You have arrived at the Clearing Space for Joy blog. What do you think so far?
I have arrived at Clearing Space For Joy as well, but maybe via a different path. Pull your chair up a little closer and read on.
My journey started back in the last century when I was born at a very young age. (h/t to my father for that oldie, but goodie). My nature was and is someone who tends to the serious side, taking life and its events seriously and conscientiously tries to do the right thing. That has served me well, actually. I made it through kindergarten, after a rough first few days, then grade school, junior and senior high, and finally completed my undergraduate work at Wheaton College, earning my degree in psychology.
Along the way, my joyful side emerged.
I am a helper. I love assisting other people. That is what made me a welcome volunteer in multiple roles, a listening friend, a very good secretary and employee, a helpmeet to my husband, and a loving mother to my children.
I am a learner. I have a passion for learning. Learning new things. Learning to do something a different or better way. Learning to ask better questions. Learning what it means to love.
I am a teacher. I naturally move into a teaching role whenever I have the opportunity. My educational philosophy became well-formed through my exposure to adventure education and experiential learning. How I love to learn by doing!
I am a coach. Having been trained by some of the leaders in the forefront of the coaching movement, Peter Reding and Marcia Collins, and having been coached by a most outstanding Tony Robbins Research Coach, Dave Blomsterberg, the professional life coach that I wanted to be has become the professional life coach that I am.
The International Coach Federation sets the standards for life coaches and defines coaching as
partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.Coach for Life expands that definition:
Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life.Coaching combines my love of learning, my desire to help, my teacher’s heart and my celebration of life!
I invite you to join me on Clearing Space for Joy by reading my posts, leaving comments, and sharing my blog with your friends. You will learn much more about the wonderful process of life coaching and what value this special type of relationship can bring to you. May you be inspired to reach for more joy in your life.