“No matter what your past has been – you have a spotless future.” –Tony Hsieh

My name is Louise Mazzotta, Career Coach at VictoryPivot.com

My Purpose is to inspire those around me to live greater, love deeper and leave a legacy.

I have a passion for people which means harnessing my creativity, curiosity, and energy to help others grow and make their mark on the world as a version of their best selves.

I explore the world with interest and wonder by traveling to unique and truly remarkable destinations to learn from their distinct and compelling cultures while absorbing the beauty of their natural surroundings.

I welcome each life experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. This means I have a personal responsibility to use the power of my authentic voice to call out injustices, bringing challenges to the forefront, and offer solutions that promote inclusiveness and a sense of belonging.

My favorite quote is: “No matter what your past has been – you have a spotless future.” –Tony Hsieh

Impactful authors and leadership experts include:

o Brene Brown

o Brendon Burchard

o Jay Shetty

o Marie Forleo

The Power of Journaling – a window into your mind. I journal everyday. It keeps me grounded, gives me a sense of purpose, and sets an intention. I recommend this daily practice to everyone I coach or spend impactful time with.

Our purpose at VictoryPivot.com is to help you… PLAN, PREPARE AND SUCCEED!

If you’re looking for personal 1 on 1 coaching, send me a message via our contact form @: https://victorypivot.com/contact-us/

We can discuss a customized coaching program that’s right for you! 

I look forward to working and guiding you , on your journey to enhance your life and become the best version of you!

Louise Mazzotta,

Career Coach at VictoryPivot.com

3 Ways A Career Coach Can Transform Your Life

IS IT TIME FOR A LIFE OR CAREER RESET?

Ask yourself these personal, but thoughtful questions:

Do the people in your life deserve a better you?

Are you giving fear and uncertainty too much airtime?

Are you your own worst enemy?

Are you successful, but want to keep your momentum and energy levels high so you can follow through on your goals and dreams?

  • Do you want to become unstoppably confident and cultivate a state of mind that will transform your life?
  • Do you want to stop letting outside circumstances control you?
  • Do you want to unleash your inner hero?
  • Are your limiting beliefs stopping you from taking yourself to the next level?

The essence of coaching lies in helping others and unlocking potential. A coach can be described as a mentor, a teacher, or a leader.

“The next level of growth for most is gaining enough humility to recognize that they will need help to achieve it.”

-Brendon Burchard

A coach is committed to providing you the content and resources you need to become a higher version of yourself. In fact, effective coaches can help guide you toward success and point out your blind spots.

Below are reasons why investing in a Coach can transform your life:

  1. PERSONAL GROWTH

Coaches can help you break limiting mindsets so you can achieve extraordinary progress and momentum.

In fact, so many people let their state of mind or limiting beliefs (which takes the form of negativity) affect their confidence levels, their identity and how they face the world.

A coach can help you acknowledge where you are now and assist you so you can discover and navigate where you want to go in the future.

And there’s more life changing breakthroughs that a coach can help you uncover:

  • Finding your purpose or your why.
  • Becoming an observer of your own thoughts.
  • Unleashing your inner hero.
  • Finding the courage, commitment, capabilities, and confidence to build a better version of yourself.
  • Breakthrough obstacles that might be sabotaging your thinking.

Coaching builds on the foundations of your ideal self.

You owe it to yourself to enhance what you are already good at with the power of intention and maintaining momentum towards your dreams with meaningful actions.

This is what a great coach can unleash in your personal development journey.

Coach Brian Cagneey believes that:

Coaches are aware of how to ignite passion and motivate people. They have energy that is contagious and know exactly how to get you excited.”

Coaches can also help you master your health and relationships.

Reconnecting with your body, soul and relationships can strengthen your heart – physically and emotionally so you can feel alive again!

For more information on Revealing your life’s purpose, read our blog on victorypivot.com called

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself to reveal your life’s purpose”

https://victorypivot.com/the-5-most-important-questions-to-ask-yourself-to-reveal-your-lifes-purpose/

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2. A COACH CAN HELP YOU WITH ACHIEVING MORE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER OR EVEN YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH.

A coach can help you achieve your goals, manage your money, and stay focused consistently by harnessing your energy, so you can maintain momentum for the long haul!

Coaches can PROVIDE YOU WITH TOOLS TO HELP you level up to develop mindsets and install habits so you can show up as your absolute best at work and in your personal life.

