Hello, it’s Lindy, the “junior” partner of this mother-daughter business, Legacies Life Coaching and Consulting. And also the mother. I thought I’d take a moment to share about how I got into this gig.
Her Dad and I have watched alongside as Amy studied to be a pastry chef, worked her way to her “dream job,” and then began to despair that she had minimal-to-no contact with the ultimate consumers of her creations. Her move from that field into further education toward directly helping people was a natural one.
As Amy began to plan her coaching practice, she started talking to me about helping her with the administrative side of starting a business. We agreed to work together and began discussing the details. As we talked, it became clear that taking a multi-generational approach to the coaching could be fun and really quite powerful. I signed up for training so I could learn how to coach in addition to keeping up with the paperwork.
So Legacies Life Coaching and Consulting was born, combining all her education, expertise and preparation with my “life experience.” We chose the name Legacies because our ultimate desire is to help people make peace with the legacy they’ve inherited and work toward leaving a positive legacy for those who will come after them.
My resume? I married after college graduation and we moved across the country, moved back home, raised kids, welcomed grandkids, buried parents, and now care for my mother. I’ve been an entrepreneur, an employee, and a volunteer. I’ve taught classes, headed committees and organizations, and spoken publicly on 3 continents. I’ve faced a cancer diagnosis with survival rates recorded between 0 and 12% (depending on the study you read) and grappled with all the ramifications of that for me and my family.
And now I’ve completed Coach Academy International. It was an intense ride! Turns out I’m fortunate to live in a big city because I didn’t have to travel, but the class participants were from all over the country and abroad. While I’ve been reading up on Life Coaching practices, this course included a lot of face-to-face practice and feedback, which is so different from reading about it. The other participants and I realized that we were a roomful of high-compassion people who were all very motivated to help others. We also learned the value of fresh perspective on issues or goals that might not even seem major, but still hold us back. I truly enjoyed and benefited from participating on both sides of coaching sessions. I was amazed at the common ground we all found in our very varied life experiences.
I learned about the steps, methods, and process to coaching. There are competencies to master and much more to learn, of course. But as of now I’m officially, formally trained, and I also have tremendous confidence in my partner. We look forward to working with clients in individual and group settings to work through the life transitions that we all face, from first launching into adulthood on through advanced age.
Get in touch! We’d love to help you understand how Life Coaching can help you.