The Story Behind Beacon Coaching

The Story Behind Beacon Coaching

My whole life has been a journey towards finding purpose. Ever since I can remember I’ve asked questions like: “Why do I like this? Why am I made this way? Why in the world was I born? What’s my purpose?” Each time I’ve made a major decision in my life — where to go to college, whether or not to move to another state, the right person to marry — there has always been a question bubbling just under the surface. “How will this decision resonate with the purpose I was made for? How will this choice make me more of who I am meant to be?” I guess you could say I am a certified “life purpose junkie.” My name is Erica and I’m the founder of Beacon Coaching. Beacon is the coaching business I started at the beginning of 2015, but the vision for Beacon Coaching has been bubbling up ever since I can remember. When I was six years old I would ride around my father’s gas station on a sparkly magenta, banana seat bike and speak to the crowds I imagined gathered in my mind. At the age of nine I would stand on the walkway beside our house and speak to the masses of people I could see in my mind’s eye. I would talk about all sorts of things. Anything from how to be the best cheerleader to the smartest way to organize your stuffed animal collection to the basics of astronomy and the universe (I had a wide range of interests!). I began to find that what made me happiest was synthesizing information, packaging it into a...