Why train as a life coach: Ruth Lawson shares her story
Ruth Lawson shares her journey through the Smart School and what she is doing with coaching with her new business Foundation Tree
A remarkable journey in 11 months – from lost to passionate
As I stepped off the tube at Olympia last Saturday morning on a bright sunny day, full of nervous excitement for the day ahead, I took a moment to reflect back to a similar bright and sunny Saturday morning less than a year earlier when I visited the Mind Body Soul exhibition at Olympia. Full of excitement that day too, but little did I know just how life changing that day would prove to be. Had my good friend told me that in less than a year I would standing on stage in front of 120 delegates at the Smart School Authentic Happiness Summit sharing the story of my journey to happiness and my tips to help them do the same, I’d have said “you gotta be kidding me!”.
As it was, she didn’t, so she doesn’t have the satisfaction of telling me “I told you so!”
That day changed my life as it was the day I met Paul Kensett from the Smart School. I’d gone searching for something, I wasn’t sure what, but something that would fill the gap created by a job that no longer existed. I was drawn to the Smart School stand as we passed, maybe it was the genuine warmth in Paul’s smile or maybe the very professional look of the stand. Paul spent some time chatting with us and before long we’d signed up for the free Power Day the following weekend.
As it happened my friend couldn’t make it, so I had to go alone. I texted her in the morning ‘I really can’t be bothered, it’s going to be all hard sell, I’m not sure I want it’. Her wise words came back ‘just remember it’s you they are trying to impress, if they don’t then leave at the coffee break’. With reluctance I agreed and off I went. Read moreFiled Under Smart Profile
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Interview with Claire Habel, founder of Inspiring Futures
Further details of Claire and her business Inspiring Futures can be found at www.inspiringfutures.bizFiled Under Smart Profile
Variety, determination and fun: a day in the life of coach Holly Worton
Writing about an average day in my life as a coach is challenging, as my life is happily free of routine, and there is no one typical day. I can, however, give you an idea of some of the activities in a typical week. One of the great things about having my own business as a coach is that I can organise my schedule as I want, making sure that I have the work-life balance that is so important to me.
An average week includes a combination of activities, ranging from coaching sessions with clients, either in person or via Skype, to a variety of business building and professional development activities. I coach people both here within the UK and in other countries, which means juggling different time zones. It does, however, mean that I am meeting with these international clients via Skype, saving me travel time and maximising hours in my day. Read moreFiled Under Smart Profile
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