By focusing on how you show up at work, relationship building, influencing, and acting from the strength of your higher self will build a case for change and transformation.

In addition, a coach can provide you with the tools for becoming insanely productive by getting you into the right mindset.

WANT TO INSTALL NEW MONEY HABITS?

A coach can really dig deep and work with you to understand your current money tendencies. They can help you breakthrough the fears and uncertainties and develop new behaviours for self mastery.

For more information on managing your money, visit our blog on victorypivot.com “ 3 Simple Ways to Manage your Money.”

https://victorypivot.com/3-simple-ways-to-manage-your-money-take-back-control-of-your-life/

3. ACCOUNTABILITY

Finally, a coach can become your accountability partner.

Someone who will call you out when you haven’t put in the work or when you are lying to yourself and letting limiting beliefs stop you from becoming your best.

The late great basketball coach, John Wooden said:

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

The other consideration is a coach has the skill to remain detached from your situation. Which means they are looking at things from a different or unique lens.

Often, they will see things that you did not consider because you are too close to your situation.

Investing in a Coach can be a personal investment and can take on many forms.

From individual sessions to group workshops, in person or over the phone.

No matter the method, a coach can be life changing if you have the right mindset and put in the work.

Here’s a few things that you can do, in the meantime:

  1. Ask yourself, why you think you may need a coach? (Get specific)
  2. What areas of your life do you feel you need transformation or more energy?

Our purpose at VictoryPivot.com is to help you… PLAN, PREPARE AND SUCCEED!

If you’re looking for personal 1 on 1 coaching, send me a message via our contact form @: https://victorypivot.com/contact-us/

We can discuss a customized coaching program that’s right for you! 

I look forward to working and guiding you , on your journey to enhance your life and become the best version of you!

Louise Mazzotta, Career Coach at VictoryPivot.com

2 Most Common Career Coaching Myths Debunked

How do you know if you need a career coach?

OR…You may also be thinking…

Is a career coach right for me at this stage in my life?

Remember, a Coach can…

  • Help you discover your dreams, passions and can support your journey through encouragement and collaboration.
  • Identify internal and external barriers that are preventing your success and offering tools and intentional activities that reveal how to move past them and create the life you want to live.
  • See something amazing in you that you just don’t see.
  • Guide and nurture your self discovery.

But I believe one of the most important roles of a Coach is to…

Become your accountability partner. Someone who not only helps you shape a compelling vision of your life…but is there to keep you on track by offering thoughtful and authentic feedback.

But many people are skeptical about the coaching relationship and benefits to personal and career well being.

Here are 2 common myths about hiring a Coach

MYTH 1: A COACH IS EXPENSIVE!

Honestly, it depends on how you look at it. Coaching is an investment in yourself.

BUT…

It’s hard to justify the money! I get it!

Sometimes it’s difficult to invest in yourself, but IT IS worth the money over the long term.

Learning how to manage yourself…

Discovering who you are and how to achieve your passions, dreams, and capabilities…

Will affect how you feel about yourself and will positively affect those people around you.

Coaching is not a short-term investment. Do not think that with one session you will have adopted the mindset and tools to become the best version of yourself.

My recommendation is to do your homework. Put thoughtful research into finding the right match for you.

This means taking advantage of free consultations from SEVERAL coaches.

Be sure to use your contacts or network to get referrals.

Also, if you hire a coach and you do not feel a connection to that person, their values, or intentions, be honest with them.

  • Let them know how you are feeling.
  • Provide feedback.

If it is still not working, consider a replacement.

Take Action:

Before you begin your research, start by writing or journaling your criteria for a Career Coach and be as specific as possible!

MYTH 2: COACHING IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROBLEMS AND CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT ON THEIR OWN

This is the biggest myth of all!

In many cases, it is the high performers that pay for coaching.

WHY?

  • High Performers in most cases have a growth mindset; they want to get better in their personal and professional life…so they hire a coach.
  • They want to achieve mastery of their craft.
  • They want to learn how to lead the field and get to world-class status in their professional life.
  • They want to explore new perspectives, try new things, and practice their leadership skills.
  • They want to learn how to make better decisions.
  • They want to learn new ways to overcome barriers to their success.
  • They are looking for thoughtful and direct feedback on how to get better.

