Navigating Career Transitions
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
This is My Story
Certified Professional Coach, iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching)BA, Business Management (The University of Georgia)
Hello! I’m Brooke McCord, and I’m so excited to connect with you as a Transition and Life Coach with Ama La Vida. I was born in Sonoma, CA, raised near Atlanta, and now call Seattle my home. I enjoy cooking, being outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.
I love having deep conversations that lead to deep connection, seeking the truth and asking why, and challenging previous thoughts and beliefs. The things that I love and value did not align with my previous job as a Healthcare Consultant. It was a “good” job, but I never felt ignited or passionate or happy; I never felt like the work I did mattered and was ready to move on.
I found iPEC through a friend who was enrolled in the program and signed up. Becoming a coach has already been one of the best choices I’ve made – I have learned so much about who I am and who I want to be.
As a Transition and Life Coach, I enjoy working with individuals who are in the midst of needing a change and are ready to take the next step. I want to help support you discover what you truly want in life and figure out how to get there. I am excited to work with you and help you live a life you are excited about and are proud of.
My Coaching Approach
My approach is to let you lead the conversation. You are the expert of your life and you know so much more than you think you do – give yourself some credit! In our conversations, we will also discuss your values, your expectations, your limiting beliefs, and your fears. I will challenge you, ask questions that will make you think in ways that maybe you haven’t thought of before, and support you. I’m excited to partner with you through this part of your life and help you make it whatever you want it to be.
This is how I describe my kinda people:
I enjoy working with clients who are on the brink of a change, who are ready to take the next step, who are ready to dig into what is holding them back. I get excited to help people get to where they want to be and live a life they are proud of. My favorite topics to coach on are letting go of who you think you should be and embracing who you really are and what you really want, challenging your expectations and insecurities, giving grace to yourself and others, and finding the balance in your life.
From The Horse’s Mouth…
“Brooke is warm and kind, professional and knowledgeable. At a critical point in my life, Brooke stepped in and helped me to define and clarify what I wanted out of life and my relationships. Through assessment and reviewing resources and options, Brooke helped me to create anaction plan, and instilled motivation and commitment within me. She was the person I needed to help calibrate and keep me on track, and she celebrated my successes along the way. Brooke provided accountability and a safe space for me to process, dig, and discover my truth and
therefore, my freedom.”
—“Brooke is the type of person that can quickly go deep and asks hard questions with ease. She draws out the root of the matter, and can simultaneously affirm good behavior and gently help one consider improvements. She has a genuine care and concern for others and wants to see and help people do well. I have learned so much about healthy conflict and transparency in friendship in my interactions with Brooke, and I am so grateful, as these lessons have benefited me in my marriage and in my job. Brooke is relatable and warm, kind but real.”
—“Brooke is an excellent listener and a natural coach. She asks empowering questions and helps me discover what I really want and what is getting in my way. From there we develop an action plan. Brooke’s guidance and positive, supportive energy, help me to continue moving forward
in my life. I always feel uplifted and motivated to achieve my goals after our sessions!”—“Brooke helped me immensely in figuring out how to bring my personal values and passions into my future work. She was so supportive throughout the process and I would not be where I am without her. The ALV method has set me up to pursue a career I love AND has given me the skills I need to get there.”