In 2014, I became a certified Beautiful You life coach. I remember how excited but terrified I was when I first enrolled in the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. It was a big commitment – financially and in myself, my schedule, and my intuition too.
At the time, I was working for the Australian Government and couldn’t decide between a career path in psychology, counselling or academia. I never once thought I’d pursue a career as a life coach.
One morning whilst on maternity leave and researching course options, I stumbled across the pink Beautiful You life coach website. It was so different to anything I had ever seen before. It wasn’t dry or clinical. It had heart. Personality. It made me feel how I wanted my future clients to feel.
My government and academic biased brain told me to get the Master of Psychology, as nobody would take a ‘Beautiful You life coach’ seriously. But my heart had fallen in love.
Something about the Beautiful You life coach course, and the people who created it, felt right. So I decided to take a risk. I would listen to my heart. A certified Beautiful You life coach I would become.
Fast forward to the end of the six month course…
I had quit my Australian Government job. I had launched my beautiful website. I was blogging regularly and being featured on external websites and media. I had paying clients. I felt like I was living ‘on purpose’. And for the first time in a long time, I felt clear about how I could be of use to others and do my bit to make a difference.
Now, I have even won International Coach of the Year and have been named as a finalist in countless awards. I’ve been featured in copious media, been referred to as a ‘local identity’, ‘gentle powerhouse’ and ‘megastar’ – and have even been featured on the cover of inspired COACH magazine.