Tammy Markham is a life coach and the host of the podcast 3RD Strike Rock; here is a link to her website:
Q: What made you interested in life coaching?
A: I’ve always wanted to help others, since I was a little girl. And, I found ..in trying to become a Christian Counselor…that there would be many hours of college needed that I did not have the funds for. But, becoming a Life Coach could allow me the chance to help others, for less up front costs/hours in college classes, and do it in a way that seemed more suited to what I want to do for others!
Q: How does one become a certified life coach?
A: There are many schools you can attend (online usually) to obtain a Life Coaching certificate. You pay the fees, take the classes, and get your certificate.
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it affect your life coaching?
A: I do not do anything “full time”. I am rather, a full time Entrepreneur. I became full time Self Employed in January of this year/2015. So, I have the freedom, time, and availability to do alot of life coaching as I have the clients to do it for! 🙂
Q: What took you from life coaching to hosting a talk show featuring aspiring artists?
A: I actually have two radio shows I do. One is: 3rd Strike Rock: www.facebook.com/3rdstrikerock where I feature musicians from across the globe. This interests me as I am also a professional musician. My other show is called: Empowering Your Dreams:www.blogtalkradio.com/empoweringyourdreams where I teach people how to become successful against all odds.
Q: How can artist get their songs featured on your show?
A: Artists can be featured on my show by simply sending me 1) an mp3 (broadcast quality track) track to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2) artist/band name and website in the email as well. It is a quick and easy consideration process I have, once I get that info, and MOST artists end up on the air on my show!
Q: What is the most challenging problem anyone has ever come to you with as a live coach?
A: The most challenging was my son. He came to me when he was about 18, stating that he wanted to move to Portland, OR to attend school and also be close to his girlfriend. I knew he needed some very clear goal setting help but being that a) he’s my son and b) I dreaded him being that far away..it was the most challenging situation.
Q: What is your basic philosophy as a life coach?
A: My most basic philosophy as a life coach is that you CAN achieve anything you feel that is your gift and it is NEVER too late to start!
Q: On what kind of problems do you focus your life coaching?
A: I focus alot on 1) identifying someone’s past for the purpose of being factual and knowing where that person comes from (previous messages from parents, friends, etc…negative, etc) 2) taking a very clear look at their schedule and what they want to achieve.
Q: What are some of your favorite indie rock bands ?
A: I love Sharp Star! They are my favorite indie rock band that I play on my show!
Q: What famous indie rocker would you most like to coach?
A: Good question. My answer to that is…the famous indie rocker I would most like to coach would be the one that would like to hire me for their needs! I just would not know who would desire life coaching and who wouldn’t 🙂
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