My journey with Julie began with several questions, “What do you want to change in your life? What’s stopping you from changing? What is your true essence?” For me, answering those questions at the beginning was easy, “I DON”T KNOW!” That answer alone was reason enough to work with Julie. It’s true, there are somethings we don’t want to learn about ourselves: #1 We are the one standing in my own way; #2 We are the only one who can change our lives. There is no magic pill, no amazing book, no list, no cheat sheet, only YOU (and this case a great life coach!). I made a 6-month commitment and investment in myself. Julie empowered me with group discussions, encouragement, acknowledgment, as well as tools that helped me on my journey to understand what I wanted and what I needed to do to get there. She never gave up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself. She supported me each step of my journey, and she truly believed I could reach whatever goal I set for myself. My journey continues daily, now more intentionally and with conscious effort to come from my true essence whenever possible, and to believe in my personal power. I face life, conversations, and everyday situations from a different place now. I am open to being guided by the journey, and not by fear. My advice to people who are thinking about investing in coaching (i.e., investing in themselves): DO IT! Do the work, answer the hard questions, feel the tough feelings, and take control of your SELF (NOT your situation). Then re-write your story the way you know it should be: beautiful, meaningful, powerful, and forever grateful.