Chris Covington is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with him. He impressed us with his strength of character and dedication.
He is a seasoned professional who always had passion for helping people find their purpose and life more aligned with their best selves. From mental health to sports teams, corporate organizations, and non profits, his journey of helping has spanned over 15 years.
His passion for helping individuals unlock their potential has evolved into a career dedicated to fostering holistic well being. Beyond his professional endeavors, he embarked on a personal odyssey, overcoming health challenges that could have derailed his path. Battling a debilitating back condition, he defied conventional recommendations of surgery and injections, opting for a holistic approach that centered on nutrition, exercise, and supplements.
He is “a genuine country boy” whose coaching approach reflects transparency and a commitment to kindling his clients’ passion, purpose, and future. For those who engage in person, the integration of horses and other equine companions adds a profound dimension to the coaching, offering authentic feedback that illuminates unexplored areas. He doesn’t just offer coaching, he provides the tools to help individuals create the lives they were meant for.
Meet Life Coach Chris Covington:
Name: Chris Covington
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind, The Body
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to heal, strengthen their body and mind connection and optimize their life around their purpose.
How they can help: Through various coaching methods, techniques, and tools, sometimes using horses as guides for in person coaching.
First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?
We have been very blessed to maintain a healthy mindset and the pandemic emphasized the need for us to take control of the things that are truly within our control and to release the fear of “what if”.
How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
I felt the greatest impact to my clients was a significant disruption to connection.
While zoom communication ramped up, our need for authentic and healthy relationships failed to be met.
We saw a significant increase in poor nutrition, limited exercise, aversion to getting outdoors and connecting with nature and most importantly a fracturing of family and friends due to what appeared like polarizing perspectives.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
I think that the greatest lesson that I have learned would be that I have to take responsibility for my health and my life, because no one else is responsible or can save me from the unhealthy choices I make in my life.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I have been passionate about helping people to develop their strengths, and embrace their purpose for as long as I can remember.
I have worked with families, children, parents, and individuals in the field of mental health, as well as, sports teams, corporate and non profits organizations in the team building industry for over 15 years.
Over the course of the past few years I have been on my own journey to achieve an optimal mind, body and spirit and reconnecting with my purpose.
And I believe God is calling me to walk a new path as a health and life coach as I continue to purse my purpose of helping others to attain the life they were meant to live.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
I would consider my battle with my health to be one of the most significant experiences that has impacted the man I have become.
I had suffered for several years with back pain and had developed a bulging disc and two degenerative disc which led to intense pain that would leave me hunched over on a cane just struggling to accomplish my daily tasks.
I was encouraged to consider steroid injections and back surgery from several health care professionals multiple times but I was determined to find another way.
The pain finally increased to the point that I knew something had to change and I decided to explore the impact that nutrition, exercise and supplements might have on my back.
Over the last 7 years, I have been on a mission to explore any research I could find and listen to any health professionals who were focused on a holistic approach to healing and I have been able to reach a greater level of health than I have experienced in the past 20 years.
My hope is that I can help others to achieve their goals and pursue a growth mindset that allows them to explore every healthy approach to accomplishing their goals.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I have had the privilege of working with horses over the past 15 years and learning through my experience with my herd to develop simple and healthy habits that elicit powerful and effective results.
Healthy connection, challenge and change which leads to optimizing health, relationships and purpose.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I am an authentic country boy, what you see is what you get.
We all can need someone to come along and light a fire under us from time to time and I am committed to helping you spark your passion, ignite your purpose and shape your future.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
A deeper understanding of mind body connection and the tools to create the life you were meant for.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
For our clients who choose in person coaching we often see significantly deeper and more rapid progress when we engage our horses in coaching experience.
Receiving genuine and authentic feedback from our equine team can shine a bright light on the areas that we may be unaware of or avoiding.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
You only have one body… strengthen it.
You only have one mind… sharpen it!
You only have one life… optimize it!
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
To be a seeker of truth and to advocate for myself.
There are so many opportunities available to us today to learn and grow and I won’t take that reality for granted.
Your final thoughts?
Life is full of opportunity when we drown out all the noise and focus on our strengths.
If you are ready to take the next step towards the life that you meant for, then I’m ready to help you achieve it.
Where Can You Find Chris Covington?
If you liked this interview and if you would love to heal, strengthen your body and mind connection and optimize your life, go to https://www.lifeforgedcoaching.com/ and find out how Chris can help you achieve that.