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Interview with Annettee Budzban

Life Coach Report checks in on one of our coaches this week. A word from our fellow travelers is inspiring, helping us stay current with the ever forward leaning field of Coaching. It's always a good time when we connect to share our stories giving us a great opportunity to grow our energy and camaraderie.

This week we are privileged to visit with Annettee Budzban!

Hi Annettee,

What brought you to coaching?

I became housebound with an illness and had to give up my traditional role as a nurse. In my disability, I started doing some devotional writing and Bible studies. I really enjoyed my new gifts and passions as an author, columnist and Bible teacher!

With my new passions I thought my days of nursing were behind me. However, once a month I received a free nursing magazine in the mail. Feeling I no longer needed it, I tried to cancel my subscription; but it still kept coming.

So one day, I flipped it open and came to an article that mentioned nurses who write, speak, and life coach. It stated due to our ability to relate with people, as well as our formal education in psychology, the process of grief, and goal writing, nurses made excellent life coaches.

After some research, I realized I was doing a form of life coaching during my many years as a childbirth educator and nurse manager. I saw life coaching was a way I could still feel like I was using my education and profession in my new season of life.

Then, I mentioned to a couple of friends that I was thinking of becoming a life coach. They said I'd been coaching them for years! With that information I figured it was divine guidance for sure, and started coaching by phone.

Now I coach by phone or in person. Phone coaching saves people time and quick access to me. And I've had clients move across country and this allows me to coach with them anywhere. Also, I do still deal with health restrictions, so not leaving my home makes it convenient for me. For those who like face to face contact I'm now considering learning to life coach by SKYPE as well.

I've been out of my house for ten years, and do some live coaching presentations and speaking engagements on various topics I write about.

Where do you see yourself impacting others in coaching?

I like to help people become more insightful about themselves, their God-given gifts, talents, personality types and purpose. I like to help them move forward from old perceptions, to new insights and tactics and formulate goals that can help them get unstuck.

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