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Getting to Know Your Coach  

With all the talk of transparency and honesty in today’s society I wanted to be open and honest about who I am, so that you have some idea of where I come from and where I draw my abilities.  

So, to start, the definition of transparency as used in business or humanities is, “operating in such a way that it’s easy for others to see what actions are performed. Also, the word transparency implies openness, communication and accountability by a person or group. 

Let me begin by saying that I am a certified master coach and I specialize in motivation, career, spirituality, relationship and health & wellness coaching.  

I am an army veteran and I have coaching, leadership and management experience in both the military and the civilian sectors.  

I started coaching without even knowing it. I was working with a nonprofit organization that helped veterans acclimate to and thrive in the civilian world. And one day someone told me that what I was doing in that role was actually coaching. 

I started my coaching practice a little over a year ago and since then I’ve helped several people find more meaning, earn more money and experience more joy in life.  

My coaching education comes from Master Coach University and Jeffrey Sooey, along with training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Military Transitions and Motivational Speaking.  

If you’d like to know more about any of the training I’ve received, you can contact me and I will help you to find first class training also. 

Through my coursework I have learned to evaluate and assess issues that my clients are having and enable them to put systems and habits in the place to combat their perceived shortcomings.  

In the short time that my practice has been available to the public, I’ve helped clients from all around the world with issues ranging from business management and startup, to health and weight loss, to connection and relationship building with others.  

I feel that my unique perspective, coming from my career in the military, my nearly 20 years of marriage, raising 4 children with my amazing wife and my 20+ years of civilian leadership and management roles, help me to work with others to find ways that help them live more fulfilling and happy lives. 

I am a firm believer in the use of positivity, gratitude and the law of attraction. 

I believe in the concept of a Divine Intelligence, and although I am a ChristianI welcome and encourage those of different faiths to try coaching in order to better understand their place in the universe. 

In the last 2 years positivity and gratitude have allowed me to refocus my energy and have helped me deal with the crippling anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder that I’ve suffered with for the last decade. 

Last year I lost over 80 pounds in an effort to live a more healthy and active life. And, although I was trained in the military to keep myself in a state of physical fitness, the years I’ve been a civilian have resulted in adopting terrible eating and exercise habits. This recent experience has helped me see health and weight loss from a whole new perspective. 

I believe that all of these things have led me to this point my life, where I find myself with the desire and need to help others.  

I believe that this is truly my life’s calling. 

I realize that this post is short but I welcome any questions or comments and I hope that my abbreviated story will at least spark the interest of anybody that finds themselves feeling like they need help to maneuver their way through life.  

Obviously my story is much, much longer, and much more in depth than what I’ve shared here.  

If you’d like to know more please leave a comment in the comment section, or you are also free to contact me directly at jedwards@jedwardscoaching.com. 

Also, If you’d like a couple of easy ways to help you live a more fulfilled and happy life go to my website at jedwardscoaching.com, and sign up to receive my Personal Happiness Checklist or participate in the 30-Day Positivity Challenge. Both of these are entirely free and will help get you started on your journey to self discovery. 

Have an amazing day!