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Name: Alicia Civile
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Q. Why did you become a coach?
So I could do the work I love while LIVING life! I wanted to help as many women as possible clear their skin the healthy way while investing in myself and creating a vibrant life! Coaching is circular, you get back what you give, so you’re always being renewed as you nurture others. I really craved that rewarding cycle.
Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
Exploring. In every form. Through reading, walking the city, hiking through nature, experimenting with cuisine, connecting with new people and hearing their stories. I’m a sponge learner so I always need to be seeing and experiencing new things! And horseback riding. I love that!
Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?
The fear of being seen. I was terrified that former coworkers or certain family and friends would ‘find me out.’ I know that sounds crazy but skin issues were such a personal struggle for me that sharing that journey with strangers who could relate was one thing, but admitting that deep pain to those closest to me, and revealing the process of my transformation to them was a big step. Also, the fear of succeeding because then everyone would see me and could judge me and what I was doing. I found the best way to overcome this was just to jump in, share my story to the fullest, and remove the power of that fear.
Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
Get support. You need to know that you’re not isolated in the business and mindset obstacles you’re facing. Otherwise you can start to feel a little nuts hanging out on your own. Reach out for support from your piers AND from someone who has already been in your shoes and succeeded. Get yourself a guide, a mentor, a coach and be open to receiving help! It will speed the process along and encourage you when you feel like giving up.
Q. What is the best thing about your business?
I get to see women transform from the inside out. I get to see them reclaim their health, their skin, their identity, and their confidence. There is nothing more rewarding or inspiring than that!
Q. What exciting plans are you working on for your business at the moment?
The Clear Skin Academy is my next project. It’s just in the idea stages right now so I’m excited to start brainstorming all aspects of it, create it, and release it into the world! This will be in the form of modules and allow members to go through the same process I do with my 1:1 clients. They’ll be guided to natural skincare options for their specific skin situation, learn how to internally balance their system to support clear skin, receive an eating approach to benefit their skin, and emotional support techniques to address any emotional root causes and reduce stress and anxiety. I’m super excited about this because I know it will be a skin transforming program for so many women!
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