Why I love being a Coach
I feel like I could write for DAYS about all the reasons I love being a coach, and yet the main one I want to tell you about today is how at a very challenging time in my life, my business supports me in healing, growing and expanding.
You know how I’ve chosen to respond to my son’s struggles by choosing to let him live at his Dads for 6 months… knowing my son was so upset with the 50/50 that he wanted to kill himself was horrid for a mom to hear. And courageously letting go to free him of the ‘vice’ he was in, dropping the tug of war and leaving him, letting go of the cat, my home, my things… it was huge for me.
I needed something to refuel me, nourish me, something to breathe life into me. And travel, adventure, nature and friends was my answer. Yet if I had a 9 to 5 job I would have stayed where I was and looked at my son’s empty room each night, afraid I’d run into him and his dad at the grocery store.
Yet because my job is virtual and so long as I have wifi, I can talk to clients, do my radio show and be interviewed, I can work from anywhere. This very morning I sat on a huge deck overlooking the Russian River surrounded my Redwoods and bluebirds, talking to a host who was interviewing me from London. I spoke with clients in DC, Boston, San Diego and Russia. I also went for a hike in the redwoods, a walk along the beach and had fresh clam chowder for lunch with my friend. AND I slept in until 8:30am and did yoga on the deck in the sunshine. And I get to do the same tomorrow. And I get to take Friday off and kayak down the river and have a beer at noon if I want!
This is because I’ve chosen to create a life of service as a coach. And because I have a sensational team that supports my community. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world… for it’s healing my heart as I’ve let go of my son, and nourishing my soul as I expand into the next phase of my evolution as a woman, a teacher and student of life.
Some of you have asked me to create a training and coaching certification program. I may. One day. But not today.
Yet on my journey just last week I stopped by my friend Aurora Winter’s home in Santa Barbara… we enjoyed champagne, dinner, hot tub, chatted for breakfast, both worked a few hours, then went shopping for sexy summer dresses together. She’s a coach too. YET she also trains coaches at the Grief Coach Academy.
So for now, she’s my top recommendation for becoming a certified coach. Aurora’s been MY coach as well in healing from the death of my mom and my divorce and yes, I’ve interviewed her on camera and audio and spoken at her events. What I LOVE about her coaching program is that she 1. teaches YOU to be a fabulous coach 2. heals YOU of any wounds so you can walk your talk and 3. guides you in creating a six figure coaching business AND 4. even has this new marketing guide that’s turnkey and off the charts easy to start making money right away.
So if becoming a coach, serving people, making six figures and having the flexibility to live a life that works for you no matter the circumstances… listen to this interview I did with Aurora on Intimate Conversations and take action to create a life that’s beyond your imagination.
Great love, deliciously yours, from the redwoods, Allana xoox
p.s. Just for our community, Aurora has agreed to offer a complementary strategy session with anyone interested in becoming a coach… I would go for it. Talking with this woman is golden. And I can already sense the lives you will change when giving your gifts and talents to the world in this way. Great love, Allana ~ The Grief Coach Academy!