Why I Became A Life Coach
People often ask me why I switched careers in mid life after building decades of experience in my chosen field: fashion.
The answer is simple. My work was a reflection of who I was at 20, 30 and even 45, but not the woman I have become in the second half of my life. The work of building and representing luxury brands, however respectable and prestigious, was not aligned with the values that are driving my life purpose and satisfaction today.
As I faced this turning point in my life, it became abundantly clear to me that many, if not most, of my network of friends, family and acquaintances were facing the same dilemma. If I could build a new and fulfilling professional life for myself, perhaps I could help others do the same. And so, back to school I went! Most importantly, I hired a life coach who showed me how to create a life that I did not imagine was possible. We were able to achieve my goals around relationships, parenting, work, health, and life purpose in ways that exceeded my boldest expectations.
Life Coaching is a risky career move, because so many people don’t even know what it is. Yet those who take the time to understand this work and incorporate it into their lives are transformed. Many of my clients tell me they can’t put a price on what it means to live a conscious and purposeful life, a life of their own creation.
I strongly believe that in the next decade, most high achieving individuals will have a Life Coach in the same way they now have a Personal trainer or Executive Coach. We all deserve to live our best lives.