I met Lakisha nearly two years ago, in 2017. I was in search of a counselor, who could help me resolve deep anxiety issues, which I had struggled with for years. That year marked a time when I desired to move forward in life, and felt I needed help to resolve the anxiety that had hindered me from doing so much. As I scanned through images and bios of counselors on a popular website, I was focused on certain qualities in a counselor. I found Lakisha’s profile and ultimately contacted her. In meeting Lakisha, I recognized that she was honest, a great listener, and truly wanted to help me. She offered concrete counsel and tangible ways to overcome anxiety. It marveled me that week after week, she did not jot down notes as we spoke. However, she was able to recall significant details of things I had shared in our sessions. As time went on, she was able to help me find root causes of the anxiety (something I deeply desired to understand). She helped me make connections between thoughts/experiences and my behavior. Also, I learned how to identify problems and to use effective strategies to problem solve. As a result, I learned not to run away from anxiety, but to tackle/confront it. One of the ways we accomplished this was to counteract negative thoughts with positive affirmations. These strategies ultimately helped to reprogram negative thinking and gave me more peace of mind.
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Meet Your Coach:
Lakisha R. Austin, LICSW, MBA, MSW also known as Coach LA!
Coach LA has over 20 years of experience helping people reach their full potential. She earned both a masters degree in business and clinical social work. She has acquired her license in clinical social work, and certificates in Urban Leadership, life and business coaching!
There is no outside force that can affect your life unless you give that force power with your thoughts.
The greatest power is within you.
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How to reclaim your time and reduce your stress in 3 simple steps?
1. Self-Reflection:Mirror—Up: Be Honest -Take inventory of your energy drainers.
2. Develop a self-care plan to address at least 3-5 of your identified energy drainers.
3. Enlisted an accountability partner (A friend , a co-worker, Life Coach /Therapist) to share your self-plan with.
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Benefits of Coaching:
The benefits you will gain from coaching include:
👊Clarity about what you want, why you want it and how you can get it.
👊Bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
👊Strategies and techniques which facilitates you to reach your goal faster.
👊Overcome obstacles, low confidence and insecurities.
👊Explore and evaluate all possible options available.
👊Dedicated time, support, encouragement and motivation.
👍Remember Life Coaching is an investment in yourself and it will benefit your entire life.
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