We believe that being a life coach is really similar to being a superhero.
Each life coach is unique, like a superhero. They all dedicate their whole life helping people. Each with their own personal origin story and a special “superpower” they use to help others.
Most often, their superpower is first their greatest obstacle, and once they go through their own personal metamorphosis, they develop a skills to help others do the same. They uncover a truth that was within them all along. They transmute their flaws into their greatest strength.
Whatever it is, it’s a transformational process extremely similar like that of a Superhero.
And just like with the Avengers, we went on a mission to find all the unique life coaches with huge potential from all around the world and bring them together as the Earth’s Mightiest Supercoaches.
Emily Williams is one of the coaches we found and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Emily Williams:
Name: Emily Williams
Pillar: The Spirit
Who is this coach for: Mostly Women who are ready to empower their careers and find fulfillment.
How they can help: Empower Your Career and Self.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are all well thanks, I don’t believe there is anyone that has not been affected in some way by the pandemic, and for me 2020 has been the biggest transformational year of my life and I will always be grateful for the opportunities that have arisen out of the chaos.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
The pandemic has presented an array of challenges to my clients. Initially they had to adapt to a different working environment and the landscape changed with a greater focus on lone working and being glued to their laptops in awkward make shift offices within their living rooms.
The divide between work and home life has become blurred. Normally after a stressful day my clients would come home and unwind but now they struggle to shut off completely from their day jobs. The temptation to continue working is much greater than before the pandemic hit.
Additional, another source of increased stress is job security. A number of clients, as well as friends, family members and myself included, have had to face redundancy or witness their companies going under as a result of the pandemic.
The lack of stimulation also, has been having a detrimental effect of my clients health and wellbeing. Being cooped up all day and night, being focused on their laptops and being scared to venture out due to the threat of the virus has resulted in increased health issues; stress, depression, anxiety and in some extreme cases heart attacks.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
I have learnt that everything happens for a reason and to truly trust your gut instinct. The gut brain link is extremely powerful and can provide insight for all manner of eventualities, questions, situations.
If I had not listened to my intuition or been open to receive the significant amount of signs and coincidences that were occurring daily, then I would not have pursued life coaching and likely I would still been working in a job that was not fulfilling my ultimate goals which were to inspire, serve and empower.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
After experiencing huge stress, overwhelm and health issues for 14 plus years in my corporate roles for high end property developers, I finally sought help and realized that with support, strategies and tools I was able to transform my mindset and I learnt how to cope better in my job an within situations where I previously would have struggled.
I worked within the customer service departments, as I have always wanted to provide inspiration to others as well as to serve and to problem solve. However that desire in me was never truly fulfilled in my roles as I ended up caring too much at the detriment of my health; mainly the the stress led to burnout due to working all hours, being a people pleaser and not feeling valued for my hard work.
So at the beginning of 2020 I embarked on my coaching journey. I wanted to serve, inspire and empower my clients to reach their full potential. I was studying and coaching whilst still working full time and when the opportunity arose I jumped for voluntary redundancy.
Now, I coach and support corporate, professional and all manner of working women to learn how to live and cope differently within their careers, with the end result being to thrive and find fulfillment in their roles.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Looking back over my corporate career I would say that that in itself was a huge obstacle for me to overcome.
Particularly my 5 years working for a well known house building company who taught me so much about myself. I discovered from this role just how many limiting beliefs I was holding on to from my past, which combined with working within a male dominated, patriarchal company was really adding to the negative internal beliefs, thoughts and feelings I was holding onto. I had to overcome co workers projected jealousy, male ego’s, misogyny and unfair treatment in terms of career progression.
Without this experience however, I would not be where I am today, supporting other women who experience similar situations. I teach clients how to focus only on the things that they can control. Worrying about things they can not control is pointless.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I serve my clients with my unique ability to draw out of them the answers they seek to all and any workplace situations and conundrums.
I also elicit a one of a kind 1 on 1 Coaching Program tailored to my client’s individual needs. Crafted around four fundamental pillars that we cover over our 12 weeks together.
I serve working women who are lacking fulfillment and experiencing high levels of pressure in their jobs.
