For many years (decades, if I’m honest), I felt like life happened TO me. I didn’t have any control – I didn’t have a say. I just played the hand I was dealt. I spent a lot of my time in survival mode, just keeping my head down, hanging on and hoping things would get better rather than worse. In a way I was safe, but that safety was also keeping me stuck.
My mother’s passing in 2018 shook me out of my safety zone. I didn’t want to go on living by default. I wanted to begin living on purpose. I began the work on myself that led me to the breakthrough that would change my life forever.
I started with self-coaching and got to know myself a little better. Then I reached out and GOT coached, leaning into the discomfort of uncovering what was truly holding me back. The process was so powerful that I decided to BECOME a coach so I could share this life-changing work with others.
I was excited to begin, but I was still nervous. How on earth could I be qualified to coach others when MY life has been so less-than-perfect? Turns out my less-than-perfect life WAS the perfect springboard to a career of helping others heal, grow and flourish!
Everything I was ashamed of – every challenge, setback, and disappointment, everything I viewed as a failure was absolutely perfect for me. They made me who I am today and that is one strong, smart, kickass woman. And what makes me an amazing coach is I LOVE to learn and when I have those AHA moments, my first instinct is to share that with others.
So here I am. A life coach. A life coach on a mission to live my life to the fullest, out loud, on purpose.
And help my clients do the same.
Betsy is a Certified Life Coach through The Life Coach School and a Level II Certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. She’s a passionate lifelong learner, dedicated to becoming the next best version of herself, and helping her clients do the same since 2016. Her life’s motto is “relentless forward progress” and when she’s worked on a topic personally, you can be sure she’ll be offering coaching on it in the near future. She’s known for speaking her mind and for being a good listener. She’s both inspiring and relatable. She has the expertise to be a credible teacher/coach and the understanding of someone who’s “been there”. She never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like and laughs way too hard making corny social media videos of her dogs. She calls Lakeland, Florida home and is a proud wife to Danny, mom to Zach and Alannah, and doting grandma to Clara Jane.