Why I Became A Coach

Why I Became A Coach

My route to coaching started because of my law practice. I practiced law for many years, and I loved strategizing with my colleagues about their individual goals and obstacles (from BD, to “managing up” and “managing down,” to long-term career goals). I also loved advising my clients (mostly senior executives and business owners) on both day-to-day and strategic issues. I earned my colleagues’ and clients’ trust by being compassionate yet direct, practical and results-oriented. Over time, I realized that my true passion focuses more on helping individuals than corporations. When I hired my own career coach, she asked me lots of powerful questions that helped me (much more quickly than I expected) clarify my values and goals, eliminate many self-defeating thoughts and beliefs and create realistic action items to help me reach my goals.