How Came About

Jean-Paul Cortes

I was sitting in my chair like I had done so day after day, for over 8 years. I was looking at my computer monitor, waiting for the next call to come in.

There was something very different happening at that moment though. Gone were the hundreds of people that worked with me, the season rushes that brought everything to life, the exhilaration of starting a day.

I was one of the last employees to leave, when the company I worked for took a nose dive into non-existence. It was a sobering experience. I saw my all too comfy, comfort zone suddenly break up under me, and it really sucked.

Would it surprise you, if I told you that it just might be the very best thing that could have happened to me?

When you're at a crossroads, sooner or later you're going to have to decide which way you're going to take. I was at that point. Years later, this is where the road has taken me.

The way I've learned and come to understand life coaching, is in many ways different than for many people.

I've gone through the training, given my share of coaching and experienced being coached as well; sooner or later, all coaching turns into life coaching.

I really believe everyone could use a little coaching in their lives. This website is dedicated to learning. Whatever you want to call it.

If you're a life, business, or coach, and even if you're not, there are plenty of resources you can find in this website to help you improve your craft and your coaching business. From the basic coaching skills to creating your own website, you'll find plenty of information to help you make the best out of your journey.

I truly hope you enjoy the ride.

Pura Vida, 

Jean Paul Cortés
P.S. Here are 10 principles I wrote a long time ago that have been my guiding principles ever since. I thought I might share them with you.

10 Principles I Live By

Authentic Achievement: Reflect upon that which gives you meaning. If life were a ladder make sure that it's placed on the right wall.

Optimism: Believe in the power hidden in a positive mind. Believe in yourself. Trust.

A Definitive Vision: Have high aspirations, aims and goals, for yourself and for others. If you know where to go, the road to get there will meet your way.

Willingness To Work On Yourself: Strive to improve yourself, learning a lesson each day for the rest of your life. Life is a process. Learn to work on yourself daily.

Discipline: Change requires commitment, there are no halfhearted efforts. You only have one life. Yours. Have the courage to live up to what you expect from yourself. And live your purpose.

Integrated Mind: You have enormous inner resources available to you. Dare to reconnect with Source. Trust your intuition and self knowledge. Become balance. We are all connected. Use that connection to grow.

Action Orientation: If the first step is the hardest it's also just one step. Take the next one. It will be easier. Don't live a life less worthy than your true nature.

Expecting The Best: Life will give you exactly what you ask of it.

Mastery: Be the best at who you are (hint: there's no one better), make everyone you come in contact with a better person by being authentic to yourself. Dare to go within and learn who you really are.

Success As A Person: You are a beautiful human being. Seek growth in every aspect of your life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

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