Getting It: I Just Can’t Help Myself

by Rachel on September 1, 2010

Remember when I left Shedding It behind and brought you here? Well, there was a reason. Part of it was because I wanted to write about more than health and fitness, and part of it was because I was preparing to launch my own business.

I have cards. I have a license. I don’t wear Hilary Clinton power suits…yet.

This year, I realized that, well, I just can’t help myself. I love helping other people. And I’m good at it. People want my help. And so I’ve made it my job.

Basically, a life coach is a person who helps you set and achieve all your goals.

You know how I do.

I’ve always wanted to get that message to as many people as I can. Thank goodness Al Gore invented the Internet; it’s the perfect platform for me. But it became apparent this year that that a lot of people just want to chat one-on-one, to figure out how the message relates exactly to them. And I wanted to be able to offer that!

For the past few months, I’ve been quietly working with the people who came to me looking for advice, input, and maybe a Don’t Be Ridiculous slap to the face. They’re just everyday boys and girls who were just in need of a little motivation and had a feeling I could help.

We’ve all had moments when we’ve needed a little boost. And you may have sought that boost from your sister or your professor or your doctor, but these people don’t always see how the different aspects of your life might affect the issue at hand. I’m a “life” coach because I think about all your goals. I don’t think any aspect of your life is unaffected by the others and I don’t limit myself to one area of expertise.

What I’ve realized is that sometimes, you just need someone to talk to. You could talk to your therapist, but he’s going to focus on your past; I’m interested in your present and your future. (Oh and also, I’m a 25-year-old girl. Can your therapist help you write a sext?) You could talk to your best friend, but she might find it hard to be objective; I can answer your questions, relate to your problems, and keep it judgment-free.

Here’s how it works: We e-mail. You tell me what’s on your mind. We decide if we’re a good fit for each other. Then we set up 45-minute phone chats. It’s crazy how much better you can feel after just chatting it out for a little while! We might figure out how you can get more people to comment on your blog or how you can get yourself to the gym regularly (quite often, it’s both). We set goals, talk about barriers, and occasionally gossip about boys. After the chat, I check in on you via e-mail. You let me know that you hit the Chinese buffet hard over the weekend and you need to set up another chat. We talk it out. It’s pretty simple, pretty organic.

With me as your coach, it’s like being friends with the head cheerleader — if she was also the president of the AV club, an all-state athlete, friends with the band and theater kids, dating a few jocks, and was president of the Honor Society until she got out for sneaking alcohol into the football game.

(I actually got kicked out for too many detentions.)

My goal is to help you make the changes you want to make so you no longer feel like you’re settling.

I absolutely love doing it, and I’ve had a ton of success so far — enough that I feel confident fully launching it on my blog and sharing it with everyone!

You can check out the Rachel Wilkerson Coaching website for more info on the different areas I cover.

You can read testimonials from some of the people I’ve worked with and check out my rates and when you’re ready, you can holler at me!

I’m ready to chat if you are!

Ready to own it but still a little scared? Let’s chat.

Ready to end your MacGuyver crush? Let’s chat.

If you’ve been thinking that it’s OK to just settle…we should probably chat.

Ready to start your blog and get your dream job? Um…let’s chat!

Seriously — let’s get down to the business of being awesome.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MelissaNibbles September 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

This is awesome. YOU are awesome.

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2 Emily September 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

I was just thinking about reaching out to you while driving home from work last night! This is great, good for you, and I will probabaly be in touch soon.

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3 ashleigh September 1, 2010 at 8:26 am

Hey girl, you are going to rock at this. Your posts are always so motivating and inspiring. If I never need a life coach.. which i’m pretty sure I do :) I will come to you!

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4 Secondhand Smash September 1, 2010 at 8:40 am

Congrats! I know you’ll help a lot of people.

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5 retta @ runrettarun September 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

Even though I’m new to your blog, it seems like a wonderful fit for you. FANTASTIC!!!

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6 alejandra September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

Best idea EVER! Sign me up

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7 Trinidad Pena September 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

I’m so excited for you! I think you’ll make an awesome life coach!

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8 Trinidad Pena September 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oh, what kind of license do you need for being a life coach?

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9 Rachel September 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

You actually don’t need a license for that — but I do have a business license, so I’m all legit with the state and such.

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10 Alison September 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

Get it, girl. Congratulations!

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11 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I was just thinking about life coaches today. You would be an amazing life coach.

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12 kate September 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Congrats on your new adventure! Good luck!

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