Ana Leonardy Certified Professional Christian Life Coach
Certifications and Credentials:
Certified Professional Life Coach
I have had the pleasure of coaching women in all walks of life and in various life transitions who are successfully living out their desired vision. I am grateful to have experienced my own life transition which has afforded me the ability to relate to the needs of my client and to understand what it takes to persevere.
Phone, Video, In Person, Group
Rate (per session):
Less than $150 per session
Ana Leonardy Life Coach, LLC, was birthed out of my own desire to find freedom. Currently, I work with women in all walks of life and professions who are looking for a new life challenge and who are ready to transition into their desired future. I help my clients identify hindrances that prevent forward movement and partner with them to envision a new direction and to freely move to do what makes them happy. What sets me apart is that can relate to living out of my own life transition. After I realized that I needed to reinvent myself, I took the steps that moved me forward to create change in my life. I have experienced the challenges and fears of moving into an unforeseen future and can help my clients stay focused on the goal. I have a strong desire to help my clients be insightful, find solutions, re-frame their current positions, organize a path to strategically set and meet goals, and more importantly, persevere so they can live with passion, purpose, and freedom.
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What Does it Look Like to be Life Coached From Ana Leonardy?
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The Faces of Woodstock GA Interviews Ana Leonardy Life Coach for the Virtual Magazine Online
Life Coach, Writer
Susan Guda / April 7, 2020 / Direct Link to the Article Click Here!
Meet Ana! Ana Leonardy Life Coach, LLC, was born out of Ana’s desire to find freedom. Being in a place of her own life transition, she came head to head with the fear of new challenges and an unforeseen future. While feeling stuck and in limbo about her decisions, Ana concluded that if she did nothing, then nothing would change. After much soul searching, she made up her mind to do something, but more than just do something, find something that she was passionate about.
That is when Ana decided to become a Certified Professional Life Coach. As she began to take steps in this direction, she was reawakened to so many things but most importantly, to her passion to help others. Currently, Ana works with women in all walks of life and professions who are desiring change or are in a season of transition to identify what’s necessary to get them moving closer to their desired future. her heart’s desire for women is to help them find their freedom so they can live life with greater purpose and passion, no matter how stuck they feel in their season of life. Susan sat down with Ana on January 31, 2020.
What inspired you or led you to your current career?
I always loved helping people with life issues. As my kids got older, I went to work for a PI company, here in Woodstock, where I managed their Background Investigation department. Initially, I loved the job but about seven years in, I started to become miserable and unfulfilled. On top of that, the stress of the job was killing me. I started to lose myself and my love for people. Ultimately, I felt God was leading me out of the job and He put life coaching on my heart.
I had no idea what that even was and as I began to research it, I started to feel inspired. I sat on my thoughts for about a year before moving forward because I was very fearful that I was not able to learn or be qualified for a job such as this. After that year, God made it clear to me that it was time to move. From that moment on, I pushed through my fears and ultimately, graduated and became certified as a life coach. I graduated on December 12, 2017, and it was so affirming because that is the date of my grandmother’s birthday. She was a very important part of my life.
My story is in the book “Called to Coach,” which is a book written by the founder of Christian Coach Institute, along with 50 other coaches who share their stories of how they came to coach.
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A Pebble In My Shoe
I am one who rarely has that many activities requiring actual planning, but beginning 2018, I began planning at the start of the New Year. It was a big year with big events and a few life-changing moments. Along with the things I had planned, came the unplanned and unexpected. Some good and some bad. While the good was exhilarating and for which I am grateful, the bad was heartbreaking.
In 2014, I began a journey to reinvent myself. For the entirety of 2014, this journey was the only thing on my mind. I envisioned and contemplated something more for myself… something that would make me feel alive again. This was the beginning of something unseen and only in the imagination of my dreams. So here I was, beginning 2018 and feeling on top of the world. I had succeeded in conquering my dreams and the things imagined in 2014 were coming into fruition. I was looking back at my accomplishments; I felt confident and my vision was clear. I was unstoppable! Until… until the unexpected. The unexpected that flicked me right off of my victorious mountain like a tiny, insignificant pebble.
Nothing about this was fun. While feeling like that insignificant pebble, my mind felt trapped on how easily I allowed this circumstance to make me feel so worthless. How did I go from feeling like a valuable stone to an inconsequential, barely noticeable tiny piece of rock? I was spinning with questions and doubted myself in a deep way. The very thing I had overcome was back in my face, taunting me. I had a difficult time recalling the things I knew to be true, the things that had taken me from square one to square two. The moments of hurt and confusion were enough to block my vision and I forgot the “new me” that God was in the process of creating.
