“I was a skeptic about this whole “life coaching” thing. Here is how I decided to give it a try. I was going through a lot of drama in my professional life and I was at my whit’s end! It was after a brutally honest conversation with some coworkers that I had an epiphany – “I need to work on ME. I can’t control others’ reactions, but I can control MINE and how I respond.”
So, I knew I really didn’t need to see a psychologist, but I did need help to change how I respond. So I got in touch with a friend who suggested that I try a life coach.
What is a life coach? So I googled it…. Go figure! After reading what a life coach is, I decided to give it a try. Said friend gave me Jennifer Blankl’s number, so I reasoned why not at least talk to her and see if this is what I’m looking for?
Jennifer offered a free session to really find out if I would be a good fit for this life coaching thing. I went into the first session very skeptical! I was wondering how this could help me. To my surprise, after the first session, I learned a lot about myself. So I reasoned if I keep this up for a little while I may make some positive changes. As each session came and went I started to see that I had complete control over how I react, mind you I knew that in a general sense, what I mean is that I now have tools to see how my reactions can either fuel or extinguish a negative situation. By really focusing on what I can control, my responses and actions, I can create a “happy” environment within myself. Over the course of my sessions with Jennifer I felt this weight lift off my shoulders. I had a coworker say, “You seem happier!” I could see what she meant. I wasn’t so worried about what others were or were not doing and learned that I do not need to be responsible for their actions. So in turn I can let my happy go lucky side come out more!
What started out as a work reason to why I went, become a journey of self-discovery!
I’ve said “I’m a work in progress” so every little step to knowing who I am is a step in the right direction. I still have some set backs but when I see and feel the tension creep in, I apply the tools that Jennifer gave me. Behold… it works!!!
Sometimes you just have to jump in and see what happens. A journey to self-discovery is a lot easier when you have help and you’re not alone. With the time I have spent with Jennifer, I understand my worth and what I want out of life. So give it a try, it is the only way to find out if it is for you.”