I’m a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder coach, specializing in life transformation -- AKA helping people revamp their lives to be more awesome and more true to who they really are.
In my capacity as a coach, I want to point out a crappy truth right now. Ready? Here it is:
We're taught to DREAM BIG, right? But sometimes “dreaming big” about how different you could be/look/feel/act, or how bold/adventurous/different/awesome your life could be is a MAJOR drag.
I mean, how fun is it to DREAM BIG when the dream never frickin’ comes true?!
I'm a lifelong dreamer, myself, but I let myself go with the flow for far too long, growing more and more miserable the longer I kept trudging along.
The reason I never changed? Because I believed all kinds of external things needed to change so I could change. I also had NO IDEA where and how to get started (hell, I didn't even know what I really wanted).
I also believed plenty of other things:
I believed it all. And so I stayed stuck.
Thinking, wishing, and dreaming are great ways to get started on a path of change if you know how to put those dreams into action. But many of us (and I speak from experience, here) have no idea how to make the change happen. Hell, sometimes we can’t even identify what it is we really want!
My journey to becoming a coach started when I was, as the kids say, “going through some things.” Simply put, I was f*cking miserable. My biggest problem was one I could barely articulate at the time: I felt like I was two entirely different people.
I couldn’t even really explain it further than that. I just knew that I chafed against many parts of my life as it actually was, while yearning for something it most definitely wasn’t.
Inside, I felt like a creative, brave, wild, free person in charge of creating my destiny. In reality, I was someone that felt trapped as I let my successful-but-boring life take over while I just went along for the ride.
Here are just a few of the ways this “two-part-Jenna” expressed itself:
This “duality” of mine felt like a splinter – it was annoying and sometimes it hurt and I was constantly reminded of it. So, to pull the thing out (metaphorically, of course), I started by reading various “self-help-y” books and trying to incorporate their techniques. That helped some, but it did next to nothing in terms of making actual changes.
Next, I hired a coach myself, who helped me see things in a way I’d never been able to before and who held me accountable to what I said I’d do. That ended up with me taking the training to become a coach, and I can finally say that I know a thing or two about how to identify and articulate your biggest desires AND how to go get them.
If you can relate to any of this, I would love to talk to you. I want to help you see that you can know EXACTLY who you are and where you want to be, so you can love the f*ck out of life!
If you read all that and you're still thinking, "OK Jenna, but what is a life coach, for real tho, yaknowwhatimean?" then head on over to my blog and read all about it in my post "What the f&*k is a life coach, anyway?"
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I can't say enough about how incredible Jenna is as a coach. She has helped me to create the life that I want to live. She is equal parts coach and cheerleader. Her approach to coaching made me want to do the work to reach my goals. She is compassionate, smart, and funny which made the coaching sessions fun. There is an ease about her that made me feel that she was invested in my success. I can't say enough about how awesome Jenna is, and how lucky I am to have been coached by her. - EVAN W.