About 4 months ago, I decided I wanted coaching because I was going through several changes in my life. I felt overwhelmed by the work, I had no confidence in myself to make any decisions, and anxious about the future. I knew that this was holding me back from many things I wanted in life such as traveling, finding a venue for my wedding, building myself as a martial artist, and finding a fulfilling career. I decided on making the leap to help myself and hire a life coach in hopes to work through all this, accomplish my goals, have more flavor in my life, and love myself. From day one, Fawn has put her heart into her coaching and I cannot begin to explain how much my life has improved since I have met her.
I can only speak through my own personal experience into what I was looking for in a coach. Firstly, for me, trust was the most important quality I was looking for - as I felt that I would not make the improvements I needed unless I was honest with my coach and myself. Secondly, I wanted to be with a coach I had a good connection with. Third, I did not want a coach that was pushy when it came to sales. I interviewed with several coaches, and many tried to push me into signing a contract with them. And when I hesitated, they attempted to make me feel bad and that if I didn’t sign up, then I truly did not care about my well being. In reality, it was THEM I didn’t want. Although I understand that this is their career, I just did not like how disrespectfully I was treated. And fourth, I wanted a coach who was well established and had great reviews. This was a strenuous process, but WELL worth the time because at the end of it all, I went with Fawn because after the initial call, I felt that she exuded all of these qualities. And this was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
Now, four months later, I've seen that Fawn TRULY exemplifies each one of those qualities, at such a superior level while she is also humble, kind, thoughtful, smart, well-traveled, fascinating, resourceful, and the list of her qualities is endless. I can trust her with some of my most intimate ideas and thoughts, while she is understanding and open. When I re read her session notes she sends me, it's clear that she understands the message I am getting across. I also have a strong rapport with her. Very similar to a personal trainer’s relationship with their client – almost anyone can work with any trainer and get in better shape, but when you have a good relationship with your trainer, there is something very special about the mutual trust there, and when the student starts losing weight and getting stronger, the coach is genuinely excited, finds it rewarding, continues to push their client, while the client is trusting them and grateful - and it’s this on going positive relationship of improvement. I feel that this is an important quality in life coaching too, and I certainly feel this with Fawn. Additionally, she didn’t pressure me to sign a contract, at the same time she was honest and professional about moving forward. And when I researched her, I found she had a lot of wonderful reviews, she is well prepared and professional – and she lives up to everything I’ve read about her since I’ve been working with her.
Since I’ve been working with her my life has improved significantly. She has provided me with the tools and support to identify WHAT my goals are, WHAT I want, and HOW to get them. Don’t get me wrong… I knew if I wanted to improve from any kind of coaching, I absolutely HAD to put in the work. And Fawn provides me with incredible thought provoking exercises that have really helped me identify what I want and how to get them, along with thought provoking calls. Additionally, when making changes in life, none of those changes felt natural, because they were NEW habits I was forming. Fawn taught me to continue pushing through the discomfort and eventually a lot of the discomfort turned into natural daily habits. And sometimes when I get overwhelmed, I fall back into self doubt and thinking I am incapable of getting the things I want, and Fawn is right there to coach me and help me see that these thoughts are untrue, and to go back to believing in myself and how to plan to get the things I want. So far, since I’ve been working with Fawn, I took 4 cathartic trips (when I was in fear of change, so traveling scared me - even though I knew it would be good for me); Fawn helped me discover my vision for my wedding in Yosemite and I put a deposit down (before I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities, she helped me simplify and meditate on what I wanted); I have improved with my martial arts goals, such as losing 15 pounds and getting my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; I have more control over my finances and my credit score has increased; and I have more control over my anxiety. For me, these were some very significant breakthroughs and highlights in my coaching. I know there are many ahead and I have the confidence that I can get there. I could not recommend Fawn more if you are looking to improve your quality of life, and I know that I will continue her coaching throughout my future and positive changes to come!