Over the last 10 years I have built a business based on so much of my heart. My clients become my friends, my friends become my clients, I watch families grow up, I watch kids go off to college, I become woven into family memories for a lifetime. The heart-centered part of my business, the places that I feel the love from these families connection, the way parents can be brought to tears by something I have created for them is something that I don’t take lightly. It is the reason my photography clients mean the world to me. Families let me in for a little bit of their stories. It’s an honor and a privilege.
As I have built this business, I have had to learn the ropes and figure out a lot of different challenges for the business side. I have invested in educators and mentors who have given me great insight along the way, but I have also learned from the school of hard knocks a lot of valuable lessons.
Over the years, I have had other Creative entrepreneurs approach me about different business topics, ideas and strategies. I’ve had countless coffee chats with other entrepreneurs who have creative businesses just to ‘talk shop’ and see where everyone’s at. The common thread through this is that I love hearing about people’s businesses but most importantly, I love helping them uncover ways to be more successful and have more fulfillment in their lives.
About a year or so ago I decided to explore this undeniable calling in my own heart. Something was tugging at my heart calling me to serve others. Something was telling me, the dream I had as a little girl to become a teacher, a mentor, a support for people to follow their dreams – it was bubbling up again and there was no longer anything I could do to deny that! I have joked my whole life, if I could be a professional cheerleader for people, I would! Little did I know that is similar to an entire industry!
I actually hadn’t heard the word ‘coach’ in the business world – The role I was imaging for a ‘coach’ was always referred to as consultant or mentor, but as soon as I dipped my toes in the ‘coaching ocean’ I quickly noticed a significant difference. What I have found is coaches help clients uncover their way while mentors help teach processes. What I also noticed was a lot of fear in my own head about the idea about becoming curious around that profession! There was a prominent discord when I first began exploring.
You see, I had made up a story in my head that a coach was somebody who always had a perfect life in photos and was always sharing the happy, glitzy, over the top, expensive lifestyle soaked in a ‘you can do it too attitude.’ Yuck. That is the furthest thing that I stand for and didn’t want any part of it. While there are some people in the coaching world like that, turns out there are a lot that are not! What I also know is under that veil these people were with supporting, helping, encouraging and lifting others up at least on some level, so I wasn’t ready to walk away just yet. After some digging and some discussion, it turns out that’s actually not even remotely close to what I believe a true coach actually is! It is my belief that a true coach is someone who use their unique gifts to help others live their best life – whatever that looks like! An authentic and genuine support in the process of uncovering of dreams, desires and passions from a place of love and guidance. Ahhhh… Yes! That sums up how I feel about the personally redefined definition of a ‘coach.’
After doing some significant soul searching and investing in myself with one on one and group coaching programs, I had finally found what feels like my truest self. I believe we teach what we most need to learn and digging deep and uncovering a lot of my own insecurities is something I have had to invest a lot of energy in. Having done the work and will continue to do the work, I feel called to share the journey with those who need my support. I am so excited and incredibly humbled and honored to share with you the announcement of my new business launch. Focusing on the Heart – Confidence and Mindset Coaching with Keri Gavin.
Please let me be clear, THIS IS NOT REPLACING PHOTOGRAPHY! This business actually goes hand in hand with my photography business as I am connected to other Creatives who may be experiencing similar struggles. Graphic designers, builders, photographers, interior designers, writers, freelancers, bloggers, chiropractors, coaches, fitness instructors, artist etc. we all have similar gremlins in the Creative world. I want to bring you through the self doubt to solid confidence. I want to remove the gremlins who steal your joy and replace them with sound courage that you are absolutely enough.
When you do the work and find your foundation in positive self worth and solid self confidence, you are operating from a place of being worthy of your success which causes movement, power and unlimited creativity!
I unquestionably believe the success of business is built on a healthy and strong mindset. Without a sense of self worth, confidence and inner power, true lasting success will remain unstable. I have walked through the fire and have learned how to quiet that inner mean girl. The one who wants to keep you playing small, staying in your unfulfilling routine, struggling, and settling. This isn’t a once and done process either. This is something that requires continued maintenance, everyday. With the right tools and support you can take control of your life and begin to lean into the dreams, desires and passions that light you up.
With my help, I am confident you can achieve your deepest desires. It is my greatest passion to watch others live their big dreams! My mission is to help creative entrepreneurs reprogram their brains, feel enough and take inspired action through one on one coaching so that they can create the income, clients, and fulfillment they desire. Are you ready? Let’s connect!