Meet Cameron. He’s a personal life coach who helps intuitive/empathic/sensitive leaders to stop drowning in fear and doubt, step into their authenticity and build confidence. Cameron is great at helping people become inspirational forces of nature and be catalysts for change in their corporate culture.
What led you to become a personal life coach?
Ever since I was a kid, I was in leadership roles in both school and church. When I entered the corporate world, I instantly knew I wanted to help train and lead people so this is where I spent most of my career. On the outside, it looked like I had everything–a happy marriage, a great job, a home, etc. but I still felt unhappy and unsatisfied. At work I had a big case of imposter syndrome and let go of a lot of my confidence. I was trying to be the ‘picture perfect’ leader, which took me out of authenticity and I found myself in some miserable ruts. One day I was out to lunch with a friend telling her about my current role as a leader and she said it sounded a lot like life coaching. I had no clue what life coaching was. When I got home, I found a podcast to find out more. As I was listening, I started to ponder about my own life and struggles. I started to practice what was being taught in my newly discovered podcast. I started to experience changes and then taught the concepts I learned to my employees. We saw improvement in their work, the team culture, as well as the personal result stories they would share with me in one-on-ones. The last year of my corporate work, I was more confident and authentic than I had ever been and I ended up winning a couple of leadership awards. When I was laid off in Sept. 2020 due to the pandemic, I decided to keep that confidence and authenticity and start coaching full time. I have continued my work on myself and feel extremely fortunate to help others along their path.
What advice do you have to give?
Embrace that life is 50/50 and that the goal of life is not to be happy 100% of the time. Be open to experiencing the entirety of the human experience–including ‘negative’ emotions. If you can master allowing your emotions to just be without judgment from yourself, there isn’t anything that you can’t accomplish. You are already 100% loveable and worthy.
What has been the biggest challenge or obstacle you’ve faced in your life, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge has been with confidence and feeling worthy and capable. Therapy along with life coaching is what has helped me. It’s not that I don’t experience doubt or fear anymore, but I’ve learned to accept and allow them. I know doubtful thoughts will come, it’s a natural piece of the brain, but I don’t allow the childhood doubt to drive my adult car.
What are you most excited about or optimistic about right now?
I’m excited for the people out there that I can help or positively impact. My words of 2021 are SERVICE and FUN. I plan to surrender to those words and help 20 people turn their “weird” into wisdom and help them turn their unique gifts into their superpowers.
What are three things people can do to achieve a better state of wellness?
- Become aware of the thoughts/sentences that run through your mind.
- Practice rephrasing what you say when you talk about yourself. Ex. “I’m so unhealthy” to “I can to be healthy.” This may seem corny or ridiculous but when it comes to how your brain works, these kinds of semantics matter.
- Remind yourself that you have your own back. Once you take ownership and responsibility for all of your thoughts, feelings, actions, inactions, reactions and results you will start to realize the freedom you have possessed all along.
You can find out more about Cameron or book a free consultation with him HERE.