Marin Mompreneur and Life Coach Johanna Beyer
November 24, 2008Posted by pamela |
Marin mompreneur Johanna Beyer helps individuals live up to their full potential with her business as a life coach. With a bachelor's from UCLA and a master's in Organizational Development from California Institute of Integral Studies, Johanna has transitioned from working as a high-level management consultant to a on-on-one coach for individuals, using many of the techniques that she applied to Fortune 500 companies.
In the past six years, Johanna has been privileged to work with individuals to help them move past their fears so that they can make contact with the creativity and gifts that are inside. We all have dreams and talents within that are waiting to be acknowledged, released and acted on. By using different tools and processes, Johanna helps people to think about their inner values, purpose and vision.
Johanna lives in Mill Valley with her husband and two sons. You can visit her online and learn more about her business at www.onyourpathconsulting.com.
As part of our ongoing "mompreneur" series, we asked Johanna a few questions about her, her business, and living in Marin County.
Please tell us about you and your background.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area and absolutely love living in Mill Valley. When I was a senior in high school my class did a high ropes course. It was the first time I had ever experienced such an intense, group team builder and it changed the way I saw each person in my class. At that very moment I knew that I wanted to work with groups and individuals in a personal and meaningful way. After completing my undergraduate studies at UCLA and working for a while in television and radio, I realized it was time to return to my original vision of working with groups and went back to graduate school to receive my Masters in Organization Development. I worked for many years as a consultant, facilitating Fortune 500 companies to think differently about their strategies and what they stood for as companies. In 2002, I transitioned my business to one on one coaching. I absolutely love working with people to turn their ideas and dreams into a reality.
How did you get started as a life coach?
While I was working with big companies I realized that it was the people I truly got energy from and not the high level business goals they were striving towards. I thought, what if I use all this knowledge that has helped business succeed and direct it towards individuals who are at a cross roads in their own lives? Boom—my coaching business was born and after working with just a few clients, I knew I had found my niche.
Who benefits the most from your coaching?
I like to work with all sorts of people who feel that something is holding them back from a more fulfilling kind of life. My clients are hi-functioning individuals who are eager to create an array of new opportunities, take action towards their goals, and are not afraid to be challenged in a supportive way. I have worked with men and women of all ages and in all kinds of life transitions. As long as you believe that you can make the shifts you need to have a more satisfying life, than coaching is for you.
What do you like best about living and working in Marin?
In 2002, I moved with my husband to Washington, DC for four years and while I learned a lot from living on the East Coast, I also realized how much I loved Marin. Every day I pinch myself for the beauty I get to see, the people I get to connect with, and the amazing array of organizations that are available to me. As a life coach, I am surrounded by people who support the work I do and I can take advantage of the best classes and workshops in my field that the world has to offer.
What do you and your family do for fun in Marin?
You can find me, my husband and two boys hiking, hanging out at the Depot, and eating breakfast every Sunday at Fred’s. We love to explore all the different towns and play at every park!