Welcome to our second #LikeABoss feature, celebrating those who go after their "why" and win! Every month, Rowan Coaching features the story of someone brave enough to ditch the shoulds and carve their own path to success. Today, we're particularly excited to introduce you to Rowan Coaching client Gaby Abrams, founder (and lead designer) of Casa Confetti Design Studio. Gaby is a lawyer-turned-mompreneur, and she knows how to #WomxnUp like a boss!
Guest Coach Louisa comments on flexible work situations, and offers some valuable tools for working away from a traditional work space. Find out about where she works, and how she makes it happen.
Welcome to our new feature, #LikeABoss, where we feature people who follow their "why" and win! For this installment, we are chatting with health coach, Julie Wojno. She ditched her 9-to-5 to pursue her business full-time, and is on a mission to help empower women to love their bodies, and live their most fulfilled lives.
Meet Jessica Trainor - a classically trained singer, voice teacher, and Career and Life Coach. She used to underpin this trifecta with a day job. But, she realized that if she kept treating her passions as a hobby (underpinned by a toxic work environment), she would not hit the goals she had for performance and teaching career. She ditched the traditional career path, hasn't looked back for almost a year, and just travelled for five weeks and worked remotely during that time. Here are some initial insights from her time away!
Say hello to Louisa Shepherd, a classically trained musician turned marketer turned non-profit director turned coach. She's somewhat of a chameleon which makes her a pro at navigating career jumps, bumps, and reinventions. I offered her a chance to share some tips for anyone trying to figure what's next, and here's what she had to say!
Today, I'm excited to share the 2nd in a series of interviews about coaching, featuring my former client and now apprentice, Jessica Trainor. Jessica is not having your shit, and I love it. She is a whip-smart, fiercely loyal, crazy talented, and a seriously fabulous brain-based coach in the making. A year ago, she was working as an office manager. Today, she is freelancing full-time as an opera singer, voice teacher, and much more while simultaneously training to become Rowan Coaching's next coach. I'm so proud of my clients, and Jessica is no exception! Since I've been training Jessica, I've been really interested to see her perspective transform from client to coach - which is not only something that inspires me, but something from which I learn! In that spirit, I had a few questions for her...
Today, I'm excited to debut the first in a series of interviews about coaching - starting with my beloved client of over 18 months, Lauren S. Lauren is a treasure of a human being. She is smart, original, creative, thoughtful, and dedicated. She's more than a little weird, in all the best possible ways. She's made a lot of brave choices on her journey, including not wearing makeup (or shaving), which we chatted about in Episode X of the podcast (listen to it here!). And she's about to finish her Masters at Columbia with a SICK children's television show pitch. I know how I feel about working with her (it's been a serious privilege), but I was curious to learn more about her experience of coaching. So I asked her a few questions...
My strengths lie in creative pursuits. I was used to coming up with the ideas that other people executed. It's not easy to juggle several business without a little help or a solid sounding board. Working with a coach helped me realized I could accomplish so much more just by slowing down and tackling a project piece by piece. Here's what I picked up by working with Colleen Star Koch and Rowan Coaching!