Next month marks my 20th year in my career with the federal government and I plan on doing five more. When I do, I want to start a full time fitness and nutrition coaching career.

2017 is the first of my “five year plan”. I joined Jill Coleman’s elite mentorship group, Best of You, and have learned more than I could have imagined about creating content; building trust; marketing yourself; creating freebies and paid programs; understanding analytics to see who is drawn to my posts to better understand my future clients needs; and lastly, how much commitment is required in order to show up fully present all the time, every time. Last month, I attended Jill’s fitness business retreat in Asheville, NC. I came away with SO MANY ideas and felt like a HYOOOOOGE fire had been lit under my ass. Funny thing is, when I got home, I had so much swirling around in my head and had no idea of how or where to start. I decided to just start. To jump. To press publish no matter what. This week, I’ll be introducing you to 5 women coaches who symbolize everything I want to be to others.

I’ve been so fortunate to come across some women that are doing great, great things in the coaching industry.

What makes them so great, you ask? I admire the knowledge they possess and the ways they pass that knowledge on to others; I am inspired by the sense of community they build among those they coach; I’m encouraged by the support they show and compassion they demonstrate. I’ve spent plenty of time in gyms over the years and seen some horrible trainers. Years ago, I had a strength coach who was so darn good at what she did (I made considerable progress with her-seriously she knew her $&@£) but she was hard to relate to or build a rapport with because she was SO smart and SO busy that I really couldn’t have more than segmented conversations with her.

I pay a lot of attention to how coaches and trainers work with people, either in person or over the internet, and I take note of what I want to be and what I don’t want to be. The women I’ll be featuring this week embody all of the things I will be as I continue to form and shape my coaching career.

I hope you enjoy reading the mini interviews I had with them!

Below is a link to todays’s post, featuring Coach Rhonda T:

1 of 5 Women Doing Great Things in the Coaching Industry

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