Today I was chatting with friend and colleague Leslie Gilchrist about "sudden chaos" her field of coaching. I realized this is really my field as well. When we become single parents it an throw us into sudden chaos with our world turned upside down and sideways. Life as we knew it forever changed. At first it can seem impossible to find a new groove. Let me assure you, we do. It happens, life goes on and we make our way. I advocate for more than making your way, for living and thriving in the midst of chaos and survival. Keeping your eyes on your dream, your purpose, your goal. It may seem like it's dead, gone, never going to happen. Don't loose heart, it is the heart beat of your life. Your purpose, desires and dreams can stay alive and fuel your daily life. By breaking it down to do-able steps. I knew I couldn't JUMP back into radio but I worked out a strategy and a plan and fueled it regularly and it kept me in a state of hope for the future and that is essential to survival. Keep dreaming....it can and will happen...
It's official... after 14 years of being a Certified Life Coach, I am now Board Certified. I am stepping up my coaching and taking on Single Mom's who have a dream and stay home mom's looking for ways to save money, make money or finding creative ways to continue to stay home or work at home while raising kids. For the longest time I was looking for coaching clients that could pay so I could coach mom's Pro-Bono. I realized how much I missed being around mom's and their endless energy and decided to put it out there and find clients who can find creative ways to afford coaching. I know that coaching changed my life and gave me the confidence and courage to raise my kids and do it in a way that I didn't sell them out by working away from home so many hours as to defeat the purpose of raising my own kids. I have been looking into the idea of sponsorship coaching. Looking for someone to sponsor you to get coaching. If there is one thing I learned about being a single mom is that people want to help and they are looking for ways to do so. I also know that if a mom gets extra money... it doesn't usually go to her well being but to the necessities of clothes, food and basic needs. If you are looking to support a single mom this is a fabulous way. Coaching is an amazing support for moms.
Laurie Ann Hardie