I’m starting a “blogging fundamentals” program through WordPress as a means to get my sea legs in this blogging world. Today’s challenge is Who Am I and Why Am I Here?
My name is Stacy Stark and I’m a certified life coach and personal organizer. I’m hoping to use this blog to provide additional resources to my clients in the areas of their life they are working to improve. Kind of a one-stop-shop if you will. I plan to have weekly features such as Money Monday, Foodie Friday and Sunday Morning Inspiration. I’m participating in this challenge to expand my reach and hopefully become proficient at using this platform I have such high hopes for. In a sense, I’m walking the walk. I have a goal and I’ve determined that this challenge will provide easy, incremental steps to achieve that goal. I need to develop the habit of blogging regularly so this challenge will also provide the accountability I need until the habit is firmly in place.
So now that you know why I’m here, a little about why I chose to become a life coach:
In 2008, I had a nervous breakdown. I was 31. I had my bachelor’s degree but I wasn’t ready to move on to law school yet. I was a surrogate to two beautiful girls. But mostly, I had spent the last eight years of my life defining myself as my children’s mother and in that I had completely lost track of who I was as a person. My kids were then eight and four and getting more and more self-sufficient every day. So where did that leave me? My role as their mother was changing, leaving me with more free time and no idea what I was supposed to be doing with it. This was the first time in my life I had no idea “what was next.” As someone who needs to feel in control of her life, that was really scary. Although I felt like I was at the end of my rope, I didn’t feel like I needed a conventional therapist. I just needed someone to listen while I sorted out my head. That’s exactly what my life coach did for me. She encouraged me to set new goals, she provided an ear to listen when I needed to work through my thoughts, and she held me accountable to the goals I set. We talked about finances, relationships, parenting, my career, and even small personal goals I have, like learning Spanish. There wasn’t really a subject that was off limits. The skills I learned and practiced while working with her are still with me today.
The entire process made such an impact on my life that I want to share it with others. That’s why I became certified as a life coach two years ago. I want to be able to help women who were struggling just like I was. I’ve been there, I’ve been shown a way out and I want to help others who are stuck too. If you think maybe having a life coach could help you move forward in any area of your life, send me a message and we can start with a free mini-session. If you know someone who might be able to benefit from life coaching, my offer is available to them as well. Just tag them in the comments or share this post with them.