I thought I would start my first proper blog with the begining of my Life Coach Journey. So let me begin by telling you why I have a strong passion in helping people and where my journey began....
I know from my own personal experiences that sometimes our lives can get a bit too tough and challenging. I know the strength we have in us sometimes isn't strong enough to deal with what is being chucked at us. I myself have had to deal with all sorts of things and I know those feelings people feel when things get that bit too much. I will always remember those little things people said to me which turned things around and helped me cope with what I was dealing with or motivated me to do the things I wanted to do. I believe you just need that someone to encourage you and make you believe in yourself. It's not just me who have had to deal with the strains and pressures of life I am one of many, and I personally feel sad when I see, listen and think of all the people that are unhappy with their lives. So I want to help people to find clarity with their lives and be happy.
How I got into this was by accident but now I know this is the path I was destined to take. This is something very close to my heart personally and one day I may tell you why. My journey began in 2002 I started working for a company who was in the welfare to work sector, it was a private company that ran Government Contracts to help people on benefits back to work. I can honestly say this was my best job to date. Even though I loved my job I wanted to develop further and thought of things I could do. I thought of all different things but couldn't decide. One day we were running a workshop and we invited a life coach in after speaking to her that is when I decided this was for me. I also spent 6 months working for the NHS for WorkWAYS working with people who had a mental health illness back into training or work.
I myself have had a bit of coaching and have even coached myself and I believe it really works, after 3 years of signing up to my course I took my life coach diploma folder out of the cupboard and made the hardest but best decision to come out of the business I ran with my partner to follow my dreams. It took one person to make me realise how important my dream was and I have him to thank for.
I am currently working with Volunteers for my case study's to hone my skills. I am starting to make really good contacts and getting myself out there. I am always looking for Volunteers so if you need a bit of coaching in your life please get in touch :)
Thank you for reading, next blog will follow shortly Lucy :) xx