Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call.
I got my nerve up and made one, and it changed the direction of my life.
Here’s what happened.
Back in 2019, I met a friend for coffee. She told me she had just completed her coaching certification and thought I would make a great coach too.
Fear, overwhelm, and lack of confidence best describe how I immediately felt as I slammed on the brakes without giving the idea any real consideration. Then, as I mulled it over during the next few days, I realized coaching just might be the career I had been looking for as I sought a feeling of fulfillment missing since my transition from running a busy household to tending an empty nest.
So I made the call. I completed the program. I got my certification. And then I dedicated my practice to helping women who were just like me–who had funneled all their time and energy into running their active family and their busy home–and now needed to figure out the rest of their lives.
Hi there, I’m Marcie and I’m an Empty Nester.
When my three kids were young, I spent all my time tending to the needs of my busy family (twins included!) I lost track of my sense-of-self. I always thought I could do more and be more, but had no idea how to break free of how I was showing up in the world.
After they left the nest, who was I, if not defined by my family, and who did I want to become?
It makes so much sense for me to coach women who are about to enter, or who have already entered, their Empty Nest years.
Talking out loud to a professional coach really helps. Often, at the end of coaching sessions, clients tell me what a “relief” it is to get “it” off their chests, whatever “it” may be.
There’s something about articulating a problem or concern–assigning actual words to whatever is bothering you–that takes it out of the abstract column where things that are nagging at you live, transforming it into a problem that might actually be met with a solution.
Life coaching has become my passion because I know it can work.
It worked wonders for me.
Coaching empowered me to overcome my self-doubt about bridging from an old life to a new one. It has become my passion because I know it can work.
When I was a child, my father suffered from heart disease. That experience had a huge impact on the person I became and the career I chose. His illness allowed me to learn about compassion, and taught me to be supportive, caring, and empathetic.
Before I was a coach, I had a 20-year career as a professional organizer. Organizing was a great choice for me; it allowed me to fulfill my need for calm, order, and reduced stress.
I apply much of the skill set I used as an organizer to my coaching practice. Both are about clarity; whether you are decluttering a closet or becoming aware of your inner purpose. When you allow someone the opportunity to talk without judgment or advice, and are able to figure things out, inspiration happens, and relief follows.
When I’m not helping women thrive in the next stage of their life, you’ll find me enjoying off-the-beaten-path travel with my husband and three grown children, walking through street fairs, square foot gardening, and my new favorite outdoor sport, pickleball.
Getting ready for that empty nest can be filled with uncertainty, but it doesn’t have to be.
To start living your best life right now, schedule a free, 30-minute discovery call with me to learn more.