Inside your hessian bag: IVF life coach
Who are you? Beck Hopkins. What do you do? I'm a business owner, life coach, mother and project manager (in no particular order, promise).
Having escaped the corporate vortex, I am now a professional coach. I work with women and men to navigate their emotional journey through IVF and beyond.
Where do you do it? I live and work in Melbourne, Australia. Although these days, with the help of Skype, the world is my office.
What's different about your approach to coaching? When I work with people, I aim to hear what's not being said. We work on questions like this: What is possible for you? What's really at stake? What's holding you back from being the best version of yourself you can possibly be? What's the dream?
I believe each of us already has all of the answers to those questions - they sometimes just need a little help digging them out.
Do you travel much for work? Mostly a short walk to the coffee shop to meet with clients, write my blog or design a new coaching program.
Do you carry a bag? I do. I'm so lo-fi it's not even funny. I use a hessian bag that I bought for $2.50. I totally need an upgrade.
What's in your bag? Is the world ready for this? Today there is a receipt from the supermarket, $7.30 in change, a bottle of water, my laptop, an umbrella, a banana, my mobile phone, my moleskin diary, a pen, my headphones, my keys, my sunglasses, my reading glasses, half a pack of travel tissues and a used band-aid. That's all I need to keep me going.
What changes would you want to make your bag to make your commute better? A safe but easy access pocket for my iPhone, a simple clip to attach it to the handle of my daughter's pram, something nice to keep my laptop safe.
Loving the lo-fi, Becks. Though something a little more protective for your MacBook is probably a good idea and something we can work on. Here's how everyone out there can find out more about Beck Hopkins:
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