Archive | November, 2012

Life Coaching: The Creation of Happiness [Interview]

22 Nov

It’s been a while since I’ve had the privilege of interviewing someone for my blog. I could not be more thrilled to share with you my interview with my younger cousin, Steph. It is so inspiring to have someone in my life who, might I add is all the way in Australia, is so committed to understanding and helping others. The world does not have enough people who build a career for themselves that is solely founded on bringing out the genius that is within others. Look no further, your faith in humanity will be restored after reading about Steph’s experience as a Psychology student who works on bettering the lives of others through life coaching. My hat is off to you, cousin!

A little background about Steph:

I am a Psychology student hoping to further my knowledge of the human brain. I love seeing the progression in people when they come to the understanding that they are amazing and they see themselves through someone else’s eyes. It is an amazing gift that I have to be able to witness another person’s realisation that they are truly special. I am constantly inspired and thankful for being able to help a tiny corner of the world.

I am proud and extremely honoured to share what my cousin had to tell me:

MB: Tell me what inspired you to begin as a life coach and your journey leading up to it.

SB: Where to begin… A couple of years ago, my mum took me along to a seminar with her to watch a man by the name of Dr John Demartini speak about his life. Mum said that it would inspire me very much as I was quite lost at the time. He is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. Needless to say, after that talk, I was so inspired that I felt like I was floating instead of walking. I had all these thoughts and ideas floating through my head about what I could do, how I could help people and basically how excited this all made me! So, I thank mum for introducing me into the world of coaching and Dr Demartini for being who he is and speaking how he does.

MB: What methods do you focus on?

SB: I mainly focus on minimizing stress and how to approach stressful situations. I believe stress is the root of all evil and recently found out it plays a huge role in many illnesses. By finding out what best works for the client, we can eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with positive, nurturing thoughts.

MB: What do you think that people can gain from having a life coach?

SB: Primarily, people can gain a different perspective to their problems. Instead of just seeing their point of view, and not being able to move beyond that, their mind is opened to different possibilities and opportunities that are available which they can’t see on their own.

MB: What is the most valuable lesson you have learned about others through life coaching?

SB: Through life coaching, you really realise just how different everyone is. You learn to appreciate the diversity that is in our world. I learn throughout all my sessions different life skills that really make me appreciate my life a lot more. My clients are a painted canvas that, with some extra brush strokes, can become a masterpiece. Everyone has a genius inside of them, whether it be in the form of art, sport, academics, generosity or love, everyone is a genius. They give me the opportunity to uncover that genius in them and help create a bit of happiness in their lives.

MB: As a young adult yourself, do you find that being a life coach has helped to shape your own life in any way?

SB: Being a life coach has really opened up the outside world for me. It has helped me step out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to see solutions to problems, which I have been able to incorporate into my own life. I learn something different from each client I see and I am forever grateful that they let me into that part of their lives.

You can find Steph on Facebook, where she shares inspirational quotes and is currently sharing a daily tip for the next thirty days with ways to create a healthier, happier you!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to like S.A.B. Life Coaching on Facebook!