Julie Parker is one of Australia’s foremost life and business coaches and trainers with more than a decade’s experience inspiring hundreds of clients and thousands of people to create beautiful lives and businesses. The CEO and Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, Julie passionately trains and supports heart centered and gifted people to bring their talents and love of giving into the world as life coaches.
HOW HAS LIFE CHANGED FOR YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FORTY?
Life for me post 40 has become even richer and more amazing than my previous two adult decades. I’m not sure if that was ever something I believed possible but it has been and in truth, I never had fears it wouldn’t be. I think turning 40 as a woman in the 21st century is a very different occurrence to what it was for our Mothers generation and most definitely the one prior to that. By 40 women were so often seen to have pretty much lived their best life by that stage, and were relegated to the old “It’s all downhill from here” thinking. Not any more!
Now it is a time in our lives where we can truly blossom and shine – even for the very first time. And I love that and how it seems to be happening to so many women.
YOU HAVE GONE FROM A SUCCESSFUL LIFE AND BUSINESS COACH TO THE CEO OF AN INTERNATIONALLY SUCCESSFUL LIFE COACHING ACADEMY IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS?
I have loved being a life and business coach for a decade and a half now, a long time before many people even knew what a life coach was or did. I fell in love with it and the results and feelings and self-actualisation my clients experienced with a little bit of guidance from me – and a lot of hard work and heart from them. It allowed me to create beautiful relationships with people that saw them take their life to a whole new level and it’s now my joy and I believe life’s work to teach and train others how to do the same.
I so love training people to become Life Coaches at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy – it’s work for me that is not even really work – it’s passion, soul, commitment, energy and pure love for people now doing what I used to do with others. The positive ripples of change that Beautiful You Life Coaches are now creating around the world truly amazes and inspires me. I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of it and witness it too.
THERE ARE QUITE A FEW WOMEN IN THEIR FORTIES ENROLLED IN THE BYCA LIFE COACHING COURSE. WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS?
There certainly are – and I love they are with us, just as much as I love seeing incredible young women in their twenties step up and want to make a life and business for themselves in the helping and personal development profession. Women in their forties have SO much to offer as coaches and I truly hope that by the time they enrol with us to become a life coach they know that. They are at a time in their life where all of their education, life experiences, (the great and the not so great), relationships and how they feel about themselves can be used in the most inspirational ways.
I also think that becoming a life coach is an amazing business path for women in their forties because it can really suit their lifestyle. They may have children, whether quite young or even teenagers, and working from home as a coach with a national and international clientele can be amazingly appealing to work with that. They can arrange to see clients around the needs of their family – and create a lot of abundance for themselves in doing so! It can also be an incredible second career for women in their forties whereby they may have tired or feel they have run their course in something they chose to do when quite young, and now having matured are looking to do something that is quintessentially ‘them’ where they get to be their own boss, earn the level of income they want and even get to travel the world while doing so.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WOMEN THINKING OF MAKING A BIG CHANGE IN SOME AREA OF THEIR LIFE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FORTY?
Firstly – believe you are worth it and that it’s not to late. It’s never ever to late to live the way you truly want to live, or be who you really want to be. You have to fully own what is not working in your life, which is always an instigator for major change, and look at that with compassion and positivity for what you do want to create and make better. Creating change from a place of strength and belief that it is worth it, will see you invite in something amazing and wonderful for yourself.
Secondly – be smart and planned. Add up the sums, look at the pros and cons, get your besties on your side and dive into the change you are looking to create in a way that shows you mean business!
Thirdly – focus on how you want this change in your life to make you feel every day. What is it all about for you? Don’t just think about the result you want but how it is that you want that result – whether it be a new career, relationship, location – to make you feel and show up in the world as your best self? Do you want to feel more peaceful, grounded and soulful? Passionate, fired up and inspired? The end result you want may help you create those feelings but if you focus on them through the entire journey you will have them anyway. Win win!
WHAT ARE SOME SIMPLE THINGS THAT YOU DO FOR SELF CARE?
Get great sleep.
Laugh a lot.
Eat my greens.
Only hang out with truly superb people.
I AM BIG BELIEVER IN FINDING THE FUN AND JOY IN EVERYDAY LIFE. HOW DO YOU HAVE FUN?
I feel very blessed to have a truly wonderful relationship with my husband and we laugh all the time, often about the simplest of things. Something funny our much loved cats did, his footy team losing again (or he would cry), a kitchen failure of mine (relatively common but improving) and the look on his face every time he gets in the car with our learner driver daughter. The combination of sheer terror and pride makes me laugh every time.
And so for me fun and joy is really found in everyday life. It’s not so much about doing anything fun filled (although I and we all do that too) but rather finding joy in small moments. My Nana who is 94 this year has reminded me many times throughout her life that the biggest memories in life are often created from the smallest moments in time.
As a graduate from Julie’s amazing life changing course, I am happy to say that I am a proud affiliate for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. If you sign up by clicking through the unique link here or the image under Learn More About Becoming a Life Coach on my website, then I have a great offer for you.
Three FREE one hour coaching sessions on the topics of your choice. This could be around such areas as:
- How to start a blog and design a website without spending a lot of money.
- Getting started and getting noticed on Social Media
- How to get the most out of your life coaching course (and how I secured my first paying client before the course had finished).
- How to balance your busy life and honour your commitment to studying.
If you are interested in taking the step towards an amazing new career as a Life Coach, then please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions about the course at all via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be more than happy to have a chat!