Hi! My name is J.C. Manning.
I am an Integral Transformational Life Coach.
You can learn more about me below:
How I found coaching... or rather, how it found me.
I remember being in middle school and wondering if a discipline such as Life Coaching existed. Little did I know, it would be some years later that I would run into into it again as a young adult. By the time it happened, I was not doing very well on a personal level. I had forsaken my dreams and was having a miserable time in my life.
Thanks to a friend's good-natured perseverance, I enrolled in a transformational leadership program that helped me break free from my own limiting beliefs and showcased me the magic behind self-compassion and determination. I learned how to value myself, how to set healthy boundaries with others, how to reconnect with my emotions, how to say NO and how to not take myself too seriously and unwind.
In this program, I made a personal life-changing decision. I wanted to become a Life Coach and help others to become better versions of themselves and achieve their goals and dreams. It took me more than a few years later to finally enroll in my first Coaching School to which I am grateful for setting the foundational piece of my Coaching.
The reason I say Coaching found me is because even though I was looking for it for a while in school, it came to me in a moment where I felt the most lost. So, for that I am grateful for my friend, the program and the existence of Coaching. A teacher once told me, that which you seek, makes you find it. I found Coaching when it found me.
What have I learned from Coaching and how can I best support you?
I have been working on leadership and empowerment for the past six years and I have been a certified Integrative Life Coach for five of those years. I have also been an Ontological Life Coach since 2015 and as of 2018 I am an Integral Coach and Facilitator certified by Boldly Embody Life, a leading company in transformational leadership experiences.
Beyond these certifications, I regularly find myself expanding my professional toolset by attending varied and top-of-the-line transformational workshops and programs. All these tools/skills have worked for me on a personal level, and I am excited about the possibility of them working for you.
All that said, Coaching is not about achieving personal perfection, but rather about creating the practice of continually seeking to embody a better version of yourself. We will create a plan, follow it and give you the tools to keep yourself at your highest point while acknowledging and being self-compassionate in your lower points.
A little bit more about my background
I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Peruvian-American, the eldest of three.
As a child I was always drawn to Greek, Celtic and Chinese mythologies.
I lived in Beijing, China for a whole year between 2007 and 2008. I also speak some Mandarin Chinese, but I am nowhere near fluent yet..
I identify as an Enneatype 9 in the Enneagram and am knowledgeable with many other disciplines other than coaching that will help you achieve a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want.