Kielecia Coker, Columbia, SC
Life Coach for Multipassionate Creatives
Kielecia Coker is a Life Coach for Multipassionate Creatives. She helps people who can’t choose just ONE thing to find and fulfill their true calling. You can find her on her website www.kielecia.com or on Facebook. Create something today!
What is your niche (coaching focus) and how did you choose it?
I am a Life Coach for Multipassionate Creatives who want to find and fulfill their true calling. I came to this niche because I myself struggled so much to choose a career path. I remember in school, when we would take career aptitude tests, and I had no idea how I could possibly choose just ONE thing. I was fascinated by all of the different choices, and I spent hours poring over the numerous career options. Luckily, shortly after graduating college, I worked with a career coach, and she changed my life OVERNIGHT. Literally, the next day I got a job using many of my own multiple talents and gifts. It was the perfect job for me at the time. Now I realize that being a Multipassionate Creative is NOT a problem. It’s a gift! I LOVE to help my clients realize their full potential, and to see that they don’t HAVE to choose just one thing. They can do anything and everything they love. They can have a holistic good life and a perfect-for-them career. They can fulfill their own unique purpose.
Who is your ideal client?
Multipassionate Creatives. (They know who they are!)
What inspired you to become a life coach?
I have worked with coaches, mentors, and teachers who changed my life so much. I have been inspired by all of the amazing people who have helped me to find my own unique purpose and I wanted to offer that to others as well. It’s a bit funny that once I stopped seeing my own multiple interests as a problem—and instead as intrinsic to who I am—that I wanted to share that message with others. Our creativity is our greatest treasure!
How long have you been coaching?
I started formally coaching in October, 2020.
How did you get your first client?
When I first started, I helped a family member to get a new job. I coached her, helped her update her resume/cover letter, and worked with her to network and apply to jobs. She LOVED the experience so much that she shared it with others. From there, I offered free coaching in my local “moms” Facebook group and got some results and testimonials under my belt. Within a month of coaching, I decided to start charging and I got my first paying client through my YouTube channel where I shared business and career tips. I helped her start her own business, and things have taken off from there.
How has your coaching journey changed your life?
Becoming a coach has been the most profound thing I have ever done. When you come into this career, you HAVE to face your own Self. And it can be hard, frustrating, and downright terrifying to do that. This is the only profession I can think of where you have to do the deep work with yourself before you can do this work with others. To say it is life-changing would be a vast understatement. But there is NOTHING else I would want to do more than this work. It has brought so many amazing people and experiences into my life.
What is the most challenging part of being a life coach?
The most challenging thing for me has been learning the business side of coaching. You can be an amazing coach with NO clients. If you are an independent coach, you have to learn the sales and business side of things in order to have the impact you really want.
What is the most fulfilling part of being a life coach?
The MOST fulfilling thing is seeing someone change into who they want to be right before my eyes. A client can come to a session confused, scattered, or upset, but within seconds sometimes I can see a complete shift as they step into their own creative higher self. The results of coaching can happen just so incredibly fast. It’s a really amazing feeling to see someone else BECOME.
What has been your most inspirational coaching moment, with a client?
One of my very first clients wanted to become a graphic designer for her whole life. She had a graphic design degree, and she read tons of books on the subject, and she followed all of these bloggers/YouTubers who were designers. At this point she was in her 50s. She came to me not sure what she wanted to do as a career, oddly enough. Within literally 5 minutes of her first session, I saw this weird SHIFT—I don’t know how else to describe it. Before my very eyes she BECAME a graphic designer—after 30-plus years of waiting. Not surprisingly, she got her first client within a week!
What is your favorite coaching activity or exercise to do with clients?
On every consultation I like to go through the Wheel of Life exercise. It’s always a transformation for the client in and of itself, and it also gives me the information I need to help a client succeed throughout our coaching relationship.
What has been the most effective strategy for finding clients and/or growing your business?
Go out and meet real people on a human-to-human level. Go to in-person networking events. Even if it is scary and awkward at first, DO IT! It will make you step into your identity as a coach. Listen to others deeply. Connect with people without attachment. Be vulnerable and authentic. Tactically, make sure you have a very clear offer and process. That is how people will know how you can help them.
What advice would you give YOURSELF back when you first dreamed of becoming a coach?
I would say GO ALL IN! This is what you were made for.
What is the impact you want to make in this world?
I want to show others that it’s possible to have a fulfilling, amazing, wonderful life and career. Your purpose is calling for you—always. If you will listen and answer the call, everything you dream can and will come true. It’s HARD WORK, but it’s the only work that matters.
Is there anything else you would like to share with Transformation Coaching Magazine readers?
Transformation Academy has really helped me with EVERY aspect of my business—from the coaching side to the business side, and everything in between. (They didn’t tell me to say this!) If you follow their guidance, and keep showing up to do the work every day, you will be rewarded. Coaching is a noble profession. Take the work seriously… but HAVE FUN! This is an awesome career!