I’m so excited to be starting a blog and sharing my experiences, triumphs, challenges and words of wisdom with the world. I have also been a little apprehensive because sharing about myself makes me feel “raw” and “open”.
While most of my blog will be about helpful tips, tricks and useful information, I realize some of this will come from my own life experience outside of my professional training.
I have been a transformational coach and licensed psychotherapist for quite some time now. I love to inspire, encourage, empower and to help people improve their lives. This is a large part of who I am. Yet as a general rule I do my very best to keep my personal life separate from my professional life. This started in part as a result of my training to be a professional counselor/psychotherapist. There is this unwritten rule about self-disclosure and in some doctrines to be a “blank slate” for the client. The purpose of this is so that the coach or counselor’s values and experiences do not overshadow the client’s values and experiences. The client should be the center of attention and the focus in all sessions. Therefore for this reason I have been hesitant to start a blog about my own experiences, values and challenges.
Most recently when discussing this with one of my sage mentors it was brought up that if my experiences were shared that they might help others going through similar experiences or challenges. Additionally, I recognize that I am human first and a coach second and this would shine through in my blog. So I am stepping out of my comfort zone to share my experiences in hopes that they resonate with others while continuing to encourage and inspire utilizing a different modality.
Furthermore, I hope this blog will empower others to step out of their comfort zones as well and to see that we are all human and that our experiences matter and we can transform our lives in a multitude of ways.