"Mama Bliss Coaching School is a 12 week coaching training program for moms wanting to coach other moms to bliss. Resting on the four pillars of Mama Bliss -Self-care, Creativity, Values and Simplicity - this certification process will prepare you for a coaching practice with training in the ten Mama Bliss coaching tools, the Mama Bliss Coaching approach and an outline for live workshops. Spring session begins March 24th with registration accepted until March 20th.
Kathy blogs over at Bliss Beyond Naptime."
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Kathy: Becoming a mother myself drew to my awareness how much I crave simplicity in my life. Though challenging at times, I tried to surround my babies with an uncluttered environment, natural beauty, peaceful sounds, a slower pace, low exposure to screens and high exposure to nature.
Then I noticed how by embracing these qualities not only were my children soothed but I felt less frazzled as well. And even though my plate was full to the brim with homeschooling, homesteading and online business running I have always been able to design the time and energy to play and explore my brand of bliss.
So I trained to become a Simplicity Parenting Coach to bring these principles to my tribe through live and online workshops. Soon after that I went through the training to get certified as a creativity coach through Kaizen-Muse so I could really deliver concrete tools for these mamas ready to take those first steps toward their bliss filled dreams.
And I found a common dream was to become coach herself. My clients were aspiring to help other moms connect with that inner voice that gets more clear as each pillar begins to get doused with regular attention. And so Mama Bliss Coaching School was created!
SouleMama: What does a typical day at work look like for you?
Kathy: I'm up crazy early. Usually around 5:45 because I love that quiet stillness so.
I make a triple shot latte and check my emails and read a few inspiring blogs while I sip. I then write out my top three work-related tasks for the day.
At 7:00 I go upstairs to wake the kids. They're usually awake but fake sleeping because they think I think that's cute. They're right. Because they're so cute I proceed to make them breakfast and their lunch to take to school and my husband, Craig, usually drives them there.
Around 8:30 I dive straight into my work which on a typical day consists of writing blog posts, coaching clients, interviewing guests for my podcast, making a silly video or two, creating programs, until 10:00. Which at which time I realize I'm hungry and go make myself some brunch.
Then it's second creamy latte time. Yay!
I continue to work until noon. And that's the time our miniature dachshund, Angel, comes into my office and gives me 'froggy legs' (imagine upward dog but with really, really short arms and a tail wagging ferociously) which is his cue to me that it's time for us (me, him and Craig) to go get some fresh air and walk down to the river.
Around 2:15 I leave the house to pick up the kids from school. When we arrive home we have a little ritual lately where we all cuddle on the bed (me, the kids and pup) before the kids play or help me as I tend to some house keeping tasks before I begin cooking dinner around 4:00.
5:00 is dinner ~ always! After dinner the kids' jammies get put on, they have dessert, their teeth get brushed and they get their story before lights out for them at 7:00.
At this point Craig and I arm wrestle over who gets to take a bath in our epic little slipper tub before we just sort of hang out together with movies, games, reading and some sort of sweet and savories before it's lights out for Mama at 9:30.
SouleMama: In your mind, what is that one thing which makes your business different?
Kathy: This coaching certification program has been intentionally designed with a busy mama in mind. I was careful not to overwhelm with the pace of introducing the material and time commitment. And it's helpful that the content itself is specific to overcoming struggles common to a loving, creative mother - overwhelm, procrastination and perfectionism to name a few.
Participants are also capped to keep the group dynamic small and intimate so connections among student can be cultivated and everyone can experience more direct attention from me.
And the coaching manual itself is not your typical textbook! If you can imagine reading the course material is a lot like sitting down with a friend over a cup of coffee. But that friend of yours just has happened to have had one too many refills and is gushing forth all her coaching success and coach/mama life balance secrets to you!
For today's giveaway, Mama Bliss Coaching School is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
I wish I would win this ;). Everyone here does, right?
Posted by: Laura
Totally into it. This is one of my favorite interviews I have read here in my short time visiting the soule blog. My belly is full of baby and I crave simplicity . Smiling each time my little girl and I drive another load of stuff to the thrift.
Posted by: Je Ru
A new mama and an artist... Could totally use this workshop. Thank you!
Posted by: Alissa
Thank you, Mama Bliss Coaching School!