Julie McCoy is a professionally-trained life coach embarking on a new phase of her professional life. After 35 years as a trial and appellate attorney, Julie was called to coaching when she witnessed the power that life coaching has to transform lives. Julie’s most fulfilling years as an attorney were those devoted to serving pro bono clients, helping them transform their lives by solving intractable legal problems that kept them from living lives of joy and satisfaction. Through that work, Julie first found the greatest joy of her own life—helping others to “find their wings.” Searching for an opportunity to summon that sense of joy and fulfillment in her retirement from law, Julie enrolled at Coach Training Institute, the world’s oldest life-coach training and certification organization. She completed CTI’s certification program in November, 2017 and immediately after launched Dragonfly Coaching.
A word about the Dragonfly. While considering retirement options, Julie found that she was surrounded by ubiquitous dragonflies. It seemed that the suddenly abundant dragonflies had some meaning, prompting Julie to probe further. An internet search revealed that dragonflies are the universal symbol of transformation and personal growth. Hence, “Dragonfly Coaching,” for the first and foremost goal of life coaching is to assist the client in achieving transformation and to inspire personal growth. As an added coincidence, Julie is a commercial pilot, and dragonflies are renowned flyers. In a word, it was “meant to be.”
Julie is now mostly retired from her law practice and loving her new career as a life coach. She brings not only the very robust training she received from CTI, but her love of people and her strong listening skills to her coaching practice. She feels immensely privileged to share in her clients’ lives and to witness their personal growth and transformation. While law was a calling of the head, coaching is a calling of the heart, and it is where Julie is delighted to focus her time and energy for the duration of her professional life.