Saturday, 4 July 2009

Taken the plunge!

So, after much soul-searching, research, asking people and meditating on the question, I have decided what I'm going to train as and have enrolled on the course. And what is it? Life coaching. Despite my misgivings at the California-esque, airy-fairy nature of it, it is what seemed right and what fits my skills the best. It also fits in well with some of my previous qualifications (nice to know I wasn't utterly wasting my time) such as reiki, NLP and Listening Skills. Once I'm qualified, I'm intending to set up my own practice and specialise in low-ish cost coaching for people who really need it, such as new parents, people who've been made redundant, those who want to simplify/downshift their lives. I'm not interested in business or executive coaching - I want to do purely personal coaching helping empower people to take control of their own lives and be happier. I *know* that sounds desperately new age, but I want to do it in a common sense and down-to-earth way. I know it'll take a fair while to build up a practice and will entail some self-promotion, which I'm not good at, but I think I'll enjoy the course (having spent ages researching courses) and also the work. In a few months, I may need willing victims to practise on, ahem, I mean, I'll be offering free, quality, coaching to people to build up my learning hours. I'm cautiously optimistic. It feels right, deep down. That's not to say that it will all just fall into place without any further hard work, but hopefully, I'm on the right track.

8 comments:

Arlenkern74 said...

excellent news x good luck in your new venture x

Carolyn said...

Well done you. A perfect choice in my opinion...it is something that I think you are already good at. You have helped me many a time with your responses to my woes!
I look forward to being a guinea pig for you!

Missy 'Lou' said...

I have the perfect guinea pig for you....

I call him 'Husband'

Liz said...

Steady on, Lou, I'm only a beginner!!

Cave Mother said...

Wow, big decision. I hope it works out well. I had some life coaching a few years ago which admittedly was within a corporation, but it resulted in me jacking in my job! It really did help me to see what I wanted from work and it gave me the courage to make a change. And today I still use thinking patterns from the process we went through. Best of luck!

sue said...

Good luck, I'm sure you've made an excellent choice :)
xx

bethnoir said...

best of luck with your new enterprise, there's nothing wrong with sounding new age! I hope you enjoy the training and I'm really glad to hear that you've made this brave and positive decision :-)

Liz said...

Good luck :)