“There are a lot of different types of coaches out there and a lot that spent more time learning marketing than how to be a strong coach,” Tami Sharp, creator of The F You Point, tells us, “For me, life coaching is like hiring a personal trainer for your soul. Sure, if you want to get in shape you can do it on your own. However, if you want to expedite the experience, have deeper and more noticeable results in less time, you hire someone that's been trained to help you push past your limits and holds you accountable for achieving your goals.”
Tami lived on Maui, taught classes on spiritual healing and essential oils before moving to Arizona. She found Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and was immediately drawn to the Mind Body Transformational Psychology degree, choosing concentrations in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, and Reiki.
“It chose me,” she insists, “It all happened fast and I was a full time student in less than three days of being drawn to it ‘randomly’.”
“When I started, I followed the lessons I learned and followed protocol. However, quickly out the gate I got very unique clients, and we are taught to meet our clients where they are,” Tami continues, “A lot of my clients were in very dark spaces. Depression, addiction, trauma, abuse, unique lifestyle choices, etc. I had to get creative to resonate with people that didn't understand standard SWHA-type communication.”
Tami utilizes her knowledge to hold space for the depths of anger, pain, resentment and shadow sides. She walks them step-by-step through all of the levels of vibrations starting with guilt and shame and,eventually, forgiveness, compassion, and love.
“I'm not the coach for everyone,” she admits, “and I'm okay with that. There are a lot of very effective, love and light, soft coaches out there for people that need a soft approach. That's not me and not what my clients respond to.”
Tami uses a mix of Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and other tools.
“Sometimes, asking the right question to a client can rock their world and flip the whole narrative they've created,” Tami says, “I will often ask the same question three times. The first answer is usually the ego. The second answer is more of their heart. The third answer is usually their truth. That makes all the difference.”
Her favorite part of being a Life Coach? “I get to help people live healthier, happier lives, which then helps humanity as a whole rise in vibration.”
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