In 2007, I entered treatment for my drug and alcohol addiction. It had been 20 years in the making, and I knew if I didn’t get help, my time on this earth was going to be cut short.
After completing the program, I was given the opportunity to stay and work for the treatment center. Looking back, when I made the decision to take the job it was out of desperation. I had no place to live and no job opportunities on the horizon. I had spent the last 20 years numbing myself, so there had been very little effort put into building up my life during that time.
In 2009, after a couple years of wearing various hats, the owner of the center asked me if I would be willing to go through training to become a fulltime coach. I knew very little about coaching. But I had become very familiar with the Universe conspiring to support my greater good by laying opportunities for growth and happiness in front of me. So, in support of that belief, I grabbed onto the opportunity and went through Life Coach training.
I worked in a treatment setting for 8 years running groups and coaching clients one on one. In 2016, I gathered my courage, ventured into private practice and have never looked back. When I reflect on the past, coaching, like many things in my life, is not something I would have chosen for myself. To be honest, I did not even know that “life coaching” was a profession I could choose. But it chose me. And it has been, and continues to be, one of the greatest gifts this life has given me.