Coach as Catalyst

Why become a coach?

I have always enjoyed meaningful and deeper dialogue with people. In various jobs I have held, I have had the privilege of being a mentor, trainer and catalyst for women’s success.  It has always been the most rewarding part of my professional life.

Not long ago, I realized that these experiences had all been preparing me for this role of coach. I always wanted women to feel their own worth and tremendous potential… to stop seeing themselves as an extension or  reflection of someone else’s dreams, but to make their own dreams come true.

Helping women to see their choices by helping them learn skills to support themselves and their children also is  important to me.  It breaks my heart to see so many women “trapped” in unsafe and unhealthy situations by economic needs.

Two things are obvious to me at this point. In order to reach their potential, women need to be “heard” and affirmed. Some people are fortunate to have families and spouses to fill this role. For many others, this important role can best be filled by a coach with whom she can develop a strong personal connection that leads to effective listening and constructive care.

I’ll admit to sometimes “pinching” myself after a call with a client.. not only is it a great privilege to fill this role for another person…. for me it is a dream come true.

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