I struggled with managing my money for years and had started guiding my friends, family and coworkers if they needed help. I had begun to feel a bit uninspired in my full time job and knew it was time to discover my next career. I started my business out of a need for fulfillment and purpose.
I had started my business and was an active money coach but I knew I needed some deeper training and tools in the positive psychology space to move my clients forward. I considered doing some deeper financial training, but knew that my clients struggled more in their habits and behaviors, not the logical side of money. This is what led me to really seek out a solid life coaching certification.
I reviewed 5 different programs and I chose JRNI because of its foundation in positive psychology and because it was founded by a therapist. I felt it was extremely important to have a solid foundation in psychology to be a better coach and to really know when a client was better suited for therapy.
I wouldn't have felt as confident moving my clients through big life events. The reality is when it comes to managing our money - we are really managing our lives. It is the big and small shifts in life that deter us from wanting to manage our money. I know that because of the skills I gained through the JRNI program, I am able to give my students more than just good budgeting tips. Because of my training, my students are able to design the life they love.
Because I was already a coach before the JRNI program, I knew I enjoyed coaching. I wasn't sure if adding the life coaching component would get me as excited as the money coaching.
I wasn't sure if the program would deliver what I needed. I think that is true for any program you might go through. You hope it delivers on its promises.
When students come to me, they feel confident that I will be able to help them navigate life shifts beyond their money. Because of my training, my students often stay with me beyond my money programs and we dive deeper into life coaching.
I no longer just call myself a "money coach", I consider myself a "Money & Life" coach. Since going through the JRNI program, I feel more confident in adding more life coaching modules and exercises to my programs. I launched a life coaching membership that allow my students who had completed a money course to continue on with me as their coach in a community to work on life.
If you have considered a coaching path, listen to that nudge! Not everyone has the nudge to go into this industry and odds are high there is a reason why it is speaking to you.
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