I’m Teresa Young, lifelong explorer of the human journey. Certified coach, musician, private teacher, and wife, mama, and nana, I’ve worked in corporate, educational, entrepreneurial, and creative settings. For profit. Non-profit. Fortune 100. Bootstrap. I’ve experienced terror-filled transitions and transformations. And I’m so grateful now for every part of my rich life. I use it all in providing coaching.
Because from a young age, I saw my future as a white-haired woman in conversation with others. I just haven’t graduated to white-haired yet. :)
I played multiple musical instruments from the age of 4. Being taken utterly seriously then imprinted on me that passions matter. I earned a music education degree first. It informs my work as a private teacher. I was and am always coaching.
The body/mind/spirit is wise
In 1997, I began a 3-year certificate program on the body/mind/spirit as an intelligent, inter-connected energy system. We’re holistic beings. Body issues may express what the mind doesn’t yet get that the spirit needs. Other inner and outer events may do the same. Dreams, depressions, accidents, attractions, obsessions, coincidences, and just stuff that happens to us may signal what we need to know.
I began coaching in 2000 with this training. Many of my Institute colleagues do hands-on work, but I love conversation. The deeper the better! Nothing fascinates me more than these lives we’re living.
We know home when we get there
Born in Panama City, Florida, I gradually moved north to central Connecticut before heading west in 2004. I instantly felt at home in Los Angeles. And I have close family in Florida, New York, and Colorado. I love travel and the joy of coming home.
We humans want growth
My decades-long passion for Jung’s work matters in my story, too. He taught that we humans are wired to seek wholeness. A focus on ongoing development can keep us energized and inspired rather than at any point beginning to tread water and mark time until… what? My husband Kevin calls that “waiting to die” mode.
If you’re on the path, you’re at the goal.
Living my dream
In 2014, I was ready for coaching certification now that the field was well established. I attended and achieved certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, or iPEC. It’s one of the finest coaching training organizations in the world.
How about you?
I’m living my passions, following my dream. How about you? Then the journey really is the destination. You aren’t waiting for your real life to begin… someday.
Because as Jung said, if you’re on the path, you’re at the goal. Wherever you are along the way.