For more reasons why high performers use coaches, refer to LinkedIn article :“5 Reasons High Performers Hire Coaches”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-reasons-high-performers-hire-coaches-ann-marie-houghtailing/?trk=read_related_article-card_title

People hire coaches for many reasons. Do not fall for the stereotype that only people with personal problems hire coaches.

Take Action:

Write or Journal how you could benefit from a coach.

  • What specific areas of your career would require improvement?
  • What areas in your life would you like to improve?
  • What areas of your life are good, but you want them to become better?
  • What areas of your life do you feel need transformation or more energy?

In summary, I believe that everyone can benefit from a Coach.

Here are the advantages of a coaching relationship:

  1. Help you with identifying your goals and how to implement.
  1. A great partner during moments of transition in your life (new job, new relationships).
  1. A source of comfort and support.
  1. A motivator who inspires.
  1. A trusted partner who offers advice to help you grow.
  1. A great listener who does not judge your past or who you are as a person.
  1. A disciplined trainer who can provide you with the tools and practices to help you get better.

Our purpose at VictoryPivot.com is to help you… PLAN, PREPARE AND SUCCEED!

If you’re looking for personal 1 on 1 coaching, send us a message via our contact form @: https://victorypivot.com/contact-us/

We can discuss a customized coaching program that’s right for you! 

I look forward to working and guiding you , on your journey to enhance your life and become the best version of you!

Louise Mazzotta, Career Coach at VictoryPivot.com

 

2 Simple Steps To Become The Best Version Of You

As a career coach, a question that almost always sparks deep discussion is about becoming your best self.

Clients, regardless of company, position, or tenure, believe acting from the strength of their highest self, is critical to not only grow and excel, but to establish greater connections.

 ARE YOU SHOWING UP WITH EVERY INTERACTION AS YOUR HIGHEST SELF?

 ARE YOU PRACTICING IT WITH CONSISTENCY?

This article will provide insight and strategies on how to take yourself to the next level by serving others and bringing joy to every relationship or encounter.

The goal of striving for achievement is to create the lifestyle we dream of and to grow to be the person we are capable and destined to become.

Most of us who make professional development and growth part of our identify understand that…

  • It’s not about having more, it’s about being more, feeling more and living more.
  • It’s not about living in the past. It’s about what you do today to transform into who you want to be.

“You can’t get to your best self, clinging to who you were yesterday”-Robin Sharma

I believe there are 2 pillars to achievement when beginning or continuing the journey to fulfillment and showing up as your highest self.

  1. FINDING AND LEANING INTO YOUR PURPOSE
  2. LIVING WITH INTENTION

1.FINDING AND LEANING INTO YOUR PURPOSE

I discuss Finding Your Purpose in more detail in a previous article: ‘

The 5 Most Important Questions to ask Yourself to Reveal your Life’s Purpose’

https://victorypivot.com/the-5-most-important-questions-to-ask-yourself-to-reveal-your-lifes-purpose/

Your purpose is tied to your identity and your uniqueness.

My advice is to find or look for the trigger or clue that makes you become fully alive when you are doing that ‘thing/task’ or when you are ‘experiencing that connection’ with someone else.

Do you experience vibrancy or increased energy when you are leaning into your uniqueness or your strengths?

If you have discovered a skillset, a competency or piece of knowledge, you need to share this – you need to amplify your gifts because this is what makes you fully alive and vibrant!

When we are fully alive and living into our purpose, we will  radiate life into others with our gifts.

TAKE ACTION:

Start by journaling daily answers to these powerful questions to evaluate your life…

  • Did I live today fully and joyously by being my true and highest self?
  • Did I invest my time in meaningful activities that made a real difference today?
  • What am I excited about today? Why?

Remember that your life’s purpose is up to you.

There are no hard and fast rules on the number of words or length of your purpose statement. This is your personal journey, and your purpose is tied to your identity.

Therefore, the path to finding your purpose should not be a stressful or worrisome activity. Rather it should be something that inspires and motivates you to discover who you are and why you are here.

It is a powerful experience!

Also consider that as you gain more experience in your life (wins and losses, pain, and happiness) your purpose may change or need to be adjusted.

This is OK and should be expected.

On a personal note, I can always sense when someone is aligned with their purpose and understand who they are.

It’s because they have energy and are engaged with each interaction. You can sense a connection when they share their gifts in an authentic way, and they inspire others to act!

And finally, they are intentional with their relationships.

Another interesting discussion with my clients that connects with leaning into your highest self,  is the topic of INFLUENCE.

