In defense of life coaching
I don’t know that a day goes by that I don’t receive some hate or see something nasty online about life coaching.
Honestly, some of the life coach hate is warranted.
The field of life coaching is filled with charlatans. They’ll read your aura and tell you it’s going to cost $1,000 to “fix” it. Some are really into weird cult stuff that masquerades as “spiritual” or religion. Then there are the “life coaches” who teach you the arguably b.s. skill of “manifestation” and “law of attraction.” I’ll be honest, I went through that phase. Then I realized, like all the spiritual cult stuff, that it’s toxic and weird as hell. FYI, manifestation is B.S. in my opinion. I tried it; it didn’t work for me. I wasted a ton of time on that years ago.
Do you know what works? Action.
Measurable metrics and holding oneself accountable will always trump thinking happy thoughts and other toxic positivity that doesn’t do more than crack the surface. We all have trouble holding ourselves accountable as we work to create change in our lives. That’s where a coach comes in. A good coach can help guide you, hold you accountable, and act as a kind of “court reporter” who reads you back your own words in sessions — or at least I do that.
Not all life coaches are charlatans
While some of the hate the life coaching industry faces is warranted — that’s not true for all of us. Some of us are doing this for the right reasons and we worked to obtain the right skills to help others improve their lives through life coaching. We’re not here to spiritually bypass you, suck you into weird spiritual materialism, or take the place of licensed professionals like therapists or psychiatrists. I’m not going to make you walk on hot coals, take an ice bath, or drink celery juice when you wake up. Promise.
I am a certified transformational life coach.
I obtained my 100-hour certification in 2017 from the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts. It’s a real school, certified by the Arizona Board of Regents. It’s not some flaky, fly-by-night random person on the Internet handing out certifications. It’s a really good program and I absolutely loved it. Coaching is a real profession and each coach is unique. We all bring something special to the table due to our life experiences and continuing education.
As a life coach, I’m here to empower you
I’m here to empower you as a coach — not enlighten you. I’m not a guru. I’m here to hold space for your growth and help facilitate it. The coaching relationship is special and built on trust, accountability, and good listening. I’ll be here for you. But you have to do the work.
As a life coach, I’m here to turn my mess into your message
I went through getting/staying sober, surviving COVID-19, eight different career changes, and facing the insurmountable fear of my own deadly genetics at a young age. I faced my mortality at age 25 — and I’m still here. I shouldn’t still be here alive and kicking. But here I am! I conquer whatever life gives me. I took an attack at age 18 and turned it into six years of learning Krav Maga self-defense.
I’ve coached street addicts with mental health issues in a detox, recovery center, and county jail. Imagine what I can do for you!
The benefits of life coaching
If you want a life coach who can coach you around the not-so-pretty parts of an unconventional life — and who has been there — I’m it. I’m blunt, straightforward, and I cut through all the B.S. You will make progress, learn more about yourself, and gain new insights so you can obtain the life you want — or enjoy the life you already have.
Coaching is about empowerment. It’s about asking powerful questions of you in order to help you make deeper contact with your higher self. I’m going to give you assignments. Oh yes, you’re getting homework! I’m here to help you along in that process.
Ready to begin? Book your first, breakthrough session here.