So I began working with some practice clients to ensure I was suited for this kind of work and would be able to help people in the ways I am passionate about. Well, these practice clients eventually told other people about the exciting work we were doing together and soon enough I had more people interested in working with me than I could envision balancing with also working as a teacher. Couple this rapid growth with the fact that life coaching had become so invigorating for me personally and I just knew I had to form PEAK by Brydon, LLC to ensure I was able to continue working with everyone interested in allowing me to climb beside them in their ascent through life. Now, this company is what I do, and it is how I will continue working with others to help them achieve their goals and become the versions of themselves they want to become. If you have any questions about PEAK by Brydon, LLC or my journey, please don’t hesitate to look through the rest of this site or contact me directly at email@example.com. Or even better, if you are ready to start your conversations with me, navigate over to the Programs section of my site and schedule your 20 Minute Introductory Session now – I look forward to meeting you!
Welcome to my new company, PEAK by Brydon, LLC – a way to reach your next peaks! I am so excited to be able to expand my coaching practice into this new form, and I hope to have the honor of sharing part of life’s journey with you. Yet how could I expect you to invite me into your life without telling you a bit more about mine?
I find it is best to start at the beginning. From an early age, I found myself drawn to helping others, which led me to get involved in peer mentorship starting in elementary school and continuing on all the way through high school. These experiences working with my peers throughout my formative years sparked my desire to become a teacher so that I could continue helping people reach their goals, which is exactly what I did by eventually becoming a high school English teacher. While I loved teaching literature in its many forms, those texts were merely the access points for my greater educational goal: creating deeper personal awareness within my students and preparing them to make a positive impact on the world by broadening the horizons of their thought. In fact, one of my favorite quotes about school comes from Mark Twain, who once said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education,” which acknowledges that school, while important, cannot teach us all things. It is that acknowledgment of the limits of traditional education that led me to pursue the implementation of personalized learning in my school district.
In personalized education, each student is given voice, choice, and pacing options to take more control of his or her learning, and while I loved to see the progress my students made while in this unique classroom environment, I still felt like I could be doing more to help prepare my students for life beyond the walls of my classroom. I started to delve more deeply into metacognition with my students, trying to help them see their strengths and areas for improvement more easily, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that I could better serve people in a different role that truly allowed me to focus exclusively on the individual and his or her betterment, whatever that may look like, rather than balancing that focus with content and assessment standards.
My life coaching has become that different role. I entered this profession on what I thought would be a part-time basis while on paternity leave as a way to connect with and serve others I was not able to be in the classroom. However, early into my first training course, I began to fall in love with life coaching and the unique experience it offers to both coaches and clients alike. In fact, the further into my training I went, the more I began to think that life coaching was the next path I would have to take in order to move forward in my life.