I first started my coaching business in 2007.
Well, to be more accurate, I became a coach in 2007 just days before I was downsized from my corporate role, so I started to play with the idea of being a coach.
I came up with many excuses to not really start my business.
First I decided that since it was June and the weather was nice and I had money in the bank from my severance package, I could take the summer off and start my business in September.
Then I met the man of my dreams and we start dating. I was in love and loving my new relationship. So, I decided I couldn’t start my coaching business just yet, right? I needed to spend time with this new man in my life.
Soon it was close to the end of the year and I thought I couldn’t start a coaching business, I needed money right away, so I decided to get a full time job and then I’d start my coaching business on the side. I made the decision to wait until January to find a full time job.
In January of 2008, I started to apply for jobs. I had several interviews and a really promising one on February 13th, 2008. I was excited about this role and if I’m really honest here, I was more excited about receiving a regular pay cheque.
Then, it happened, I slipped on some ice and broke my ankle. As I was going into surgery the next day, I listened to my voice mail and was excited and sad to hear that they wanted me for a second interview. I had to tell them that I wasn’t able to walk and so they moved on to another candidate.
I remember the feeling of relief that swept over me. I could take the time I needed to heal and not worry about looking for a job or start my business.
Soon, 2008 passed and then 2009 passed and I was getting really, really worried. I wasn’t doing anything to start my coaching business, I just worried about it.
In 2010, I landed a contract role. Interestingly enough, it was with the same hiring manager that wanted me back for the second interview on the day I broke my ankle almost 2 years prior.
I went back to the corporate world for 2010 and enjoyed the work and receiving a regular pay cheque. Soon, it became clear that I wasn’t really a fit for the role and I needed to go out on my own.
Now, it was finally time for me to actively start my coaching business.
With the clarity of knowing that I was meant to be a business coach and building on the strengths I had developed in my corporate roles about human behaviour & communication, I went out into the world and started to easily attract clients.
Finally, after almost 4 years of seeking clarity and searching for answers, I was connecting with clients and building my coaching business.
Today, I love coaching clients to get clarity on what their genius really is and communicate this effectively in the world.
If you’re struggling to get clarity, connect with me. I’ve been where you are and I want you to get clarity faster than I did!
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