QH013 - Coming Out Coaching with Nancy Shadlock

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What We Covered:

01:03 – Introducing today’s guest, Nancy Shadlock, who shares how she has embraced her spirituality and sexuality and speaks to the work she does as a coming out coach

04:34 – Nancy shares a particularly inspiring coming out story from her work at a recent retreat

07:21 – Nancy talks about the creativity she’s employed to enhance the experience for her clients amidst COVID-19

11:06 – The importance of having a strong support system as an entrepreneur

13:43 – How Nancy balances her own self-care

15:57 – Nancy provides their thoughts on why it’s important to celebrate queer entrepreneurship

20:38 – What Nancy loves most about her work and why coaching matters

Tweetable Quotes:

“I thought I had to divorce my spirituality in order to embrace my sexuality. And when I realized I could bring those together and be authentic in all of who I am, I was able to use my Master of Arts and spiritual formation to help others.” (01:37) (Nancy)

“You learn more from the ‘screw-ups’ than from the amazing successes.” (09:00) (Nancy)

“What I’ve been leaning into lately is that my queerness is my path to wholeness. And so as I’ve been able to own that and lean into it, so much has opened up as far as my business because it’s so much more authentic of who I am. So that’s why I love helping other people with that.” (16:25) (Nancy)

“I had to wait until I had a community that had wrestled with this and said, ‘No, you can totally be gay and that’s okay.’” (18:04) (Nancy)

“One of my favorite things is helping people realize what is special about them and then empowering them to share that with the world.”

(20:58) (Nancy)

Links Mentioned:

Nancy’s Website

Nancy’s LinkedIn

Nancy’s Podcast

Nancy’s Email

Michelle’s Website

Link to Episode on YouTube

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