What Can You Expect from Your First Coaching Session?

Transcript: Hello everyone and welcome to this short intro video for Brighter Days Wellness Coaching. My name is Arianne Kuykendall. I am a certified life coach through CLCI (Certified Life Coach Institute) and currently working toward a full ICF accredited certification.So I wanted to outline the benefits of life coaching, and what you can expect from your first session. Benefits of working with a life coach include:Increased self-awareness and…

My Coaching Philosophy

I wanted to touch on what my coaching philosophy looks like. I put my client in the driver’s seat: they decide where to go, what to look at, and what to work on. So many people wonder what it’s like to work with a life or a wellness coach, and how it’s different from working with a therapist. A therapist will help guide you on issues that you may…

How to Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

Everyone has weaknesses. Everyone has strengths. It’s not uncommon for us to want to work on our weaknesses when we become aware of them. What we may not always realize, though, is that strengths and weaknesses are, literally, two sides of the same coin. Become Aware of Your Weaknesses and Strengths The first step to working on your weaknesses and capitalizing on your strengths is to identify them. Maybe…

How to Shed Your Corporate Skin

There was a time when I didn’t care if I got fired from my corporate job. I felt so soul-sucked-dry, so picked-to-the-bone that I couldn’t have cared less if I’d lost my only source of income. Of course, I couldn’t do that; I had and still have a family to support. Eventually, the bitterness I’d collected over the years of working there wore me too thin; I knew I…

How People Succeed in the Failure Industry

I was hoping the title would catch you off guard: What is the Failure Industry? Is there even such a thing? Well, believe it or not, every Industry is a Failure Industry. Why is that? Because at some point, someone, somewhere, failed while trying to succeed in their chosen Industry. While some took it lying down, others stood back up and made those industries what they are today –…

Dealing with Toxic People When You Live With Them

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I grew up in an environment where I had to deal with toxic people. The thing is, it’s less how you deal with them and more how you deal with yourself. Unfortunately toxic people do exist, and their toxic traits make them very difficult to be around and are a drain on the mental health of the people around…

Loving Ourselves Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Loving Ourselves Doesn't Have to be Hard

Many of us have experienced times in our lives when we just don’t love ourselves like we should. This lack of loving ourselves leads to increased dissatisfaction with our lives and our place in the world. What makes it easy or difficult boils down to two things: habits and perspective. Most blog posts would outline a list of ways to love yourself and practice self-care such as: meditation, practicing…

Identity Crisis: Becoming Your Career

What happens when a Career becomes your entire identity? I realized four years ago that my previous job had become my entire identity. I lived and breathed my career. But I was unhappy. I spent nights worrying about what was going to happen the next day. I worried about what people were going to think of me if I even slightly stepped outside of my career identity. See, identity…

That Time I Fell Up the Stairs

One time, in front of more than 30 people, I fell up the stairs. Literally, I tripped on a cord and fell up the stairs. You could hear the inhalations of everyone in the auditorium as they probably wondered if I’d incurred a concussion. And then, I laughed. And everyone else laughed with me. It was interesting because, as some probably thought it was funny secretly, they waited until…