I am very passionate and love what I do: life and business coaching.
It was my dream since I was a little girl to help others, I wanted so much to solve all problems in everyone's life! As a child I used to "listen to my dolls and toys", make up some stories, dramas in the "lives".
Nowadays every time I show up at networking event, many people are asking me these questions: why a combination of both? Isn’t it hard to stretch yourself? What do you enjoy more? Let me answer these 3 most commonly asked questions!
Why do I work with a combination of both: life and business coaching?
Because neither can “live” without the other. You can’t be 100% happy at work or in your business if your private life is not balanced. You cannot be highly effective, and a great time and money manager in your business if you have bad money and time-wasting habits. People don’t realise how much private life’s routines, discipline (or lack of discipline), habits, beliefs, and thoughts will affect their life. Therefore, it is important to work on both areas. I am not saying doing that at the same time, that would be very challenging. But, with a good action plan, you can plan it ahead and work on both. So eventually you get to an awesome life and thriving business or career!
Isn’t it hard to stretch myself in both large areas?
If you know how to cook, you will be able to make various dishes. If you know how to drive a car - you will be able to drive many cars. I am not saying I can do all and everything. None of us is a super human.
Knowing techniques, human needs, types of personalities and what drives them is a basement for both life and business coaching. A huge lesson I learned a while ago - not to take more than I can serve and combine if it gets too busy. Those people who read D. Priestley “Oversubscribed” will understand the concept of quality, not the quantity of clients. Therefore, for smaller businesses I run group coaching where they network, learn, improve and bounce ideas off each other - in addition to all of that it is more cost effective for them. With having only 5 people in a group it makes it very family like and many become really good friends. With established businesses we work more closely and therefore I don’t work with more than 3 business clients a week - I dedicate one day for that, which is my “business day”, together with group business coaching evening time. The same I do with life coaching: working with couples and in general with relationships on one day and other issues on another. I do a lot of work with charities, including Prince’s Trust, so having this big part of my life when I inspire, work with and educate children and young people - I have to be careful with amount of work I take. I also have a lovely family and kids, so my time and energy are very precious! No-one wants to work with an exhausted specialist!
What do I enjoy more?
I love doing both, genuinely! I am very passionate about helping people living the life of their dream, achieving their goals, not just existing. I run my own business, too and therefore it is natural to want to pass on the experience and knowledge to others! It is exciting, rewarding and I love it!
I hope that helps and brings some clarity and understanding of the importance life and business coaching in our lives!
Have an awesome life and thriving business!