I remember having that thought over and over as I began my life-coaching business 16 years ago.
“I have barely lived any life at all. What can I possibly offer someone who is running a business with a team of 20 or having a marriage breakdown?”
As I come close to 40, now with with many years of professional coaching & life experience under my belt. I remember the young girl I was when I first started coaching with NLP in 2004.
You guys… this was back when MySpace was a thing… and Facebook was still a tool for rating girls in University Campuses.
I used to put flyers in cafes and stick pole posters up in my local neighbourhood – with little tear off tags with my phone number and website on them to get clients.
I remember how scared I was to begin my coaching business, I remember my excitement and passion about the life-changing tools I had just learned, and how I thought nobody would possibly take me seriously because I was sooo young.
I was lucky that I had a mentor that I apprenticed to who saw my intuitive skills and how sharp I am at seeing into the core of the issue in a coaching session. She helped me to recognise how much I had to offer in the precision and implementation of my newly learned skills, even if I didn’t have much life experience.
I’ve always been a person who was more mature than my age. In my 20’s I was lucky enough to collect friends and mentors who were much older than me, who gave me the benefit of their wisdom. I honour all my mentors and teachers; too many to name.
I have always been committed to my growth and professional precision above everything else, and over the years have amassed a very long list of qualifications, courses, certifications and coaching mentors.
With each course, each client success, each business win and challenging back-to-the-wall failure, I learned.
I learned and I learned and I learned.
There are the coaching skills.
And there are the running the business skills.
Both my parents were scrappy entrepreneurial. My father a chef. My mother a horse-riding teacher, they had always worked for themselves, and I always assumed that I would too.
Getting a job was never an option. There was only ever Plan A – work for myself on my terms…
So I learned about marketing and niche.
I learned about online courses.
I made my first audio course in 2009 – The Kickstart Health Mental Detox Program.
(I learned about catchy names later…)
And while I’ve been learning. Our industry has been growing and growing and growing.
Changing and morphing rapidly and radically with the social media influencer marketing opportunities. Changing rapidly as internet has improved and now video courses and group coaching with clients all around the world is an easy and effortless way to do business.
Now you don’t need to know anything about tech to have a gorgeous website and sexy funnel.
So now thousands and thousands of client sessions later.
I see a new breed of 23 year old life coaches.
With gorgeous branding photos.
Posting vulnerable personal journal shares.
Posting Inspirational stories and insights.
With the confidence that says “I can take on the world and win” and you can too.
Demonstrating pleasure & purpose as a priority.
Proudly showing their sensuality.
Many with their first training, like I had when I started.
Some with the pure confidence, enthusiasm and passion of wanting to help others and seizing an opportunity to make a difference and get paid.
I see the posts.
I see the passion.
I see the excitement.
It’s truly beautiful and it’s the evolution of our industry.
I support and salute all the coaches in our industry. New and old.
I honour you and your enthusiasm and passion to serve and make a difference.
And I can also read between the lines of the things that don’t get posted.
Of the deep struggles and self-doubts.
Of the business mistakes made in ignorance and innocence. (Hello tax debt)
Of the client issues that might have been handled wth more finesse.
So now I realise, as a mother of two children, and a veteran of the industry that I am already in my chapter of mentoring others… I’m just late to realise it.
I know now that there ARE things that a 40 year old life coach knows that a 23 year old life coach can’t conceive of. Nor do they need to.
I know how much there is STILL to learn.
And that BOTH experiences are valid and have so much value to offer others.
Everything has a right to exist.
I see many coaches in their mid-20’s and early 30’s who are single, with no other responsibilities than themselves, fresh to the industry and full of the enthusiasm and confidence to break old systems and paradigms.
And I see older coaches coming into the industry after many chapters of life to support others with issues that they went through, or to share the experience of their success.
And that’s exactly what we need.
You have SO MUCH to offer as a new coach. Both young and older!
You are EVOLUTION in action!
I see it and I know that it’s my time to offer mentorship, and support to the next generation of leaders.
