From R.N. to Life Coach: A story of change

When asked the all-important life question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I would always promptly reply, “A nurse!”

This thought has been so ingrained in me, that it is one of my earliest memories as a child.  I’ve always wanted to be a registered nurse.  Why? You may ask.  And my reply was always this, “Because I like helping people.”

And for the last 15 years, that is exactly what I have done as a nurse.  I have helped people.  I have given medications, changed bandages, taught mothers how to care for their babies, auscultated breath sounds, charted pain scales, and given advice to thousands of patients.

For the last few years, I’ve sensed a change in myself coming.  As the direction of healthcare has changed, I wondered what to do next.  I’ve enjoyed my various times in the Emergency Room, Newborn Nursery, working with Family practitioners & internist.  And for the last 4 years, I have focused on my skills on Tele-health assisting patients all over the world with their questions.

So even though I sensed a change coming, I struggled but waited quietly for something to happen.  Funny enough, as I was awaiting the “change”, I was personally going through a hard time in my own life. I found it very difficult to find SOMEONE to talk to that I could be frankly honest with and wouldn’t shy away from hard or sensitive & delicate questions.  And in turn, I wanted real advice. Practical advice.  I didn’t want another magazine article of 10 things to do, or 17 people giving me their advice in a group.  I just wanted to share my heart.

So that is exactly why I decided to become a Life Coach.  While I love assisting people, encouraging those who were sad or just needed a listening ear…I realized that I wanted to this in my own way.  Be my own entrepreneur. Be my own boss.

Using my skills as a registered nurse, experiences as a mother & wife, I want to be that to be that guiding and listening ear.  I want to coach and help women and couples with their difficult questions.  And I desire to help you, as a life coach, to get over past traumas and pain.  To learn about forgiveness and letting go. How to set new goals and work towards a closer (and better!) relationship with Christ.