When did you realise your love for what you do? I stumbled across coaching completely by accident. I was in a coaching business where my previous partner was the coach and I did the business development and social media side of things. Part of the fun of running our business was envisioning and building our lives together. When the relationship broke down, I realised what I was most sad about wasn’t just the relationship itself, but my connection to our vision and to finally realizing what was possible for my life. When I saw that it was the process of creating and taking action to a vision that I loved most—and I no longer had a coach to fill that role in my business— I decided to step into that role and went back to school to study coaching myself!
What do you love most about what you do? I get to show people every single day that exactly who they already are is enough for them to have what they want in their lives. It’s really magical to watch somebody come into a call (even if it’s the first time I’m speaking to them) with this big lofty dream they feel so far away from… Then within 30-60 minutes, they realize that they’re not nearly as far from having what they want as they thought. It’s amazing to see that transformation. Over the longer term, I love seeing people coming into my programs as one person and leave as somebody else. Truly transformed at the core-belief level.
What’s the most significant piece of wisdom you’ve received or acquired through life experience? To know that every single person has mess in their life. Success doesn’t mean not having mess. Success means learning to acknowledge and observe mess without judgement for yourself, then learning how to pull yourself back into your magic so you can create what you want most.
What’s been one of your biggest challenges you’ve faced and how did you navigate through it?Having my partner leave the business and then stepping forward to be the face of the business. Up until that point, I was able to hide behind him as the face of the business. I realised I was hiding behind the fear that I wasn’t enough and when it all unfolded as it did, I had to step into my power and light. I realized I’d had everything I needed all along – just like the clients who work with me.
What are 3 of your daily non-negotiables? 1. Sleep. That means scheduling around it and making sleep my priority. 2. Time in silence and gratitude. 3. Having human connection every day.
What do you believe is your greatest asset and how does it serve you? My radiance and my willingness to own that I create this radiance. The reason it’s a gift is it helps other people see that they can have it too. That’s primarily what I do in my business, help people step into that frame of mind every single day. Radiance and energy can be generated and it’s the thing that attracts people to you.
How do you elevate and empower those around you? Simply by being who I am and owning what I’m capable of. I have complete faith in myself. I don’t make any bones about the greatness I live in and the things I’m going to do. I speak about them very matter of factly and as though they will, without a doubt, happen. That ownership and confidence creates a space that allows other people to believe that about themselves as well.
What does the word failure mean to you? Failure is a natural part of success. It’s part of the process, not the opposite of success. “Failure” is really just a data-collection mission: you learn what does and doesn’t work. I say fail often, fail quickly. It’s the best way to a powerful result. And if you’re not failing… You’re probably not playing big enough.
In your opinion, what’s the number one thing that holds people back from going after what they want in their lives? What would you say to them? The belief that they’re not enough. What I would say to them is: learn to believe that you are enough, just as you are. No matter where you are in life or business, there’s someone who can learn from you just as you are now, without you having to do anything else.
If you could share one seed of inspiration for those chasing their dream, what would it be? You don’t need to wait until you’re confident to do something. You build confidence by taking action. So if you want to create a belief that you can do something, take one little step, then put your foot in front and take the next step. Believing you can take those small steps will help you climb the whole mountain. Each step is evidence – it’s muscle memory – to know you can handle bigger and bigger challenges.
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