So recently I was casually told, by a women I had been working with (talking to, engaging with, sharing insights with) that she sot out another coach for supports she thought I didn’t offer … which I do. We discovered in our conversation that she had NO idea that I offered the coaching services she needed because…well… I never mentioned it.
It was like a punch to the gut.
The coach she is now working with is a friend and I know she is in good hands. And yet I sat there for a moment in shock as she told me about how excited she was for the results I know she will get, thinking “Well shit…”
It was a HUGE learning moment for me. A massive eye-opener and because she is a friend I mentioned how much I appreciated and was happy to hear from her that there was such a big gap in my process.
Yes I offer workshops and classes. Yes I engage in reflective coaching conversations daily. And what I have not been doing is letting people know that I have the tools and strategies to help them get the results they want. I am not simply a vessel of vast amounts of information, I am also the action centre for transformational change.
We discussed her desire and hope for change, explored a bit of the blocks that have been getting in her way and I shared my own personal struggle with the Impostor Syndrome, specifically the facet of it called the Natural Genius. I told her that at some point in my life, a time unknown to me, it served me to believe that staying small was safe. That ensuring I was not seen as better than others would ensure that I would be loved. That talking too much and being a “know-it-all” would alienate me from my “friends”.
As I reflected back I could not think of a time that I did not think this way. My awareness of this issue has grown over the years and there are areas of my life where I exude more confidence and openly share my gifts with the world and yet yesterday I was reminded that I clearly have a fair distance to go.
So today I have decided to use this information and make a change. Today I will choose to say out loud what I have been keeping off to the side. I didn’t necessarily hide my skills, I simply kept them out of plain sight…which I realize is serving no one.
The people, the amazing women on this planet that I am here to serve, won’t know where I am until I stand up. Was my friend, who is now working with another coach ever meant to work with me…perhaps not. However being afforded the opportunity to learn from her how I have been hiding was extremely enlightening and I am so grateful.
So without further ado…let me introduce myself…
As a Mindset Coach, Certified Neuro-Linguistic-Programming and Time-Line-Therapy Practitioner with a BSc in Human Nutrition and a Masters Degree in Education, I have studied and use Reflective Practice, Narrative Inquiry and Solutions-Focused Coaching in my practice.
I designed and use my own framework for change, the Elements of Authenticity which is an integral component of my unique and transformative In Her Element JOY Breakthrough.
In a JOY Breakthrough busy women are given the opportunity to
- Explore where they are
- Why they’re stuck
- Where they want to be
- (And most importantly) How to access to the tools, strategies and support to design the JOY-filled, successful, purpose-driven life they desire
My 1-on-1 Coaching is Fun, Focused and Fast, whether face-to-face or online. I have also blended my knowledge and strategies to create a variety of digital homestudy programs like How to Make Happiness a Habit, to help my clients keep moving forward before and after their JOY Breakthrough.
My #1 Core Value is Connection and I believe a true sense of belonging is created when women come together and share time, energy and space.
For this reason I am proud to offer the Wise Women Say… Empowerment Circle along with retreats, empowerment events, classes on journaling and the power of story and vision board workshops.
I believe that coming together to reflect, reconnect and recreate ourselves is the most powerful thing we can do to support and guide our own transformation.
I am grateful for the time to reflect on my own process, reconnect to the parts of myself that I had been hiding and the chance to recreate myself in a way that aligns with my purpose! Authenticity is a journey not a destination!
I invite you to connect and learn how to experience your own
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