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Why did I chose to be a life coach...

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

For the last 19 years I have been working in the field of higher education. I have worn many hats including student services, course development, subject matter expert, associate dean, and on ground and online professor. While I enjoy helping students achieve their educational goals, I felt like there was more that I wanted to be able to share with people that I couldn’t do within the confines of the classroom. With a BS Psychology, MS Health Care Management, and a PhD Global Leadership with a specialization in Corporate and Organizational Management already under my belt, I decided to embark on a different path. This time I enrolled in Wilmington University’s MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. It is a 3 year CACREP accredited program that provides you with the knowledge to become a mental health therapist. I learned so much through this journey, both professionally and personally! While I was ready to launch my new found knowledge to the therapy world, I could not afford to forego the years of hard work it took me to build my current portfolio of colleges and universities I worked for, nor did I want to. Instead I wanted to pursue the best of both worlds! Life Coaching! Is Life Coaching therapy? No. But, it does allow me the opportunity to use many of the therapeutic tools I learned such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Techniques to collaborate with individuals to guide them to overcome their challenges, obstacles, and fears and render themselves a new you!

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