Building the House...

October 27, 2015

In the winter of 2002, my husband and I had a tiny little daughter and a too-small apartment.  We decided that it was about time to start thinking about investing in a house.  We talked with family and friends about what areas of town were best, what builders were good to work with, etc.  We decided that we would plant our roots in Sugar Land and found a beautiful neighborhood waaaaay out of Houston called Greatwood.

 

We took the opportunity to build in our neighborhood and were so excited when the first boards that would frame our foundation were set in place.  We took a drive out to our lot as often as we could to see the progress.  And then one day, we arrived to a sparkly, smooth, perfect foundation.  What a glorious site!  We took pictures and sent them to all our family and friends so they could see where our beautiful house would soon stand.  But the question always came – where is the house? 

 

I use this story to give you a little insight into the work I do with my clients.  So often I am asked about life coaching and how it differs from counseling or therapy. I use the illustration of a house to explain that counseling sets a strong foundation…but life coaching is what happens next.  What will you build on that foundation?  What is the next step?

 

Life comes next.  Goals and plans and families and children and careers and faith and….well, the list goes on and on.  But just like we hire a construction manager to guide us through the process of building a home, a life coach links arms with you to help you build YOU.  I help you navigate the construction pitfalls and challenges of life in a way that inspires growth and change.    

 

So what does your house look like?  Are there areas of your life that you are looking to build on or remodel?  You don’t have to go it alone.  Construction is hard.  I’ve got my tools and I’m always here to help. 

 

-Natalie

 

To read more from Natalie, check out her previous blog posts!

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