“18 months ago, I would’ve never imagined myself up here today doing two things- sharing my experiences of life coaching, or having the courage, self-confidence, self-respect and direction I’ve developed since then. Before that, my life on paper and reputation was what many people would define as “successful”. I studied and graduated from Cal Poly and UCLA, had my own business, ate at fancy restaurants for most of my meals, traveled the world, rode horses on weekends, and lived a very comfortable life. I was on the fast track to getting a mortgage and going with the motions of what most would consider an American dream.
But what was next? I realized that something was missing – and with a little bit of curiosity and cynicism, I called Kathy and asked, “So what exactly is a life coach?”With much cynicism, I also knew I had nothing to lose – with much determination and becoming open for challenges and compelling questions with Kathy, I’ve discovered that moment of clarity that improved the way I perceived and reinforced my everyday life decisions.
For relationships, I’ve learned to recognize cycles and habits, and set proper boundaries with family, friends, and even myself. My decision making has transitioned from fear taking a leap of faith . And I’ve learned to seek gratitude on the road to what I really desired – happiness.
For me, this experience truly defined the saying “Life is not about the destination but the journey” because in the midst of our vulnerabilities, change and transition, what we seek after is the beginning of developing who we truly are and finding strength in ourselves.
To this day, over a year after our sessions has concluded, Kathy has continued to reach out and is one of the most supportive, patient, and non-judgmental people I know.Whatever path you are in life, if you have the opportunity to work with Kathy – please take it!
“As Kathy explained to me, the difference between a therapist and a life coach is that a therapist helps you uncover, while a life coach helps you discover. I discovered that before I started working with Kathy, I didn’t necessarily have goals. I had vague ideas of what I wanted out of life, but no understanding of how to get there. Kathy pointed me in the right direction. She assisted me in breaking things down into smaller, achievable steps. She helped me see that you have to take into consideration *all* of your top priorities when making decisions – that you can’t just focus on one and expect your entire life to fall into place. It is a LOT of work, but such an important skill to have. While I know I’ll be continually honing that, I can already see the difference in situations such as my current one, where I feel I’ve hit a wall in several aspects of my life. For the first time, I know exactly what I need to do to get unstuck, and that is huge. I’m frustrated, but I’m not lost. And I have confidence that with Kathy’s guidance and the skills she has helped me developed, I can tackle anything that comes my way.”