I loved helping them in a way that was soulful, authentic and focused on how they wanted to feel as a coach and entrepreneur every day. However eventually I became so in demand (a very lovely issue to have!) that I had a six month waiting list and I knew I couldn’t sustain that for any length of time.
I consulted an amazing business coach and she bought to the surface something I had been secretly thinking about for a long time which was starting a life coaching academy training coaches, (and those who wanted to become one), in the way I was successfully working with clients, something I had developed and evolved over many years.
And we started small with a lovely pilot group and since then have grown to have hundreds of Beautiful You Life Coaches from all over the world. I love training them and seeing the incredible impact they are having on the world."
"I founded the Beautiful You Coaching Academy out of my sheer love for and commitment to coaching."
What is different about BYCA compared to other schools?
The Beautiful You Life Coaching Course is very heart centered, caring, inclusive and embracing of people who want to bring their own skills, passions, education and experiences to become the type of coach that is going to make them feel happy, fulfilled and like they are making a real difference in the world. We provide our trainees with an incredible coaching model that is certified by the International Coaching Federation and that we know works, however we want everyone who learns with us to take what we teach them and truly make it their own.
We are not the sort of training school that tells people you must ‘do it this way’ or that you are a ‘bad’ coach if you don’t. We are much more flexible, open and inclusive than that and I am sure that’s the reason why we attract truly caring, soulful trainees that are creating successful coaching businesses in their own way and inspiring so many clients while doing so. It also I am sure is part of the reason why our courses are so in demand and often sell out months in advance!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I’d love to sneak in two if I may!
I get a thrill every time I see a Beautiful You Coaching Academy trainee or new coach shout from the rooftops when they get their first paying client. That will never get old for me and I am always so overjoyed for them when it happens.
The second is seeing the incredible relationships that develop in every course with people from all over the world. It is truly magical and I feel very blessed to be a small part of seeing that unfold and the richness it brings to our coaches lives.
What would she say to someone wanting to be a coach, but is unsure if they are "healthy" or "emotionally ready" enough?
Be lovingly honest with yourself.
If you genuinely feel as though you need loving time to entirely focus on you and your own healing then take that and know that if becoming a life coach is calling you – it will still be there when you are feeling stronger. However also know that it is a myth that life coaches need to have ‘perfect lives’ – everything sorted out – be fully ok all the time – never get things wrong – not make mistakes – have pristine relationships – and whatever else perfectionist type binds we place on ourselves.
"The best coaches are those who embrace their flaws and the messiness of life."
Clients do not want to see pristine versions of people that we may think we know on the internet, but in reality are a façade of what is a genuine life. They want someone real, relatable and working through the inevitable peaks and valleys of life like we all do.
And so if you know you are not available enough to help others because you need help first – then by all means be brave and work on you to get those things back to a loving place for yourself. If however you just ‘think’ you have to have those things where they ‘should’ be then please give yourself a nice break! You are totally enough as you are and do not need to be anything more than yourself to be a wonderful coach.