Effective Communication

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My name is Ashley, I am world renown best selling author and life coach. ?Life coaching is a practice of assisting clients to determine and achieve personal goals. A coach will use a variety of methods, tailored to the client, to move through the process of setting and reaching goals (life coaching, 2007)?. I specialize with expertise and passion in interpersonal and business communication. The last five years of my personal life have been really challenging. My father died of prostate cancer and two yeas later my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 bone cancer. Her health is rapidly deteriorating and needs plenty of TLC. I have no sibling or any in-state family to help. Between my two jobs and caring for my mother, time management has become a major issue. Not to mention, the astronomical medical bills. So after my third consecutive book ?Live Your Best Life? was declared number one on the New York Times Best Seller list, I decided to retire from life coaching.

This way I can focus all of my time and attention on my writings and caring for my mother.

Several months after retiring, I received a random call. The caller was an older very intelligent sounding gentleman. He introduced himself as Mr. Siegfried Farnon. Mr. Farnon was calling in regards to his business and personal relationships. He told me that he just finished reading my manuscript and found it very inspirational. The conversation went on for about fifteen minutes before I kindly interrupted him. Telling him how I appreciate his complements but I was in the middle of a writing and had to go. Mr. Farnon then quickly asked if would be his life coach. I explained my situation and told him that I was no longer doing personal life coaching.