005: Kelsey Abbott
Kelsey Abbott is a Confidence Coach & Instigator of Joy, writer, speaker and host of the Find Your Awesome podcast. She helps driven humans learn to really truly love themselves, shed the shoulds, embrace their own unique greatness and SPARKLE.
Kelsey studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) where she earned certifications as a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and Cor.E Performance coach. She also studied at the Applied Neuroscience Institute, earning her NeuroPositive Certificate in using neuroscience to change how the brain processes challenges.
Before becoming a Confidence Coach, Kelsey was a nationally-recognized science writer and marine biologist, working in DC, Seattle, Hawaii and Barbados, training dolphins and studying killer whales in the process. A competitive swimmer for most of her life, Kelsey transitioned to triathlons where she now competes at the national and international level.
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In this episode we need to talk about
Growing up with a learning disability, and how sports propelled her through that.
As a “huge nerd” she took an alternate route that allowed her to do everything from studying dolphins in Hawaii to working for the government in DC, and how that brought her to becoming a Confidence Coach.
Feeling like an outsider most of her life and reframing it for happiness.
How sports and fitness are a constant source of inspiration
How saying “no” is liberating and a practice in self worth
Helping people fall in love with themselves and stop doing the “shoulds” of life
How to identity the inner critic and release it forever
“That trauma was like a really intense class. This is why you’re here, this is what you’re capable of. You’re here to share that with the world.”