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5/29/13 11:47 P

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Welcome--It's been very quite here. I am trained as a lifecoach--over 200 hours and certified through IAC. I teach elementary school so I coach very part time right now and plan to use it more when I retire. I do workshops and teleclasses now and then. My training is not about giving advice but asking the right questions to lead clients to find their own answers and motivation.

It's good to hear how other coaches work and learn from each other.

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5/29/13 2:07 A

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I'm Kate, I am a registered dietitian, but my work hasn't been focused on coaching much -- I hope to change that! My passion lies in the idea of helping others reach their goals. I just started trying some "group challenges" with my facebook friends, so I am hoping to see some success there and get my feet wet!

I am hoping to add being a Registered Yoga Teacher (specializing in therapeutic yoga, to coincide with the dietetic direction for disease states) next year, so that is my main focus -- but (as I'm sure most of you know!) since wellness is so holistic, I am looking to learn about all aspects where people may need help!

I definitely am open to pointers -- especially about the business side of things (totally clueless about marketing, charging, taxes, logistics, legalities, etc), and helping motivate. In school, we were taught all about the "facts"-- What is recommended for eating, how exercise affects the body; why high stress is bad - so I can give a great list of facts (snore!) but we didn't get to focus on MOTIVATING people who were struggling. How to take them from point A to point B in their journey, and really helping to empower them.

Looking forward to sharing stories and ideas with everyone :)

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12/6/12 8:08 P

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I definitely would love to have us support each other in our goals especially through the holiday season, whether we just want to make it through without gaining or continue working a plan.

It's so easy to succumb when you're tired and have too much on your plate (in more ways than one).

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12/6/12 5:05 P

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Hi team! I am a career and life coach for 8 years. Love Spark. Wondering how we can show up for one another?

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11/10/12 3:13 P

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Oops, missed this forum earlier. (Just rechecked sometimes this forum shows on my browser some times it does not, weird.)

I joined this team primarily to investigate coaching by "observing the species." Recent events have pushed me into becoming proactive in this.

I'm a former teacher and former pastor, 17 years pastoral experience. I also worked in refugee camps, the Somali National Leprosarium, and has Assistant Country Manager in Somalia during the mid 80's. Most recently I was a caseworker providing Behavioral Health Improvement services (BHIS) through Lutheran Services in Iowa. I hold a Master of Divinity, a Master of Adult and Occupational Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education. When LSI eliminated my position (because I don't have a social work degree) colleagues and parent's of clients suggested I take on Life Coaching.

Most of the coaching information I read is a review of education, pastoral care, and BHIS. The, apparently, preferred coaching model is very close to how I worked with my BHIS clients. Since I do not have a job and clergy are ineligible for unemployment paying for training and certification is not possible. I hope that will change soon as I'm using my old teaching certificate to get an Iowa Substitute Certification.

I find the concept of Life Coaching appealing but am put off by the "huckster" behavior shown by many people and organizations offering training.

My target weight is 175 lbs. Progress has been slow, for which I have a number of excellent excuses but no good reasons. I also deal with depression (compounded by being very sensitive to the depressive side effects of hypertension medications), PTSD (events in Somalia and other situations), and ADHD. Fortunately my wife is also a pastor and licensed mental health therapist.

I look forward to learning about life coaching from you.

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11/23/10 3:44 P

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hi everyone! my name is pam and i am launching my coaching business in january. i look forward to learning about you and this team!

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9/23/10 11:47 A

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My little weight tracker is sure inspiring to me. I don't feel like I've accomplished much yet in my journey, but when I look at that runner, I'm almost 1/4 of the way to my goal. Woo-hoo!

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Hi everyone:

I'm Melinda and have been coaching for about a year. I am taking my training through the Institute for Life Coach Training. Drawn to coaching because I want to make a difference in people's lives. Drawn to SparkPeople because I want to make a difference in mine.

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Hey everyone! I'm Tori. I'm currently doing coach-training at International Coach Academy and plan to work with people on health & wellness, spirituality, and self-esteem. :) How is everyone?

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2/12/10 3:26 P

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Warm welcome to CLOVERFLOWERMOM!!!

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Thanks,

I am studying with Life Potential Developments. I am about half way through the NLP practitioner certification course. It is a nice frame work to coach from, and a nice addition to my Human Services Training. Thanks again for all the support.

Dee,
A bad habit never miraculously disappears; it's an UNDO-IT-YOURSELF project. ~Abigail Van Buren


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1/18/10 9:11 P

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Hey Darlene! Love your tag line. Who are you studying with? Nice to have you on the team. Holler if you have any questions.

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1/17/10 11:22 A

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Hi Darlene! Good to have you here. :)

Sounds like you have achievable goals...and we're here to support you.

Are you planning on taking a Life Coach course?

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Hi
I am Darlene. I am 33 years old. My goal for 2010 is to be a Life Coach by the end of the year. I want to have a healthy lifestyle so I can get the most out of life. My favorite quote is "Live the Life you Soul intended" by Rhonda Britten. My soul intends to be 24 pounds lighter by summer, not to look better, to feel better. I have gained 2-3 pounds every month for the past couple of years. It's time to take charge and stop this pattern.

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10/25/09 11:15 P

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emoticon Please post here and do not create a separate thread for your introduction. Tell us how long you've been coaching, your training or certification, and your specialty. What brought you to coaching?

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