My Coaching Journey

“The two most important days in life are the day you are born and the day you discover why.”

Mark Twain

I was lost without a purpose and looking for meaning. After 5 years out of the market taking care of my children, I couldn’t fit in my old career in Education and Music anymore. I tried. Something had changed in me. I didn’t feel the same motivation and passion I felt before.

I knew I had strengths and talents and there was a strong desire to feel useful and serve in some capacity, but I didn’t have an idea of what I wanted to do. I asked God to show me a mission, a purpose, a direction for my life, meaning.

Meanwhile, a relative was struggling to get a job. Full of potential, he was not able to attract interviews for more than 3 years. I told him, “Give me your résumé, let me rewrite it for you, maybe this is the problem.” Without professional training, I researched around and rewrote the résumé.

In 2 weeks, he got 2 interviews at 2 forefront multinational companies! I couldn’t believe I had helped him do that!

My therapist at the time suggested, “Erica, I think you should look into becoming a Career Coach. Every time you talk about what you are doing for your relative you light up, your energy level goes up, your facial expressions change.” I answered, “What? Abandon all the investment and all I have constructed, midlife, and start a new career from zero? No way!”

I resisted for months. Till one day I heard a message entitled “Construct the Future”. The Pastor talked about Noah and how he must have felt when the flooding was over, “I built my life around constructing the ark and now you tell me to abandon it?”. He pointed out how God had a new purpose for Noah at that point: “to construct the future”.

It resonated deep inside of me! There I understood that God was calling me to construct futures through career coaching. The next day, I enrolled in my first career coaching course! This discovery was radical! It transformed my life and aroused a motivation inside of me that I didn’t know was possible. It was one of the best decisions I took in my life! Since I am an immigrant and had to figure out how to restart my professional life in a new country, I decided to help the community of global professionals to integrate themselves into their new corporate world, while also helping native professionals. I feel especially equipped to do so because of my personal experience.

I am now a Certified Associate Coach by the ICF, a Professional Certified Career Coach and Professional Certified Résumé Writer by the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches, and a Professional Certified Transformational Coach by Paradigm21 Executive Leadership Coaching Academy. Besides working as a Career Coach, I also work as a Christian Life Coach, Executive Coach, and Coach Trainer. I have a trail of success helping professionals advance in their careers and find fulfillment and joy with a patch that is aligned with who they are, their dreams and aspirations, their values, their passions, and their vision for the future.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about what I do. I take it very seriously because I know the impact a successful career can have on the life of a person, how it impacts the survival of entire families.

I am here to serve you and to be a partner in the process of constructing your desired future, a future of happiness, fulfillment, financial security, and balance. This is what I am all about. I want to transform you in the best you can be to achieve your goals and find happiness as I did in my own career. I have already done it for so many professionals. And I want to do it for you, too.

Book a complimentary meeting and let’s start moving towards your goals!

Erica Yanney

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