I provide support through coping strategies and mindset transformations as well as combining stress management tools to enable them to fully thrive in their roles.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I like to say that my coaching is different from the norm, because I combine my four pillar approach with a specific focus on increasing workplace wellness, productivity and positivity and stress reduction.
To summarize briefly the four pillar method I use within my coaching program:
When I first start working together with a client, we will begin with a clarity session where we get to know each other and discuss what they want and don’t want, what their goals are, what their life’s purpose is, who they really are and what’s been holding them back. This isn’t surface level stuff, we really dig deep and my clients are usually blown away but what comes up for them.
Within Pillar Two of the program, it’s about establishing what is really keeping my clients stuck and blocked from achieving their desired outcome. Then using a series of exercises and NLP. The Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques that we use will transform and reframe those unwanted beliefs and replace them with a new and empowering set of beliefs, which then influence and in turn alter their thoughts, habits and actions.
Belief work is about helping my clients reclaim their sense of worth and increase their confidence in their own abilities so they can move forwards towards they goals with ease.
The third pillar is all about energy. Our energy plays a huge role in how we show up in the world and what we are capable of achieving. Within my program I use a variety of different energy healing tools, strategies and techniques as appropriate, to help my clients release negative energy and feel more positive in themselves and what they are capable of.
The final pillar is about helping my clients identify the inspired action that will move them closer to their goals whilst keeping them in true alignment with themselves. I will teach them how to surrender to the process, trust themselves and trust that their desired outcome will arrive whilst learning how to deal with setbacks along their journey.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
The benefits that my clients will experience after working with me are:
A feeling of being more accomplished and purposeful within their life by working towards their goals.
They genuinely start to enjoy their job and find fulfilment every day, with stress, overwhelm and burnout being a thing of the past.
My clients will be able to cope and confidently handle difficult situations in their jobs, relationships and all situations that life throws their way.
They have a greater sense of freedom to control their thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions in situations.
They feel more balanced throughout their day between their job and home life. Having more positive energy and creating space for reconnecting with themselves.
They will start their working day in a positive, calm and confident manner, knowing that they are in control of their state of being and have learnt the tools and strategies to cope with any challenging situations that may arise.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I literally draw upon a vast array of tools in my toolkit with my clients.
Depending on the client, their beliefs and their openness, I may use some holistic techniques such as: Emotional Freedom Technique EFT, Chakra balancing, meditations, breathwork or forgiveness work.
On more of a personal level I prefer using neuro linguistic programming to really identify and reset those limiting beliefs.
Then on a practical side of things, I use a variety of stress management techniques and workplace wellness strategies.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Working with a life coach is an investment and typically I know when I have taken that step to invest in myself I have always made my money back.
I never ever regretted it! It tends to be the case that when you invest in yourself that’s when you have the biggest breakthroughs because you will show up, you will get the most out of each session, you will get the most out of the work you are doing.
For most people unfortunately they just can’t get the results they want on their own or from reading a self development book or by listening to a podcast or watching YouTube videos.
It’s only when they are working with a coach that they actually experience these massive shifts.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
To never let fear come between me and my dreams.
I use fear now as a source of fuel to propel me forward. When I start feeling fearful of a new pursuit then I have learnt to recognize that conquering the thing that is setting of the fear alarm, will not only reduce the fear itself but it will launch me closer to my goals.
Your dreams and desires are just the other side of your comfort zone.
Your final thoughts?
As a coach, I help clients get to know themselves better by uncovering their own insights and truths so they can reach the outcomes they want.
Much of the success of coaching is down to the trust we build in the coach to client relationship.
I offer one to one coaching sessions for women who are ready to shift something in their lives and their careers, no matter how big or small.
I offer a space where clients feel heard and support them to overcome their blocks, achieve their goals and find fulfillment.
Where Can You Find Emily Williams?
First, here is the website where you will find everything about Emily Williams and all her amazing coaching work.
Also, Emily is offering a powerful free self paced online course that is getting some serious result for her members. If you are interested please feel free to take a look here https://emilywilliamscoaching.com/high-thrive-vibes-freebie.
It was a pleasure meeting this wonderful human being and talking to her. If what she does resonates with you, check her.