What Makes Me a Great Coach
Updated: Jul 27
I have worn many hats in my day, as a young mother, entrepreneur, and now -- life coach and author. In these roles, I have had my fair share of failures and victories, leaving me well versed in life's many challenges.
I am a mother...
I have been a mom since the age of 18. I have three children and two grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers. My family is the most important thing to me. Even though we live apart we keep in touch often. I can’t imagine life without them and all of their love.
I am an entrepreneur...
As a mother at a young age, I had to be resourceful with my time, money and talents. And in addition to being called, 'mom' ... I was also called a Serial Entrepreneur.
The Basket Case
I started my first business by the age of 20, selling baskets and other wicker items. I began putting together gift baskets and selling them to friends before moving on to sell them in bulk to businesses for both clients and employees.
Full-Time Childcare & Play School
...for six children! My husband was much happier when I was home with our young family. I worked several different part-time jobs as well as babysitting to subsidize the household income. This came easily to me, but was not fulfilling. Except teaching young kids kindergarten basics.
Hair Salon Owner & Operator
After a heart-breaking divorce I went to beauty school and thrived personally. I soon purchased the salon and had several employees. Life began to get better as I grew.
I loved real estate and was agent of the month in her office several times. It was fun, but it kept me away from the kids nights and weekends. That didn’t work because they were young and they needed me.
I absolutely love life and learning. Interested in seeing the world, I decided to work with one of my sisters as a travel agent.
After my second husband died at an early age, I turned her interest to buying, fixing up and selling real estate. I was able to be home when the kids were and still make money.
I love to cook. I co-owned a catering company with one of my younger sisters, where I worked with her until she got up and running.
In addition to owning a catering company, I was the chairman of outreach at my church for many years. During my tenure, I planned many events for my community. These ranged from small activates for a few dozen people, to large gatherings, such as BBQs, that were attended by well over a thousand people.
Allstate Insurance Agency Owner
I loved my time at the agency and won many awards for my achievements. Due to my desire to help people live their best lives, I often held teaching workshops and lunches for both my clients and my community. These workshops gave members of my community the opportunity to learn from (and meet) experts, realtors, bankers and financial planners.
Stress Mastery Shift Coach
I began coaching with Bill Cortright in 2018 and it changed my life forever. I didn’t even realize the multitude of grief, guilt and shame I carried with me. I had many successes in life. I have been blessed in so many ways. I had come so far from where I started. I was happy – mostly. A true rag to riches story. I believed I was good, just needed a little to deal with stress. Oh my gosh. I now live in peace. When Bill Cortright asked me if I’d consider being a coach I immediately said yes. I didn’t need to think about it. I had been wondering how I could break into the coaching arena. I knew would love to be able to help people like he does. And now I do!
Stress Mastery Shift Coach Trainer
Having successfully completed my training for Stress mastery, I am currently working with Bill to produce the curriculum for the new GoRight coaching programs.
The Stress Mastery Podcast – Living Right with Bill Cortright. This is new for me, and has pushed me far out of my comfort zone. The information shared in the Stress Mastery podcast can make a huge difference in your life. It gives you a lot to think about. Understanding why we do what we do often makes it easier to take a step to make a change. Remember we are all human; we are all hardwired the same. I am the host of Saturday’s episodes. Take a listen.
I am an author...
I am currently publishing my first book, 'Finally! Becoming Who You Were Always Meant to Be.' Launching September 19, 2022.
It is my hope that with this book and my authentic communication that people will learn and grow. There are many lessons to share through my experiences, both the good and the bad. It is my intention to show others that if I can pull myself up and out so can you.
We can all enjoy a beautiful life experience. If I show you, you can show another.
I always have a plan, it is my desire to have plenty of content on this website, workbooks and journals to help those who can’t afford one-on-one coaching. I am also hosting workshops, retreats and other speaking engagements where I am able to offer others hope.