Rising Star Coach – Verleshia Hughes

Here at Transformation Academy we are excited to announce our January’s Transformation Academy Rising Star – Verleshia Hughes!

Our goal with this initiative is to recognize and celebrate group membership who demonstrate the heart and service of a coach. Each monthly recipient of this recognition will be selected for a unique reason. Some will be seasoned coaches who serve as valuable mentors within the group. Others may be just starting their coach-training journey and exude a contagious attitude or passion. Others may be actively supporting other group members, whether by providing resources, answering common questions, or providing moral support. Regardless of each of our wonderful group members’ background or experience, we all benefit from the mutual support and varied perspectives offered within this diverse group!

The Rising Star initiative is a way to give a special THANK YOU to those who go above and beyond to share of themselves within this community.

This month we would like to recognize Verleshia Hughes for being a great role model coach who uses her personal experience as a powerful catalyst for her wellness coaching business!

Verleshia has been a group member for a year now, and she can often be found posting inspirational content that is well-written and an example of great social media posts! She comes across as authentic because she LIVES what she teaches. Having a purpose-driven niche is a key factor that makes a coach successful. By focusing on a topic area that Verleshia is passionate about and that she has experienced personally (wellness), she can communicate clearly and powerfully in what her ideal clients are experiencing and desire. She knows because she has been there! Her coaching business, Her Well Life, provides her a way to guide other women through their journey toward health, weight loss, and self-care, providing both the practical steps and by helping them find their motivation to change through their Faith and higher purpose.

About Verleshia:

I’m Verleshia Hughes from Dallas, Texas. I’m an Entrepreneur and Certified Life Coach. I have a background in Early Childhood Development, Branding and Marketing. I was promoted as a Director’s Coach when I helped to create significant health and safety transformations in the corporation I was working at. I love encouraging women to win. I became a Certified Life Coach to better myself. And help women achieve their goals. As a result of working with my program, Her Well Life, women who are feeling overwhelmed in mindset and struggling to lose weight create healthier habits, experience more energy, confidence, peace and productivity.

Connect to Verleshia at https://www.facebook.com/verleshia/

Below is an interview we conducted with Verleshia.

What is your niche (coaching focus) and how did you choose it?

As a result of working with Her Well Life, women who were feeling overwhelmed, create healthier habits and wellness spaces so that they can feel fabulous, peaceful and productive.

Who is your ideal client?

Overwhelmed female entrepreneurs and new wellness coaches.

What inspired you to become a life coach?

When I was a center director, my supervisor (regional director) asked for my help to take her idea and create a health and safety campaign. She gave me a week, and I completed it in one day. It was successful throughout her region. Corporate asked her to place it into 149 centers in nine states. Later that year, another regional director asked me to fly to Ohio to help her director for a week. That director made great success in her center the following week. Then people started asking to pick my brain. This is what inspired me to become a Life Coach. I continued my education and earned my Certification in Life Coaching & Mentoring.

How long have you been coaching?

I have been a coach for 12 years.

How did you get your first client?

My first client observed my work as a director. She asked me to coach her in creating ideas for her baking business. That’s when I launched my coaching business.

How has your coaching journey changed your life?

I am a product of my brand. I have improved significantly in my mindset, body and creating wellness spaces for women. Word of mouth and effective marketing research has helped me build my business. I’ve been able to make great connections and meet clients. I’m able to work from anywhere.

What is the Most Challenging Part of Being a Life Coach?

Wanting to help everyone.

What is the most fulfilling part of being a life coach?

Most importantly, impacting and transforming lives. Giving back and leaving a legacy for my children, grandchildren and great grandson. Living life on my own terms. Traveling and working from anywhere.

What has been your most inspirational coaching moment, with a client?

When a client had struggled for years to lose weight. As a result of working with my program, Her Well Life, she got results within the first week. She was so ecstatic, after our follow-up session, I cried too.

What is your favorite coaching activity or exercise to do with clients?

Mind exercises to get the client relaxed before getting transformed. When the mind is calm, she’ll be able to objectively define obstacles. So she can reduce and/or eliminate those obstacles—and focus on her big why.

What has been the most effective strategy for finding clients and/or growing your business?

Market research and polling my audience.

What advice would you give YOURSELF back when you first dreamed of becoming a coach?

Stop self-limiting beliefs. Be yourself and show up. Your right client group is waiting on you.

What is the impact you want to make in this world?

I want to help women who are stuck in a mindset and struggling to lose weight, to achieve their wellness goals, so they can have quality of life, longevity and vitality.

Is there anything else you would like to share with Transformation Coaching Magazine readers?

“When you are operating in your genuine gift, you will be equipped to succeed. Keep pressing forward towards the mark. You GOT this!”

— Verleshia

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