A little of my story
It was late 2010, I was 32 and feeling really low in self-love, respect, and belief. I had a beautiful life with my husband and our two boys, but there was still part of me that felt like a such a disappointment in every area of my life. It was a sad, anxious time and I felt lost. I decided I needed to make some big changes from the inside out, to work on both my physical and mental health. The night I decided to commit to changing my life around, I stood on the scale at 300 lbs thinking it was that weight making me feel the way I did but I've come to realize over the years that the biggest issue was the weight of shame, self doubt, fear and feelings of unworthiness.
About 3-4 months into my wellness journey, I created a Facebook page to share what I was doing. I thought if I could have 20 people on my page following where we could exchange motivation, it would be amazing. To be sitting here today having a verified Facebook page that's over 30k strong truly blows my mind. I learned about life coaching by page friends who started reaching out telling me to look into it. At first, I blew it off, I had never heard of everyday life coaches for everyday people & thought that was just something the rich & famous did. As my confidence grew, I realized helping people was my calling and I looked into coaching and in doing so, I realized that every day of my life leading up to that moment was meant to happen, especially the most painful, challenging aspects. I realized I could use my voice, feelings, hardships & successes to help others & that’s when I found an accredited school to get certified and earned the credentials of Sara Bown LIFE wellness coach. I'm now 12 years into virtually coaching people from all over the world and the first word that comes to mind is humbled! I cannot express to you the joy and fulfillment coaching brings me and how privileged I feel that people trust me with such intimate, delicate parts of their lives.
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" I realized that every day of my life leading up to that moment was meant to happen, especially the most painful, challenging aspects. I realized I could use my voice, feelings, hardships & successes to help others "
As a motivational speaker and life coach, these are my goals...
1st ) My work started by sharing on social media and this is work that remains extremely important to me. I post on social media daily with a prayer that I reach at least one person with words of encouragement. I pray people leave my social pages knowing that they matter, that they make the word a better place and feeling encouraged to keep going with hope in their heart. It's also extremely important to me to talk about the power of kindness because let's face it, our world needs more of it and it's free !
2nd) As a virtual life coach, I want to help my clients reach goals that will make their life better, feeling more fulfilled and capable knowing they have great worth. I find joy in helping people realize that they CAN do things they felt were impossible. My approach when working with people comes from knowing so many of the emotions involved because I'll forever be on my own wellness from the inside out journey. I love seeing the shift in people when they realize that even tiny commitments to change are huge when we stay consistent. I KNOW that people are capable of amazing things and having the opportunity to help others live their best most blessed life, is a privilege.
3rd) As a motivational speaker, my goal is to share all I mentioned above as often as I can out into the world. Most of my work is virtual and I feel so grateful that technology allows me to do this. We each have the ability to shine out love, light, compassion and kindness into the world, I want to leave this world knowing I did what I could to make it a better, to leave people I encounter feeling important, appreciated, loved, seen and heard. One day, my 4 children may look me up online, I pray I can continue teaching them these lessons after I'm gone.