Arsemiris Galva-Batista helps individuals — specifically professional women — achieve realistic goals in their careers or personal journey. Furthermore, as a master coach, she helps others join the venture of becoming Certified Life Coaches.
What inspired you to become a coach?
Rarely do we think about our “why” or your purpose in life. In 2010, I had my “aha moment.” I remember sitting in my living room thinking: “I have a master’s degree, a good job, I’m married, I live comfortably….” However, I realized that something was missing. I began to ask myself, “Why do I exist?” “What is my purpose?” I wanted more out of life and wanted to understand why I wanted more.
I recall participating in my first professional coaching class about seven years ago, a defining moment in my life. As I began my career as a professional coach, I realized the incredible impact I was having in the lives of others. One year later, I became a certified career coach. In 2010, I began a non-profit that was geared to providing career coaching services and internships to underserved college students. During my five years leading this organization, I learned that no matter where you are in life, you are always in control of defining which direction to take. Becoming a life and career coach has helped me help others become the best they can be.
What one piece of advice do you find yourself relying on most? Why?
“Things don’t just fall into place because you have a dream. You’re always going to have those negative thoughts. Our minds love to play with us. We’re going to be our own worst critics. But I just say to myself, ‘file it back.’ I just try to bring any negative thoughts to light and deal with them, so I can file them away.” -Stephen Colletti
I love this quote because the reality of life is that we will always have negative thoughts regarding our careers or personal life.
When working with my clients, we address these negative thoughts which in many cases are limiting beliefs that hinder the individual’s success. When we take time to dive into this area and uncover the lies beneath it all, we are able to create actionable and realistic steps so they can reach their goals while feeling liberated from any holdbacks. Your success relies on your true personality.
What is the biggest hurdle your clients face? What advice would you give others struggling with this issue?
Many women struggle with limiting beliefs that hinder their success in life. Women must remember that limiting beliefs are temporary. These beliefs are on the surface and have been engraved in their minds by outside chatter, failed experiences and negative individuals, etc. I encourage my clients to step out of their comfort zone, visualize what would happen if these beliefs were eliminated and how that could impact their lives.
Identifying barriers and revisiting one’s values are two contributing factors that I have used as road maps to help my clients climb over limiting beliefs that are hindering their career and life success. For these reasons and more, I will not allow myself or others be robbed from hidden treasures. I refuse limiting beliefs to seize, rob or control those I work with from their hidden gifts and success.