After agonizing over this in prayer, I reached out for help. I couldn’t continue in this alone and I needed a reboot. Once I was able to put my focus back where it needed to be, I soon realized that my previous experiences had prepared me for this exact moment. It took recalling what I already knew was possible and clinging onto faith and hope for the things that were still yet to come. It took remembering my vision and that I was in the process of doing a good work. It took trusting the process and believing that God believed in me to do great things. The journey that previously took me to the top of that mountain had created a new person within me, and with that, came the experience and tools to get me through this time in my life.
Being on the other side now, this is what I learned; the unexpected is inevitable and some will knock us off our feet. However, our journey through them can bring us out as better people, if we choose. With each breakthrough, the potential is there to learn new behaviors that change and prepare us for anything that may get in our way. Just remember, start from the square you last conquered.
I’ll tell you something else I learned, a pebble isn’t insignificant at all. Have you ever had one in your shoe?
Ana Leonardy, CPLC
Write a New Chapter
When my children were growing up and building friendships with their peers, I used to tell them to not be taken by friends who brought negative influences into their lives. I reminded them that while some of these friendships were temporary, the consequences of negative influences and wrong decision making could potentially affect them for years to come. Chances were these friends would no longer be around to help pick up the pieces when life became real.
In whom we invest is important. Sometimes we have to be the person who walks the road less traveled so that distractions and negative influences do not hinder our growth and progress in life. It’s very easy to go with the crowd and do the mundane. What’s not easy is maintaining discipline and consistency toward goals that lead to our hopes and dreams. What if every day were lived with purpose or taking steps to achieve a goal, even a small one, what a difference this could make!
Two lessons we can learn:
- Choose your influences wisely – sometimes it’s necessary to walk away from relationships that consistently bring negative influence. It’s good to evaluate whether a relationship is one that moves you forward or one that holds you back. Keep in mind that misery really does love company and some relationships do not encourage positive change.
- Be a person of good influence – be the person who works hard at rising above while exemplifying encouragement to others. Work hard at not falling short of doing good; you will reap what you sow. Keep in mind that cream rises to the top and this takes effort. Live life with intention so that your path is clear not only for yourself, but to also help others along the way. You can’t help others out of the mire if you’re stuck there yourself.
Sometimes loneliness accompanies walking this journey but that’s not always a bad thing. Better to journey alone for a short time then to look back and wish time were still on your side. Every day is an opportunity for growth and choices are important. Make the best of the time you have and don’t settle. Life is built on moments and there will always be a new chapter to write.
Ana Leonardy, CPLC
Ana Leonardy Life Coach, LLC
New beginnings and transition are not easy and most often not sought after. When I began my journey to reinvent myself and pursue a career as a Certified Professional Life Coach, it took me a year before I even followed through. When I finally began my forward steps into this new venture, I felt so encompassed by fear of the unknown that it felt paralyzing. Through the course of my journey and as I began to get down to the nitty gritty of this fear, I was awakened to what had been holding me back. Like some of us, it was my inability to let go and the negative thoughts I had believed about myself.
We have all heard how our belief systems have the power to take us down or lift us up and that what we practice day to day within our belief systems can either have a positive influence or a negative one. However, what we all may not realize is that what we do (or don’t do) when we finally come to recognize the impact of our beliefs, can be the difference between personal success or personal failure; especially pertaining to those belief systems that hold us back from living powerfully and those prohibiting us from forward movement.
At the point that I began my own life transition, I was mentally exhausted. The thought of doing the work to create change in my life seemed burdensome. The desire for “more” was not united with the passion or drive to get there. I felt stuck and while I allowed myself to live in my own “groundhog day,” I constantly dreamt of a different future and wondered how I would find my freedom. Here is what I learned – Sometimes we must walk out our own journey and trust the process. Sometimes we have to move ourselves and start believing for more. Remember that often times we are the only ones who can take initiative to rescue ourselves. This was exactly my story. Once I took my first steps into my vision, I began to see life from a different lens. The more I journeyed, the more things became clear, the more I navigated, the more I gained strength and purpose to keep on moving.
We need to remember that moving forward, even in small steps, is the key to all things great. With each step, we begin to break down the obstacles that are standing in our way and each step creates new momentum. Forward movement is the absolute key to getting to the other side of anywhere. With each step, we begin to pursue the things that light our soul. There is a saying, “life is built on moments,” but what we do with these moments is the key that unlocks our doors. Whether your journey is large or small, the process of coaching affords everyone the ability to reach beyond. Coaching is a process by which you may start out as a closed bud but eventually, as the layers are peeled, you begin to blossom and flourish in life. Coaching allows you the ability to gain awareness, envision your dreams, take steps to get you to where you want to go, and overcome what is standing in your way. My passion is to champion you to the other side of your vision!
Please visit my website https://analeonardylifecoach.com/ and contact me for a complimentary discovery session.
Ana Leonardy, CPLC