Closing The Door On Being A Coach
Making It Official: I'm no longer a coach
2020 will go down in the books as a memorable year. I have a feeling that this is one of those years for you, too.
It feels appropriate that I make this definitive announcement:
As of 2021, I am no longer accepting new clients in my career and life coaching practice. I have definitively stopped private coaching as of this year.
The truth is, over the last two years, I had slowly whittled down my work as a private practice coach.
The first year was to focus on my children and home renovations. The second year was to focus on my legal education as a 1L in law school and to manage my own private portfolio of investments.
Honestly, I wanted to see how law school went for me to make it "LinkedIn Official".
At first, law school was challenging, but then I managed to rise amongst the top of my class.
When I got my final GPA, which is spectacular, I knew that I would commit myself to my legal studies and close the door on this part of my life.
How My Book The Money Formula Changed My Vision of My Future
At my peak, I had over 240 active clients in my client roster. It was a lot of demand on my time, energy, and psychological bandwidth.
I published The Money Formula in 2018 and it changed my life in every way possible: for the better!
I realized where my truth wealth is and where my real happiness comes from. All as a result writing and using The Money Formula. I began to focus more and more on what I want to do and have.
There came a moment in my life where I realized that I was very busy making everyone else's dreams come true while ignoring my own.
I used every bit of my imagination and energy to help others change their lives. At the end of long days, there was not a moment for myself to imagine my next chapter.
When law school happened like a serendipitous fluke, I got to feel that excitement and deep sense of satisfaction that I had not felt in a long time.
The challenge, the friendships, the opportunities that arose out of law school lifted the wings of my soul. I had begun to feel that coaching wasn't something I wanted to do anymore. I had to get real and be honest with myself that coaching was a part of my journey, but not the purpose or modus operandi for my living.
quitting coaching was always a part of the plan - I just didn't know it yet
My original professional goal was to attend law school. I got an undergrad degree in International Affairs and Comparative Politics. Public policy and international trade for economic and social growth lights me up. However, the global economic meltdown of 2008 made pursuing a legal education financially impractical.
I kept that dream tucked away for 13 years. In the years since I graduated college, I had accomplished many personal goals which I feel will carry me forward into my new career.
I married the love of my life, Franck.
Traveled and experienced different cultures.
I became a French/EU citizen
I became fluent in French
Created two beautiful and bright children
Bought and renovated two homes.
Made investments in my financial future.
Built a strong private practice and help many people overcome seemingly impossible challenges and achieve incredible dreams.
Published several books.
Became a Reiki Master Teacher
Discovered my powerful intuitive abilities.
Became a hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner
Made many wonderful friendships and formed life long bonds.
I can honestly say that I never planned to quit coaching. I was conflicted for quite some time. But, I just knew I had to let it go if I am to focus on this unfinished dream of pursuing a legal career.
I Feel Good About Closing The Door
I can honestly say that I feel good about no longer accepting new clients. I am happy with the progress of all the clients I have served over the years. I know I did my best and gave it my all. My first client is now a CEO of an international company. I have coached mayors, top world class athletes, interns who became directors, and so forth. I have watched people grow.
And now, it's time for me to go on from this glory to the next.
To ensure that the break is clean, I have deactivated my Facebook and Instagram pages for Leslie Inc..
I will continue making my videos and blog available. I will write here from time to time. My books The Money Formula, merchandise and The Money Formula Academy will also be available to purchase. We will continue to service these aspects of the company in perpetuity.
Leslie Inc. will continue to exist as a corporate entity with other projects to come forward in time.
I am continuing my legal studies, my successful law school blog Law School For Visual Learners, and have since taken up English Horse Riding thanks to the encouragement of Daniel Beavers (my co-host on Valuable Insight). I'm enjoying life as an investor, wife, and mom. I can't wait to see what happens next.
What Are You Closing The Door On?
So, this is my big announcement.
The fat lady has sung.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Thank you to the friends, clients, and colleagues who have been with me on this incredible 13 year journey. I couldn't have done it without you.
Now, it's your turn. What are you closing the door on?
Let me know! I'd love to hear from you.