de·va [dáyv] noun, deity in Eastern religions: a Hindu or Buddhist god
[Early 19th century. From Sanskrit, "god," originally "bright or shining one." From an Indo-European word meaning "to shine"; one who plays in the light.]
When I launched my coaching business almost a decade ago, I had no idea what to call it. I was excited to begin my career as a professional coach, thrilled to finally be self employed and clueless where to begin when it came to actually running a business.
An entrepreneur I was not.
Things like business plans, marketing, websites, etc. seemed to get in the way of what I most wanted to do, which was to get out there and coach!
When I first stumbled across the Sanskrit word deva, I felt a sense of recognition and Deva Coaching was born. It spoke directly to what I most wanted to do – empower people to shine. I didn’t even care what they did, just that they gave it their all!
I’ve since mentored and coached many clients in building their businesses, and somewhere along the way, my weakness transformed; it became something I could share with others – a resource rather than a hindrance.
I’ve come along way since then. Have I played in the light every step of the way?
Nope. Not even close.
Some days it took everything in me to show up and be present for my clients; to not let my lizard brain stop me.
Every time I defeated the lizard and did the work, I was rewarded by a joy and satisfaction I can’t even describe. The conversations I have each day are hilarious, moving, inspiring and life-giving.
“I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning the day difficult.” ~ E.B. White
Delightful. Delicious. And sometimes divine.