When I was working with a coach a couple of years ago, I got really clear that I wasn’t jealous of other coaches, but I was kind of envious.
I wanted what they had.
The coach I was working with at the time reminded me, “If you don’t want them to have it, then that is jealousy. If you’d like to have what they have, that’s envy.”
I used this desire to fuel myself to create my coaching business to be what aligned with my heart and soul.
I finally put an end to playing the comparison game and reminded myself of mudita. Mudita is sanskrit word for sympathetic joy. When I was a yoga teacher, I was able to have joy for other people’s successes.
When I started out coaching, I had to remind myself of this practice, to be happy for those who were successful, because if I could acknowledge them having it, then I could too.
I know you’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again, because you can never hear it enough. There is plenty to go around no matter what it is you’d like to do in the world. If you’re a coach, you may feel like the market is getting saturated and asking yourself why would I want to get involved in that.
Having a lot of people out there choosing coaching is a good thing because it raises awareness around the coaching industry, which in turn puts this in the psyche of those who are seeking this sort of help.
The days of only therapy as help are over and now coaching has become the next step to help people reach their true potential in any area of their lives.
Also, many people who start off interested in coaching end up becoming mentors, consultants, strategists, or leaders of a movement.
Whatever it is you define yourself as, if you’re out there helping people change their life in some way, then you are coaching them in one way or another.
I’m an out of the box person and I have a feeling, if you’re reading this, you are too.
The good news is you’re not alone and there are many rule breakers out there on a mission to make a huge impact in this world, and I’m about to share with you 5 of them who inspire me deeply to stay in my lane as a coach to do what it is I’m here to do.
So, instead of being envious, I’m inspired.
Instead of comparing, I’m collaborating.
Instead of thinking I’m not as good as them and doubting the world needs what I have, I’m stepping up in a big way to share it with the world.
Meet 5 women who inspire me as a coach (AND will inspire you, too!)
Lisa Fabrega, Award Winning Writer & Coach
I’ve been inspired by this woman’s creativity, courage and curiosity about life. We’ve been in the online space for years now, and I’m honored to dive in deep and talk about coaching and curiosity with her. She grew up in Panama, under the dictatorship of Gen. Manuel Noriega, where freedom of speech was banned and punishable by death.
Her honesty as a coach to follow what works for her soul and how she totally takes responsibility for all the outcomes in her life is incredible – this woman does not blame anyone for what happens in her life. There’s no surprise that she does the work she does in the world.
When it comes to doing your great work in the world, she has a simple philosophy — every time you hold back, self-sabotage, and keep yourself from stepping into the leadership you know you were born to embody, you are affecting the fate of the world, because you are removing a key player that assists in its evolution — YOU.
When she’s not helping people ignite their own revolutions, you can find her traveling the world in search of epic nature views and watching the sunset with her laptop in one hand and a piña colada in the other, and has one of the best Instagram feeds.
Kelly Lynn Adams, Business & Leadership Coach and Founder of The After 5 Club
Back in 2009 I did my first online business course and met this incredible soul. She is one of the brightest souls I’ve met, always has great energy, and she walks her talk. We’ve known each other for years and had the blessing to grow together as coaches.
I’ve been inspired by her because she embodies courage like no other. And when she shared how she turned her business around as a coach after comparing herself to her friends by using what she was ashamed of (still having a 9 to 5 job) to be the mission for her coaching business today, it reminded me to stay on my path to keep coaching coaches.
She is a motivational speaker and founder of The After 5 Club. She has helped thousands of women build smart and sustainable businesses (especially those who are in 9 to 5 jobs). She discovered that to have a fabulous life + biz, you have to hand-tailor it to your values, your dreams, your goals, and your desired lifestyle.
Amanda Steinberg, Founder of DailyWorth, Money Mentor
A couple of years ago I was working with a coach who challenged me to share my money story of how I went from stealing food to eat to making 6 figures for a big website. I’ll say I was a bit scared. So I tweeted Amanda and she replied, then we emailed, and I wrote the article.
I have loved her work, what she stands for, and one thing I remember that helped me on my path as a coach was a workshop she did about sales. It was so on the money (pun intended) I totally fell in love with her authenticity and commitment to the truth about money.
In July of 2008, her company was just an idea: A daily email newsletter with advice on personal finance for women. She worked with a coach around the time she had the idea, and in January of 2009, she launched it.
Today, she’s a mom and her company serves millions of women monthly via the DailyWorth’s daily newsletters and website focused on money and career advice.
Makenna Johnston, Business Strategist for Visionaries
When I was introduced to the work of this woman, I immediately had a girl crush. She embodies creativity, art, business, and lives in a bold and brilliant way. I was inspired by her knowing herself, making things happen, and how she has created her life and business.
She is the perfect blend of her parents, embodying both the business worlds and the healing worlds. Raised by a corporate marketing titan in the fast food industry and a blessing heart nurse, she was taught business and how to have a big heart as a kid.
In 2002, her world was turned upside with a cancer diagnosis. Malignant Melanoma. Derailed from graduating early from school and utterly terrified by her mortality, she created a bucket list. Fast forward to age 27 and she had crushed that list.
She was a professor of business, and at the same time, a doula. Then life brought on another challenge. She had to find work that would allow her to be location independent, and that’s when she became a coach. Then when her partner lost her job, she took a big plunge to invest in Julia Child’s home in France. And although the purchase of this historical home has thrown her into celebrity status, with features in Vogue.com, NY Post, and more – she manages to stay grounded and focused on her work as a coach.
Rebecca T. Dickson, Bullshit Slayer & Biz Profit-Maker
As a writing coach she was confident, built a great business, and went out to question what else she could do to feed her soul and help others. Her courage to get help, hire coaches, and go for it – even when she was unsure – inspires me.
I love this woman for so many reasons. She is honest, tells it like it is, and is super spiritual. She will warn you: she’s a woman who goes all the way. You might end up liking her, or you might not, but one thing is for sure: you won’t be disappointed when she take your business all the way.
When she stopped toning it down, trying to fit in, and be what she thought people wanted, her business exploded. She is a former award-winning journalist, Amazon best-selling author, and renowned writing coach who found her magic in pivoting to become a business coach, and is crushing it.
Want to hear more about these brilliant women and how they’ve each created a life and career they love as a coach?
On May 8th, I’m kicking off a 5-Day Challenge and Interview Series, The Breakthrough to Coaching Experience, and I’d LOVE for you to join me!
Each day of #BTCE2016, you’ll hear from one of these 5 top coaches and mentors, and participate in a daily challenge to help you get clear on who you’re here to help, what you can help them with, and how.
In just 5 days, you’ll be on your way to finding your first coaching client!
So, what do you say, Sweet Soul, are you in?
Psst… When you register, you’ll get a bonus Intro to Coaching Toolkit and training on why NOW is the best time to become a coach. Register now to get immediate access to these bonuses!
I’d love to hear which of these 5 women inspire you. Head over to our private Facebook community, The Art of Coaching, and tell us which #BTCE2016 coach you’re most excited to hear from.
I can’t wait to connect with you there!
Your Angel of Fire,