My Journey to Building a Thriving Coaching Practice
I know how challenging it can be to compete in a career and consistently acquire new clients to grow a business. I’ve been in the workforce while raising two children as a single mom, and an entrepreneur for many years, experienced in selling my own products and services, a professional coach, sales and personality science trainer, and a published author.
This is why I’m so passionate about developing a thriving culture of mothers, wives, and leaders that are inspired and motivated to build a prosperous lifestyle. This is how we’ll influence our children and people in our lives to create a thriving life story for themselves, and have a bigger impact on the world. This IS my WHY!
Many years ago, I co-founded a 501c3 nonprofit organization called CARTE-Child Abuse Resolved through Education. We provide a live 3-day STARR Life and Leadership Course with online coaching for at-risk teen girls who have been bullied or sexually exploited.
Subsequent to forming a nonprofit I started Leadership Education Action Programs (LEAP), a transformational seminar business, to provide leadership courses for women. Many of the graduates volunteer to mentor and coach the STARR teens. I’m always looking for the WIN-WIN in everything.
In 2015, I co-authored and published an Amazon bestselling self-development book for women, RE-The wisdom in rethinking your life! The book is filled with stories of women who overcame their childhood challenges to become successful.
Before the financial crash of 2008, I had started three successful financial businesses, sold two, and in the middle of the crash my thriving business abruptly stopped. In that moment in my life, I’d had enough; I made a pivotal decision to acquire my coaching certification through Coach Training Alliance (CTA). I always wanted to add coaching to my repertoire of personal and professional development skills, as this is truly my heart’s work.
In the past few years, I focused on developing and trademarking an assessment called Prosperity IQ (P-IQ)® and acquiring several specialty certifications in New Money Story®, Conversational Intelligence®, Color Code® and recently Narrative Coach Enhanced Training. I’m now immersed in learning all about Building a Story Brand©, and narrative marketing and coaching, to help coaches and entrepreneurs successfully share their business stories.
At age 72, I decided I needed to develop myself to market my program and services online. With six months of training, I graduated from The ASK Method® and produced a mailing list of almost 8,000 subscribers in a relatively short amount of time. I also joined WBECS as an affiliate partner. It is never too late to learn something new and live your dreams!
It was very exciting for me to launch this e-commerce platform called Create a Thriving Life Story™ with courses, workshops, trainings, masterminds, and products for women in all phases of life. Part of the offers on the site are Prosperity Coach Development Programs™ to provide affiliate opportunities, masterminds, online courses, and other services to facilitate professional coaches in growing themselves and their practice, and serving our Platform community.
CTACC, Certified Coach Certificate (PDF) | People Code Trainer (PDF)
Dr. Jonny Bowden’s Diet Boot Camp Coach (PDF) | Certified New Life Story® Wellness Coach (PDF)
ICF Credential Certificate | Prosperity IQ Trademark
I’d like to share a little about my family. Each of my adult children have entrepreneurial spirits. I am blessed with an incredible family. My son lives in the mountains of Colorado with his two sons, doing well in his new career as a Field Consultant for a nationwide company. My daughter is a successful executive coach and consultant, now in her own practice. I have three grandsons who are each excelling in school and sports, and one granddaughter who is an amazing gymnast. I am best friends with my former husband and his wife, who founded the nonprofit C A R T E with me, along with a group of socially-conscious professional women committed to making a difference for sexually abused teen girls.
Healthy cooking is my meditation and therapy; it relaxes and calms me. I really enjoy it, often with my granddaughter, family, and friends. In my kitchen, there’s a plaque on the wall that my son gave me one Christmas that says, Glo’s Gourmet-Serving up Memories Since 1966 (the year he was born). Cooking and coaching, often fill my home. I have thought of creating a cooking show called “Cooking for the Soul”. Great idea …I just don’t know where I’d fit it into my life.
In everything I take on, in every endeavor, in every role, as mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, entrepreneur, chef, and coach, I am prosperity-minded. My vision, my legacy is to influence others to create a new flourishing life story that supports their highest dreams and aspirations.