We've gone through things.
Loss of health.
Loss of relationships.
We've gone through change.
Ha! Change. We could all write a book about change this year!
Aye. Aye. Aye.
But! Hard things change us.
And, usually for the better.
I'm not the same person I was before I found out I had Celiac disease in 2012 (see Part 2 of my story).
I'm not the same person I was even a year ago when I graduated with my professional coach certification.
Me-a-year-ago wasn't ready to step out into the world and offer an excellently organized and powerful program like I am right now.
One year ago, I was taking a much-needed 3-month break.
I was pumping the breaks after completing a rigorous one-year coaching program, WHILE taking my corporate role to a new level.
It was an exciting and challenging year, to say the least, but I was ready for some downtime.
So, I decided I would rest (as uncomfortable as that is for a go-getter like me) for 3 whole months.
3 months turned into 5 months.
During that time, my husband and I took a beautiful 2-week trip to Punta Mita, Mexico.
As I took time to write and unwind, the word, "confidence," was given to me.
I knew it was for me and for my future clients.
After we got back from vacation, I continued to meditate on the word, "confidence."
In doing so, I realized that what really lights me up is helping others understand and communicate their value.
I realized I LOVE helping people clearly see how amazing they and their contributions are.
And, I LOVE coaching them while they go out into the world with this fresh perspective and market themselves, looking for the perfect match - where their contributions are deemed valuable by future clients or an employer.
That's why I created this super efficient, cost effective, and yet, fancy coaching program!
It would be an honor to help you get to the next level in your business or career.
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Just four months prior to all the changes on my team, I started a personal training and nutrition coaching business.
I called it "my passion project" because in 2012, I found out I have Celiac disease and a whole host of other health issues at the time.
As I got better and my energy returned, a strong desire to help others lead healthy lives emerged.
During this time of deep frustration and disappointment in my corporate role, this "passion project" was also a saving grace.
I became increasingly engaged with my training and coaching business and, in 2017, increased my income 24%.
But, I hustled. And, I was ti-rrred.
I knew there was a way to "work smarter, not harder," so I set out to find it.
I found the advice I needed from Brooke Castillo in an episode of "The Life Coach School Podcast."
She talked about carefully considering the value we contribute to our employer and asking ourselves how we can improve it because it's easier to be rewarded monetarily when we add more value to our employer and our employer values our contributions.
It's a win-win.
She also talked about "showing up" and taking a long, hard, and honest look at how we're showing up in the workplace, and how that's producing our current results.
I saw opportunities in both areas, so I decided to change it.
I was done with disengagement. Done with disappointment.
I finally took responsibility for what I was thinking and feeling.
I re-focused on my corporate role and started delivering more than I had been for a long while.
And, shortly after, I got a new job. A fresh start to keep over-delivering!
In just 2 years, I increased my salary 55% and broke into the six-figure club.
I now help other people do the same.
If you feel like your career or income goal is just within reach, but you're not quite there, then I'm your coach.
I'll get you there faster than you could going at it alone.
I'm looking for 5 amazing people to welcome into the first cohort of my premier small group coaching program, "The Six-Figure Club."
If my story resonated with you, let's talk soon - doors to the club close on September 30!
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I used to believe, as an employee, I had no say in what I made.
"It's all in the hands of my manager and their budget," I'd think.
Earlier in my career, I was on a small team of three people, including my manager.
One year into my role on that team, my peer left the company.
Three became two.
One month later, my manager got a new job internally.
And, two became one.
So, there I was this "lonely team of one," reporting into an open position for two...and...a...half...years-uh.
(It still amazes me that I didn't have a direct manager for that long.)
Instead of back-filling my manager's role, I began reporting to my skip-level manager, who was an executive with more than 900 employees in their organization at the time.
I met with this manager every other week for 30 minutes.
But, really, it was like 13 minutes because they were frequently late.
13 minutes. Every two weeks. 20, if I was lucky.
That's not a lot of time to connect, so I believed this manager had little time for me.
That thought led to disillusionment.
If you've ever been there, it's not a pretty place to be.
And, disillusionment led to disengagement.
That's when I took matters into my own hands.
I determined if I wasn't going to find engagement in the workplace, I would look for it elsewhere.
(...to be continued in part 2...)
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