“I’m inspired by people that are marginal. I’m excited by their resilience. ” ―Mira Nair
I did the life coaching qualification thing before Susan became one on “Neighbours”. It was in that moment I stopped calling myself a coach and stopped claiming that as a part of my public skills set. Don’t get me wrong, I have been coaching for 20 years since that qualification and went on to do another one (Performance Coach if you are into labels). I just haven’t “identified” as one.
I am now trying to move away from my 30 years in the construction industry and it has come to my attention, that all that conflict resolution, project planning, team management and mentoring, all uses my coaching skills and I’m doing myself a disservice from ignoring that label. As a woman who also loathes labels and how attached we are to them, this has been a bit of a mental challenge.
You see there are a lot of coaches out there who are…. Well, offering to coach you in order for you to coach someone else. I am qualified to train coaches (that’s how far I went in my quals) but I don’t want to be the super coach at the top of my up-line, coach of the year…
That, along with the promise of a “7 figure income”, is not, as they say, my bag baby. Now, those coaches might be great, I’ve met a few and they are great. They really mean what they say. So if that’s your thing, just make sure they do have their “7 figure income” before you hand over your money!
As for me, I want to offer success. Success in life, career, business. Whatever it looks like to you – SUCCESS! You see for me, money doesn’t equal success. I’ve met a few millionaires. They have lots of money, but success? They aren’t happy, they aren’t fulfilled, they don’t see their family, they can’t afford to take time off… I am sure you’ve heard it all before. For me those things – life, love, laughter – are my measure of success.
So here is my thing.
I have 2 quals as a coach and 20 years of experience. I don’t want to coach any one to coach anyone else. I want success for you. I want you to already have success and want more.
After so many years in construction, having an invisible disability that entire time, and running my own consultancy for 13 years, I want to share my success with others.
I’m an engineer, I deal with facts. I offer facts. But I find that is nowhere near as an attractive marketing strategy like the old “7 figure income” promise.
I want you to sort your income out. You measure the success you want in that area.
I will help you with mindset, resilience, overcoming imposter syndrome, sort out your business systems, support you to get processes in place, set goals, and a variety of other things; either in your career, business or personal life.
Resilience is all of those things I think – the ability to deal with whatever life hands you, has handed you (and sometimes life hands you your ass with a good luck card and then runs away!) and be living a fabulous life loving who you are. After that comes the money on my list of what is important.
I want to support you being the most successful person you can be.
You then go and be fabulous and earn whatever the hell you like. You will be confident, a leader, able to deal with shit. Go make your own money with that attitude and earn whatever you like.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. Nelson Mandela