Hello, my friend!
Welcome to my first blog as CoachWithCam. If you are seeing this, you are part of my exclusive club who has subscribed for my weekly newsletter. Thank you for your support on this journey and I hope to return that support to you through my content. If there is anything specific you would like me to cover, don’t hesitate to DM me on my social media, send me an email (Cam@CoachWIthCam.com) or shoot over a text (+1 702-763-3635).
My goal of this blog is to provide support, perspective, tips and tricks, etc. to help you become a better leader. Whether you have the title of a leader is irrelevant. We are all the CEO of our own lives and this means we don’t have to go on this journey alone; sometimes we have to make hard decisions; do things we don’t necessarily want to do; enjoy the fruits of our labor; and always continue to develop and challenge ourselves to the next stage of our personal evolution.
As I continue to gain clarity in my business and whom I can best serve to the highest of my ability, I’m surprised by what I find. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the leaders I want to serve fall into the millennial and gen z generations. Prior to this discovery, age was never a factor. And although I will coach anybody on anything, I find my passion and excitement growing when I think of the amazing things these generations have accomplished already at such young age. I truly believe millennials and gen z are going to revolutionize the workplace and leadership in general.
We’ve grown up in a society of mass technological, political, and socioeconomic changes. I don’t say this to discredit what previous generations went through before, so please don’t misinterpret my intentions. But we need to acknowledge how these changes have impacted the way we as humans’ function in the world and how we think about the world.
I want to shift gears a little bit and discuss more about what I do. When people think of life coaching, they usually think of three things: (1) what a bunch of BS—you don’t need someone to tell you how to live your life; (2) life coaching is such a valuable resource and I always want a coach in my corner to help me see what I’m not seeing; and (3) what the hell is life coaching? Where do you fall within those categories?
Life coaching has gotten a bad wrap because it’s an unregulated industry which means anyone can say they are a life coach—no coaching experience, no training, etc. But I purposely want to tell people I’m a life coach because I want to change that stigma. Besides my professional experience in leadership, training, and customer service, I also got my bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Purdue University Global at the end of 2019 (which if you’ve looked into schooling lately, it’s not cheap). Then I took it step further and got my professional life coaching certification through The Life Coach School (one of the top training institutions in the industry). And in addition to those, I have four coaches that I consistently coach with on different topics.
When I tell you I’m a fan of life coaching and believe everyone should have a coach, I’m not just trying to sell you—I’m walking the walk. My coaching journey started almost six years ago. But since being laid off in Sept. 2020 I’ve fast tracked the sh*t out of my own personal development. I’ve quit a 30 year habit of biting and picking at my nails. I’ve learned how to handle my previously crippling imposter syndrome. I’ve learned how to manage my social anxiety on an entirely new level. I’m more aligned with my core self and showing up more authentically than ever before. I have the most self-confidence I have had in my entire life!
Coaching has literally helped me change my own life and become so much happier, more content, and way more emotionally resilient than ever before (and this has been a strength of mine that other people have pointed out). My life isn’t perfect nor am I happy all of the time. 100% happy is never the goal. Understanding emotions, and how our thoughts create our reality is the growth that matters. Because once you learn how to do this consistently, you do end up spending more of your life somewhere on the positive side of the spectrum.
This week was just an intro so stay tuned each week as I bring you more value. And don’t forget to let me know what YOU want me to discuss—all you have to do is ask. 😊