Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My New Dream Job

I have long debated how I want to introduce this post, and no perfect opening line has yet presented itself. Therefore, I'll just jump right into the meat:

I am a Life Coach.

I say "I am" because I want to live what I have decided, but it may be a little more accurate to state that I am in the process of creating a life coaching business. While all the pieces are not yet in place, I am prepared to begin life coaching now.

Questions you may have...

What is a life coach?

As a life coach, I will work with women, particularly mothers, who are looking to achieve more in their lives. Through powerful questions, I will help them to access their own knowledge and wisdom to create more results. I am particularly focused on helping mothers to maintain balance between being a mother and being an individual person with hopes and dreams. They are not exclusive!

How am I beginning my business?

I am enrolled in a Coaching Certification Program. My course is online-based with a teleclass over the phone once a week. When the course is finished in the end of July, I will be a certified life coach. The course includes a requirement of offering a minimum amount of sample sessions and enrolling two paying clients in order to certify. Talk about learning by doing.

What is a sample session?

The easiest way to understand the benefits of coaching is to experience coaching for yourself. With that in mind, I am giving free sample sessions to anyone who is interested. (P.S. That includes you!)

What's my point in posting about this today?

1. I am very, very excited about this career I'm embarking on. I can see my life being led in this direction for a long time now, even if I didn't know it, and things are finally happening. Yay! This is my passion and I see myself working as a coach for many, many years. Part time now while my kids a little, full time once they are all in school. It really is my dream job.

2. This is a big step and is quite a big part of our family life right now. I like telling people what we're doing.

3. The sooner I get started, the faster I will improve my skills and build my business. I would love to give as many sample sessions as possible, so I am using my blog to get the word out.

If you would like a sample session, call me!

Send me an email at wampler dot laura at gmail dot com and we will find a time for the sample session, which is done over the phone. One of the best perks of life coaching is that everything is done over the phone, so it doesn't at all matter where you live in relation to me. The sample session will last 45-60 minutes, and by the time we're done, you will have specific action steps to take to overcome an obstacle in your life.

Anything goes! Your sample session can be about anything from parenting to work to relationships to whatever else may be on your mind. It's completely up to you.

I would love the practice, and I would love to help you get unstuck. I say that's a win/win, don't you?

So, that's my story for today. Are there any other questions you'd like me to answer?


Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

Good for you Laura! I'm glad you have found something that makes you so happy! I know you will do a wonderful job with this.

Tannie Datwyler said...

This really is amazing. I want to hear more about it when I see you in March!!

Also - I noticed that I'm on the side of your blogroll... and it made me chuckle that I read under my blog "Glutes, Splints, and Rainbow Hands" yeah... that's the legacy I want to be remembered by. GLUTES. Time to write another post so that one can vanish.