask them, I wouldn’t know’. I just thought we had perfect relationships.
How are you applying your coaching to work?
The people around me … I am actually coaching them but they don’t know it. So I’ll be in the meeting and someone will be all angry and I will ask a simple question like, ‘What’s your why?’ and they do a double take and start focussing on what they wanted to say. I think they feel, ‘She’s listening to me, she’s not fighting, she wants to understand.’
Your best marketing strategy?
I’ve built my website but to be honest I haven’t really done a lot of marketing. I haven’t build my landing page. The biggest marketing channel is organic networking, when people know me. I have 1500 connections I know on LinkedIn and I’m going to focus more on that. I had a defining moment when … I realised I can do my coaching on a global scale.
What was the big milestone with your coaching journey?
My biggest milestone is when I’ve had a chance to dramatically change people’s lives. I’m a young coach, I’ve had to learn how to shut up and ask questions but it’s crazy how many defining moments there have been with clients. And for myself, I am having some challenges the past few months with my husband and I was asking for more, I wanted our relationship to be better. I am lucky he’s an amazing guy.
Advice for other TCI coaches?
I think the first one is ask what is the why and don’t compare themselves to others. Make a conscious decision to show up all the time. You need to do the work.
What would you say to someone thinking of joining?
Just do it. I think a lot of people think and think and think and overthink it. They get overwhelmed. Just do it. Give the gift to yourself.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’ll be having my own coaching practice, it’s kind of an agency, two or three people coaching as well, closing deals for corporate accounts and the do the coaching with me.