The Importance of Coaching: Regena Helped Me Evolve into the Woman I Needed to Be

Part Four of Six

A coach can have a huge impact on the lives of his or her clients, and I certainly know that’s been the case for me. I’ve worked with five different coaches. I hired each one for a different reason, at a different time in my life and career.

That being said, the work I did with each coach built upon the work I’d done before. My results have been greater because at each step of the way, I’ve already laid the foundation for further growth and expansion.

Here’s a summary of my experience with my third coach:

The Coach:

Regena Thomashauer

Why I Hired Her:

I hired Regena because I knew I needed to evolve as a woman in order to cross the seven-figure mark in my business. It’s not about the millions; it’s about who you become on the way to making millions. The leader of a five-figure business is not the same person as the leader of a six-figure business. The leader of a six-figure business is not the same person as the leader of a seven-figure business.

How She Helped Me:

I knew my big business vision—to cross the seven-figure mark and to impact thousands—and I knew I needed to evolve on a personal level: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically.

I also knew that what got me to where I was before I hired Regena would not get me to where I wanted to be.

When I first enrolled with her—with the feminine-centered concept of personal development in mind—my husband asked me why I was signing up. He said I was already an amazing woman, and wondered why I needed this work.

He had a point: at the time (nine years ago), my life was a 10 out of 10. Every part of it was off-the-charts amazing. I was newly married. My coaching business was thriving. I was going on incredible adventures.

But here’s what I told him: I was afraid that if I didn’t pay attention, I’d start to take all that awesomeness for granted and it would fade. I didn’t want that to happen.

Regena had more knowledge than I did at the time about what it means to live fully as a woman in this world. I knew she could help me define my next level 10, for my life and my business. And that’s exactly what she did.

She expanded my knowledge and my capacity as a woman so I could continue to create the life beyond my wildest dreams. As my capacity grew—as a woman—so could my vision, mindset, and leadership as a business owner. They went hand in hand.

Regena gave me the tools and training to evolve with my business, in order to continue the growth I’d already created. This personal exploration was very much rooted in feminine energy.

Why She Was Invaluable on My Journey:

First, Regena taught me that people stop evolving when they focus on strategy but leave out personal development. That lesson is profound. It’s one of the biggest keys to success. 

In addition to that critical golden nugget of information, she gave me the tools and training necessary for me to become a woman capable and equipped to lead a seven-figure business, and be an inspiring leader for the team that makes all the magic happen. I can use those tools to continue to evolve over time—and that is invaluable.

In Conclusion …

Working with coaches has transformed my life, personally and professionally.

Because you’re a coach, you already know about the benefits of coaching. But what you may not realize is the huge ripple effect that happens when you coach someone effectively; the amazing impact it has on his or her life for years to come.

That’s why, over the course of the next several weeks, I’ll be posting articles that focus on my coaches and what I learned through working with them. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, comment below:

Share a piece of personal development advice you’ve received as part of personal (or business) coaching. How did that advice shape your journey? If you’ve never had a coach, share a piece of advice you’ve heard from someone you consider a mentor, and how does that nugget of wisdom impact your life today?

The Importance of Coaching

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  1. Bettina Blanchard November 3, 2017


    Last week I saw your pic with Susan Pierce Thompson who is just such an inspiring gal, I simply love her. (I want to be to clutter, what Susan is to excess weight. She is an amazing role model. So passionate, knowlegable and fun.) I thought, OF COURSE, you are in the same mastermind. You keep excellent company. 😉

    Today your story about coaching with Regena Thomashauer (or Mama Gena as I like to think of her) was another moment for me. Chris Northrup introduced me to the School of Womanly Arts and I started getting “Mama Gena’s Daily Fluff” which I loved. In fact, it inspired me to start my “Daily Dose of Life Simplified”, over 4 years ago. It’s some of the favorite writing I do.

    I’m sure you know that I am following in your footsteps with Kate Steinbacher as my coach and she is all you say and more. I agree with you, a coach and a mastermind group are essential. I am fortunate to have both.

    Thanks for all the good stuff you show us how to do. I am thoroughly enjoying Easy Breezy Bootcamp 2.0. You make it FUN!

    Your pal in Maine,

    Bettina Blanchard

  2. Pauline Rockwood November 3, 2017

    This is such important advice Melinda Cohan. I can’t wait for your next post to learn more about how you grew and evolved into the incredible coach you are.

  3. Joan Bell November 4, 2017

    Years ago I learned to swim. I’d tried this before with a few coaches but none of it ‘worked” This new guy was different. I remember being so angry with myself because I was a fitness instructor and ‘fit as’ and here I was, unable to swim the length of the pool. My breathing was all over the place. I felt useless.

    My coach turned to me and he said “Joan, the problem is that you’re uncomfortable with the activity, it isn’t natural to breathe in water. When you get comfortable with the activity, your swimming will improve” BOOM!

    I wasn’t hopeless, he was right. Within a couple of months, I was doing time trials! I now use that in business, when I feel uneasy or resistant it’s often because it’s a new activity and I just roll with it!

      Melinda Cohan February 5, 2018

      SO TRUE JOAN!!! One of the things I say regularly “get profoundly comfortable with the discomfort of being an entrepreneur!” when one can do that… she can enjoy the ride and experience the adventure of her business!!!

  4. Deborah Reynolds November 4, 2017

    I need to learn to be successful I am new to real estate

      Melinda Cohan February 5, 2018

      Hey Deborah! And if you were successful… what would that look like to you?


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