In 5 w/Fey: The Women's Immersions Retreats & Leadership/Life Coach>Rhonda L. Moore, MBA, CPC, ELI-MP
FEY: You’re a senior-level, retired U.S. Navy veteran and a breast cancer survivor—who converted your unique journeys into a second career as a Certified Leadership & Life Coach for Women, Women’s Retreats/Events innovator, and noted Self-Help author. What was it about military life and a brush with life-threatening chronic disease that informed your professional transition to coaching, writing, and hosting women’s events?
COACH MOORE: During my 25 years of military service, I acquired the skills of problem solving, leadership, advising, and decision making, and I felt that translated very well into coaching. With conquering breast cancer, I believe it's about having the attitude of getting back up. So, marrying those experiences into my events, gives women the opportunity to surround themselves in a safe place with the type of energy that says, “my circumstances have dealt a hard blow to my life, but I can live a resilient life”.
FEY: Your riveting book delivers the Rx for dealing with life’s setbacks. What are just a few of the prescriptions you provide in its pages for better living through perseverance?
COACH MOORE: Champion Unleashed was written after I completed my cancer treatment, but came from some of the journaling I did during my treatment. I would say the primary prescription, if I had to give you one, the primary one would be to protect and guard your thoughts. Because when life deals you a bad hand or what is perceived to be a bad hand, you'll begin to believe the noise that's happening and then begin to lose your power to be able to thrive through it.
FEY: Women are always searching for events that will enlighten, rejuvenate, bond, and inspire them. How is your approach to women’s retreats and events unique?
COACH MOORE: The uniqueness of my events is that we're going to go deep and immerse ourselves into an experience of continued growth. That's why I call my weekend events Immersions. My events are not just about content and surface level transformation. They are about planting seeds of greatness, in order to develop a system for yourself to empower you to live the fulfilled life you’ve always wanted--and deserve--after the event is over.
FEY: Like many Women worldwide, as was I, you’re now also the caretaker for your chronically ill mother. How do you maintain a reasonable spiritual/physical balance in the face of that, and how is your life coaching practice geared toward assisting others enduring the same challenges?
COACH MOORE: I can't emphasize enough the importance of self-care. Now, I know it's the new trending word, but self-care is crucial. With my coaching practice, we assist with helping people who maybe in a caretaker role to understand that it's okay to think and care for yourself first and, it's okay to ask for help when you need it.
FEY: What would you like prospective clients to know beforehand about your approach to life and leadership coaching, and how can they locate you online to learn more about that and your upcoming, restorative and informative women’s retreats/events?
COACH MOORE: My approach to life and leadership coaching is simply, to empower you to create a happy passion-filled life. You can follow me on IG @rhondamoorecoaching, on Facebook @coachrhondamoore, where you can also join my new community Resilient Women Thrive https://www.facebook.com/groups/ResilientWomenThrive/ and you can also follow me on Twitter @coachrlmoore. We have some great things coming in 2020.