Hey, this is Matt! I’m so glad you stopped by to check things out, and learn more about working with me as your Coach.
As a Certified Life Coach, and as a Blogger, Podcaster, and Advocate, I’ve made it my mission in life to help people just like you discover their true, authentic self, regardless of their past.
So now you know the basics, but what else is there to know about Matt?
Well first off, I don’t normally refer to myself in the third person, but it just sounded appropriate here. 🙂 Anyways, I was a life long computer nerd who spent his working years in data centers or sitting in a cubicle. Suffice it to say it wasn’t a passion of mine, but it was the safe thing to do and fulfilled a purpose for a time. I wasn’t big into taking risks, so I figured staying in the computer industry was the smart thing to do.
I never put much stock into how fulfilling work could, and should be. To me it was just a means to keeping the lights on, food on the table, and the ability to take a yearly vacation. I woke up each day dreading what was ahead, and left each day hoping the evening would last forever so I didn’t have to get up and go back into the office the next day. This was my life for about 25 years.
Along the way I was blessed with 3 amazing kids who never gave up on me, who continued to be a shining light in a sea of confusion. Throughout the struggles I endured, they were people who could I always count on. Had it not been for them, and my faith in the Creator, who knows where I would have ended up.
One day, as fate would have it, I realized that something had to change. Just going through the motions was getting me nowhere fast and I needed to take hard look at myself currently and also into my past. I sought out the help of a professional counselor who began to help me see that a past full of trauma and trying circumstances was influencing every aspect of my life, in ways I never even considered. That was the first step to taking my life back, and the realization that life didn’t have to be this way anymore; I had the power to change it, and only I could do that.
Not coincidentally, that’s when Surviving My Past was born. Originally starting out as a blog just to get my struggles out in the open, it blossomed into a full-on advocacy blog that not only was a place of sharing my story as a survivor of trauma, but also a place where others could share their story as well.
After a lot of intense work in healing wounds that were decades old, I took the next step and decided to see if a Life Coach could help me continue moving forward. That my friends, is where everything started really taking off!
Not only did we work on the past trauma, but we also realized just how much anxiety and major life transition were causing me to view myself and my abilities in a very jaded, self-defeating way.
I am forever grateful to my Coach, who helped me discover the authentic “Matt”, and realize my true calling. Through her guidance, I began taking self-advocacy to new levels of life changing awesomeness! She helped me discover the power that was already within me, but had been dormant for decades.
Here I am today, guys and gals, a Certified Life Coach, knowing that my life’s work is about helping everyone discover what’s been lost for so long. To work side by side with anyone who is tired of trying to figure out life and coming up empty. To help you reach for those dreams that you gave up on; the ones that you figured were out of reach, or that you weren’t worthy of going after.
Everyone’s ideal life is different, as unique as the faces you see every day in the world; and whatever that looks like for you, we’ll work together so you can achieve it, and I’ll be right by your side, every step of the way! You so totally got this!