Coaching: 1-on-1 coaching with Coach Amy McGrath
Why did you decide to
pursue coaching with Frame of Mind Coaching?
My acupuncture business was not going as I
would have liked. I kept trying to fix things externally by spending my time,
energy and money on new marketing programs and networking groups. After a while,
I realized that the changes I needed to make were within me, specifically within
my mindset and my beliefs. I noticed that I continued to get stuck in a
negative emotional state, and that I was afraid to be true to myself. I sought out coaching because I felt like I wanted
What was your coaching
My coaching experience was amazing! Amy was
incredibly kind, compassionate, and she walked by my side during the whole
process. Unexpectedly, I ended up going through the most difficult time of my personal
life shortly after I began my coaching, and I thought I was going to have to
quit the program. However, my coach helped me see that it all ties together -
my personal life, my business and career, my beliefs, and ultimately my own
happiness. I came to realize that I have the same underlying beliefs in all
areas of my life. My coach became my greatest advocate, a source of strength,
and she helped me stay grounded through what was probably the most difficult
time of my life.
Was there anything that
surprised you about yourself going through coaching?
I had always thought that I was "stuck," and
that I had to live life with the hand that I was dealt, but that has turned out
to be completely false. Throughout coaching, I was constantly surprised by my
own potential and my ability to improve my circumstances. I was also surprised by
how much my own thinking contributed to my unhappiness and stress.
What did you take away
I learned so much from my coaching
experience. The main thing was learning how to examine my thinking in an
objective and helpful way, and to recognize the thoughts and beliefs that
prevented me from succeeding. Becoming aware of my thoughts released me from getting
stuck in my own emotions and negative thought patterns. I also learned how to
"trade-up" my thinking - a strategy whereby you replace your thoughts with ones
that serves you better. I cannot describe how valuable this tool has been for
me. I use this every day; in my job, while playing sports, during exercise, while
socializing with new people, and most importantly during times of stress.
How did journaling
affect your coaching experience?
Journaling has become one of the greatest
tools I use to help me with personal growth. It allows me to examine my words
and evaluate myself in a safe but effective way. It has become a great
emotional outlet during times of stress, and has allowed me to work through
problems in my life while mentally cataloging events and thoughts.
What would you tell others about
coaching with FOM?
You can push and try as hard as possible to
change the outside world, but when you focus internally on your thinking and
beliefs, that is when change truly occurs in your life and happiness starts to
flourish. The happiness you continue to experience as a result of working with
a Frame of Mind Coach far outweighs the cost of the program.