I get to offer my encouragement, cheering support and share the finesse and nuance of my experience to those starting out that I had the privilege of receiving when I was starting out.
So I am opening up the founder memberships for the COACH ACADEMY.
This is the home of professional precision and luminous leadership for coaches. Where your soul-skills and intuitive knowing gets to land in a container of deep mastery. So you can have rock-solid confidence and the epic competence to back it up.
If you want to find out more you can join my free community the COACH CRUCIBLE.
Or if you know that THIS IS THE YEAR you commit to yourself and living your best life, you can book a call with me here to apply for your place in the COACH ACADEMY.
The coach academy is where I train you in all the skills you need to be an amazing coach and mentor you in the leadership and business elements as you step into your luminous leadership and make a stand for the clients you want to serve. (even if you don’t know who they are now)
Together we rise.
“Having ongoing training is essential for our team and our business. It’s important to look after the people that look after others. Kylie has the experience, professionalism and knowledge to engage with our team and help them understand about human behaviour and why people do what they do. In the wellness and health industry it’s a different sales and service delivery and it’s imperative to keep on top of these understandings to perform at our best to help others. We couldn’t recommend Kylie high enough.”
“I have worked with Kylie over many years. She has helped me as a Business Mindset Coach, as a motivational speaker for my gym clients at both Vision Personal Training & now at Flow Athletic. I bring her in to train my Personal Training teams in mindset, communication and how to coach our clients better and excel in our own personal mastery as fitness leaders. At my recent Fitness Business event, my gym owner colleagues were blown away by her talk, saying she is the best speaker they have ever seen. After every event we always get rave reviews about her talks and training. I highly recommend Kylie’s work as a coach & speaker.”
“I finished the Spiritual Awakening Course yesterday and I found it truly amazing. An incredible next step after our coach training. I feel so much more enlightened and “opened-up”. It has really opened my eyes to the power of the universe and the energy flowing in each of us. I loved it – thank you.
I am feeling so lucky at the moment. So many things are just falling into my lap. I visualise it and set my intention to manifest it and it comes. Things such as getting more clients, needing help to put my business online, not knowing how to get known in my local community etc. Courses / insights / clients have just fallen into my lap at the right time.”
Of course I am still learning and growing, but the course has really helped. Thank you”
“Before I signed up with Kylie I had a busy PT business… I was exhausted and on the brink of burnout and no matter how hard I tried, I had reached a ceiling in my income that I just couldn’t break through. After completing my NLP Coaching certification, I found my true voice and the energy of my business has been completely transformed. I’ve created an online program, up-levelled my entire business and totally smashed my previous income goals. I make decisions more confidently and I can help my clients create change in their life even faster. On a personal level, NLP gave me the inner strength to leave a toxic situation and rebuild myself which lead to me discovering the love of my life! Today I am living the life that I’ve always wanted – but just hadn’t been able to put into words. I have never been this happy or this powerful. If you want to manifest the life of your dreams I would not hesitate to reach out for help from Kylie.”
I signed up with Kylie because I knew that to have a bigger effect as a PT I needed to improve my understanding of how the mind works. Through NLP Coach training I now have great coaching techniques that break through all sorts of negative behaviour patterns. I’ve noticed big improvements in all areas of my life including my own personal finances and my client retention. This has allowed me new freedom to work on scaling my business and helping even more people with less one on one time from myself. The coach training has given me the ability to fully unlock the power of your mindset and those that don’t have this skill are only tapping into a small amount of their potential.
This morning I had a kick-ass coaching session with Kylie Ryan. We’ve been working together for a couple of months, and she’s the perfect person to help me integrate the rapid transformations I go through regularly. I’d been getting this vision of my fully mature creative and entrepreneurial self. His discipline, commitment, and command of wealth was 10x what mine is now, but it wasn’t really about money for him. Our coaching sessions usually roll with me saying, “Kylie, I want to be, do, and have EVERYTHING” and Kylie helping me find the archetypes and parts that aren’t integrated and bringing them together. MAGICK HAPPENS EVERY TIME.