Here at Transformation Academy we are excited to announce our first Transformation Academy Rising Star – Kimberly Jackshaw!
Our goal with this initiative is to recognize and celebrate group membership who demonstrate the heart and service of a coach. Each monthly recipient of this recognition will be selected for a unique reason. Some will be seasoned coaches who serve as valuable mentors within the group. Others may be just starting their coach-training journey and exude a contagious attitude or passion. Others may be actively supporting other group members, whether by providing resources, answering common questions, or providing moral support. Regardless of each of our wonderful group members’ background or experience, we all benefit from the mutual support and varied perspectives offered within this diverse group!
The Rising Star initiative is a way to give a special THANK YOU to those who go above and beyond to share of themselves within this community.
We would like to congratulate Kimberly Jackshow for being our first Rising Star!
Kimberly has been an active member of this group for more than a year! She can always be found directing group members to Transformation Academy resources, answering common questions about navigating courses or the group, and sharing valuable feedback and resources on posts. She embodies the energy of being a HELPER and a LEARNER!
Kimberly inspires us here at Transformation Academy because she has overcome extreme challenges in life, yet continues to seek to grow and improve. Not only that, as a true coach-at-heart, Kimberly feels called to help others overcome their challenges and limitations, too!
In Kimberly’s words:
“My life struggles vary from abuse and neglect, to working low income jobs, having no support from family or friends I once knew, my mom dying when I was 18 and basically being a ‘survivor’ literally and figuratively. I’ve come far, but I’m still discovering my patterns and hope to find ways to make positive change in myself in order to help others do the same.”
Below is an interview we conducted with Kimberly.
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Kimberly Jackshaw is a coach-in-training from Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. After being coached by friends that she would make a great coach because of everything she has overcome in life, she started on a journey of self-discovery, spiritual exploration, and coach training.
“I realized being a life coach was vital not only for what I’ll learn about myself but how to use that to help others who’ve been through what I’ve been through and are looking for how to recreate their mind and establish a more balanced life, both mentally and spiritually.”
What is your niche (coaching focus) and how did you choose it?
I am not running a coaching business yet. I’ve had some life setbacks in the past few years, including bankruptcy, job losses, etc. I had an A-HA moment and realize the opportunity being unemployed again is giving me. I am getting back to studying, not just coaching courses but other courses to help me so that I am able to turn my life around and perhaps in a few years down the road be ready to coach.
My idea for my niche is a combination of mindset and spirituality and enlightenment. I’m interested in how the mind works and consider myself to be on a spiritually enlightened path, I grow and learn daily with what I practice. I hope to combine those things into tools, programs and offers for my future clients.
Who is your ideal client?
I don’t know if I have an “ideal” client. Suffice to say anyone at any age can have a “life crisis” and therefore need refocusing and clearing their mind, belief systems and resetting their energy fields. That is what I am going to do when I coach people.
What inspired you to become a life coach?
Early in my adult life, I kept hearing about life coaching and how it could help people who were stuck in the mindset and patterns I was in. I started to look at courses but couldn’t afford them and I couldn’t get a student loan for them, so it went on the back burner. I meet people who were taking courses and we became friends. When they heard my life story they said that I’d be perfect for life coaching because
I know what people go through on the journey from victim to victor.
Also, I’m on a spiritual path and have been most of my life. It’s as natural for me to speak of things in a spiritual context as it is to breathe.
Life coaching was always there in the back of my mind and when I found Transformation Academy and other teachers who could help me learn and also find myself, so to speak, I KNEW that I couldn’t give up and so signed up for some courses.
Although I lost touch with those old friends, they encouraged me and offered me some tools that helped me along my journey that has taken me to where I am today.
How has your coaching journey changed your life?
It’s made me see what I’m capable of and not capable of and helped me see parts of myself I had pushed down or set aside or ignored.
What advice would you give YOURSELF back when you first dreamed of becoming a coach?
Take your time studying, take your time planning, don’t let anyone (even another coach or a friend) push you into doing what you’re not ready to do. That isn’t fear-related in any way, it’s KNOWING you do not have things ready and need to prepare first before jumping in.
What is the impact you want to make in this world?
I want to show others that no matter their age – young or old – that changing and redirecting their lives, thoughts and energy is possible and transformational. If I can do it, so can they!