Hello! I’m Andres
Certified life coach
At 28 I had no real profession or any realistic ideas for the future, I was overeating like crazy and smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day just to feel good, My partner left me (and got married to a guy I knew). I was out of a job, unable to stand up for myself, and of course no one will hire me for I had no useful skills and I am forced to move back to live with my grandma. And that was only 2012 What a keeper!
That was my life during 2012 all the way to 2015. I was a mess, I didn’t know what to do with my life and had no one to guide me out of it. I was avoiding reality, pissed-off with the world, my relationships were either shit or non-existing, I was heartbroken, overly emotional, I was major at playing the blame game. I was afraid to stand for myself and say what I really thought. I was afraid to speak my mind because I thought people might get angry or worst, leave me! I became a huge victim and even entertained the idea of ending it all.
But, when I was at my lowest I run into a word that changed my life; RESPONSABILITY. I decided that since no one would come and save me, I was going to have to do it myself. And responsability led the way. I started by telling the truth to myself and others, facing what I was avoiding, doing the hard stuff and setting myself to the highest standard I could aim at and then worked for it as if my life depended on it, and well, it kinda did.
Well, it worked.
I started to gradually take control over aspects of my life and it had an amazing effect. I finished my undergraduate studies on management and I got certified as an international life coach in 2016 by the ICC (international coaching community). Since then I work as a life coach and have been at the service of people who want to do what I did, turn their lives around and find meaning in it.
Up to now, I can proudly say that I have worked as a life coach and consultant for major companies such as Coca- cola, IBM, Oracle, Pernod Ricard, Ocensa, Universidad Nacional de Colombia among others.
I have worked as a life coach online in countries such as USA, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica and of course Colombia, my home country.
As for my personal life, I live in Switzerland now with my girlfriend, #what! I know!, I stand up for what I believe. I say what I think is right. I lead as healthy a life as I can, I haven’t smoked for 4 years now. I eat heatlhy (within reason), lost weigh and workout at least three times a week. I have also made meaningful friends and am now surrounded by people who supports me and I love to be around. I also am in a loving relationship with an amazing, caring, adventurous, smart and funny swiss woman, and we are living together!
I am far from being a finished product, there’s still a lot to work on, I have flaws, fears, limiting beliefs and unproductive habits. However, I can say I am a better version of my former self and will continue to improve in any way I can.
I know you might be feeling like there’s no way out from where you are, but I am here to tell you that there is. Let’s talk.
If you have any questions, feel free to write them down in the form below. You can also tell me your story or what brings you to look for a coaching process. I will get back to you in a few days. in the mean time there is some really interesting stuff on my blog.