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April Sanchez Answered Her Heart’s Call and Became an Empowering Life Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/22/19 8:00 AM

Serendipitously, April Sanchez found her calling while working in...a call center!

She tells us: “After being promoted to a team manager, I had a team of customer service agents that I conducted daily coaching and motivation with. I began to learn about a gift that I never realized I had. The performance of my team excelled and each of the individuals on my team grew, both professionally and personally.”

April wanted to continue to grow in her career and took positions that she thought she’d enjoy and be challenged by. However, she craved more one-on-one time coaching and motivating others than the positions provided and began to feel unmotivated and purposeless with the work she was doing.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Reiki, Holistic wellness, national life coaching month

Rocio Castellanos Empowers and Inspires Others Through Coaching and Holistic Healing

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/21/19 8:00 AM

Rocio Castellanos spent twelve years working in the medical field, and loved that she was able to merge her passion for helping others in to her career. However, after a decade of that work, she began to feel as though there was something more she should be doing.

“I just didn’t know what it was,” Rocio explains, “I now realize this is when my spiritual awakening began taking place..., I followed my heart and intuition, and then came across an ad for SWIHA on one of my social media accounts. I looked into it, I ordered a class catalog and before I knew it I had an interview with one of the advisors!

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

Divine by Design: Stefanie Winzer Discovered Her Purpose as a Life Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/20/19 8:00 AM

Stefanie has always been drawn down paths that lead to helping others. She considered many counselling and psychology programs, but none of them seemed to fully resonate with her vision of service. Then, in 2016, a thought popped in to Stefanie’s head: “What if I’m meant to be a Life Coach?”

Like most ideas that just ‘show up’, I ignored it,” she admits, “Call it destiny or the internet tracking bots: SWIHA started showing up in my [social media] feed. So, I surrendered, made the appointment and went in for a tour. I was all in, hook, line, and sinker!“

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Holistic wellness, national life coaching month, Women's Coaching

Helping Women Heal: Reane Russell Defined Her Niche & Cultivated A Successful Coaching Venture

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

Reane Russell was searching for a purpose. All she knew at that time was that she wanted to help people, give back to the community, master her own healing, and make money doing it. She began researching career paths, programs and schools that matched her heart song, but began to get discouraged when none of them fully resonated.

“I was almost ready to give up. I simply could not find a program that felt right,” she tells us, “Until one morning at about 2AM, I discovered SWIHA. Within a few moments of exploring the website, my heart was on fire. For the first time in my life, I was looking at college program that filled me with passion, joy, and had a profitable outlook! I called admissions the next day and enrolled immediately!”

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

Dark Night to Bright Light: Maribel Hernandez Inspires Change in Her Coaching Clients

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/18/19 8:00 AM

Four years ago, Maribel Hernandez was quickly climbing the corporate ladder at a large company and making great money. She knows that, for some, that is the ultimate goal. She explains to us, though: “I was miserable. My body was giving me signs that it was under too much stress. I was on edge. I wasn’t eating or sleeping well. I had been through a massive life-changing experience and had embarked on a ‘dark night of the soul’.”

During her search for health and happiness, Maribel was invited to a restorative yoga class and immediately fell in love with the practice. She began taking workshops and one-on-one yoga coaching to expand her knowledge and dedication to yoga.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Reiki, yoga, national life coaching month, Intuitive Angel Guide

Erin Murray Creates Heart-Centered Partnerships With Her Life Coaching Clients

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/17/19 8:00 AM

Erin Murray believes that her life’s purpose is to serve the greater good, and she’s devoted the last fifteen years of her life to an education in many realms of holistic healing including Metaphysical Science, Reiki, and Intuitive Guidance. Erin knew she wanted to add Life Coaching to her repertoire, so she began to research programs that aligned with her mission, and found Southwest Institute of Healing Arts!

“It was the BEST decision that I made,” she tells us, “and the online course was exactly what I had been looking for.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, Reiki, national life coaching month, Intuitive Guide, Online student, Intuitive Angel Guide

Jennifer Emperador Quit the Corporate World to Create a Compassionate Coaching Business

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/16/19 8:00 AM

In 2010, Jennifer Emperador quit her job of ten years after realizing it didn’t fulfill her, and it was that brave plunge into the unknown that became the catalyst for some major positive change!

“The idea of going back to the corporate world was unfathomable,” discloses Jennifer, “During my soul-searching journey, I was invited to SWIHA’s Gifts & Graces and as soon as I walked through the doors, I knew I was home.”

Jennifer is a self-proclaimed “SWIHA Lifer” and has taken many programs, including Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Yoga Teacher Training. She’s also a member of our Admissions team, lending her first-hand experience to future practitioners. The pursuit closest to her heart, however, is her coaching business Sol Discovery.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, yoga, PTSD, national life coaching month, Yoga for PTSD

Michele Root Enhances Her Hypnotherapy Sessions with Life Coaching Techniques

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/15/19 8:00 AM

Once upon a time, Michele Root worked as an employee for a large company that supported veterans. While attending a leadership program where each participant was assigned a coach, Michele was introduced to the concept of Life Coaching

“I found myself coaching my coach!” she tells us, “I immediately knew I needed to learn more."

As Michele thought more about it, she felt called to help military men and women transition back to civilian life and needed to find a program to help her attain that.

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

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

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

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