Career coaches help people find the job that suits them best. They work with clients to fulfill their potential.
$30,000 - $100,000+
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CEO-Lisa Jeffs Enterprise Life & Entreprenuer Coach
I’m Toronto raised. Born to a loving teen mom and later adopted into wonderful family. I faced a lot of challenges growing up. As a teen growing up in the 90’s I felt unsupported and lacked strong role models.
Anxiety and depression led me to self-sooth with drugs and alcohol. I found myself stumbling through school with not much interest in what was being taught. Unfortunately I lost my father to cancer my graduating year of high school which left me feeling lost and with no plan of what to do next. It was a rocky transition to adulthood to say the least. Looking back I know realize the challenges I went through were preparing me to do the work I do now. Overcoming and thriving through my challenges led me to knowing I wanted to help others at a deep level. Why I became a coach and started my own business was because the traditional social service avenues didn’t meet all my core values. Especially my values of Autonomy and Constant Growth. I knew I wanted to create and be innovative as well as not be capped at a level of growth financially. I know a big part of my purpose is to help guide, teach and support others to become leaders and follow their dreams. My business is my chosen medium to do so. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What is your educational background?
I graduated George Brown College with an Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Care. I also have a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University in Child and Youth Care
What are your daily responsibilities?
I manage my team, create content for my free and paid platforms, and work directly with my private clients.
What hurdles did you face? Did you ever think about quitting?
No one has ever tried to stop me from achieving my goals. I figure they understand that even if they wanted to, I wouldn’t listen ha! But I did lose some ‘friends’ as I started my business and began to see success. It’s not always easy breaking away from how people have always seen you to venture off and follow your dreams. Some people won’t understand or support, others will. I’ve learned that as I grow the right people will always be attracted into my world and the ones who aren’t meant to remain will leave and that’s okay.
In regards to wanting to quit, there have been and I’m sure there will be more occasions when I question if I want to remain the CEO of my business. Mind you these are very brief moments lasting only a few moments. This work takes a level of grit, vulnerability, and patience but in the end it’s incredibly rewarding.
What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
Don’t allow society or anyone else for that matter tell you what you can or cannot do with your life. Believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to go against the grain and think outside the box to create a life and career you absolutely love.
Never settle for good when great is available
Help clients set and work towards career-related goals
Coach clients on building self confidence, employment skills and physichal/mental goal setting
Act as a mentor and someone for their clients to confide in.
Employers include colleges and universities, and large companies and organizations
Most are self-employed
Coaches employed at companies usually work regular office hours
Self-employed coaches have more flexible schedules
Travel to meet with clients or attend industry events
Attributes & Abilities
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
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