Back in April I started a new project. Before I tell you about the project let me give you with a little history. I opened my practice two years ago in May of 2010 after completing a successful career with a fortune 500 company. I worked 17 years in human resources as a recruiter and trainer helping people succeed in their career. I joy I experienced being a part of the process was gratifying. Plain and simple I like helping people succeed at their ambitions and dreams. When people connect to their values and take action it is amazing what can happen. In many ways this is what I do as a therapist too. I help people succeed at living their lives.
When I opened my practice I hired a coach. With the guidance of my coach, Kathy Baur, PhD., I named my private practice, developed a logo, marketing material and started this blog. Also, I got clarity about how and who I wanted to work with. Hence, in my journey I connected with my passion about working with adults whose lives have been touched by acts of violence. That being said, I developed a strong interest in helping people who are survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse. Their resilience is inspiring. People who are survivors are capable of moving beyond their loss and trauma. They are survivors creating a life as thivers who flourish in life. Hence, the name of my practice, Creating Your Beyond, LLC
What happened next took me by surprise. As I was building my practice by networking and volunteer community involvement with organizations such as the Wings Foundation and RAAP (both organizations support victims of sexual violence) new therapists and graduate students approached me for coaching advice. They wanted to know how to build a private practice. I attended co-op meetings at the Freedom Center and bi-monthly meetings with colleagues with Denver Therapists Network. I participated in educational luncheons hosted by Sierra Tucson. I enrolled in continuing educational workshops. I was caught off guard when people asked me for advice on how to build a private practice. Hence, these instances lead me to become a Board Certified Coach from the Center for Credentialing and Education. Consequently, I started a new project the April 2012.
The project called, Creating a Private Practice You Will Love, is a twelve month coaching program designed to help new therapists entering private practice. The small group I work with are success peoplededicated and hardworking individuals. They are committed to following their calling and passionately offering their skills and knowledge to those who want to create change in their lives. They are compassionate and caring counselors.
One group member, Nancy Temple, already has her website Temple Mind and Movement. She combines movement and traditional talk therapy. Another group member, Lauren Anderson, is eager to write a guest post for Creating Your Beyond. You’ll be hearing from her.
A final word about coaching and therapy, they are kissing cousins. To read about the differences and similarities check out this article, The Difference Between Coaching and Therapy on Psychology Today by Michael Bader, DHM. Coaching has emerged from my experience of working in corporate America umpteen years allowing me to bring effective coach into my well balanced practice.
If you want to learn more about the similarities and differences of therapy and coaching contact me and I am glad to discuss the difference and which one will work best for you?
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(c) 2012 Brenda Bomgardner, MA, NCC, BCC