Why and How You Might Work with a Coach in 2020

Catherine Andrews
5 min readDec 10, 2019

Personal development, education and growth shouldn’t stop after college.

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Just over one year ago today, I signed up for a coaching certification — and in the process, started working with my own coach and personal development program for the first time in my life.

The program and the coach were integral and holistic, meaning we worked on body and somatic practices, doing self-observation, journaling, guided meditations; we considered my relationship with nature, sleep, my body, my breath, and more.

A year later, everything had changed. By moving out of my intellectual head and considering my whole body and being, I have been able to step into the person I always wanted to be.

As we head into 2020, a lot of people I know are considering working with a coach on their own self-development — thinking about ways they might grow personally, professionally, or better understand their purpose, what lights them up, and how they can get there.

In case you’re thinking about, here are some reasons I see people decide to work with coaches:

— You need an outside, perceptive perspective on where you might be blocking yourself or putting yourself in the wrong direction

— You suck at setting boundaries, know you need to do it to thrive in career and life, but need help figuring out to do it in a way that feels authentic to who you are

— You’re interested in personal growth but feel overwhelmed as to where to start, and need help with resources, guidance, and internal work

— You’ve been promoted to a management position at work but… nobody seems to be teaching you how to manage

— You’re going through a major transitional time (divorce, parenthood, empty-nesting, a layoff, new career, or more) and need an unbiased and solid presence to hold your hand and guide you through this period in your life

— Some or all of the above!

I can help. I’m a personal development and emotional intelligence coach, which means I work with you on goals to help you live a rich, fulfilling personal and professional life, that is created with intention and full access to your spectrum of emotions and…



Catherine Andrews

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com