My Experience with a Life Coach

I won 3 coaching sessions with Skyelynn who is a life coach, and I wanted to share my experience with her.


Before I begin, I was not asked to write this post, but I feel like a life coach could be beneficial to those who feel stuck and are not sure how to reach their goals.

After Skyelynn emailed me saying I won the 3 sessions, we scheduled our first meeting for 1/2. It was rather short and we mainly introduced ourselves and I told Skyelynn my main goals: find and apply to master’s programs and start working out. It has been difficult finding master’s programs in Denmark because nowhere offers a psychology master’s in English (and there are only 2 programs at the University of Copenhagen that are somewhat related to psychology, and I knew I wanted to apply to 1). I also wanted to start being more active since the only time I am pretty much active was when I take my daughter to and from daycare. Together we came up with action steps for the week. For my master’s program goals, Skyelynn suggested I talk to the local university and the University of Copenhagen for recommendations of English master’s programs. Then for working out, she suggested I look up YouTube videos of 2 different types of workouts (I chose cardio and yoga) to see which one I liked and could stick too.

During the week, I emailed the University of Copenhagen, and they did not know of any programs, but they suggested the business school in Copenhagen and the local university (which I already knew did not offer psychology programs English). I also watched and followed along with 2 cardio and 2 yoga videos. After watching the videos, I decided to stick to cardio and I found the Nike Training Club app that offers workout plans for free. Skyelynn also sent me an email during the middle of the week to remind me to do my action steps, which I found helpful as it made sure I was staying on track.

Our next meeting on 1/9 was longer than the first, and I talked about all the progress I made. We made more action steps for the week, which included applying to the University of Copenhagen and starting the workout plan in the Nike app. We also talked about how I could learn Danish since I cannot take the free Danish classes here until I have a residence permit and how I could meet other people through the Meetup app.

During the week, I applied to the University of Copenhagen as well as two universities in Sweden that offered child psychology programs. I also found several universities that offered online master’s programs, which have a later application date. I also started the workout plan in the Nike app, and so far I like it. Furthermore, I found that the Rosetta Stone for Danish was discontinued, but there is the Duolingo app, which I have used before. There were also a ton of groups in the Meetup app in Copenhagen, and I saw a few I was interested in. Skyelynn also emailed me during the week to remind me to do my action steps.

Our last meeting was on 1/16. It was not as long as the second meeting, but I talked about all the progress I made. We also talked about future meetings, but I told Skyelynn I did not have anymore goals right now because I was able to accomplish my goals of finding and applying to master’s programs and starting to work out. She suggested that when I find out if I was accepted into the programs, we could do more meetings to help with time management, which I would definitely be interested in.

To sum up my experience, I was able to accomplish my goals with the help of a life coach. Skyelynn gave me the extra push I needed and made sure during the week that I was doing my action steps. Besides just meeting my goals, she also gave me advice on communicating better with my boyfriend, meeting new people, learning Danish, and joining a Facebook group for blogging. I know a life coach is probably not for everyone, but if you feel like you need that extra push to get you to reach your goals, then I would definitely recommend looking into a few meetings.

Have you met with a life coach before?

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39 thoughts on “My Experience with a Life Coach

    1. I think a therapist is wonderful too especially when you need the extra help! I had a clinical psychology professor who was a CBT therapist & it seemed like she could help a lot of people ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Sounds like a great experience. I’m not sure if it’s something that would work for me (no offense๐Ÿ˜Š) but I’m glad it helped you and I can certainly see how it can help other people as well ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. This is so interesting ! I’d love to have a life coach, since most of the time I don’t dare doing some things, or fail at them because I lack confidence. Thanks for sharing your experience ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š It was very helpful for me b/c I had someone to help me come up w/ the steps to reach my goals then also held me accountable for them! I hope you’ll be able to reach your goals even if you do not have a life coach! ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. You’re welcome & that’s why I shared my experience b/c I had my goals, but I didn’t know what to do from there. Like with working out, I tried a few things but I never stuck w/ it (mainly b/c there was no one to hold me accountable), but w/ a life coach I was able to stay on track! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  3. Sounds Like you had a really good experience, and that this could be a great help for people! I’ve never visited with a life coach, but I did spend a year in counseling when I was first diagnosed with anxiety. It was immensely helpful in developing coping strategies and learning more about how to stay motivated while being depressed.

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  4. Hi Karalee, this is extremely eye-opening and points to how invaluable having a positive external influence can be.
    I also noted from your About page that you are from Denmark (originally from the States). How have your experiences in Denmark been, and how did you decide to go Denmark (if you donโ€™t mind me asking)? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. My boyfriend is from Denmark & we have a 2 year old daughter so after I graduated from university & had her, we moved here. It’s nice living here, but I’ve been trying to get a residence permit based on family reunification, but it has been very difficult b/c they have denied it 2xs claiming we haven’t lived together for 1 & a half years (we’ve been living together since before our daughter was born). I got a lawyer after the 1st rejection then after the 2nd rejection we sent in everything we could & my lawyer got positive feedback from the immigration people saying they could tell we’ve been living together.
      Other than that, the weather is great unlike in Texas where it seems to be hot all the time. Going sight seeing is fun b/c there’s castles everywhere. Copenhagen is only 30 min away so it’s fun visiting there to go to the amusement park Tivoli or shopping.
      The city I live in Roskilde is a good sized city so there’s a mall, movie theater, parks, the harbor etc. I can walk to anywhere in the city & there’s 2 grocery stores a few min walk away. So besides the residence permit, I’ve been having a good time living here ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. Thanks for your detailed reply! I have heard it is horrendous to gain permanent status in Denmark, even with spousal support… Iโ€™m glad that you are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel! Yes, Iโ€™ve loved my experiences in Copenhagen, you definitely get to experience all seasons. I havenโ€™t been to Roskilde and didnโ€™t realise it was so close. Look forward to hearing all about your future adventures! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Yea & soon they’re going to make it even harder to live here w/ stricter requirements & I know a lot of people move to Sweden if they have a foreign spouse b/c it’s a much easier process.
        Next time you visit Copenhagen you should come visit Roskilde b/c there’s the cathedral where the Danish kings & queens are buried & the viking ship museum!
        I’m thinking of doing a things to do in Denmark post of places I’ve been too

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  5. Great article. Its refreshing to hear positive messages as this to further validate benefits of my professional.THANK YOU so much and I am so happy to hear you experience and the benefits. Good luck with your masters program. Be sure to set your coffee pot, from experience its gonna be your best friend.

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