Updated: Jun 24
Steph got "more confidence and certainty" in just 12 weeks. Before coaching, "life was carnage" but after working together, she feels like she "has got it all together". Her message to you? "[The tools are] practical solutions helping you to live your best life in a peaceful yet powerful way."
How was your life before the programme?
Before I began coaching with Anna, I was about six months post the traumatic life event of almost losing my mobility. When I made the decision to take Anna up on her coaching programme, I was just starting to make a name for myself as a community advocate but I was generally disempowered, I lacked organization, and generally felt like my house, my admin, my life was carnage. Nothing seemed to be flowing.
Why did you decide to do it?
I decided to go for coaching because it was the right thing at the right time. I had dealt with underlying issues in psychotherapy, and so coaching seemed like a natural progression for me. I read about One Of Many and their core values and concepts, and it really resonated with me. I was stuck trying to be Superwoman, and I needed a way out that didn’t cost me my sanity or my momentum.
Did you have any objections before starting?
I didn’t. I was ready to make a change and to do whatever was necessary in order to make and maintain that change.
What’s the biggest result so far?
I feel like my confidence levels are significantly better. I am much more organized in my day to day life which is making me feel like I really do ‘have it all together'. I think this comes from a deeper awareness of my own needs which I achieved through coaching.
What tools have made the biggest difference? I love the overwhelm checklist… on the days which don’t feel as good, I can reset myself with ease using the overwhelm checklist and it restores order and replenishes me in the way I need to be replenished.
Retiring Superwoman was wonderful too. The guided script and visualization really helped me to see her fade into the distance and become more of an old acquaintance than a frenemy on whom I was reliant.
I also adore the concepts of the powertypes and the gorgeous powertype cards – being aware of the female powertypes has enabled me to tune in to what I need, and to express myself better in challenging times.
The main powertype I have become tuned into that was comparatively weak before my coaching, is the Sorceress. Now, I am more open to ‘signs’ and trusting the universe to reveal its beautiful plan for me.
How is life now?
It feels good. It still has as many challenges as ever, but I feel much better prepared to deal with challenges and confrontation. When I attend meetings about my son, I am able to approach them with more confidence and certainty – I get what I want without getting on the wrong side of the other person.
What would you say to someone thinking about coaching?
Don’t think about it, just do it. It’s hard being a human in this day and age. It’s not like you think – I visualized Tony Robbins standing shouting quotes at me! It’s practical solutions helping you to live your best life in a peaceful yet powerful way.