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Making the Most Out of Life’s Important Moments



As a coach, I don’t always see the impact of my work with a client outside of our sessions, but this May, I got to experience it twice.


I attended a 60th birthday party of a former client one weekend and a wedding of a former client the following one.


While both hired me for executive/career coaching, I always say the work I do with clients focuses on the “who” vs. the “what” or “the person” vs. “the problem.” Because of that, the most important byproduct of coaching is the effect it has on the individual’s most important relationships and ability to handle all things in life (not just work).


This time, I got a front-row seat to how coaching made a difference to these clients at their events and as they shared their thoughts with me:


“I’m just so grateful to have friends enjoy this amazing group of musicians in my very own backyard. It feels like such a blessing and thanks to you I enjoy everything so much more, I am more mindful and practice gratitude and meditation regularly. Most importantly, thank you for making such positive changes in my life and teaching me the importance of gratitude and its role in happiness. You’re an amazing person.”


“I’ve been thinking of you… because all that we spoke about 4 years ago is coming to light. It’s almost surreal. My fiancé and I planned a wedding! Never thought I’d even say that; I really thought we’d have a backyard bbq and call it a day. But as you already know from the invites, it is quite the opposite affair. We finally made ourselves at home in our apartment lol, took two years but we did it. We have our own space and a yard… even thinking about what we want in our own house now.”


Coaching helped these individuals manage life’s ups and downs with more grace, and greater presence and appreciation. Their milestones became even richer and more enjoyable and meaningful for it.


And I got to witness this. What a gift to me 😊!


Do you have a milestone event coming up? Are you looking for a change in your life or career? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Maybe it’s time to invest in YOU.


I‘ve seen the impact coaching can have not just with these clients, but with so many others. Isn’t it time to give yourself the gift of coaching? Contact me for a complimentary coaching session.

“Empowerment begins when people realize they have a choice.”


Janine Friedman, Owner and founder of Choice Training and Coaching Solutions, Inc. is an executive and leadership coach and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation. She empowers executives to improve their performance, address their challenges, and achieve their goals through customized coaching and training. To learn more about her background click here. To schedule a FREE exploratory coaching session, click here.

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