My Life's Purpose

I was standing on the train platform looking at my Facebook memories feed for that day when what to my wondering eyes should appear but the following declaration from seven years before:  I want to be a life coach. Chills. Pure chills. Because later that day - seven years after I had declared my intentions - I was interviewing for Seattle Coach, the area's leading training program. It was no coincidence. I could not believe I had waited seven years to follow my dream!

Fast forward a year plus forward and I have wrapped up my coach training and here I am, launching my coaching practice.

Seattle Coach Cohort 23
Last week was our final class day. We all went out to celebrate and bid each other farewell with tears and hugs. Not this girl, I was so stoic. Until I got home and looked at my certificate. Pride overwhelmed me. Throughout the program I've been coaching my classmates and willing clients. And I love it. It sets me on fire to see those ah-ha moments and walk with people as they journey to greatness.

As a writer, communicator and leader, all I've wanted to do is inspire people to achieve their greatness. As a coach, it's what I do. It is my life's calling.

So, what is a life coach? Well, first off, I don't have a whistle or clipboard. I don't yell plays. Through thoughtful conversation, I help people focus their ambition to build doable plans to build their dream life. The modern world can consume us. We are too busy, tired, stressed, to really listen to ourselves. We spend too much time trying to be this or that when we really don't want to be either.

As a coach, I work with clients to provide them a gracious space to reflect, plan and execute. The results are amazing. Being a part of it is humbling and it fulfills me to no end.

Now that training is complete, I'm offering below-rate packages to new clients. In coaching, we have found that four months is the sweet spot for a coach-client engagement. My four-month packages include the introductory session and eight coaching sessions.  I set no time limit to those sessions. Some times you hit the goal in 15 minutes, other times it takes longer. Between sessions I check in with you to make sure you're on track.

You see, life is short and amazing. We get one chance to knock it out of the park. Don't, please don't, waste this one chance by playing small. Jump, leap, dream - go for your goals.  Accept that you are worth the investment and don't let anyone (especially yourself) stand in your way. I waited seven years to follow my dream. I would hate for you to ever say the same.

If you want to learn more, be in touch at allisonkgregg@gmail.com or call my office at 206-429-2873. I'm online at www.allisongreggconsulting.com.

The accreditation I'm working toward is through the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org). Seattle Coach, my training program, can be found at www.seattlecoach.com.

Looking forward to this journey and sharing the good news with you all!

- Allison Gregg


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