Blaze New Trails

by | Feb 14, 2018 | Do Your Life's Work | 0 comments

14 years ago today, Amois and I were married on the beach of Playa del Carmen in the company of family and friends.

At the time she had just started her life coach training. I had just decided to continue teaching Latin rather than take a job on Wall Street.

We were young, deeply in love, and didn’t know much about the world except that we wanted to make a difference and work for the greater good.

Amois had just started her life coach training, and being 23 in a newly emerging field, she definitely faced some doubters.

“What is this life coaching thing anyway?”

“Don’t you think you should get some more life experience before you become a life coach?”

Yet Amois persisted anyway, feeling deeply called to the work.  She moved forward. She blazed the trail. She took one life coach training course, then another.

We moved across the country from Rhode Island to Portland, Oregon. I landed a job teaching Latin and decided to start getting trained as a life coach as well after seeing how influential it had been on Amois’s life and growth.

The training was transformative.

Amois’s love for me and my love for her kept us going. We were growing and dreaming and creating a life and vision we believed in.

But we faced more doubters.

“You can’t live on love and faith alone,” we heard time and again. 

“What happens if you fail?”

We kept moving forward. Our love and belief in the work kept us moving forward. We used our coaching skills to create a strong foundation and grow personally and professionally.

Step by step we built our life coaching practices that eventually became Coach Training EDU, that now trains hundreds of people in over 30 countries around the world.

Amois had the insight and instincts to pursue coaching before it had exploded into the field it is today. I am grateful for her support and encouragement when I felt the nudge to begin coach training as well. Getting coach trained together, has been transformational to us personally and in our marriage. Together we persisted, pursuing our dreams with a common set of tools and language to support us.

To all of you who are just starting out as coaches, who are asking yourself if you have it in you to get to the next level with your coaching practice, I encourage you to explore coach training for both yourself and your partner as well. In the big picture it’s such a small investment to the shared language and common experience you’ll gain. It has the potential of transforming your life and your relationships and taking everything to the next level.

To those of you blazing new trails, living on love and faith, to those yearning to make the world a better place pursuing coach training and asking how you can make a difference, I salute you.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Check Out These Related Posts

Search for a Unified Theory of Coaching

Life coaching is continuing to evolve, with more and more ideas being offered as a theoretical foundation for the field. Over the past decade of leading life coaching courses, I’ve seen certain patterns emerge in learning stages of becoming a coach, and I’ve seen...

The tipping point of emotion

The tipping point of emotion Sometimes we get lucky. An outside event goes our way. But sometimes that tipping point of emotion comes from inside. An insight changes the game and offers a new perspective and path forward. What’s the insight that changes...

I’m just going to do it.

I remember a high school wrestling match where I was losing by a few points about halfway through the match. I was having a hard time earning an escape, and my frustration was starting to build. I was playing in my head what it would be like to stop trying so hard, to...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Explore Your Life Coach Training Options.
Request a syllabus and info packet sent via email, and let's start the conversation.
EXPLORE THE DETAILS
close-link
WP Feedback

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
X
Skip to toolbar