Spotlight Chick - Megan E. Graves of Arrow Dynamic Life Coaching
My name is Megan E. Graves, I’m the founder of Arrow Dynamic Life Coaching. My work is focused primarily on women’s career and personal development. Fifteen years working in the restaurant industry left me wanting more from a career than a paycheck and high blood pressure. So, I went back to college and spent a couple of years pursuing a degree in psychology. When a family member suggested I look into life coaching, I discovered coaching was a better fit with my personal philosophy of being solution, goal and growth focused. It was an easy choice to change gears and work towards a certification in life coaching. I’m now living a deeply fulfilled life and strive to help other women to find the same fulfillment for themselves.
What inspired you to do what you do professionally?
I don't think I've had a specific moment of inspiration that brought me to life coaching. It has felt more like stepping into my calling. I spent 15 years unhappily employed knowing that I wasn’t in the field I was supposed to be in. I often found myself preoccupied, wondering where I was meant to pour my energy. In a sudden realization I noticed that more than anything else, I love helping people, easing their burdens and listening. I came to chose life coaching after many interesting turns in my life path and it allows me to do what I care about most; helping others succeed.
Tell us a story of how you made a difference in someone’s life.
One of the reasons that I feel like I have the best job on the planet is because I get to constantly witness all kinds of growth and change in my clients. The work a client and I do together makes a difference indefinitely in both our lives.
What have you gained personally from being a member of Chicks Connect?
Through my membership in Chicks I’ve gained a community of wonderful women who I am thrilled to be cultivating friendships with.
What have you gained professionally from being a member of Chicks Connect?
As a member of Chicks Connect one thing I’ve gained professionally is a stronger feeling of ease in speaking about my work. Additionally, the support among the women in my chapter is inspiring and it helps me to be brave; I’m not alone in this crazy journey we call being an entrepreneur.
Any words of wisdom for other Chicks?
Knowing ‘WHY’ you do what you do is essential to long term success. When your ‘WHY’ is rooted deeply in meaningful purpose and emotion, you’ll have something you can turn to in your darkest burnt out moments that will breath new life into you and your work.
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