Q&A with Steph Edmunds
April 16, 2019 by Sara Redman
SRA would like to introduce you to one of our business affiliates; Steph Edmunds. Steph is founder and Certified Professional Life Coach at SESC. Her friendly, engaging & inquisitive nature is what sparked her interest in coaching – an expertise that allows her to maximise her ability to relate authentically to help clients whilst cutting to the heart of the matter. We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about Steph!
Tell us about your business (elevator pitch)?
As a Certified Professional Life Coach it’s my absolute joy to bring self-awareness, empowerment, clarity and confidence into my client’s lives. The coaching process allows people to step out of their busy schedule to take a breath and reflect on their approach to life, to renew and clarify their vision and then step back into life with confidence, control and empowerment. There’s nothing more invigorating than celebrating a client’s success!
What excites you about the industry you work in?
CHANGE! GROWTH! STRATEGY! The entire industry focus of Life Coaching is empowering people to create the change they want in their personal and professional lives. Seeing people become passionate and intentional in the way they experience their lives and give back to the world around them excites me beyond measure! It’s like a joy that bubbles up inside to see clients experience confidence, happiness, peace and resilience like never before. As soon as I discovered this industry, I knew it was me and I wanted in!
Who is a leader that inspires you?
I’m inspired by such a wide range of leaders, it’s a challenge to choose just one. I’m inspired by leaders who bring you along on the journey, who motivate you to do and be better, those with authenticity and a humble yet unwavering strength of character. I honestly see inspiring leaders all around me, from those who gather and inspire volunteers for local events to local Launceston champions like Jodie Johnson at the YMCA who inspires youth to see and grow into their potential, to more widely known leaders like Australia’s own Turia Pitt who’s overcome unthinkable hardships and continues to zealously sow back into developing others, through to Barack and Michelle Obama who need no introduction.
What would you consider to be your professional highlight during the past year?
A career highlight comes every time a client tells me that I’ve helped them to create change in their life, their health, their marriage, their career, their confidence. Every single win for one of my clients builds an amazing highlight reel for me.
BUT… If I had to choose just one professional highlight in particular, it would be a rather unique one to the last 12 months – it would be returning from maternity leave and creating a dynamic balance between being a mum and empowering my clients, getting to a place where I can do both with an invigorating sense of presence and passion. Being on the other side of welcoming my first born into the world and still being able to passionately empower my clients is a huge professional highlight for me.
What is your legacy?
A trail of confident, empowered, intentional, self-aware people who are passionate and fulfilled as they contribute meaningfully to the world.
Are you a cat or dog person?
I’m a dog person! Spudley and Wallace (our little Jack Russels) have made sure of that! But my little one year old Evert absolutely squeals with delight over cats so now cats are starting to win me over…
What is your favourite place in the world?
My favourite place to visit would me the Amalfi Coast in Italy. So bright, beautiful, colourful and alive! And my favourite place in the world to live is right where I do… just near the Gorge in Launceston. Can’t beat it for a dose of natural beauty!
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Categories: Balance, Business coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, High Performance, Inspiration, Leadership, Life Coach, Meaning and purpose, Personal accountability, personal development, Sara Redman, Self awareness