I wrote the first sentence of this post about 10 times. Wrote, re-wrote, typed over, crossed out. None of the sentences truly captured my feelings for this course. None of them really conveyed the emotion behind how much I loved this course.
The truth is – I don’t know that there are words that truly share just how amazing this course is, or how much it has changed my life.
From the ability to now be running a thriving coaching business, to the skills to change the lives of my clients, the friendships, the personal development – The Beautiful You Coaching Academy (BYCA) really unlocked it all for me.
Let’s start at the top.
Why coaching and why Beautiful You? (my story)
The Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy, founded and run by the absolutely incredible Julie Parker, was on my radar for a long time, and in hindsight I should have dived in head first a lot sooner and stopped waiting for ‘the perfect time’ to become a life coach (but, you know, #noregrets).
If you have read the information on my About page you will know that I had a pretty linear career before coaching. I always knew I wanted to work in communications and marketing, then from there I went on to study PR and journalism, and proceeded to work for a decade to climb my way to the top and reach the ULTIMATE goal – Head of Strategy for a Marcomms agency. The problem was, on the way to the top I started to realise that my reality wasn’t feeling as good as it looked on paper. The life I had always wanted and manifested was happening because I had been moving forward on a clear vision and doing the work to get there, but I was feeling more and more unfulfilled and (ultimately) burnt out and exhausted. I was showing up as the worst version of myself and knew that there had to be more to life than striving, hustling and working so damn hard for a reality that simply wasn’t making me happy, despite it all looking really good on paper.
I started to learn about life coaching as a profession and BYCA when I was working in London. I literally stumbled upon coaching when I started reading blogs such as Melissa Ambrosini and Rachael MacDonald, who were part of Julie’s pilot program. I saw that they were spending their days writing incredible content about personal development and working with women to help them live their very best lives. This sounded like the most incredible work to me!
To give some additional background, my mum is a teacher and my parents were small business owners. Every personality test under the sun tells me I have a desire to create and to educate. Building a business and making a difference in the lives of other people felt like the ultimate ‘end goal.’
I hovered over this idea for quite a few years, still continuing to work on the same marcomms path. My love of personal development grew, with all my weekends and evenings reading books and blogs that contributed to the start of my personal development journey.
The pieces of the jigsaw puzzle started to slot into place.
I signed up for the BYCA course in 2016, when I was back in Perth after living in London and Sydney, in a really great place in my life where all the pieces of my life were coming together (great job, great man, great home – all the things) but I felt like something huge was missing.
This was the start of a huge transition for me.
What I learnt from training with Beautiful You
- How to become a truly incredible life coach and serve my clients.
- A tried and tested coaching model that sets my clients up for success and enables them to achieve their goals.
- The knowledge of how to support and grow someone as they experience changes in both their external world as well as their internal
- Information that supported me as I went on my own incredible personal development journey, asking MYSELF a lot of thought-provoking questions and experiencing some huge internal shifts that enabled me to then show up as the best coach I could possibly be (this growth was not something I anticipated when I signed up!)
- The tools to create my own incredible coaching business, with SO much information from successful coaches about how they grew their own businesses.
- How to take what I know as a marketer, and apply that information to the coaching industry.
All the added benefits of training with Beautiful You
- New best friends. You have the option to be paired with a coaching buddy to coach one another as you train. My coaching buddy is now one of my besties. Having someone who understands your journey and is there growing with you, supporting you and understanding you each step of the way is priceless. It also makes it so much more FUN! In addition to my buddy, I’ve formed close relationships with so many of the other women in my course who I know will be in my life forever.
- This course over-delivers in every single way. You learn through calls, podcasts, books and online. You will work directly with Julie Parker – one of the most respected coaches there are.
- The coach trainers. Julie enlists the assistance of full-time coaches who are your ‘trainers.’ These trainers assist Julie to train you throughout the course, each bringing their own unique skills, knowledge and experience.
- Once you graduate, you will then have the opportunity to become a Certified Beautiful You Life Coach. This is recognised through the International Coaching Federation (the peak body) and enables you to receive ongoing support and guidance through the community of other certified coaches.
Where am I now?
Since graduating I’ve gone on to create a successful coaching business, leave my corporate Head of Strategy job and live a life I’ve ALWAYS dreamed of.
I have flexibility, freedom, am working with clients where I get to help change THEIR lives on a daily basis, and go to bed every night feeling like I’m doing something worthwhile in the world.
I spend my days working (hard!) but I’m also working on my own terms, from my own home, with a bunch of travel and beach swims thrown into the mix.
Being an affiliate of BYCA doesn’t actually stop there for me. Julie has since brought me on as the person behind the social media channels (dream job, right?) Also, if you study with Beautiful You and go through the certification process, I’ll be the person reviewing and submitting your application. I am very much a part of Team BYCA these days, and I’m so very proud of that.
Oh, and those women I mentioned whose blogs I used to follow? These are women I’m now interviewing (Mel) and have as my own coach (Rach).
The Beautiful You Coaching Academy and Julie Parker have, quite literally, changed my life.
Want to sign up through me? This is my Beautiful You Affiliate Offer
If you are still reading to this point, I’d hazard a guess that YOU are also interested in becoming a life coach. You’re in the right place.
As I mentioned, I am an affiliate for BYCA. This means if you sign up to the BYCA course using this link you will receive a bunch of additional bonuses at absolutely no cost to you (worth $1,449 AUD in value).
These bonuses include:
- Access to my signature sell-out course: Shine on Social Without Selling Your Soul. A four-week program that teaches you how to shine on social as you, become visible and win clients. Worth $550 AUD.
- A 90-minute strategy session with me where we will dive deep into creating a personalised marketing strategy for your coaching business. Worth $899 AUD.
How to sign up + access this offer
Want to sign up through me and receive these bonuses? Easy!
Here’s what you have to do:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you enrol and let Beautiful You know that you would like to sign up through me (Ellie Swift). PLEASE NOTE: This MUST be done before you enrol and cannot happen retrospectively.
- Once you receive their reply confirming this, you can head on over to the Beautiful You Life Coaching website and sign up.
That’s it, you’re on your way to becoming a life coach!
Some final notes
- As mentioned above, I am an affiliate for Beautiful You. This means that I receive a ‘thank you’ commission for every sale that comes through my unique link. Because I believe in providing immense value, please know that the value of my bonuses far exceed this commission amount.
- Please also note that you will not receive these bonuses until after the refund period has lapsed for the course.
- It is important that the last link you click on before signing up to the course is mine. If it isn’t, the Beautiful You team will be unable to identify that you have enrolled through me (which means no bonuses!)
- Please do reach out to me if you sign up with this link, so that we can schedule in your session (I recommend we do this from Module 8 of your course onwards).
- All affiliate bonuses must be claimed within 90 days after completion of your Beautiful You Coaching Academy course, after which time they will become void.
- Don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions at email@example.com
All photos above taken by Fi Mims Photography.
If you do decide this is your path, know that I’m so excited for you! If you are on the fence, I’m here to help with anything you need.
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