I spent some time writing out my own experience with depression, highlighting the things and people that helped me along the way. I then spent some time interviewing people who have experienced or are currently experiencing depression and I found that we all had 4 specific traits in common. That caused me to wonder how I could use my life coaching tools to address those 4 specific commonalities. And, that is what led me to write a workbook which does just that—4 coaching tools addressing 4 specific behaviours of people with depression called: Depression; Your Personal Message Get Your Free Chapter, when you visit the book page!
Writing the book was surprisingly easy. And I had so much amazing help and support! My two daughters/Master Life Coaches, Alyssa and Samantha, encouraged me like crazy. Sam, my youngest, an illustration master, made the cover and awesome chapter pictures making the book so much prettier. She also did formatting, editing, hand-holding, tantrum-witnessing—so many things! My super talented nephew and author, Gregg, edited the book with expert insights and suggestions, making the book so much more professional! I thank my sweet friends who answered my questions, tried and tested my workbook and gave me the most useful feedback and encouragement. Getting the book online, however, not so easy. I absolutely believe there are ‘spirits’ or ‘gremlins’ in the internet—too many mysterious glitches, pages, elements, etc. appearing and disappearing to count or explain!
Also, at the end of last year, I invested some time and money getting some videos made to promote my Life Coaching business. I have posted those videos on my website explaining who I am and what I do. See my website page also a couple about my workbook on this page. Depression; Your Personal Story Workbook. You will notice, if you watch the videos, I appear timid/nervous, because I am! I do not self-promote comfortably! The brilliant people who filmed and produced the videos made me as comfortable as possible—which believe me is a miracle in itself. They did such a good job that I actually did not die of cringing when I watched myself the first time. This process stretched me quite far out of my comfort zone, I put myself through this only because I believe in what I do—I may not be able to articulate what I do exactly the way I want to on camera, but I have had so many great experiences personally and with beautiful, wonderful, amazing clients demonstrating how coaching changes lives that I’m willing to do what I can to get the message out.
All this to say, that I have been through a growing phase. Like all growth it’s been challenging (picture crying, pouting, procrastination, self-doubt x 100) as well as rewarding—I got to spend time with some very precious, awesome people who taught me many things and my skill set and self-confidence have expanded.
As always, I value your time and attention. If I can help in anyway, please, do not hesitate to contact me. And, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.