Recently, in a group, I was asked to state what industry I’m in. I came up with, “Empowerment speaker (4th-9th grade girls), online course creator (positive parenting), inspirational blogger, songwriter, transition coach.”
That “transition coach” really got me. I thought about all the people I’ve helped with 1-on-1 coaching and realized that I am called in at the times that people are in transition. I am guided to support them, often people I don’t even know, and I work with them and come alongside them until they are fully on the other side and then our time is over. We continue to remain connected but that urgency that came over me, to be there for them through that time, it just disappears as effortlessly as it showed up.
I have followed so many coaches and have been connected to so many coaches and I realize that what I am is something different. There is a spiritual aspect that guides me to those who are meant to work with me and I am following the urgency to show up more in that area. I knew when I was in school for counseling that I was meant to coach and that therapy, although powerful and necessary, was not my route. I was meant to coach, and those who’ve come into my life through various means and routes —and I’ve been blessed to help so many— I now, see and accept that I get to do this and give as well as receive.
I have been coaching people for free for decades and now I walk into this new area of my life where I charge my worth. I know I am worthy, and that I have a gift. I am excited as I reflect back on all the people I’ve helped, all the people I was led to help, and all the ways they are better for it. I am grateful to step into this area of my life and allow all the old beliefs to swirl away and to accept that I now get to be more and do more and show up more in my life. I have desired this for over a decade. And now I am saying, “Yes. I am ready. I am Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist, your Transition Coach.” If you feel led to work with me, I am open to a conversation. Message me on my Marlene Dillon Empowerment Specialist page. Details coming soon.