It has been a while since I posted. Summer has been full and busy. Now school has started for the kids, fall is on it’s way and life has quieted down a bit. I hope your summer was fabulous. Mine was amazing, full and busier then ever. I will be posting some of the things I learned this summer in future posts. Today I want to talk about Finding Your Own North Star.
Many of you know that I have added another title to what I do – Life Coach. I have loved doing this radio show for the past three years and the fabulous opportunities it has created for me. I feel so fortunate to have such amazing guests from all walks of life and all degrees of success. The frustrating part of my show has been while the information has been wonderful and is ONE part of making changes in our lives, many people are still stuck and do not know how to actually put the information into practice in one’s own life. The other part of creating change is the ACTION piece. We may all intellectually understand what we need to do, but to create the space, time, and commitment is another thing. So last year I decided to train with Dr. Martha Beck. She has been a guest on my show a couple of times and will return in November. I just love Martha. I have been inspired by her work, her personal journey and life coaching approach. Many of you may have seen her on Oprah, read her monthly column in O Magazine, or quite possibly read one of her amazing books that have changed your life. A few of her books are Expecting Adam, Finding Your Own North Star and Steerling by Starlight.
Many of you know I have spent over 16 years guiding people to success in their lives as a swim coach. I had wanted to give back to my sport that had helped me learn so much about life throughout my 15 year swim career as an athlete. So I began by coaching youth and helped them see the possibilities that could exist in their swim careers. This lead to my college swim coaching career. I worked with athletes from humble backgrounds and helped them move forward in their lives and achieve success that at times they never before had dreamed possible for themselves.
Helping others see what is truly possible for them; creating the space for others to show up day in and day out to achieve their visions is what I DO. And this past year I have been able to work with Life Coaching clients to help them gain clarity in their own lives. It is truly an amazing addition to my life.
This fall I will be teaching Martha’s Finding Your Own North Star class. We will bring the book alive to help you learn her tools to practice and implement them into your life so that you can become the expert on your life. Life coaching is not about me telling you what to do, it is about me helping you get connected with your self and practicing these skills until you can do it on your own. During this class we will go through her book and practice and discuss the tools that Martha has created so that you can learn to find the answers to your life within you.