My First In-Person Coaching Intensive + an Outfit of the Day

My palms felt sweaty. I couldn't tell if it was because of the scorching summer heat or because I was nervous for my first in-person coaching intensive with a client. I wiped my clammy hands against my black pants as I walked into the Del Mar, California coffee shop an hour before our scheduled session.


I scoped out the landscape as I waited in line to order. I sat down at a table for two, unpacked my computer, then took a sip of my coffee with cream & a pinch of brown sugar. The air-conditioner above blasted at full force. My coffee literally went cold within minutes.

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Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (similar) // Shirt: my grandma // Vest: Thrifted // Purse: Thrifted // Pants: Hue (similar) // Socks: Forever 21 (similar) // Shoes: Michael Kors (exact)

Several people left, so I moved, plopping myself on the couch to prep for my three-hour intensive coaching session focusing on monetization options for her blog & business. I chose an outfit I knew felt comfortable in, something I could wear for hours without a hitch. I've worn each piece countless times, but never together – that's what I love about mixing & matching.


Experiment. Try it out. Like mixing & matching, you just have to get yourself out there. Do something that makes you nervous or makes your palms sweat or you feel unprepared because those are the moments where you grow, learn, advance the most. Those are the moments that allow you to grow as a human being.


Long after we're done taking classes at school, we learn some pretty great lessons in life. Pay attention to the news, watch industry trends, listen to podcasts, flip through magazines, participate in groups. I'm always looking to absorb.



My first in-person coaching intensive? It challenged me to prepare three hours worth of lessons, knowledge, & consulting into one meeting. Despite the preparation, it challenged me to think on the fly, answer questions on a whim, & give my expert opinion immediately. It challenged me & I like it. Always learn.



What's your go-to outfit? When was the last time you challenged yourself? :]

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41 comments

  1. This was such an interesting post. Thanks for sharing,
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

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  2. Yay! You go girl! Getting the first of anything checked off is always a relief. Your client is lucky to have someone who cares as much as you do to prep so much. You're going to rock this career :).

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  3. haha I loved this post! Not only does the margarita sounds absolutely delicious but I love your story! I frequently tell my boyfriend we're having the "pantry special" for dinner... aka a random combination of whatever I can find on hand and most times, it all comes together.. no blender required. :)

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  4. Oh, YUM!! You can never go wrong with a good margarita!

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  5. Mhmm sounds so delicious! Pinning this for later :) Love your photography!

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  6. Congratulations on completing your first consulting intensive! That is such an exciting step in your career :)

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  7. Can it be Friday already? That looks like such a yummy recipe!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  8. Summer may be over but I need to make this margarita! It looks amazing!!

    Lauren

    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

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  9. Congratulations! I love your outfit and your style! So ironic - I just emailed you..ha..I was given your name by my friend Jess Shetler, look forward to hearing back!

    Valerie
    http://www.mapleleopard.com

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  10. Sounds fun! A lot of my clients are online so I think an in person consult would be cool.

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  11. This looks delicious! And you know what they say, it's happy hour some where in the world. So I can technically have a drink and not feel guilty about it even if it's only the morning for me. I also can relate to your story of using only what you had on hand. While I've never handmade hummus haha I have had to scramble to put together ingredients before. It's kinda fun experimenting and seeing what I can come up with

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this! Congrats on your first consulting intensive! thats great!

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  13. Congratulations! That's great! And I love this... those moments that make your palm sweat really are the moments that help ya grow. Embrace them and learn from them.

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  14. How exciting that you're coaching clients in person! So much better than Skype or phone sessions. And I love your cute outfit, especially your white top with the cute little details.

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  15. First experiences are always filled with a 100 different feelings! I'm glad yours was amazing!! I totally loved your outfit too! The shoes go so well with the attire! :)

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  16. Yummyyyy. What's your fave margarita? :]

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  17. Thanks for reading, Katie. Glad to have you here on the blog. I love your "pantry special" idea; we tend to do the same, especially on those lazy days in. :]

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  18. Thank you so much, Kristina! That's so sweet of you. :]

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  19. Hooray for the weekend. Any fun plans? :]

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  20. Yessss. Citrus is always in style, right?! :]

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  21. I think I need to try making hummus again! haha. It's so fun to experiment & see if you can make something delicious with whatever you have in-house. :]

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  22. It was a cool experience. My clients are online as well, so it's a great way to get to know someone longer & in-person. :]

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  23. Thanks Valerie! Looking forward to our session. :]

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  24. Thanks for your encouraging words, Audrey. I appreciate it. :]

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  25. You're right about that. Relief indeed. Oh gosh, that's so sweet of you. Thank you. :]

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  26. You're so right about that. I love a good challenge. :]

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  27. Thank you so much, Denay. If a client is local, I definitely can meet up with them. It sometimes helps us cover more ground! :]

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  28. 100 different feelings. Yesss, so spot on. Thanks so much - the sneakers are very comfy. :]

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  29. Love a good margarita! thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  30. Allison - Celebrating SweetsSeptember 12, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    This sounds so refreshing! I love all those citrus flavors.

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  31. Ooh this looks SO yummy! Will definitely have to try making this weekend :) xx

    http://hollyhabeck.com

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  32. Yummy! I'll have to make it before the chilly weather sets in!

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  33. Mmm love a good margarita! I'll have to get my husband to try this one out.

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  34. This sounds amazing! I was just thinking I could go for a margarita! In the past, I have looked in my cupboards, like you, to see what I could come up with. I came up with some of my most creative recipes! Don't give up on the hummus though, it literally takes 5 minutes to make when you have a food processor!

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  35. This looks so good!! I want to make some this weekend!!!

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  36. Oh my gosh, this sounds so good! And tropical, perfect for summers at the beach.

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  37. Oh man, margaritas are my favorite!!

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  38. This sounds delicious! I definitely want to try this sometime.

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  39. This looks amazing! I came across it when I was looking up that Agavero Orange online, and I'm so glad I did!! (Btw, how did you get connected to the brand? Was it through a specific blog network?) :)

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