Jennifer Underwood, Teacher
I was introduced to Amanda by a mutual friend who knew I was struggling with finding direction in my life. Just the idea of “what am I doing with my life” was a difficult concept to grasp. I was in my late 30s, single and changing careers when I met Amanda and learned about her life-coaching experience. I was also dating a man I wanted to marry, but I wasn’t sure how to move forward in these areas. In our first conversation, I identified primary struggles that were holding me back in our first session.
One of the things I most enjoyed about our coaching sessions were the consistency and that fact that I got to share with someone who would not judge me for my thoughts and insecurities. Amanda has a great skill in listening to what you are saying and guiding you in your own discovery of your goals and how to organize yourself to stay committed.
I gained the focus and determination I needed to move forward. I truly believe that I have gained the skills to create a clearer vision to what I want to accomplish, and the power of asking the right questions. More importantly, recognizing the barriers or challenges that may keep me from accomplishing my goals, ahead of time and knowing what these were to then take action and overcome blocks. I am also proud to share that I just started my Masters in Arts of Education degree at Trinity University, while working full time, and the man I was dating when we started became my husband.
Many times I find myself telling friend and strangers about the benefits of life coaches. But more importantly, how Amanda has been a positive influence on what I have accomplished in the last two years, with only a handful of coaching sessions.
Summer Heit, Nurse, mom of three, and former professional ballet dancer