Thursday, February 16, 2006

Coaching Extravaganza!


My big excitement today is that I have officially started my 12-minute Coaching Extravaganza! I was a bit nervous, but now that I've started I am so excited. I'm a life coach and for the past 6 months I have been studying to become certified. I'm done my course work and the final step is an exam in two parts: a written portion and two 12-minute coaching sessions.

So to practice my 12-minute coaching I came up with a scheme where I would offer 12-minute sessions for $5 and donate the money to Inner City Angels, a group that brings the arts to at risk youth and children in Toronto. I am psyched! I get to introduce people to coaching, support people in their dreams and raise money that will bring art to kids - WOW! I've received tons of support and so much interest. It has really been exciting.

Today I had my first sessions and any nerves I had about it totally melted away. I love what I do. I'm wild about people and committed to being a part of making dreams come true. I'm always growing as a coach, and I am certainly growing as a woman who is designing her own business. The energy and excitement that has surrounded this event is definitely the direction that I want to go with my work.

5 comments:

Dan said...

Wow, Jamie! I can totally feel your energy and love for your work as a coach. I'm so glad the new sessions have generated so much support and interest. I can't wait till coaching becomes a bigger part of your life...actually, it sounds like it already is. Way to go for creating your own opportunities!

Frankie said...

YAY Jamie! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I'm so very excited for you my dear! I think it's so fantastic that you love what you do. It can only make you shine :)

megg said...

I am SO pleased for you. It is so rare in this world that we experience that kind of joy in our job. I think that your clients will really benefit from their time with you. You've inspired me in LESS than 12 minutes :) Good luck on your exam!!

chest of drawers said...

I am really proud of you and what you´re doing. You´ve really helped me on my way to creating a better life for myself by opening my eyes to so many new perspectives and oppurtunities. Thankyou!

Laini Taylor said...

Jamie, that's fantastic -- what a wonderful thing to be able to do! Alexandra and I had lunch with an old friend of hers in Seattle last week who is a life coach and has been for many years and she seemed like such a centered, warm person. I've always been really lucky in knowing exactly what I want to do and figuring out the little steps along the way, but I've known a lot of really smart creative grown-ups who had no clue what they wanted to be "when they grow up" so I hope you many help many folks along their path, and find much fulfilment along the way.