Coach of the Month: Carly Banks

Coach of the Month: Carly Banks

Coach of the Month: Carly Banks

In this “Coach of the Month” interview, Megan Pintus sits down with Carly Banks: YHC Coach of the Month.

Following the birth of her second child in 2016, Carly found herself in the depths of postpartum depression. A visit from her long-time friend, Grace Edison, put her on the path to yoga health coaching and transformed her body, mind, and life. Embracing the 10 habits of Body Thrive triggered a chain reaction in Carly’s health and wellbeing.

The key to Carly’s success has been her willingness to show up in a real and authentic way that values connection. She loves that the Yoga Health Coaching model allows her to show up and be vulnerable not only with her YHC colleagues, but also with the people she coaches.

Carly’s transition into coaching started with mentoring first for Grace’s members and then for Cate’s. She loves that she was able to start coaching without having to face her fear of selling right off the bat. By the time she ran her pilot, she had been through Body Thrive six times and felt comfortable stepping into her authority.

Carly’s best advice to new yoga health coaches is to lean back and lead with your heart as opposed to your head. Adopt a beginner’s mindset, always. And don’t forget how far you’ve come already.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • Why you don’t need to be an expert to be a coach.
  • How authenticity and vulnerability can make you a better coach.
  • Carly’s best advice for new or prospective yoga health coaches.

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:00 – Following the birth of her second child in 2016, Carly found herself in the depths of postpartum depression. A visit from her long-time friend, Grace Edison, put her on the path to yoga health coaching and transformed her body, mind, and life. The key to Carly’s success has been her willingness to show up in a real and authentic way that values connection. 
  • 6:00 – Embracing the 10 habits of Body Thrive triggered a chain reaction in Carly’s health and wellbeing. She admits she’s still in process and sometimes falls back into old patterns, but she’s developed a mindfulness and curiosity that she didn’t have before. She loves that the Yoga Health Coaching model allows her to show up and be vulnerable not only with her YHC colleagues, but also with the people she coaches. 
  • 12:30 – Carly’s transition into coaching started with mentoring first for Grace’s members and then for Cate’s. She loves that she was able to start coaching without having to face her fear of selling right off the bat. By the time she ran her pilot, she had been through Body Thrive six times and felt comfortable stepping into her authority. 
  • 15:25 – Carly’s growing edge now is structure and automation. Her hope is that she’ll free up time and money that she can give back to her community. Growth and creating a container for others people growth lights her up. 
  • 22:22 – Carly’s best advice to new yoga health coaches is to lean back and lead with your heart as opposed to your head. Adopt a beginner’s mindset, always. And don’t forget how far you’ve come already.

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Favorite Quotes:

  • “It was just the biggest relief I’ve ever experienced to stop looking outward for the answer, to stop looking for the pill, to stop looking for that supplement . . . that’s supposed to fix you. There is no Band-Aid. At first that was frustrating, and now it’s liberating.” — Carly Banks 
  • “I have faced some demons by doing this, and so I can speak to it because I know that it works.” — Carly Banks 
  • “You don’t ever stop learning from these little changes. There’s always another evolution around the corner. There’s always another layer of ourselves to be discovered. And there’s always a new horizon to be approached.” — Megan Pintus 
  • “It’s been an honor to do a job where I am fascinated by the work. “ — Carly Banks 
  • “I feel like you’re helping people see the things they already know about themselves but maybe just don’t believe yet.” — Megan Pintus

 

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Coach of the Month: Carly Banks

As a working mom of two, Carly Banks knows how easy it can be to put yourself last. For years she showered herself in “shoulds”, feeling guilty for not taking care of herself, and wishing she had more time.

Sometimes, there just isn't more time. But there is always a different perspective.

Instead of focusing on how far away she was from big goals and big habit changes, Carly switched her focus to the little goals, and little habits she could create with ease. With this change in perspective, step by step, Carly's changed her entire life. Connect with Carly on her website, Facebook and Instagram

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Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

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