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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