Hi, I'm Terri Babers, a Life Coach in Fairbanks Alaska. I'm also a Mediator, a Trainer, and Adjunct Faculty at UAF ... and I'm a mother and a daughter, a grandmother, a friend, and a committed community member.
I call myself and this website Positive-Changes-Coach because as a Life Coach, I work with people who are motivated to move in positive ways through changes and transitions in their life. With coaching help, people make those changes in their lives more easily, with a greater sense of well-being, and fulfillment.
You probably visited my "About" page because you're curious about who I am, my qualifications as a Life and Wellness Coach and a Trainer, and why you should take the time to read what I have to say. Read what you want to know below!
But first, I'll explain what a "sense of well-being and fulfillment" means to me. It means ...
All that is a big part of my "who," the very essence and core of who I am. In life and wellness coaching, I found a way to utilize my "who" professionally to help other people find and utilize theirs ... WOW! That is what being a life coach is for me....
I use proven strategies from the science of well-being along with the power of reflection and personal journaling to help people "... feel more satisfied, more engaged with life, find more meaning, have higher hopes, and probably even laugh and smile more, regardless of [your] circumstances." (that's Dr. Martin Seligman's definition of Authentic Happiness)
Being a life coach is great for lots of reasons Being a life coach lets me help people connect with their passions, goals, and dreams. That usually means helping them get to know their "who," their own inner expert .... I love doing that, and I'm good at it.
Being a Life Coach gives me the opportunity to help people generate ideas, and recognize the value of those ideas, and to follow through on some of them! And one thing I'm passionate about is ideas!
Being a life coach is a fantastic profession for me because I'm a flaming extrovert and get a lot of my energy from being around a variety of people and listening to all kinds of ideas. Coaching allows me to get to know people with all kinds of possibilities. Don't get the wrong idea, introverts make great coaches too, they just find a different satisfaction in being a life coach.
Formal Coach Training I hold a Masters degree in Professional Communication from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and care deeply about learning and higher education. So I selected the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a 400-hour intensive, and highly respected coach training program with roots in the empirical research foundation from the Science of Wellbeing: Positive Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programing, and the Energetic Coaching Process.
I am a Certified Professional Life and Wellness Coach, a Career and Professional Development Coach, Life Potentials Practitioner and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, trained by iPEC. I am credentialed as a Board Certified Coach and hold membership with the International Coach Federation, the International Positive Psychology Coaching Association, and the International Listening Association.
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