Cherise Williams feels like her whole life was leading her to the point of enrolling in the Life Coaching program at SWIHA. She says she went through a lot of hard times in life, experiencing sexual abuse, emotionally and physically abusive relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, and self-loathing. However, she always felt she had a purpose, that she was supposed to do something life changing and helpful to other people. Like many other life coaches experience, Cherise feels like she’s been a coach all her life! She says this about SWIHA: “I've been officially coaching now for about six months and I'm loving every single moment! The program at SWIHA gave me the confidence and tools needed to not only continue to help myself but to be able to serve others in a professional and profound way.”
Out of all the tools she learned to utilize in the life coaching program, Cherise likes The Wheel worksheet the most. By showcasing eight major areas of life and using a grading scale to rate the client’s current level of satisfaction, it really helps them to visualize the specific areas that need some work. She has noticed that most of her clients tend to fit in one of the following categories. “The first is one who has come out of their own healing journey to find themselves, yet still feel a little lost and missing that spiritual spark in their life or are ready to embark on a spiritual journey, but need some guidance. I help these clients find the balance in their lives to incorporate a spiritual practice, as well as helping them find their spiritual voice. The second niche would be spiritual entrepreneurs and sacred business owners. I help these clients get passed any blockages they may be feeling and help them balance being a spiritual person who also happens to be a business professional.”
Cherise tells other students in the program that being a life coach is incredible and beyond thrilling and humbling to be there helping someone along their journey. “It is so special to witness someone light up as they progress on their soul journey. Knowing that you helped them find that light, or connecting with others in this way is such an amazing feeling. There really isn't anything like it. As a life coach, not only are you helping to positively change the life of someone else, you yourself grow and change in a positive way. That was an incredibly pleasant surprise for me.”
The community and tribe that Cherise experienced at SWIHA was “amazing”, while she was in school and after. “I've made so many connections and friends through this school. SWIHA really cares about its students and graduates and really want to see us all succeed. Anytime you need a little help, guidance, or support you can reach out to the school or fellow students and graduates. I've felt supported from day one, and continue to feel this way.”
This life coaches leaves you with one of her favorite quotes:
"Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder."