Amy Stokes, Life Coach
And then came me…. the one with the desire to transform her own life and fell so in love with the process that she couldn't imagine that the whole world didn't want to do the same! That’s how I came to be a Life Coach….sort of.
The rest of the story goes like this.
I hail from the deep south, born in Alabama and raised in Georgia to be exact. Seattle became my home after leaving Atlanta on the wings of love (or Delta Airlines) in 1998 (really, I followed my then-boyfriend who is my now-husband). It was culture shock to say the least but more about that on my blog.
Upon arrival in Seattle I continued my work as a Corporate Event Planner working insane hours on often very crazy events. I felt the singe of burnout but kept pushing myself to do ‘what I was great at’ regardless of what I was feeling. What I knew, but couldn’t (or wouldn't) verbalize was simply ‘something had to change’.
As the Universe often does, it showed me a way out; I got laid off. And the Universe also showed me a way up. Soon after my lay-off, I met a friend of a friend who happened to be a Life Coach. We talked, we met, and I hired her.
My goals were many…lose weight, find a new job, get happier etc. It turned out I was looking for me.
Working with my coach helped me face some very old fears, name them, clear them and move on. It helped me to forgive, which included forgiving myself.
I learned it had nothing to do with what I was or was not doing, but had everything to do with who I was being in any given moment. It was and still is life changing.
My ultimate result of my experience with a coach is that I discovered a career that had been waiting for me all along. I love what I do and feel called to do it.
The work I do is a catalyst for making life better - it works - I'm living proof.
We are all here to live our very best life.
My typical client is searching for that ever elusive work-life-love-family-fun balance but finding they’re juggling with one hand tied behind their back and blindfolded. They are C-level employees, Stay-at-home Moms, Small Business Owners, Dads who are feeling left out and many others. Where do you fit in?
I am a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching; a rigorous and exciting ontologically based, ICF (International Coach Federation) Accredited Coach Training Program and I continue my education through study and experience. I also hold a BFA in Communications/Public Relations.
I'm a voracious reader, music lover and listener, movie go-er, inadvertent gardener and lover of all things beautiful. I think Pesto is the greatest flavor on earth and that birds really do look like dinosaurs. Tags on shirt collars drive me crazy and I never (yes, I said never) wear the color yellow by choice.
I share my life, love, fun and cheese grits with my husband Art, fondly known as 'my hunka-hunka' and a few furry children. We live and play happily here in Seattle, WA and the spectacular Pacific Northwest.