Contributed by Noreen Sumpter, Personal Life Coach
One of the questions consistently asked of our Personal Life Coach can be best summed up by Mary H. who asks, “I have been reading your posts and am enjoying them, but I am unsure of what a life coach does. Do you have any examples of how you helped people?”
Lori is in my Live Life Your Way (LLYW) maintenance program. I have worked with her for over five (5) years. She has completed the Honorable program and continues with coaching because she derives a tremendous amount of value from the process. She has gone from weakness to strength in her life and relationships, with me as her Personal Life Coach. Lori has expanded her life in general, is in a better place financially, is in a healthy, committed relationship, has better relationships with her family and friends, and she travels extensively for work and pleasure (more for pleasure). But most of all, she is confident in and with her life, recognizes the universe will provide when she is clear as to what she wants, feels deserving of good things, and feels powerful.
When I first met Lori, her personal confidence and self esteem had taken a severe hammering. She was an unhappy professional woman who was stuck in her life. She had a job that didn’t suit her, her home and work environments were dismal, the relationship with her then boss was very depressing and difficult, her office had no windows and she was underpaid. This made her very unhappy which in turn had her stuck.
Lori spent most of her nights and all of her weekends doing what she knew to do, sending out resumes and looking for a new job. She had no personal life, 5 cats, ten year old furniture that was left over from her college years, and her apartment would fill up with the marijuana smell from the neighbor below. To add insult to injury, one of her cats was sick, which had Lori spending $500+ per month on medication and vet bills. She had no boyfriend and had not been on vacation in years; her social life was, in a word, unfulfilling. She was also suffering from weekly migraines, was overwhelmed and a people pleaser. She did not love herself or like the person she had become. Her family life, like many, was dysfunctional. Lori, a very loving and giving woman, had never bought herself a pair of shoes costing over $60 and she had no savings. Lori also had a long list of things which included day to day things, as well as life things, that were simply left undone because she had no time to do them. She had a To Do list that was 5 pages long and growing.
Today, this woman is being paid almost twice the amount she had made when I met her and she has a job that she absolutely loves that takes her all over the country. She has a wonderful home environment including new adult furniture, “she got a man” (a relationship of three years now), her relationship with her family and friends has shifted enormously in a positive way, she considers herself prosperous, she is migraine-free, and she has met many of her personal goals after putting out all the emotional fires in her life. Lori has fun now and is excited about life. She recently bought herself a brand new car, vacations often, swam with dolphins, and on July 30, 2011, she is moving into a beautiful home with her boyfriend. She takes excellent care of herself and has money in the bank now. She has stopped being a people pleaser. She is confident and feels deserving now. Lori has learned many life lessons that will keep her from becoming emotionally stuck or having her personal confidence and self esteem take a hammering ever again.
As a coach, I am committed to having people shift their lives. I am committed to having people have fun and take full responsibility for the things that they are passionate about. Lori is my ideal client – she is committed to having the best in life and the best life ever. I can say that I am proud that I am her Personal Life Coach and excited about supporting her to accomplish all she wants to do. As a life coach, I am a committed listener, sounding board and your accountability partner. As your coach, there is nothing that I cannot hear. I am open to hearing everything that you want to experience and are currently experiencing – the good, bad, and the different. I am not here to judge or assess you. I am here to help you clear the debris; face the fear, challenge the challenges and Live Life Your Way. I love what I do and I do it with great joy, pleasure, and enthusiasm.
Consequently, Lori is still willing to face her fears head on, and continues to build her confidence and self esteem. She has found that working with me as her coach has transformed and continues to transform her life. I am the perfect coach for her and she is the perfect client for me as she wants her life to be “all it can be” and is continually committed to the process.
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Noreen Sumpter, Personal Life Coach: works with High Achievers who feel trapped in their private life. They lack personal confidence and self-esteem. By helping them clear mental clutter and dissolve limiting beliefs, they can take deliberate steps, own their voice, speak their truth and have the freedom to live life their way. “Live Life Your Way”
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