Some people have difficulty with improving self-confidence, enhancing relationships, changing careers or other life decisions, which is what Michele and Sean Andersen of Townsend, have helped people conquer by opening their life coaching business For All Season Life Coaching.


    Some people have difficulty with improving self-confidence, enhancing relationships, changing careers or other life decisions, which is what Michele and Sean Andersen of Townsend, have helped people conquer by opening their life coaching business For All Season Life Coaching.
    Michele said she and Sean made the decision in March 2009 to start a life coaching business. Michele was becoming stressed out, and physical and mentally tired after working, so she made the decision to leave the corporate world and fully focus on the business.
    “We thought, what gives us joy and what do we get energy from – Helping people,” Michele said.
    Michele said leaving the corporate world and starting their own business was an easy decision to make.
    “In the corporate world, I was physically exhausted. I was mentally exhausted,” she said. “Working with clients in this business, within 5 to 10 minutes I was engaged. Any work you get engaged with is your calling.”
    The Andersens also wanted to take on the new business as a team.
    “Our primary reason is this is our passion,” Michele said. “We wanted to work together and we wanted people to have a male and female perspective. That’s what makes us unique. There are not that many husband and wife teams.”
    Usually clients like to work with both Michele and Sean, she said, but some clients want to meet one-on-one.
    Michele said she gets to know all new clients with an initial phone call.
    “We chat over the phone for about 20 minutes to find out if it is or isn’t a coachable issue,” she said. “We’ll refer them to someone else if we don’t think we can help them. We make sure they’re comfortable with our personalities.
    There’s no fee for the initial visit, she said. They want to make sure they can help potential clients.
    “If they’re not happy after a few visits, we’ll refund their money,” Michele said. “It’s not about the money. Helping people is our passion.”
    Michele said they ask clients questions like, “What are you felling challenged with?” then clients do the talking.
    “We help open up the box they feel stuck in and give them options,” she said. “Then they agree to take action and we celebrate their accomplishments. We’re there to encourage them and support them.”
    Michele said some people can’t see options on their own or communicate the problem.
    “It’s all about learning how to communicate better and seeing it from a different perspective,” she said. “If we can’t help them, we try to help them find resources that can.”
    Michele said she and Sean see themselves helping people in the future for many years. She encourages her clients to set goals high.
    “You have to shoot big,” she said