Quest Delaney, Potomac, Maryland
Touched By Quest
“Healing begins with Me”
Connect to Quest at: @touchedbyquest on IG or Touched By Quest on Facebook
Quest Delaney was born and raised in Prince George’s County, MD, and now resides in Potomac, MD. He is the eldest of seven siblings. In 2015, three seconds changed Quest’s life forever. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) along with other injuries. The next morning, he lost his memory, emotions, smell, taste, and creativity. Quest was left with the cognitive skills of a five-year-old and it would take him 5 years of physical therapy, and talking to a therapist, to get back to normalcy. Doctors told him that he would never be the same, but Quest was determined to prove them wrong. He challenged himself to write about his experience, which intrigued and sparked his creativeness. God spoke to him and said, “Quest! You represent absolute power, strength and courage.” Those three words were important to Quest because they were the necessary elements used to help him recover from his TBI. From the stance of absolute power, strength, and courage, he encourages his audience to embrace those elements to help overcome anything that they may be facing in their own lives. Quest enjoys his time now as an entrepreneur, author, inventor, artist, and Master Clarity Life Coach.
What is your niche (coaching focus) and how did you choose it?
My niche is giving people the blueprint that helped me find the “real me” in myself. I simply share the blueprint to help others heal themselves. I tell clients, “I want to help you bring out the ‘real you’ in you.” I was led to this niche after I was able to help heal myself through therapy.
Who is your ideal client?
My ideal clients are adults that are seeking healing, willing to change their mindset in order to be transparent. I work with couples, groups, parent/child relationships, and various other individuals who are willing to be responsible for their own behavior in order to get to the root of their problems.
What inspired you to become a life coach?
I experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2015 and I lost my memory. It took me 5 years to regain my memory, cognitive skills and abilities, and get back to normalcy. I wanted to challenge myself and get certified to accomplish being a Master Life Coach, which required me to take additional courses. I’ve always wanted to help people to reach their full potential.
How long have you been coaching?
I have been coaching for decades, but only recently got certified through the Transformation Academy in 2021.
How did you get your first client?
I shared with some friends and utilized social media to expose my business and share my inspirational quotes and motivation. It was through word-of-mouth following my certification.
How has your coaching journey changed your life?
My coaching journey opened up doors to freedoms. I can work when I want to work, I get to choose who I get to work with, and I enjoy seeing results in other people’s lives. Watching other people transform and grow their confidence and energy from our sessions is energizing!
What is the most challenging part of being a life coach?
The most challenging part of being a life coach to me is dealing with unfamiliar clients, building trust with the client that encourages them to feel comfortable enough to be transparent. It also challenges me to be strategic about dealing with people’s denial and lack of transparency.
What is the most fulfilling part of being a life coach?
It is a spiritual experience to actually see people change and reach their goals!
What has been your most inspirational coaching moment, with a client?
The most inspirational coaching moment for me was with breaking through to a client who had been unsuccessful with other methods.
What is your favorite coaching activity or exercise to do with clients?
My favorite coaching activity or exercise to do with clients is having the clients write down all of their triggers and figuring out how to turn the negativity in each of those triggers into positivity. Being direct with my clients about identifying where their triggers originate and discussing how and what they should not continue to tolerate.
What has been the most effective strategy for finding clients and/or growing your business?
Sharing my recently published book, Remember, gives the reader unique insight into my personal experience and helps the audience to connect with me on a more personal level. Also, utilizing social media on all platforms has been the most effective strategy to expose my business to a larger market segment.
What advice would you give YOURSELF back when you first dreamed of becoming a coach?
I would tell myself, “Never sugarcoat anything, always be real, and honest with you. Believe in yourself! You’re going to be a GREAT life coach! People are going to admire you for doing this, and you’re going to help a bunch of people who really need it.”
What is the impact you want to make in this world?
I want to spread the love and healing that comes from this work.
Is there anything else you would like to share with Transformation Coaching Magazine readers?
Look in the mirror and love yourself FIRST! Find the “real you” in you and become a better you! Healing starts from within. Once you forgive all who have hurt you or done you wrong, you can now walk in peace and enjoy your circle of peace.