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Business Owner. Healer. Life Coach.
Hi, I'm Lynda and today my Life Coaching practice is a natural evolution of my own life journey, both professionally and personally. Throughout my many ups and downs, I have learned that every situation offers up a lesson about such things as courage, leadership, tenacity, forgiveness, overcoming fear and flexibility. My 30 years of professional work experience as CEO of a Corporate Staffing Firm and later as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist with a thriving private practice and Wellness Center in Ridgefield, Ct., have prepared me for my next career path as a Life Purpose and Career Coach.
From 1992 to 2001, I was the founder and President of a full-service staffing firm located in White Plains, New York. I employed 70+ people, and together we successfully serviced the staffing needs of the area's Fortune 500 companies. In September 2001 after the tragedy of 9/11, like so many others, I assessed my personal life and career and was compelled to make significant changes. At that time, the overwhelming 'knowing' that I was going to be transforming every aspect of my life was palpable. Although I loved my career, it no longer ‘fed my soul’ and although I was married, my relationship was not thriving and it wasn’t in alignment with so many of my values.
Gaining Clarity and Embracing Change
It was at this intersection in my life that I decided to make big changes and to ‘live my life on purpose’. In my professional life, I made the decision to take my personal passion for holistic healing and bodywork and my strong connection to healthy living, and turn it into a career as a Therapeutic Massage Therapist. I also made the difficult decision to end my marriage and begin the challenging journey towards a positive co-parenting relationship with my ex-spouse.
In September 2001, as a newly single mother with three children, I returned to school in the evenings and attended Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy while running my staffing firm during the day. After graduating from massage school, I made the decision to close down my Recruiting Firm and I opened a Wellness Center in downtown Ridgefield, Ct. For the last 15 years, along with 13 other wellness practitioners, I have helped clients who not only want to heal the pain in their bodies, but who have often expressed a need for emotional healing as well.
In 2014, after my youngest headed off to college, the seed of an idea began to form. I found myself with an empty nest and a strong desire to travel more as well as I wanted the ability to work from anywhere. I decided to utilize my corporate recruiting/career counseling and entrepreneurial experience with my knowledge of health and wellness and combine them into a new career path as a Life Purpose and Career Coach. In June of 2014, I once again returned to school and attended World Coach Institute where I earned my certification as a Certified Professional Life Coach. By making this change, I not only am able to help clients transform their own lives but it allows me to work from anywhere in the world, spend more time with my family and do the things that I love! It will be my privilege to partner with you on your journey and to help you achieve your dreams and goals.
Lynda Williams, CPLC