About Me


My history in counseling, consulting and coaching By Kathy Hadley
I have been helping people all my life.  It is how I was raised and I’ve always felt I was “called” to help.
At a very young age I was often told I was wise beyond my years.
When I was 9, my Aunt who was always ill asked me as I sat at her bedside, if I thought I had a purpose, a reason for living, and without hesitation I said, "Yes, Aunt, I’m here to help people."  I didn’t even have to think about it  At 9 years old, I already knew this instinctually.  The first time I was asked to counsel someone, I was only 12 years old.   The mother of another student in my class brought her daughter to my home one night unannounced and told my parents that her daughter insisted on speaking with me.  She said that I was the only person who could help her daughter.  I didn’t hesitate.  I just took her to a private room and helped her.
I’d have to say, that was probably my first formal “coaching” session.
I've had my own share of trials, tribulations, and issues to deal with in life.  I think some of the toughest things I've had to face and go through have only helped me to be better at helping others. 
As you see, now, I've been through it myself in addition to having helped so many others through things, also.
Since I was young, I’ve been helping, consulting and coaching people, even while I was doing other businesses.
As I was helping others, I was also continually getting additional training in all areas of life myself to improve my own life and the lives of others.

In addition to getting my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Accounting/Finance and an emphasis on Computer Information Systems and Programming AND doing most of my Master's Program in Business Administration and passing the CPA (Certified Public Accountants) Exam, I spent 10 years  in concentrated training that covered everything from building confidence, communication, to the emotional scale, what it was and how to use it to better your life, parenting, relationship counseling,  family and marriage counseling, business relationships, organizational skills, overcoming grief, being more in control of your life, financial training, budgeting and money management and much more.
Then I did additional training in the Universal Laws and how to apply them.  This is all in addition to all the books I’ve read and seminars I’ve attended.
I was doing all of this long before the term “Life Coaching” was being used. 
After I sold all my businesses and retired from that, I joined an international business network to give back to others some of my experience and have since consulted and counseled many people in that network.
Since 2006, I’ve been doing what I do under the term of “Life Coaching” and have found great joy in helping others see positive results in their own lives.
I hope that I will be able to help you, too.
Kathy Hadley
 

 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your story Kathy. It's great to know more about your journey and where this calling emerged. Isn't it wonderful to be doing something so enriching in the world? I love it!!!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. Yes, it is my greatest joy.

      I do what I love and I love what I do.

      :-)

      Kathy
      http://kathyhadleylifecoach.com

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