Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be a part of a Mastermind Business Group . I started working with my business coach, Sandi Krakowsky (a Real Change) in January. The coaching I’ve received has rocked my world.
I didn’t hire Sandi to help me learn how to Coach. I have other fantastic mentors that do that for me. I hired Sandi to teach me how to market myself and my services on-line.
Imagine my surprise when most of our coaching calls center around discovering who we are and what it is we have to say. Our calls are about learning how to connect with people in an honest, transparent way and really listening intently to what people have to say. With genuine interest and desire to serve them in whatever way is appropriate.
In the beginning of these coaching calls, I wanted to scream “yes,yes, yes but tell me how to build a website that converts into lots of clients!!!” And Sandi would talk about how resistance holds us back from allowing us to truly step into our power. URGHHH!!!
Through these sessions I did build a site I’m proud of (the one you’re reading right now) and I’ve gotten much better at slowing down and really listening. More of you are writing me back and letting me know my blog posts are hitting home and helping you stay focused on your health journey. Thank you so much for your emails, comments and social media posts. They mean a lot to me and let me know I’m on the right track with helping you.
I arrived in Chicago at our Mastermind group on Friday night. It was a pleasure to meet many of the people in my coaching group that I’ve been hearing on the calls for a few months. I finally met Sandi in person. Saturday morning we gathered together around a big table and begin our session.
Sandi started by looking right into my eyes and began talking about how honored she is to work with all of us and how she sees how incredibly powerful we are even when we don’t see it. She said it was time to step into our power and do the work we were born to do.
It took everything in me not to burst into tears. Trust me…tears were welled up in both our eyes and she got choked up. It was quite an emotional moment for me. I knew those words were being “downloaded” into her brain and out her mouth for me. I took them in and let them flow through every cell in my body. She touched me at my very core and in that moment I was transformed.
There were moments like that for every person in that room. I could see, as the day went on, who just got an “ah ha” moment for their lives.
If you are wondering whether we bothered talking about business plans social media strategies or goal setting, blah blah blah. Yes! We all took more notes and came away with more ideas than we can implement in a year (Oh yes…delegating and hiring people to help was deemed mandatory!!!!).
In 2011 and beyond, business is all about connecting and building strong relationships and even stronger communities.
As a Health Coach, I talk to clients about losing weight, exercising, taking quality supplementaion…but where my greatest strength lies is in my ability to connect and hold the space for you to be human and vulnerable and know that the real YOU is powerful beyond words. Powerful beyond the Twinkie you just ate. Beyond the weekend bottle of wine and chocolate cake.
We were a community of business people out in the world desiring to serve with the gifts we are each blessed to have. As our Coach, Sandi held a safe space for each of us to be vulnerable. To show our real fears, doubts and dreams. To see that even other amazing business people have the same struggles as we do.
Thank you Sandi! You showed me that everyone, especially Coaches, needs a great coach to hold up the mirror for us to see those things we just can’t see ourselves. And through the power of love, allow us to move past the resistance into our power.
You can get more information about Sandi and her brilliant coaching programs Here!