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A little about Me

I bet you're probably wondering why I decided to become a coach in the first place.

 

Well, as much as I would love to tell you that this was something I always planned on doing, the truth is my desire to help others overcome their trauma came as a result of my childhood, the trauma and health issues that I have had to battle and overcome in my own personal life. 

See, years ago I hit rock bottom after spending almost a decade sick in bed.

 

Yes, I had undergone 5 operations but that was nothing new to me. I was born with a clubfoot and had my first orthopedic surgery when I was just 3 months old.

 

No! That wasn't the reason why I couldn't get up.  This was different.

I spend years feeling something wrong; a disconnect inside of me, but I didn't know what it was much less how to fix it.

Yes, I'd been to therapists, and had been on anti depressants, but none of these things helped me long term, or motivated me to change my habits or behavior. 

 

I became so stuck and desperate I even took all my pills at once hoping that I wouldn't have to face another day because I felt like a burden and disappointment to those I loved. It obviously didn't work and I woke up in a hospital bed after being given an adrenaline shot, something I never want to experience again!

You're probably asking yourself, "What happened Naomi? How did you go from such being such a hard working, proactive, service oriented person to a weak person with a victim mentality?

I can sum it up in 2 words

Life 
Skills

Hospital Bed

As I lay in that hospital bed, I asked myself,

 

 

"What would I have needed to learn in my teens that would have helped me overcome life's challenges successfully?"

First, let me explain that the reason why I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me was because I had no self awareness and I lacked vital, foundational skills such as self control, emotional maturity, setting boundaries, good communication skills and high self esteem. 

I didn't know about about patterns, the power of our thoughts, or that we all have an 'internal critic'  that was designed thousands of years ago for our survival, (that is primarily negative) and now we have to work to train our brain just like any other muscle so that it does what we want it to do, what is actually good for us.

I didn't know that this wasn't who I was, and that this state was not permanent. That I had just developed mal adaptive behaviors over the years, and hadn't learned functional strategies or tools to deal with life's challenges and my non-serving limiting beliefs.

Last but not least, I didn't know that change is supposed to feel hard, that you're supposed to feel uncomfortable, and that it's okay to be afraid, but you push forward anyway!

And this is how My Mission was Born!

In that moment I understood that everything I'd done in my life, all my experiences, challenges, work, family, was to prepare me for this.

I decided that day that I would help adults overcome their trauma and teens develop the skills and principles that would lay the strong foundation they need to succeed in life.

I feel honored to do what I do because good mental health is something we need now more than ever. 1 in 5 people affected by conflict is estimated to have a mental health disorder, and 'don't we all suffer conflict in life?'

 

An important fact is that about 50% of mental health disorders start by the age of 14.

 

That is troubling when our youth are the future of our communities, countries, and the world.

If we want to make the world a better place to live in then we need to give our children the tools they need to become strong, responsible, independent, mature and able to make the right choices for their lives and for our societies, for humanity.

Families contact me because their teen is depressed, unmotivated, addicted to social media, video games, etc, or having conflicts, and challenges either at school, or home with personal relationships.

I am able to help them with their behavior because I teach them how to change their bad habitual habits and control their thoughts, through developing a 'Growth Mindset.'

I know, you have worried about your teen's happiness, and his/her ability to cope in the real world.

 

I know you have tried to help your teen by doing things for them, or letting them have their way all with the hopes that things will get better.

Maybe you have tried a therapist, and medication and are not sure that it's really working.

 

By giving your teen the opportunity to develop these necessary skills they will be able to develop the character they need to face life's challenges. 

They will feel excitement because they now have the skills to help themselves.

They will feel empowered and full of confidence.

Coaching is the best gift you can give your child.

A teen's mindset (personal development) will make a greater impact on his life than his career choice, what school he chooses to go to, or where he goes to work, because none of those things will determine the quality of his life. 

His self-awareness, ability to communicate, solve problems, and confidence in himself is what will. 

You will be giving him/her the gift of success that will last for a lifetime.

Let's make 2022 a Success!

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