I alluded to some changes in my last post and this one is a doozy! This has been a tough decision to make, but I have decided to stop being a coach and start being a……
branding and web designer (and future developer)!
For those of you who don’t know, I created my brand and website as a coach all on my own (with some training) and I really, really enjoyed it, even more so than actually being a coach. I learned a ton in the process and had lingering thoughts of whether I could learn enough to do it as a freelancer in my spare time. Those of you who follow me closely have probably noticed my absence on my coaching social media platforms.
There’s a reason for this:
While I’ve loved being a career coach in the past, and I hesitate to give up the expertise and years of experience I’ve gained, I’m just not passionate about it anymore. For those of you who know me well, this is a VERY hard thing for me to say. But as a (now former, eeek!) career coach, I truly know the importance of letting go of an old professional identity in order to go after your next dream — even if that dream feels terrifying and out of your comfort zone.
With all of that, it is with crazy excitement that I announce that I am learning to code and design with Skillcrush. I did a ton of research on programs, and I think it’s the best fit for my goals and my life (for those of you who work with me in my day job, I’m not going anywhere!).
If you’re interested, I’ll be posting updates on my learning journey with Skillcrush here and on my social media channels. I’ll also be taking on some freelance projects to build my portfolio, so reach out if you want to chat! I have done branding design, web design, social media graphics, email newsletter set-up and design, landing pages, sales funnel designs – I’d love to help!
And for those of you thinking about taking a leap into the unknown, you can choose to be anyone you want to be. Don’t get stuck in your head and in your stories about yourself. The reason I’m posting this on all of my pages (personal and professional) is because I want to (1) have public accountability and (2) show people that it’s okay to move on from something and to try something new and uncomfortable. Stop looking to your past to plan out your future (unless you want the same old, same old). Just because you’ve never done it before doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Go listen to Episode #231 of The Life Coach School podcast: