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Name: Kym Seletto
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. Having rebuilt my own life from what, at the time, felt like “scratch” after a pretty messy break up a few years ago, I discovered that Life Coaching was “a thing”, purely because I was already doing it. Within my friendship circles, I had essentially become the “Go-To-Girl” for support, guidance and real talk, particularly when someone was going through a relationship break up of their own.
I decided to study Health and Wellness Coaching to become a Master Wellness Coach through the International College of Wellness Coaching, because I realised that so many positively inspiring, and seemingly successful women were reaching the later stages of our 20’s having lost touch with who we really are, and feeling as if we’d forgotten How to Live.
It’s so rewarding for me to witness strong, creative and inspiring women truly own their power, and start building exactly the kind of life they want to be living.
Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
A. I live with my boyfriend and our three adopted cats in an original 1930’s art deco apartment called The Kitteh Palace. As an introvert, I love spending time cuddled up at home with a blanket, a good book, a cup of soup and a cat on my lap when it’s cold, or relaxing in the park nearby when it’s sunny.
My boyfriend and I met at art school, so any time we get to spend painting, drawing, catching up with friends at events, or exploring art galleries, is always time well spent.
As a true Melbournian, I’ll always say yes to catching up over a coffee.
Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?
A. The scariest thing about starting my business has been my own fear. I still have to pull myself up every now and then, and remember that I don’t have to be perfect to offer genuine value to my clients. It really took a shift in mindset to believe that people really do want to work with me.
Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
A. Honestly, I’m really only just starting out on my path as a coach, but the best advice I can offer to anyone considering a career in coaching, while it sounds cliché and overstated, really is to just do it.
Don’t wait until you feel that your life is totally perfect and as if you’re in control.
Firstly, because you will NEVER reach that level of perfect control, so you’ll never start.
And Secondly, because your story will resonate with those who need to hear it.
Also, invest in yourself!
As well as gaining deeper knowledge and expanding my skill set, studying to become an accredited coach has opened up entirely new opportunities to connect and establish friendships with women I’d never have met otherwise.
Working one-on-one with a business coach is also something I cannot recommend highly enough. The support, knowledge and accountability I’ve received through business coaching has been a major contributing factor to the progress I’ve made in the early stages of building my business – particularly when developing my personal brand, and creating structure around my business, my day job, and my life.
Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. The very best thing about my business is just how freakin’ right it feels.
Buzzwords like “working in alignment with your values”, and “purpose” seem to be thrown around a lot within the coaching industry, and that’s essentially how seeing the women I work with really killing it makes me feel. While a phrase like “serving my true purpose” just is not something I would ever say, I definitely get a massive kick out of the work I do. It’s super exciting to know that I am making a genuine positive impact on how women live their lives.
Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
A. Right now, I’m preparing for my first live event, ‘A Rad Bitch Tea Party’ which will be held here in Melbourne on Saturday the 10th of January. The afternoon will feature a group coaching session with a focus on goal setting for the year ahead, delicious catering, an event photographer, and a special guest speaker.
I’m also coming up to the tail end of my studies and obtaining my Certificate of Master Wellness Coaching.
I recently announced my first coaching package, “A Rad Bitch’s How to Guide to Life“, and my big goal for the end of 2015 is to be coaching full time.
Here’s how you can find Kym:
Email: [email protected]
A Rad Bitch Tea Party Event info and Tickets