Julie M. Simons
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Julie M. Simons, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Sarasota, Florida.
- A background of Julie’s life experiences that led her to a career in psychology
- An introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- The advantage of being able to offer a variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques
- The difference between therapy and coaching and how Julie incorporated coaching in her work
- What Julie considers to be the biggest challenge in her therapy and coaching career
“I just love what both therapy and life coaching have to offer. I don’t think we can look forward without attending to where we’ve been, but I don’t think spending all of our energy in where we’ve been is going to help us move forward. I think there has to be this combination of being able to acknowledge and take from our past what’s important for us and own the narrative of our past, and to also create a new narrative of the future that we want, and to be able to have tools to do that.”