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.
Catrin Atkins is one of the coaches we found and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her bravery and dedication to help others understand themselves a little better. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Catrin Atkins:
Name: Catrin Atkins
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to regain clarity and focus over their life.
How they can help: By using techniques like CBT, NLP and often intuition.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We’re doing we thank you, so grateful to have two dogs to walk each day to give us some routine and so happy to have the flexibility of working from home!
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
If anything I was a little busier, especially over the summer of 2020 when people started realising they had more time to think about what they wanted in life.
Working from home was a bit of a challenge initially but I soon found my groove.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
1. That the little things in life really are worth celebrating.
2. That family and friends make all the difference.
3. That it’s OK to ask for help.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
As with everything, once I changed one thing, everything changed!
I spent up until 5 years ago not knowing what I wanted to do with my life and then me and my husband set up a software business together, I then set up a women in tech group as well as a life coach business.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Probably my disability. I have Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus which cry basically means that I walk with crutches.
Both society’s limitations and my own learnt behavior has at times made things harder for myself than they needed to be.
That’s what I Iike about being in the coaching industry, as much as I’m helping my clients, I’m also helping myself work through limiting beliefs and upper limit problems all the time!
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I use a variety of techniques such as NLP, CBT and good old intuition to help each person individually.
Oh and most of my clients are Welsh speakers and I offer my services in both Welsh and English.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
(not sure how to answer that)
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Clarity and focus.
They like and understand themselves much better.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Listening twice as much as I speak.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Be your own best friend. You can’t hate yourself into a version of yourself that you like.
Be nicer to yourself. Always.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
That I can do pretty much anything I want to if I’m determined enough.
That life will always have curveballs but it’s the journey that counts, not the destination.
Your final thoughts?
No final thoughts.
Where Can You Find Catrin Atkins?
If you want to get in touch with coach Catrin Atkins you can do that via her LinkedIn profile.
It was an honor having this interview with her.