I’m excited to share with you a recent chat I had with my friend and life coach, Amy Kessel. Amy’s passion in helping women embrace their deepest, most authentic selves shines brighter the bright!
Lynn: I know that your coaching practice is for women who want to unfurl. Tell me more about that.
Amy: I work with women who are interested in stopping whatever keeps them from unfurling, and inviting themselves to reach upward and outward into the fullest, most authentic version of themselves. My clients learn to take off their blinders and see themselves more honestly. I help them identify their strengths, claim their core values, see where they are stuck, and map out what they really want. And then, together, we strategize how to go for it.
My clients choose the domain – career, creative life, relationship, personal journey – and invite the change they seek within it.
Lynn: What are some types of unfurlings your clients have experienced?
Amy: They have launched businesses, reconfigured relationships, created new positions within their companies, published books, changed careers, and shared themselves with the world in new ways. And lots more. Some unfurlings are public, and some are more private. Neither type is more impressive or noteworthy than the other.
Unfurlings are Big Ideas – those delicious, heart-stirring longings we are occasionally graced with – brought to life.
Lynn: What holds a woman back from unfurling?
Amy: I see lots of clients who are on the cusp of something, yet have a hard time taking action. They know what they want, but they don’t know how to put the pieces in place to make it happen, so even the bravest biggest ideas get put on hold, or extinguished. You know the story. Tweet this tidbit!
Lynn: I do.
Amy: Having a Big Idea – the type of idea that lights you up because it speaks from your core – is cause for celebration. But once you’re done celebrating, it’s time to take action to make it real, and that’s where many of us fall down.
Lynn: Do you have any suggestions for taking action?
Amy: What’s most important is to be sure that the action you take comes from a deeper place than a to-do list. Intentionally bringing who you are to the challenge of creating what you want, and understanding precisely WHY you want what you want, will catalyze aligned action. And this is the only kind of action that guarantees the successful birthing and execution of your Big Idea.
Amy’s signature virtual group coaching program, Burst Into Bloom, begins January 9. Burst Into Bloom is group coaching for women who are ready to do what it takes to bring a Big Idea to life. The six-week program features a powerful curriculum, facilitated exercises, one on one coaching and a private online forum.
Amy Kessel, ACC, MA is a certified life coach with a direct and intuitive style, an ability to gently hold space for deep introspection, and a willingness to challenge assumptions. She is enchanted by women who want to unfurl, and she has coached executives, creatives, entrepreneurs and journeyers through many different types of transitions and opportunities. Learn more about Amy at www.amykessel.com.
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