new feature: ask a life coach (& a thank you!)

{Before I jump into the blog post for today, I need to send out a hearty THANK YOU to each and every one of you. Tim and I have been blown away by the response to our big news and feel so encouraged by everyone's enthusiasm. So, thank you thank you thank you. You have no idea how much it means to us.}

I am thrilled to let you know about a new feature I'm going to be rolling out here on the blog: Ask a Life Coach, an advice column for you, by you. 

This column is something I've been wanting to write FOREVER, and yet, I keep dragging my feet. (Sound familiar?) Ever since I started reading Dear Sugar years ago, I'd think, "I want to do this."

And then I met the sweet Jessika Hepburn from Oh My Handmade! at ALT earlier this year and pitched the idea to her. She thought it sounded great, and then I never followed up.

{Again, sound familiar?}

And so, in the spirit of walking the walk, here I go, and in the announcement I also have an ask for help: I need to know what you want advice on.

And as I write that, there's a part of me that thinks, "Oh, Tiffany. What do YOU know? Why are people going to want your advice on anything?" If I let myself, I would listen to that voice and believe it. I would hear it and then stop writing and this post would sit in my drafts folder forever.

{Um. Where's the fun in that?}

A few weeks ago, I got a message from a blog reader asking me for advice. She was writing about a romantic problem, and I took a few days to respond to her email. I doubted myself and wondered about my credentials and was nearly convinced that I had no right to give her advice of any kind.

And then I took a deep breath and started writing. And what came out shocked me, because it was good. And honest. And compassionate. And full of permission. And grace.

And that's what I can offer you: Encouragement when you need it. Truth when no one else will tell it. Compassion when you are your own worst critic.

Permission to do whatever it is you need to do to get on with your life.

And the grace to help see you through the muck toward the it really can be better.

{And who am I to keep this to myself?}

So, whatcha got? I'd love to hear your questions, your conundrums, your situations. They can be life related or biz related. They can be questions about me and how I work, or they can be about you and how you work.

Hit me up here and let me know what you need. I can't wait to make this happen!

*A note about the questions: yes, I need you to provide your contact information so that I can make sure the questions are attached to a person, but no, I will not include your information in the column (unless you want me to!). Also, backstory is helpful, but I will remove any identifying characteristics when I run the question.

PS. Head's up: Registration for the When I Grow Up Career Camp closes tomorrow. If you're ready to find a career that you love, I didn't want you to miss this chance!

**graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching