I actually thought about canceling my workshop earlier this month.
You see, I scheduled the topic (“When Things Fall Apart: Regain Your Clarity & Strength Through Tough Times”) before war broke out in Ukraine and before I realized that I was going to face a big, unexpected challenge this month. Obviously the war is still going on and it’s absolutely devastating. Personally, I’ve made it through the other side of my challenge (everything's ok!).
So, I could’ve canceled the Workshop and I’m sure you would’ve understood. But then I thought, everything happens for a reason. What better way for me to show up authentically and open-hearted to hold a safe space for you than to let you know that I’m right there with you going through it too.
One of the principles I learned in my first yoga teacher training 12 years ago was only teach poses that you know how to do yourself. In other words, don’t guide people through yoga poses that you’ve never tried yourself or have any experience with. This principle stuck with me even as I’ve gravitated from teaching yoga into this coaching space.
So, I want you to know that everything I share and teach are things that I have practiced myself. Yes, it also comes from my study of science and psychology, self-help and yoga, ayurveda and coaching. AND, it comes from me practically trying out and using these tools to navigate through my own life challenges from career burnout to relationship toxicity and chronic pain.
Whenever you’re in a place of seeking out a coach, instructor, or guide of some sort, make sure to keep these criteria in mind:
1. Credentials & Certifications
What sort of training have they completed?
What sort of experience, whether personal or through working with clients, do they have?
3. Personality & Approach
Do you jive with their personality and approach? Someone can have all the certifications and experience of the world, but if they’re not someone you feel comfortable opening up to, then it’s not going to be effective. Similarly, if they have a no-nonsense, rough & gruff approach whereas you need a gentle, stepwise approach, then that’s also not going to be a great fit.
What other criteria do you use when seeking out a coach, instructor, or guide? Comment below to let me know!
…also, if you missed my workshop this month, use my CONTACT FORM to request the Replay!
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