Over 25 years of success in business isn’t the usual reason to forge a new career path, but that was the springboard that took Amy Earle from the high pressure world of sales to personal coaching.
“I got to this point where I knew how to do it, I knew how to run my own business, I was very successful,” says Earle. “Yet, all I felt was the pressure. . . . When I decided to leave my boss said, ‘Amy, have you ever thought about being a coach?’”
Earle admits her employer probably meant she should pursue a path as a teacher, or trainer, sharing her business and entrepreneurial skills. But, she found coaching to help people develop what they know was a more alluring opportunity.
Now, as a trained personal coach, Earle works with clients who are looking for change. She’ll bring her expertise to Sun Peaks on September 16 as a speaker for the Women’s Wellness Weekend.
“My niche is specifically women in small business but it tends to spill over into our personal lives,” says Earle. “So someone will come to me with, ‘I don’t know how to move forward, I don’t know why I’m not getting the success I anticipated,’ and then as we talk about who they are and how they show up, a little light will go off.”
Earle uses the method of archetypal awareness to help her clients better understand themselves, and see how they present to others. She helps them focus on what they know and how to use their knowledge, strategies and skills to move forward.
“What I want to talk about in the wellness weekend is how people can recognize the personality that they bring to their work and their life, how their experiences shape who they are when they show up every day and how you can change that.”
In her practice Earle begins with a discovery session where she and the client highlight areas of the client’s life to work on, they then discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s situation or business, followed by an identification of the values that are important to them. Those values need to be the basis of the decisions the client is making in business and life. Once this groundwork is laid, they begin regular coaching sessions.
“It’s my job to listen, to ask the powerful questions,” explains Earle, “to be a mirror so that the client can hear what they’ve said, then work with the client to be able to create some strategies to move forward to support new thinking. The thing about coaching is that it’s always client driven. I may come up with suggestions; the client chooses what’s best for them.”
Earle practices in Delta, B.C. Her Women’s Wellness Weekend seminar, “What your personal stories can teach you about your business life” will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hearthstone Lodge on September 16.
For more information on Amy visit http://amyearle.com