Being with right tribe
Linda Scott battled breast cancer shortly after starting her coaching journey.
With the support of the TCI tribe, she didn't give up on her dreams and has now created a life on her own terms for herself and her family
With the support of the TCI community, Linda Scott continued her coaching journey through her battle with breast cancer.
She found her tribe here at TCI and with the help of the community she has created a successful coaching business.
"Committing to the journey and to designing a life on my terms has been hands down the best thing"
How long have you been a student for?
So two and a half years ago in Brisbane I attended one of your free events. I really had no idea what I was coming along to and I was just going to stay for an hour. I think it was a two day event and I was hooked pretty much straight away.
I couldn't believe I walked into a room where people were talking my language.
What does that mean for you when you say we're people that are talking your language?
Being an accountant by trade I had my own journey of burnout from working too much which had a ripple effect on my family.
So I was looking for something. I didn't know what it was but I always sort of liked the idea of life coaching. I always wanted to help people and I hadn't found a platform to do it. And I walked in the door and it was just this nurturing feeling of ‘hey let’s go and explore this together’.
It was just such an organic experience. And there were people like me who had no idea where we were going. We knew we were up to something, but we didn't know what it was. Just to sit down and see how TCI helps people started to expand my way of thinking and it was just like, oh wow, this is it.
Would you be open to sharing a little bit more about your health challenges?
I had done my Foundations in May. I'd come to Melbourne and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which meant that I had found something I loved and I had to stop. I had to stop building my business. I had to stop a lot of things and go through a year of treatment.
Within that time, even though I couldn't work and do what I wanted to do. I was still able to be a part of the world of TCI from my bed and I had wonderful support from everyone within the TCI community.
I just had to keep going because I knew I was on the path to what I wanted to do. And I knew there were obstacles that come up in life. And this was just another one and it made me such a better coach because I've been able to help my clients overcome the setbacks that come out of the blue.
Now two and a half years on from when I first started, I have a successful business and I'm proud of what I've achieved in the time that I've had.
It has made me both a better person and a better coach.
What do you do now? What do you love about it?
I started with doing pro bono's to anyone I could. This opened the doors to opportunities.
A lot of the work comes from picking up the phone and calling people and making connections. It's about having that courage to say you've got something of value and you can help someone.
I’ve got clients in Canada, in Singapore, and around the corner. Some are fortune 500 executives, some are little start-up electricians and it’s so beautiful because you can help people at different stages.
I've got several different niches so I’m still working it out. I work with mainly business owners and executives.