MY NAME IS NATHAN, I AM A LIFE COACH.

With the recent boom of life coaches, I am sure your thought is, “Not another one!  It seems like they just hand that certification out these days.” The question then becomes how do you know I will give you the quality you are seeking with all these other choices?

My journey of becoming a coach sprouted after being a therapist for several years. I was tired of the barriers in traditional therapy practice which stopped a lot of people from receiving the help they needed. Coaching has allowed me to break these restraints and I have now been able to work with clients all over the world with a variety of backgrounds. My growth in this field has also led me to create and develop interventions, which have proven successful, that provide my clients the success in their athletic, academic, professional and personal lives.

Why should you trust me?
This is a great question, as there are a lot of coaches out there looking to help, so what makes me different?
The answer lies in my approach. I developed my own approach through years of practice that has a proven successful record. Through my approach, I have put several athletes on podiums or brought enjoyment back to their sport by increasing their mental, physical, and emotional game across the board. This process has also increased the success people have seen in their work and personal lives, rekindling what they once thought was lost in the drone of their mind.

My program’s ability to be individualized and molded to your needs is where this program shines. The focus is on your needs, and in this it adapts to your situation so you can break down any personal barriers. It also carries over to my ability to be flexible in scheduling. I understand that you are an athlete, a full time student/parent/employee and life does not always care. I do. My flexibility in scheduling allows you to ensure you get your needed involvement with life and still receive sessions, ensuring your path to success.

Our surroundings are always changing and creating new barriers. I want to ensure you can take away the individualized tools needed to make your change last.

Are you ready to make a change?  Email me at sisu.empcoaching@gmail.com.

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Failure and Defeat.

We tend to beat ourselves up unnecessarily when we reflect on what we wanted to accomplish and where we ended up. For instance, ten years ago, I had just finished my undergrad degree. I was ready to take on the world, and I wanted to work for the FBI or a government agency. But as time passed, I slowly saw that dream slipping away. The reality is, I am colorblind. No matter how hard I fought to get into a program, no matter who I knew, I could neither pass nor get a waiver for that god-forbidden test. It took me a while to admit I had no control over the situation because it meant defeat. That I had failed.  

 

Now, my undergraduate degree is practically useless. Some would call me a failure because I can’t use my degree in my field of study and failed to secure my dream job. And if I were to look at my life in these broad strokes, then, yes. One could say I failed myself.

 

But what if failure isn’t so bad?

 

Looking back on my situation and where life has taken me over the past ten years, that experience—failure included—has led me to my work today. Now, I’m in a profession I love, and it’s a path I wouldn’t have taken if I had pursued my initial goal. Granted, the first few years after realizing I wouldn’t achieve my original goal were rough, and I experienced multiple failures in finding my place in life, but I gained knowledge and experience through those situations.

 

We often don’t see the silver lining of failure because we are taught to view failure as inherently bad. (Think back to when you were in school. Failure meant you were wrong; there was no way around it.) And those who have experienced a situation similar to my own—i.e., those who have chased a dream and failed to achieve it—are especially prone to the toxic logic of failure as a negative state. These individuals find themselves in limbo—not knowing where to go, what to do, or how to handle the predicament. And perhaps these wayward souls move on to something else, but the negative perception lingers. This perception instills fear when other goals arise. It encourages one to develop excuses and/or fail-safes (maybe, what if, etc.) if things go awry. So the next time that person sees an opportunity, that person only goes half in—defaulting to escape thoughts and failing to grow.

 

Looking back at what should have been makes it easy for us to get caught up in the negative aspects of failure. Unfortunately, we focus too much on the negatives when there are great lessons—positive lessons—to learn from experiencing them. In my case, my failure became an opportunity. It allowed me to pursue a career that positively impacts others. I just had to change my perspective.  Maybe your own perceived failure is an opportunity to flourish elsewhere or is the stimulus you needed to review and revector your goals for future success.  Maybe all you need is a new Perspective?

 

We tend to overlook what we have gained from the past to the present day. We tend to hide our failures instead of pulling them apart and analyzing them—using them as a means to learn and grow. But failure can mean a change in direction, a new opportunity, or a renewal of passion if you let it. What matters is how you approach it.

 

In short, remember this: When you encounter failure, you can choose to linger on it or you can learn from it and thrive.

 

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Nathan.

 

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