Specifically, how to gain more influence at work with colleagues and with personal relationships.

I believe that people are influenced most by those they trust, admire, and believe CARE for them.

People want to be heard – they want a voice. Therefore, someone who is present and engaged with their loved one, team or colleague will heighten feelings of TRUST.

This means getting into their world and understanding who they are. This can be mastered by asking thoughtful questions, having a curious mind, and not being distracted.

The following article from Entrepreneur by Meiko Patton:

‘7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence’ explains about being more emotionally curious and vulnerable.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240960

People who have influence are also admired. This is more than their contributions or public successes.

IT’S ABOUT THEIR CHARACTER!

  • How much of your life are you living as a role model?
  • Are you living your truth or just a carbon copy of what people want you to be?
  • Are you the person who inspires or brings people down?
  • Are you intentionally demonstrating a sense of caring in your relationships? To your team? To your peers?

Therefore, those who have influence are those who are living with intention.

2.LIVING WITH INTENTION

In order to lean into your highest self, being intentional with your relationships is critical.

TAKE ACTION:

Journal answers to the following questions to understand your intentionality with people:

  1. Am I interacting with a higher art of excellence and consistency?
  2. Does my energy and attitude align with my dreams and my purpose?
  3. Was I engaged in the present moment with all my interactions today?

Living with intention means being fully present, alive, alert, and aware during your daily interactions.

In other words, you are engaged with what is happening around you.

Living with intention is a choice and others can feel it when you are energized and feel valued in your presence.

Being intentional with our relationships can be difficult from a consistency perspective.

How do I Put Intentionality into Practice?

TAKE ACTION:

I use this exercise with my clients to help put intentionality at the forefront with people and relationships:

1.THOSE THAT I LOVE (i.e., spouse, children, niece, nephew, parents)

QUESTION: What are 3 words I could use to connect with this person?

These 3 words should become the standard and force a trigger that guides my next set of behaviours. My behaviour toward this person will set my intentionality.

For Example, My Spouse.

When I pull my car into the driveway after work and my spouse/partner is in the house, I will take control of my behaviour by setting an intention.

I will think about the 3 words I chose to drive my demeanor and behaviour when I walk into the house.

My three words could be:

  • Kindness
  • Actively Listen
  • Positive Energy

Instead of:

  • Complaining about my day.
  • Gossiping
  • Fostering negative energy

 2.THOSE I LEAD (i.e., my team at work)

QUESTION: What are the 3 words I could use to connect with my team?

What is my intention for the people I am leading?

What guiding words are going to dictate how the discussion or meeting will go today?

For Example: My Team

A monthly virtual team meeting where I am the facilitator.

At the start and throughout the meeting, how am I am going to show up?

I will take control of my behaviour by setting an intention.

I will think about the 3 words I chose to drive my demeanor and behaviour when I enter the meeting.

My three words could be:

  • Positive Energy
  • Be Inspiring
  • Listen Thoughtfully

Instead of:

  • Complaining about the business
  • Taking Control of the discussion
  • Fostering negative energy

Perform the same exercise with the following people/groups:

  1. THOSE THAT I SUPPORT (i.e., my boss)
  2. THOSE I SERVE (i.e., members)
  3. THOSE I MEET (i.e., new acquaintances)

Again, what are the 3 words that will set the behaviour and guide your intentions during each interaction.

You could use the same 3 words for all of you interactions or have different sets of words. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that these chosen words, trigger the behaviour of intention.

This exercise will help you to not only gain influence but bring your highest self to all your interactions.

 In summary, I believe that striving to become your best self can be mastered.

But, as with any master, they are always growing and perfecting their craft.

Remember there are 2 pillars to achievement:

  1. FINDING AND LEANING INTO YOUR PURPOSE
  2. LIVING WITH INTENTION

 Start today by journaling answers to the question:

  • Did I love others and live through my heart?
  • How did my influence affect my loved ones and/or team today?
  • Was I intentional with my relationships today?

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Our purpose at VictoryPivot.com is to help you… PLAN, PREPARE AND SUCCEED!

If you’re looking for personal 1 on 1 coaching, send us a message via our contact form @: https://victorypivot.com/contact-us/

We can discuss a customized coaching program that’s right for you! 

I look forward to working and guiding you ,on your journey to enhance your life and become the best version of you!

Louise Mazzotta, Career Coach at VictoryPivot.com

 

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