I’ve always wondered what it is that a life coach really does. I mean we all know the famous Iyanla Vanzant, seen her on Oprah and even some of us have read her books, I know I have am actually working on finishing up her latest book “Peace from Broken Pieces.” Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Holyfield of Live Well Consulting, a licensed career counselor and a women’s empowerment coach, and now understand exactly why people seek out others to help them with issues that are going on in their life.
During a group session with my friends, we discussed what direction we wanted to head in our lives and the things that we think are holding us back. To my surprise, the meeting got really emotional for me and I discovered and opened up to some things in my life that I had never shared with anyone. The experience was COMPLETELY liberating and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to share it with such positive, go-getting women as my friends. I was amazed at how free I felt and when I left I felt such a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Not only did we discuss what we wanted business wise, but also was able to relieve ourselves of some very personal baggage we were carrying around that was holding us back from all aspects of our lives, including entrepreneurship.
If you ever get the opportunity to speak with a therapist/life coach, I encourage you to do so. It’s not just for crazy people that need to be on some medication just to get through the day. It is a way for you to truly find out who you are and free yourself from your biggest issues. You’ll be surprised that most of the time the biggest issue is you standing in your own way. I am looking forward to seeing Ms. Holyfield again and on a regular basis. I think it is important for me to have her as a life coach because not only is she WONDERFUL, but I need someone in my life like her to hold me accountable.
To find out more about Mrs. Holyfield and her practice, click here! I can’t wait to see her this upcoming Saturday for our Vision Board meeting!