453. A Career Coach for Millennial Success
She always thought of herself as a shy person, but when Ivy joined her college Student Activities Council, she quickly had to learn how to put herself “out there.” A couple of years later she became president of the Council and had “a goosebump moment” when she realized who she had become.
Ivy LaClair is a personal transformation coach trained in the co-active model at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. She is co-host of the Motivational Millennial Podcast, a seasoned facilitator, and author of the upcoming personal transformation guide, “Motivating Your Millennial Mind.” As co-founder of the personal development company, Motivational Millennial, Ivy is an expert on change, transformation and millennial success.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“As the only child of a single mother with alcoholism, I was around some interesting characters throughout my life. I had a very close relationship with my grandparents, who also helped raise me, and I learned about creating the kind of life I wanted. When I was young, I learned independence, perseverance and a high tolerance for challenge, which has definitely helped me as an entrepreneur! I learned what it means to have hope and faith in the future, and in what you can create, despite your circumstances at the moment.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
There was a moment in college at Wichita State University in Kansas, when Ivy, who previously thought of herself as shy, clearly saw herself as a leader for the first time. It happened at an event connected with the Student Activities Council. “It was a goosebumps moment,” she recalls, and she shed some tears at the realization. She began to learn about inner transformations and outward changes. “Initially, it was the experience of being part of a team.” Ultimately, she was elected president of the influential campus organization.
The Most Powerful Lesson Learned?
“Something that comes very naturally to me is the ability to help people feel calm, safe, heard and loved. I have noticed it—and so have friends—from throughout my whole life. Even absolute strangers will open up to me instantly. So, I love the fact that my work gives me the opportunity to bring that gift to others.”
Steps to Success from Ivy LaClair
1. Understanding what your values are and living in alignment with them—no matter what the external circumstances look like—will be more fulfilling to you than having all the money in the world.
2. Give yourself permission to learn how to love yourself and be deliberate and intentional about it.
3. Join a community of people who also value looking within, who value self-love and can help you see it’s OK. “They can also help you get out of your own way!”
On Her Bookshelf
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, by Paulo Coelho
Top Tools on Her Browser
Connecting With Ivy LaClair
“Motivate Your Millennial Mind” Personal Transformation Guide (e-book) – available at: www.motivationalmillennial.com/freegift
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