Kirstin Takes Her Next Step, and Now Helps Others Take Theirs
KIRSTIN'S SUCCESS STORY
It was during the first COVID Lockdown that Kirstin started thinking seriously about what she wanted to do.
Like all of us, she found herself with a lot of free time on her hands. But instead of spending the time sitting in front of the TV, she had a long hard think about her passions, talents, and life experience. Ultimately, she ended up asking the big question… What is my future going to look like?
The answer? Helping others achieve their dreams. And the best way to achieve it was through life coaching.
‘I wanted to help people on a deeper level. Help people accomplish their dreams, their goals’ She says. Kirstin knew where she wanted to be, but what she needed was a path to get there, and the solution presented itself in the form of The Career Academy.
After looking at a number of different study options, The Career Academy jumped out as the options for flexible online education meant that she could continue to work while learning. She enrolled in the Certificate in Life Coaching, as well as the Diploma in Psychology and Counselling, as the Online courses covered a wide range of topics including principles of life coaching, change management, ethics, counselling skills and techniques, and the fundamentals of setting up a life coaching business.
Very quickly, Kirstin realised she made the right choice. ‘I found the courses and the layout of the modules to be very good, and the tutor’s feedback was great.’ she says, ‘and with being self-employed I could work easily around my studies as well.’
After finishing her Online course – Kirstin went on to found Take the Next Step, a life coaching business built on helping people embark on their own journeys of success and helping them navigate their way forward. ‘Whether it is going through a transitioning phase of life, finding a new career pathway, to dealing with relationships or relationship separation.’
She prioritises a calm, relaxed, and holistic approach when it comes to her practice, an approach drawing on her natural temperament and reinforced by her studies at The Career Academy.
As for the next steps, Kirstin is going to focus on building Take the Next Step and helping people find their way forwards in life, and hopes that someday soon it will be her full time job. Outside of that, she says that there might even be some more study on the cards for the future.