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A Journey Across the World: How a Massive Leap of Faith Led Rima Desai to Life Coaching

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/14/19 8:00 AM

Rima Desai is respected in the field of Psychology, holding a Master’s degree from her home country of India and fully dedicating her career to helping others. When she moved her family to the United States in 2011, however, her education was not able to be used in her new home and she couldn’t do the work she loved as a counselor.

“My life and my daughter’s life were endangered in massive mob riots in Africa. We had burnt up all our savings just to migrate to the USA. We were looking for a secure place to live,” Rima tells us, “I faced a lot of depression from culture shock. Being a person who is very passionate about psychology and my work, it was a huge blow to my well-being.

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Topics: Psychology, national life coaching month, Life Coaching, Great Graduates, Meditation

Kim O Spreads Self-Love and a Divine Message with her Coaching Business

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/13/19 8:00 AM

Kim O has always possessed a drive to help others.

When she enrolled in college, she pursued Psychology with the hope of becoming a counselor and affecting major positive changes in the lives of others. However, Kim found herself sidetracked by her own low self-esteem and put off finishing her degree hoping that her marriage would bring her fulfillment.

Though that ultimately wasn’t the case, something else amazing happened!

Kim tell us: “I made really poor decisions for a long time, until the message about loving yourself resounded from everywhere.  I had been living life as a victim, and then I learned that victimhood was a choice. I was powerful!”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, spiritual studies, entrepreneur

Never Stop Learning: Roann Monson on the Power of Finding New Passions at Any Age

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/12/19 8:00 AM

Roann Monson re-defines 80!

After 30 years of working in the ASU library, Roann retired on a Friday evening and came to work in the SWIHA Bookstore the following Monday morning. She then enrolled in Western Herbalism, a two-year program that is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous herbalism programs in the country.

“People travel here from out of state to study herbalism here at SWIHA. I learned so much from the herbalism program. In fact, I drink rosemary tea every morning for memory,” reports Roann with great pride.

Also a graduate of SWIHA’s Spiritual Studies certificate, Roann is proud to say, “I was ordained as a minister in the very first class of students that KC Miller, the school founder, was able to ordain as ministers.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, yoga, western herbalism, spiritual studies

A Joyful, Fulfilled Life: Lori Beard Empowers Women to Dream and Achieve

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/10/19 8:00 AM

Since she was a teenager and even after becoming a stay at home mom, friends would seek out Lori Beard for assistance. “I enjoyed sharing my guidance due to my life’s experiences and interest in human behavior and the roots of those behaviors,” she tells us.

As the mother of eight children, Lori was ready to go back to school when her youngest child went into kindergarten. She received her Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapist certifications from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts out of her desire to guide, transform and impact lives.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, clinical hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Great Graduates

Get Out Of Your Own Way: Mitch Rustad Helps Others Break Negative Patterns and Find Happiness

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/9/19 8:00 AM

Mitch Rustad’s journey to becoming a Life Coach was a natural evolution of his passion for personal development and transformation. After a profound experience helping a close friend navigate a severe life crisis, he was inspired to take his interest a step further and pursue an education at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Holistic health, Holistic wellness, Great Graduates, Positive Thinking

Jillian Holper Feels ‘Empowered and Humbled’ to Witness Miraculous Shifts as a Life Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/7/19 8:00 AM

When Jillian Holper first enrolled at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, she kept telling everyone she knew: “‘It’s as if the Universe materialized a school just for me’. I was almost in shock the first couple of months!”

Jillian completed the Mind-Body Transformational Psychology degree program and believes Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy have been the tools with which she’s created the best version of herself.

“It has allowed me to understand the way humans operate on a deeper level than I could've ever realized,” she says, “Most importantly, it’s given me the absolute honor of seeing what incredible things we can do when someone holds the space for us to heal. Miraculous things occur when we connect to our own innate wisdom and healing.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, clinical hypnotherapy, entrepreneurship

Small Shifts, Big Changes: Lifestyle Trainer James Patrick on Becoming Who You Want to Be

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/6/19 8:00 AM

“At some point, everyone needs a coach,” explains James Patrick, “Life happens to us all and sometimes the best tool to have is someone to listen and support. It makes things a little clearer and a little less complicated.”

Seventeen years ago, James stopped at a deli in upstate New York and something curious caught his eye: a SWIHA class calendar! He paged through it and was immediately drawn to Life Coaching. What piqued his interest even more was that he’d already been planning a move to Arizona.

“I came to visit and tour the school, however I didn’t officially sign up until 2007.  Per the quote by George Bernard Shaw, I was still busy finding myself in who I thought I was supposed to be versus creating myself into who I chose to be.“

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Topics: Life Coaching, entrepreneur, Great Graduates, Personal Trainer, healthy living

Glitter, Goals and Goddesses: Sharon Rose On Her Conscious Coaching Style

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/5/19 8:00 AM

Sharon Rose lights up any room she enters—and it’s not just an illusion; it’s her signature glitter makeup! She finds her power in feminine energy and leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes. That simple philosophy has become the foundation for her successful coaching business, The Soul Stylist.

“To me Life Coaching is the space where we can finally take full responsibility for how our life turns out,” she says, “The practice opens you up to see the experiences, emotions, people, and life itself from all perspectives. There is no room for blame or shame, only acceptance and forward movement.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, yoga, Great Graduates, healing arts, entrepreneurship

The “Will” to Succeed: Business Mentor Will Zecco Gets Honest About Entrepreneurship

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/4/19 8:00 AM

Will Zecco’s favorite question to ask budding entrepreneurs is: What are you willing to do, become or give up to find success?

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Topics: Life Coaching, entrepreneurship, Great Graduates, Holistic wellness, holistic business

Born To Be a “Life Coach” aka Spirit Guide – Becca Briley’s Story

Posted by KC Miller on 1/3/19 8:00 AM

Some people get messages very early in life that they are destined for greatness.  This is the case for Becca Briley.  When she was a little girl about eight years old she had a very powerful and beautiful vision. It was no ordinary dream!  “It felt so real,” recalls Becca tapping into a very vivid and visceral memory.  “Jesus himself appeared to me, at bedside, with the simplest of message: 'You Can Fly.'”

Becca continues: “Even then I knew humans do not fly, yet those three words have served as my life’s marching orders. In the vision, I stepped to my windows ledge and felt the most liberating sense of freedom. I jumped into the wind that carried me to elevations only winged creatures were capable of.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, yoga, Great Graduates, spirituality

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