Episode 51: It’s Not You, It’s Me: Life Coaching with Michelle Burkhard, Owner of Grow by 1, LLC
In this week’s episode, Michelle Burkhard, Owner of Grow by 1, LLC, sits down with us to discuss the ins and outs of life coaching. Michelle’s point of change happened about 15 years ago when she calculated how many people she affected as a teacher and wanted to go beyond that number.
Michelle delves into how people struggle with change not because the fear of failure, but the fear of success. Fear of success can mean results such as pulling away from other duties or making others in your life unhappy by these changes. Michelle explains that with navigating and negotiating your life comes discomfort, which is perfectly normal for working through understanding changes. Discomfort is part of the process, but it should never reach “overwhelming.” According to Michelle, people want to start making changes when they hit a “midlife crisis” – a very real phase of life some people experience. Not everyone goes through this; some people make changes very early on or very late in life. When you make it to that phase and are seeking assistance, there is a difference between working with a coach vs. a mentor. Anyone can coach, but only experts can mentor.
Michelle has her PhD in Educational Evaluation and Research from Walden University. She is a Coach Doctor that is highly requested in 7 different time zones. She also produces a podcast called “Change Your Thinking.” Michelle spends her free time with her three children.
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