Lorie Thompson is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her honesty and kindness.
She has dedicated her life to inspiring change and transformation in those she guides. Her journey into coaching began with a long standing passion for helping others, but it was a divine nudge from God and the support of her pastor that led her to embark on her entrepreneurial path.
She firmly believes that self esteem is the cornerstone upon which all other goals can be built. As the founder of Footprints Life Coaching, her approach is as unique as the individuals she serves. Recognizing that each client is distinct, she tailors her coaching style to suit their specific needs.
She struggled with her own self esteem. Despite facing daunting trials and tribulations, her unwavering faith and the love for her children provided the resilience to triumph over adversity. Now, she’s on a mission to instill the same unwavering self esteem in her clients, emphasizing that everyone possesses the potential to achieve their dreams, no matter their insecurities. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Lorie Thompson:
Name: Lorie Thompson
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to improve their self esteem, get clarity for their goals and reach their goals.
How they can help: Through coaching and sharing examples from personal experiences.
First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?
We did reasonably well during the pandemic, we believe that God sustains everyone you just have to be willing to do what it takes.
And during the pandemic, it was all about following the direction that was given to you and then also following God’s word.
How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
At the time of the pandemic, we were not in business, so it did not affect us at all.
And at this point, seeing as how do to most things being virtual, I don’t believe that it will affect us in any way going forward either.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
There were so many lessons to be learned during the pandemic…
I don’t know that there are any big or small because one of the epicenter that was put out there was that you needed to wash your hands and if you think about that particular thing, it makes you question why weren’t you washing your hands before…
So I would say, one of the things is to love your family today because tomorrow may be too late.
And the funny thing is, I love my children, I love my children wholeheartedly.
There is nothing that they couldn’t ask me for that I won’t try to do and get for them, so I think it’s just…
The biggest thing is to love today, don’t wait till tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I’ve been coaching for quite a long time.
It’s currently that I decided to start my business after being pushed in a direction by not only God, but my pastor.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
My biggest obstacle in life is my self esteem.
I’ve encountered and endured so much in life that my self esteem was torn down so bad to where the average person will want to in their life, but I’ve had so much faith that it was just never an option for me.
And outside of that, my children also gave me that extra thing I needed to live for.
And between my children, my faith, that’s what I am basing my practice on because I need people to understand that no matter what you’re dealing with or are going through in life, you have a lot to live for.
And it does start with your self esteem because people feel like they’re not pretty, they’re not tall enough, they’re not thin enough to do things… and they really are.
And that’s what I’m here to help them with!
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
Since I just recently started my coaching practice: Footprints Life Coaching, we are currently still getting everything together and looking for new clients.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I think each and every coach is unique in the way they approach each and every client.
Because no client is the same as the previous client or the next client.
So each client will be approached in a different way.
So as I stated previously, my Niche is self esteem, so we’re going to start there because I need to know that the person that I’m dealing with right then and there that’s in front of me that their self esteem is intact.
That’s men that’s women that are young adults are teens.
Everyone’s self esteem may have taken some sort of impact so we have to start there so you can know that whatever goal you’re trying to reach, it is reachable.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
The benefits that the client gets is number one we’re going to start with what goal are they trying to reach.
And by the end of our sessions they are going to be able to reach that goal.
And or know what it’s going to take to get there.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
I have written books, and I’ve done a YouTube channel for a smile at the time.
So therefore, I am very transparent almost translucent, and there’s nothing that I am not ashamed of sharing with them so they will know that I am truly there with them through this walk.
And I think that anybody that’s not willing to share the deepest dark secret shouldn’t be a coach.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
I would tell everyone you are beautiful, you are you, there’s no one better than you!
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
Love today don’t wait till tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.
Your final thoughts?
Each and every person that you come in contact is a potential client for myself and every time I per se open my mouth I’m actually given each person a little piece of not only myself, but of my practice and my coaching style.
So no matter where I go, no matter what I do, I have to always remember again.. Each person is a potential client that I come in contact with.
But also knowing that fact, I still have to also remember that my self esteem is also in danger when I come in contact with those people as well.
So I also have to make sure that I am continuously working on my self esteem as well.
Where Can You Find Lorie Thompson?
If you liked this interview and if you would love to see how Lorie can help you, go to App.Delenta.com/ta/@fplc2023 and contact her.