After many wonderful years in the fitness industry, I decided to become a “Heart Health Coach” and embark upon a career path that would add greater value to my current career and give me the opportunity to grow, refine and advanced my skills towards connection with my students and clients.
Consulting with a friend of mine, who’d been attending a life coaching program, I made the decision that a life coaching career seemed like the next best course. So, it began. July 1, 2014, I was officially a student in the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCM).
The EGCM program is equivalent to a master’s degree program with the educational components completed within a 24-month time frame. There are eight intensive hands-on CORE Workshops, where we do our personal work and learn a variety of coaching techniques, from the least complex to the very dramatically graded coaching work. We are also required to complete 48 private coaching sessions with one of the program’s coaches. Once all the academics, cores, and private coaching sessions completed, I sat for a comprehensive written exam. The exam takes four to five hours to complete, and each year we are required to complete continuing education credits each year to maintain certification.
There were many times, in the earlier parts of my training, that I felt some self-doubt and wondered, “Did I make the right choice in doing this program?” As I progressed through the program, my confidence grew, and I knew that I made the right choice. The EGCM program gave me tools I can use for anything I ever want to do in life; both personally and professionally. No regrets!
While in the program, I determined that my educational background and skill set to be perfect for the niche markets I wanted to provide coaching. Also, the greatest part of becoming a life coach is that I get to help people to achieve a different level of success and fulfillment in their lives in and out of the fitness industry. Heart health coaching being just one of the many things I can help people explore.
So, now when someone asks me what I do for a living I tell them that I am a heart health coach and fitness professional. I am a coach that provides an opportunity for a different kind of healing of the heart. Moreover, it all starts with an examination of the heart’s journey – bringing closure to the past and releasing that which holds the heart hostage. A healing through forgiveness of self and others, discovering ways to live a better life NOW and envisioning brighter tomorrows.
I would also tell you that I am a writer, a horsewoman and dedicated to helping women to achieve their greatest health and well-being.
If you or someone you know has survived the nightmare of a heart attack or lives in fear of the possibility of having another heart attack, please reach out to me and let’s head down the path of new beginnings and bring about the healing the hearts desires.