Well, given that nearly every facet of my life is in transition right now, it makes sense that my business would need an evolution as well. I think most of you know this, but I’ve been a life coach since 2007. It was by far the best leap I ever took (next to marrying Nick, of course!). I started doing it as a side job first, focusing on coaching women in career transition. I got more heavily involved in 2008, completing my certification classes and becoming officially certified in December of 2008. I am proud to say that I am one of around 5,000 certified coaches in the world out of the estimated 40,000-50,000 practicing!
As I pondered what should become of Envision, I realized that in order to make the most of this opportunity to be an American overseas with the State Department, I needed to center my coaching around my new lifestyle. And thus my direction was found! Going forward, I will be focusing on life transition coaching for spouses of diplomats and expats. There seems to be a real need present, as spouses don’t have the everyday support that a government employee or businessperson does. Spouses are along for the ride, but they often need to create their new existence from the ground up! And that’s where I come in – helping them recreate their identity, find meaningful work/hobbies and adjust to life in a new country. I’ve learned over time that it’s best for me to coach what I’m immersed in myself, as I don’t have to be the expert – merely the listener, supporter and accountability partner!
Envision Life Coaching got a head-to-toe make-over with new logo, business cards (pictured above), letterhead and a website! Not only am I on the world-wide web but I’ve also gained a presence on linkedin, twitter and facebook (please become a fan!). I’ve also accepted the fact that I’m addicted to blogging and am launching a business-related blog called Inspired Overseas Living. This blog will focus on providing resources and inspiration to make the most of life in a foreign country! Please check it out! I’m thrilled about this new direction and truly believe this is a niche that will afford me the opportunity to make my mark on the world. Let the evolution officially begin!