Since becoming a Certified High Performance Coach, I’ve spent the past several years helping people reach their goals, gain clarity, take on new challenges, find their own paths, work smarter and experience life more fully.
I love this work because it has the power to change lives. I especially love the ripple effect my work has as it improves the families, teams, and organizations of my clients.
Why I became a High Performance Coach
I spent a lot of time in school. I mean a lot. Between K-12, my bachelors and my masters, we’re talking 20 years. 20 YEARS!
I emerged with a lot of knowledge, yet my education had some gaping holes that left me feeling frustrated and dissatisfied, even though I was successful and seemed to have it all.
Here’s a tiny sampling of what I didn’t learn:
- How do I stay focused on the important when the urgent is so much more demanding?
- How can I jump start my progress when I’ve plateaued or become stuck in a rut?
- How can I continue to grow and develop as a person when I don’t know what I don’t know, and maybe I’m not so objective about myself?
- How do I stay motivated and focused on my goals? Day in and day out. Challenge after challenge. Setback after setback.
- How can I tap into higher levels of energy so I can accomplish more and enjoy life more?
- How do I create a balance in life that really works for me and my family?
- How can I make a bigger difference at work and at home?
If you weren’t lucky enough to have a mentor who taught you mindsets, strategies and tools for work and life success, you probably didn’t learn the answers to these questions either.
A lot of us didn’t. Over the years, I have seen so many talented and motivated people struggling to advance their careers and move towards their goals, and especially to do it in a way that makes them feel satisfied and have the kind of balance in their lives that they’re really looking for.
I’ve seen too many settle or even give up and accept this frustration and struggle as “just the way it is.”
But, I really believed there had to be a way to be successful, to reach higher levels of potential and to be satisfied with your life. I searched high and low. I read countless personal development and business books, took numerous online courses, went to seminars, listened to podcasts…you name it, I did it. Then finally I hit the jackpot when I ran across this concept of high performance.
I now think of high performance as the missing piece in my education. As I started to learn new mindsets, develop new habits, prioritize more effectively, and focus on the right things, I finally started to experience even more success and the personal satisfaction and wellbeing that I had been missing.