Happy new year everyone! 2013 was an amazing year!

In January, I secured the ability for ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching to provide coaching at every post secondary institution in Nova Scotia.

In April I was selected as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the year by the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network (EDN) as well as voted on their Board of Directors.

In May, I was contracted by the Self Help Connection to facilitate Anger Management Training and provide peer support for their clients.

I graduated with Honors from NSCC with a diploma in Disability Supports and services in June and enrolled at Cape Breton University where I am pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Community Studies.  My contract with the Self Help Connection ended in August but  the following week I secured a contract with the Teamwork Cooperative & the Workbridge providing my services to their clients.

September didn’t start as planned, with a 2 week stint in the hospital but I quickly recovered and my coaching practice was full with 30 NSCC students as well as clients through the Teamwork cooperative. I am looking forward to working with everyone come the new year!  I also added a new support group on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8pm at NSCC (Akerley Campus) in Dartmouth.

In November, I was selected as one of 16 up and coming entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia as a  “High Flier” through the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF).  This program runs through June 2014 and is focused on improving sales and marketing.

December was busy, the semester wrapped up and the students and I prepped for a 3 week break from 1-1 coaching.  I wrote the exam to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist and just have the practicum left to do in order to check that off my to-do list.   I was also interviewed and ultimately accepted into another CYBF initiative called the moMENTum program.  This secures 6 months worth of business coaching starting this month and will be a great addition to the High Fliers program as I ramp up for expansion in 2014.

2014 is shaping up to be another exciting year with a lot of great opportunities in the works!   I have my eyes set on expansion, a few national conferences and a province wide contract with EDN that will be rolling out this spring.  I am also fortunate to have some amazing / inspirational clients who are the backbone to the business and wouldn’t be where I am without their determination,  hard work and openness to change.

What are your S.M.A.R.T. Goals  for 2014?