Who is Vitality Coaching?
Hi! I'm Ken Meeker and Vitality is the realization of a lifelong dream. I believe effective coaching comes from understanding the challenges, fears, anxiety, hopelessness, and frustrations we face in lives. Our careers are a huge part of our lives. But our careers should fit INTO our life, our lives should not fit into our careers. I started Vitality Career Coaching as I believe it is vital for each of us to find greater fulfillment in our lives and for me to do this kind of work.
My Journey to Coaching.
In 2014 I went through a life-changing major medical event. Afterward, I found myself at a crossroads feeling lost and uncertain about the future. I needed to find passion in my life again. My priorities changed as did what it meant to be a "success." This is when I started building a unique set of tools people can use to uncover their goals, what's holding them back, and what they can do to be "successful."
I utilize several leadership and coaching methodologies and concepts like Common Cause, Mindset, Holland-Code, Grit, Radical Candor, Inclusive Leadership, and other theories on leadership, communication, employee development, training, human resources, mindfulness, and business into a meaningful technique that meets the unique needs of each client. I help clients work through barriers or challenges, develop clear and attainable goals, and find greater balance in their lives.
Why I Became a Coach.
Everyone has intrinsic value, potential, and ability inside them. Unfortunately, a lot of people are never given an opportunity to explore and figure out what really motivates them or recognize key values. Often going into careers that someone else thinks they would be good at - not because they actually care about the work. This usually leads to feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. To get the most out of the work you do and out of life, taking the time to figure out what aligns best with you as an individual is essential.
Most of our lives are spent at work. If for no other reason, we owe it to ourselves to engage in work we genuinely care about. This is why I become a Certified Professional Coach.
A Different Approach to Coaching.
There are many paths to success, and each of us must first decide what “success” means for ourselves.
I have worked in many roles during my professional life. My first profitable business partnership was at age 19. I went on later to follow in my moms’ footsteps into the insurance industry where I was quickly recognized for my ability, work ethic, dedication to learning, and desire to grow. I moved quickly into leadership roles and becoming a department lead. During this time, developing ways to create opportunities for staff to grow, learn, and advance in their careers. This was when I first started to discover my passion for helping people discover their own potential.
My professional life has spanned the private sector, being an entrepreneur, and also in non-profit sector. This range in experience provides me with comprehensive understanding of the challenges we can experience.
I am passionate about mentoring, creating opportunity, helping others advance, and empowering them to reach their goals. I believe deeply in the value of coaching. As a coach. I engage in outside the box thinking and framing challenges in ways that make them manageable.
I would love the opportunity and honor of working with you on your journey. Contact me to schedule a free consultation.