Life coaching is not something I had ever planned or aspired to do; I just grew into it with time.
I am moderately active on social media and express myself freely through my posts. I started getting inbox messages from both men and women asking me for advice on certain situations in life that they were going through.
On a fairly regular basis, people were reaching out to me and entrusting me with their secrets and the topics ranged the gamut from relationship issues to fitness issues and even some mental health problems thrown in here and there.
It was at this point that I realized there must be something in me that people were identifying with which helped them open up and reach out for help. I felt rather privileged and responsible at the same time to be in a position to give some kind of support that they were seeking.
But Why Women in their 40s?
At this time, what I also realized is that a lot of women over forty were standing at crossroads in life, having to once again choose a path that best suited them.
I also realized that quite a few women were going through a state of confusion about various issues in their lives and that they need to be able to open up to someone who’s non-judgmental and has been through similar experiences.
There was a need for someone to listen to them and believe in them; someone who would validate their life experiences and support them with the pursuit of their dreams.
And that’s just the point where a life coach comes in and provides the support that’s needed.
Since I had already grappled with all of those issues and come out on the other side, I wanted to use my life experiences to provide the support they needed and help them lead better and more productive lives.
What Women Want
After I started organizing my thoughts into blog posts, I realized that there are a lot of women out there who identify with my thought processes.
I’ve been asked questions like:
Having been an adult trainer for 22 years in Switzerland and having taught unemployed adults and refugees who bring a lot of psychological baggage to the classroom, I have developed an uncanny capacity to empathize with the different kinds of turmoil, understand what kinds of turmoil we can go through and yet need to function in this world.
It all gives me a candour which makes me very comfortable in my role as a life-coach. It’s not that I always have a ready answer or solution to every problem, but I am willing to lend an eager ear to listen and work something out to ease the tension.
It All Begins with Gratitude
At the end of the day, I’m grateful to know that my experiences, my journey and life-story are a launchpad for other women to confide in me and seek out help.
I can also proudly say I am one of the most patient and empathetic listeners that one can hope to come across.
But, most importantly, it’s my ardent wish to put my social skills and understanding of human nature to help other women that made me choose to go down a very responsible path - that of a life-coach who empowers other women at every chance they get.
If you ever need someone to talk to, you can always come talk to me. Feel free to send me a note and I'll make sure we talk soon.