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I help life coaches work step-by-step to feeling like a ‘real coach’ with a ‘real business’ and an authentic happy life.
Dear Life Coach
I know that you thought that you were meant to be something in life that was a bit more accepted at parties and that would make your family proud, a job that your aunty would understand and wouldn’t feel a need to raise an eyebrow at.
I know that you thought you wanted a neatly packaged job with a pension in place and salary increments at points in your career, because you had the idea that that way of life would be oh so much simpler.
The problem that you came across was those neatly packaged, impressive sounding jobs that ended up being much longer than Dolly Parton 9-5s ended up sucking out your life force like a dementor in the Harry Potter novels.
You knew that you had this one precious life.
Then one day you heard about a life-coaching course and your ears pricked up like a dog whose food bowl is being put out.
You knew at some level that although the name ‘life coach’ had a game show tinge to it, that at some level it was you, completely who you were and who you were meant to be.
It would harness all the power you had to know others deeply before they even knew themselves sometimes, to listen deeply, with your whole being.
It would take all the hard won self-development that you had done after skirting around that bookstore department as though you were looking at something you shouldn’t be…pretending to be looking at cookery books instead.
It would take who you were and what you knew and give it to a gift to others and so you decided that you were in.
You were going to become a life coach.
You claimed that for you.
You decided to get on that little boat and head out onto a new sea and you found that the sea was rougher than you thought it would be.
You want the freedom that the promise of being a life coach held and then this little thing came up….
this little thing called doubt.
The doubt shouted louder and said maybe you could not do this great thing that you thought you could.
The doubt said that maybe you were kidding yourself.
Who were you to coach?
I see you.
You’re a coach through and through and that’s why you are reading this and why it resonates so strongly with you.
You’re meant to be a coach.
You want to grow your client base and systems and reach, but you also want to grow you as a person. You never want to disown yourself as you used to do in all those jobs that were not right for you.
I know you think it’s selfish to want it all like that.
What if it wasn’t selfish?
What if I were to tell you that it wasn’t selfish?
What if instead it was your truth and was a truth that you have been trying to run away from.
You want this and you don’t want to give up on this.
I don’t want you to give up on this either.
Coaching is your calling. I get it. I can help. I can help whether you are deciding to become a coach, whether you are taking your coaching course or certification or whether you are a coach with a thriving practice who needs their own support.
I want to help you to be a nurtured coach.
You deserve this, your clients and future clients deserve this. You need to be the best coach that you can be and you can be the best coach that you want to be.
With love and hugs,
“Deborah holds a calm and kind space for her clients. She shows up with deep skills and sensitivity. You can trust her completely to guide you as you change your life.”
Susan Grace Beekman, Master Certified Coach, Byron Katie Coach.
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