With all of this free time on our hands, many of us are thinking about what we can do next? Can we use this opportunity to learn a new hobby or start a new career?
One woman who can help you is Ruth Wilson; she’s done both. After the coronavirus pandemic meant all her TV production work was cancelled for the summer, Ruth had a decision to make. She could wallow in her circumstances, or she could take a risk and build on a newly found skill. Thankfully, she did the latter and became a full-time life coach.
“The reason I started this was a pure gut feeling in my heart," she said. "When I lost my work, I felt sick to the stomach and then I realised, it wasn’t just me. I realised that would be everyone, I wouldn’t be the only one feeling like that, and my first thought was ‘I want to help, I want to show up’.
“So last year I had the opportunity to study as a life coach and to be honest, I sort of did it as a personal development thing initially, and I feel like it changed my life and it was amazing and I learnt so much about myself that as soon as all this kicked off, I was like ‘right, I just want to share this and I just want to help’.”
To do that, she’s offering a free consultation period for anybody to get in touch during this tricky and bizarre time. So if you have any concerns, any ideas, or perhaps are just looking for some clarity, Ruth promises she can help.
“Life coaching from my perspective and certainly what I offer is, I like to believe that my client is already whole, that they’re already perfect and we each have the answers inside of ourselves. We have our own wisdom inside of ourselves, so I can’t come in and tell you how to live your life, only you can do that. What I actually do is hold that space for you, for you to explore the contents of your own mind and for you to access your own wisdom so that you know how to move on.
“I think it’s incredibly important right now, and this is kind of a magnificent opportunity for all of us to take that time. To actually sit and think ‘where am I at? Who am I? Who do I want to be? And ‘how do I move forward?’ and coaching is definitely something that allows you to do that.”
Make no mistake, beginning this business has not been a decision made overnight. After becoming fully qualified last year, Ruth has coached clients for the last 12 months, with the aim of building a business to work alongside her TV production work. Today’s current circumstances means her plans have now changed, but she insists it’s been a blessing in disguise.
“Honestly, it’s been the strangest but most incredible two weeks of my life, because I have met just so many different and inspiring people, and people coming to me at different stages with different energies and different emotions. It’s just wonderful to be connecting with so many different people that I wouldn’t have done otherwise and just seeing the difference in them by the end of the session when they have that motivation to move forward.
“I wanted to be the change that I think our community needs and that is to talk and to come together and to support each other and to fight mental health and it doesn’t matter what someone brings to the table. I think if you’re willing to come to the table and be open, and just take that space and use that space, then it can be about absolutely anything and I think coaching can help anything and everything.
If you would like to take the opportunity of a free consultation with Ruth, just go to www.ruthajwilson.com and book yourself in at a date and time that suits you.
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