How coaching changed my life

I was lucky, I had a good education. I wasn't very 'academic' (according to those that created the school system in 1900...) but I was fortunate enough to have supportive parents. After my A levels, I went to university to socialise and sleep. Throughout this period, I never gave my future career one thought.


Fast forward 15 years, I'd only ever worked in Tech. I knew my heart wasn't in it but I was plodding along quite happily. I enjoyed socialising, going to meetings and selling to clients but the reality was, I just did it for the money and perks. And that's OK, right? It's why most people work! At the end of the day, we have bills to pay, and these bills never end.

In my mind, I wasn't academic. So how did a C-grade student end up working for a fast-paced, high-tech global company on a good salary? They must have known I was faking it!

Years later, my company retracted my flexible working hours just after my second maternity leave and I knew, no matter how much I tried to make it work, it just wasn't going to last. Deep inside of me, I always longed for something else but had no idea what that was or how I was going to get there. 

At that point in my life I wholeheartedly believed: 

  • I was lucky to have such a well paying job. I never thought I would be able to do a job like that, so I should be super grateful and I was! 
  • I must work for money! People don't work for love. Only people who have hobby's or interests can turn these into businesses. 
  • I must be a financially independent 
  • I must raise children and climb the corporate ladder otherwise I will seem lazy and not driven. What would be father think?

At one point I referred to myself as mediocre and grey - I had accepted it. But oh, I was so wrong... Through coaching, I was able to break those limiting beliefs about myself and turn my life around. I now work according to my timing and around my children. I'm able to do something I love which connects with my values and belief system, and I can support myself financially.

Without coaching, I would 100% not be where I am today. I'd done other types of therapy but nothing shifted. We spent a lot of time talking about the past and this didn't help me move forward. But coaching did. 

Taking that leap was horrifically scary. The doubt crept in initially with thoughts such as, 'What will people think? Will I fail? Am I good enough?'. But because I've done the work and because I know how it feels, I also know it's possible to do with a change of mindset. 

Digging deep and understanding who we are, what we value and what brings us joy is the key to motivation, freedom, happiness and confidence. The only person who can do that is you and you have the same potential as everyone else.

It would be my pleasure to support you. Contact me for a confidential, no-strings-attached consultation. Let's turn your life around, you deserve it.

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Written by Amy Cohen, Career Change Coaching
Borehamwood, London, WD6

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