When a Life Coach Needs a Life Coach

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Turning Tables: When a Life Coach Needs a Life Coach

Summary of my latest article published in Nurse Leader, February 2020

This article examines the value of a professional life coach, specifically during very personal turmoil. Significant life challenges can affect a person’s ability to function in his/her professional role. A life coach is different from a therapist, because a life coach focuses on moving forward while navigating transitions, choices, and growth. Similar to a nurse needing the care of another nurse, my significant personal circumstances as a life coach required the help and ongoing support of another life coach. My experience on the client side of the professional dynamic gave me a deeper and more appreciative perspective of the value and benefits of the role.

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In today’s rapidly changing health care environment there are many stressors for health care professionals. The need for nurse leaders to be highly engaged and onstage almost 24 hours per day leaves little time for self-care. However, self-care is very much needed to be resilient physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Kim’s Self-Care Academy helps nurse leaders build resiliency to meet challenging demands improving relationships, communication, and outcomes. Whether you are looking for a boost in the arm or a comprehensive program for your team, I encourage you to visit with Kim about how she can help you be more successful.

2018 President, American Organization of Nurse Executives
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer

Kim coaches clients who have been through challenging experiences overcome fear of moving forward and want to change how they see and feel about themselves. Kim also helps clients navigate change, choices and transitions to create a life by design, not default.

Now Booking Speaking Engagements & Life Coaching for 2020 — Contact Kim: kim@self-careacademy.com