Coach Highlight – Sylvia Fox

CM: Why did you enter TCE? And/or, what did you want to get out of it?

SF: I made the decision to join TCE to learn more about myself and show up differently in my relationships, especially with my family. I knew two friends who had gone through the program the year before and I could see amazing differences in how they were showing up in their relationship with me and with others. I wanted that and I could see it could work.

CM: What is the most valuable thing you got out of TCE?

SF: So many to pick from! Probably it is spending a year really hearing my self-critical, sabotaging voice. I had a serious case of imposter syndrome, even though my professional resume certainly established my credentials in many areas. But I was always waiting to get ‘outed’. By the end of the year-long training and a lot of excellent coaching as part of the year, I could start turning the volume down on my inner critic, take a breath, live a little easier with myself. Another real reward is becoming a part of the TCE coaching community, where I can continue to give and get support and accountability.

CM: Did your reasons for entering the program change through the program and if so, how?

SF: I definitely did not go in to TCE to become a coach. But by about six months into it, I discovered I loved having a much more robust toolbox to help people, that coaching gave me great joy and a new career. And I was already in my early 70s!

CM: What are you doing now with your coaching education?

SF: I have my own coaching practice, FitzFox Coaching, and I see private clients who I mostly get through referrals or as returning clients. I’m also a Dynamic Aging coach, combining my coaching work with fitness, physical health and aging. My original goal still holds — I show up in my relationships with others in a healthier way and it takes a whole lot less mental energy, probably for everyone!

Since graduating from TCE, I also launched an online magazine with Joan Virginia Allen called Dynamic Aging 4 Life Magazine, where we publish essays from people telling their own personal stories about how they are dynamically aging.

Learn more about Sylvia:

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Cami McLaren

Cami McLaren

is the owner of McLaren Coaching. She has been coaching professionals and leaders since early 2008. She runs Transformative Coaching Essentials, a coach training program that produces first rate Professional Coaches and "Coach-Style Leaders." She coaches individually and works with organizations to improve communication, time management, productivity and ultimately bring greater results.

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