By the time she joined The Coaching Institute in September 2019, Casey Williamson had tried a stack of careers but none of them moved her closer to her dream of working between New York and Melbourne.
The 37-year-old had been a primary school teacher, Deal or No Deal briefcase girl, owned a chocolate business, eaten a fake rat while playing a zombie in a Rob Lowe movie and worked in her father's conveyancing business.
"I was always very entrepreneurial. When I was little I tried to convince my friends to start a babysitting club and was always interested in building things," says Casey.
"I saw big possibilities."
Planning to start a business involving awareness of native Australian food ingredients, Casey hired a business coach but she soon realised, "I want to do what you do ... I was always interested in human behaviour and think I always knew I had the potential inside me but didn't know how to access it."
Casey called TCI's 'Captain Marvel' Bianca Bennett, and "she believed in me and she actually cared, and that was more confirmation of what I want to do for people.
"I want to hold their dreams for long enough that they can start to see what's possible."
The Melbourne mother-of-one—her son Henry, 6, is "my biggest teacher, everything I haven't developed in myself he has nailed"—tells how she's already doing that, six months after her "totally transformational" Foundations of Coaching Success training, and how she has plans to have a turnover of $450K next year with her business The.Courage.Project.