My coaching journey began in 2018. I had recently left university and had been trying for some time to create my own gym, which was a long-standing dream of mine. But the passion for it was no longer there, and I was fed up with trying to make the gym a reality when I didn’t feel connected to that project anymore. Despite that, I still felt a pull to create something. I didn’t know what to do with that energy and desire, and it frustrated me immensely.
When I was growing up, my mother ran her own coaching and therapy practice. I believed that her passion and intuition for coaching was something that I mirrored, so I asked her to put me in contact with others in the coaching industry. She got me in touch with Kim Griffith, the founder of The Wave Institute. We set up a call, and Kim and I spoke for many hours about coaching—what it is that she did as a coach and what I could gain from it. I was hooked. It was amazing to me, like I had just discovered a language I was always meant to speak but had long forgotten the words.
I committed myself to learning The WAVE Process and had weekly sessions with Kim in which I was her client. I was incredibly inspired by the discoveries that I made, and was profoundly moved by the work that was coaching. I would fill my evenings with my “write ups”—a task I gave myself to record and explore every detail of what I learned during sessions. I was being coached, but I was also learning to coach at the same time.
I would soon marvel at the changes that took place in my life as a result of the work I did in my coaching sessions. So many ancient patterns of belief and behavior began to shift, narratives to unfold. I even disbanded what I thought was impossible—the dysfunction I had built around romantic relationships—when I met the love of my life.
I was blown away by the power of coaching. I continued to study The WAVE Process and began working with Kim to become certified in its practice. However, at the time The WAVE Institute was not an ICF accredited coaching school, and so I did not know how to progress with coaching as a career path. What I did know is that I needed to be making money to support myself, so I got a job as a Personal Trainer at a local gym. This led to a period of diversion, as I moved away from coaching and focused on the fitness industry for some time. I learned the ins and outs of the job, as well as how to sell my services, but most of all I learned that I did not like the industry as much as I once had, and there were many parts of being a Personal Trainer that I did not enjoy.
While I was working hard and garnering some satisfaction from my job, I still felt that something was missing. I had strayed from the path I was meant to be on. So, I contacted Kim once again and during a call, she asked me what I really wanted. There was a sense of wrongness in where I was and I could feel the pull to something else. I was ready for transition. My answer to her question was that I wanted to get ICF certified and become a coach. I wanted to have the impact on others’ lives as she had had on mine. I wanted to help others ignite the spark of purpose in their lives to bring them personal and professional fulfillment.
Anderson Coaching is a culmination of that vision. In my practice, I work with professionals navigating the transition to a fulfilling, purpose-driven career, like I myself once was.
My Certifications and Qualifications
iPEC - Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
iPEC - Energy Leadership™ Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
iPEC - COR.E Dynamics™ Performance Specialist
WAVE Institute Coach in training