When I let go of my B&B dream a year ago, I decided that while I was figuring out my next step I would focus on being the innkeeper of my soul. I couldn’t have known then how prophetic that statement would be. That, in being the innkeeper of my soul, I would choose a path that would help me help others be the innkeeper of their souls. As a life coach in training, that’s exactly what I’m learning to do.
The term “life coach” has a lot of connotations and tends to garner some eye rolls. I get it. Allow me to explain. At a basic level, a life coach is like a personal trainer for your life. You’re a well and healthy person but you’d like to reach a higher level of performance, especially during times of transition when something comes along and derails you from your path, typically a significant change or loss (a birth, a death, a layoff, a divorce, an illness, etc.).
Sometimes, the cause of your suffering is palpable but less obvious. For example, do any of these sound familiar?
- You put yourself on the back burner while putting others’ needs ahead of your own
- You feel vaguely dissatisfied or like something is missing from your life but aren’t sure what it is
- You feel stuck, as if something is holding you back from moving forward with your life
- You want more from your life but aren’t sure what
- You feel as if you’ve lost some essential part of yourself
- You don't feel like you're in the driver's seat of your life and are just along for the ride
- You feel like you’re living on autopilot and can’t remember what you wanted for yourself
If any of the above scenarios hit home for you, life coaching can help by …
- Bringing clarity around what you want and how you want to show up in your life
- Dissolving the limiting beliefs and stories that are holding you back
- Reconnecting you with your inner wisdom
It’s not me, it’s you
Coaching is all about you. It’s about creating the life you want—not the one dictated by your parents, friends, significant other, or social expectations—by reconnecting with your essential self. It’s about discovering what nourishes you.
Here’s what coaching is not: Giving you advice or telling you what you need. As a coach, my role is to create a safe space and guide you in helping uncover the answers that already exist within you (trust me, they’re in there!). Coaching is about finding your way home to yourself. I know because that’s what coaching has done for me.
At this point in my training, I’m looking for people outside the course to coach for free. If you could use some support in some aspect of your life, or know someone who could, I’d love to help. Rest assured, coaching is completely confidential.
If want to know more or you’d like to get started, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.