When I tell people that I’m a Motherhood Coach I quite often get a blank look. Then if I say it’s a form of life coaching for mums, and they are even more confused.
Why would a mum need a life coach? What use does it have? Why would I pay for it?
The questions and more are what I get asked all the time so I thought I’d write a dedicated post about it clearing up some of the misconceptions about what I do and how I can help you.
What Is Motherhood Coaching?
The simplest analogy to this common question is by looking at Personal Trainers at the gym. Why do you use a personal trainer at the gym? Is it because you want to get fit, healthy and get the most out of your body? Is it because you acknowledge that PTs have been qualified in their field and know the easiest and safest ways to get the results that you want? Is it because you need someone to support and encourage you along the way? Or is it all of the above?
Well, I work in the same way. If you want to be happy, satisfied and get the most out of being a mum then use a motherhood coach. I have graduated as a life coach from an independent school accredited by the International Coaching Federation. I am an accredited Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Matrix therapies. I am also a Registered Nurse. Through my training process, I have been taught the skills that I can teach you to help you get the most out of life and the most out of being a mum. Plus I’m there to support you along the way, hold you accountable and share in your joy as you transform your life.
Life coaching has an almost endless application to life. There are business coaches, money coaches, relationship coaches, health and wellness coaches plus everyone in between. The development of Blissed Out Mums starts with a very personal story.
I am a single mum of three beautiful children. I separated very unexpectedly from my ex-partner when I was 28 weeks pregnant with DD2. It was stressful, messy and traumatic. I coped and I managed day-to-day but it wasn’t until I became frustrated with my ‘traditional’ psychotherapy that I searched for something different. I didn’t feel like I was moving forward. I was surviving, not thriving. I initially trained as a life coach in 2001 so I turned back to my training. I upgraded my qualifications, applied what I was learning to my life and I began to fly! Friends didn’t recognize me. I had so many wonderful comments about how happy I appeared – and the thing was, I really was happy. I absolutely love being a mum and find it the most satisfying and easiest thing I’ve ever done.
After experiencing the benefits first hand I knew that it was my life purpose to bring to bring life coaching to mums and develop programs that supported mums in being the type of mum they want to be and thriving in motherhood. So it was from here that Blissed Out Mums was born.
What Use Does Life Coaching Have For Mums?
I have designed my programs to solve the needs of mums everywhere. While the programs suit different people there are 3 common elements to all of them:
- Getting clear on the type of mum you want to be
- The importance of looking after yourself
- Utilizing relaxation and meditation techniques (yes there is a difference!) to help manage the inevitably challenging moments of being a mum.
My programs help mums get their kids to listen and to stop yelling at their children. in a direct 1:1 coaching environment I work with mums to help them manage specific behaviour problems in their children through to returning to work. Whether it’s my Calm Mummy Bootcamp, Communicating With Children Program or personalised 1:1 coaching, there is a solution for you. You can
I am not a ‘better’ mum that you. I do know how to help you get the best out of being a mum, how to apply action in your life to help you be the type of mum YOU want to be – not what anyone else wants you to be. I’m a mum, I’ve experienced the sleepless nights, the tantrums, the constant demands on you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And I love it. I have people tell me all the time that they don’t know how I do it. I always reply to them that to me it’s easy and that any mum can do it. You just have to believe in yourself. Know that you can do it, arm yourself with the tools and get on with it.
As A Mum, Is Life Coaching Worth The Investment?
If you ask this, my question back to you is, are you worth the investment? Is your family, are your children worth the investment? Is it worth it for you to be happy? Ultimately we always invest in things that are there to support us and move us forward. We invest in cars, houses (whether it’s owning or renting), schooling, in our health, in our friends and in our family.
If your fridge breaks down then you need to buy a new one, don’t you? It’s not a cost with its negative connotations but instead, it is an investment. A fridge allows you to store food that you otherwise would not be able to if you didn’t have refrigeration. It supports you investing in your families health by providing them with the nutrition that they need to grow and thrive. It allows you to have fun and indulge with the little treats that you hide in between the vegetables. I know you’ve got some chocolate hidden in there somewhere!
Why should investing in mum be any different? A mum is a backbone of a family. They are generally the primary caregiver (not in all circumstances though) and it is from them that children are born. As humans, we could not survive without our backbone. Our skeleton providing support for our body, protecting the spinal cord – the vital highway of the nervous system between the body and our brain. A mum is a backbone, the skeleton of the family unit. There to support, nurture and connect all the working parts ensuring that they all work together is a state of harmony, all working towards the same goal.
If the backbone is broken or bruised, how can the family work? How will it survive? How can a partnership between parents survive unless the backbone is strong? How can the children grow up to be nurtured, encouraged to achieve their best, to be loved and cared for? Is it worth investing?
In one word: YES!
I acknowledge that many families are mindful of their current financial position. I challenge you to think long term. If you are a parent for the next 50 years – how much would an investment break down to be each year, to each day, per child? A few cents a day? Is it worth it? Plus payment plans are always available.
Only you can answer that question…
And if you can’t, then I challenge you to ask – WHY aren’t you worth it? WHY isn’t your family worth it? Take finances out of it. Just think of you. Think of your family. Think of your children. Don’t they deserve to have a mum who loves being their mum and is the best influence and role model for them?
I love my job. I don’t even consider it a job, it is my calling, my purpose. I can do it every day all day without batting an eyelid. It comes so easy to me. I am motivated to help mums all around.
If you’re curious why don’t you get in contact and we can have a chat about how we can work together. Pop your details in here. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call me on 0432 936 867. Facebook Me.
Reach out for my help and I will deliver. There is no shame, no judgement, only loving support.
You can be the type of mum you want to be. I know you can. I believe in you. You are already doing an AMAZING job.
I’m blessed to be able to specialize in life coaching for mums, so why don’t you give me a call? Think of all the things you have to gain!
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