Mikayla Floyd, HCI Heart-Centered Life Coach • October 10, 2023 • 3 minute read
Coaching Success Stories: Mikayla
I am a mother of two young children, a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old. They fill my days with parks, reading, big emotions, lots of learning and lots of laughter. If you had asked me if I loved motherhood anytime in the first two years, I probably would have said of course, while on the inside not feeling much of anything. My first child, Miller, wasn’t extreme on any scale. He didn’t cry all the time, wasn’t a horrible sleeper, and figured out how to eat pretty good after about two months. Looking back though, I think I was experiencing some postpartum depression and I felt overwhelmed, numb, and lost. I know there were so many fun moments, he was adorable and so fun to have, but motherhood was very hard for me. It brought out so many repressed traumas and things I wasn’t ready to deal with. I remember feeling so stuck with no idea what to do about it.
About the time I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I decided I needed some kind of help because I was tired of feeling so numb and dark all the time. Luckily I had a friend who had just gotten certified as a life coach and ended up coaching me. It was a little rocky at the beginning but wow, it was amazing to be heard and listened to. It felt so freeing to talk through all these thoughts that were going on in my head and realize that the things I was experiencing were normal. I was finally able to learn, get to the heart of the things I was struggling with, and move forward. It was a turning point for me.
After that I wanted more, I wanted to learn all I could about healing and coaching but no program felt right for me at the time. I was referred to one of Robins courses and then took her Bravehearts retreat and it brought me so much awareness about myself and my emotions. I kept looking for life coaching programs and when I heard Robin had a new program I felt so good about it. I’m so glad I did because it was amazing!
Going into the program, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Having a job as a mom isn’t the easiest thing in the world but this seemed like a flexible enough opportunity for my situation. What I really wanted though was to learn more about how to just be better myself. Of all the things I learned in the program, the most important things were how to trust myself and more fully listen to my heart. Coaching really allows people to open up in a safe space and find the answers within themselves.
Have I done a lot with the certification yet? Not professionally, but all these things have helped me to learn and thrive more in my life today. I finally love being a mother. My relationship with my husband is moving forward more than it ever has. I am less judgmental of others and much happier myself. This isn’t to say that everything is perfect, but it is so much better with these tools I now have.
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