My name is Courtney Ballard and I am a compassion coach for women. I help women become powerful beings who know how to walk out their life with freedom and confidence. I teach them how to process pain, how to walk through trauma, navigate codependency, communicate in a way that promotes connection, work through fears, limiting beliefs, and how to release shame and self hatred in order to connect with unconditional love and compassion for themselves and others.
You may be wondering how in the world does one decide to get into a career such as this one? Well it truly came down to my own life and process. I have walked through well over 10 years of unhealthy patterns. I’ve experienced intense trauma and felt like I had no means to an end with my life ever-changing.
I have sought out over thirty different therapists/counselors, and psychologists over the years and while all of them helped me to an extent, none of them ever fully gave me what I needed. It wasn’t until a few mentors and life consultants came into my life that everything changed for me. I experienced radical freedom, empowering tools and a space to fully heal from my past.
I went from the Courtney who hated her body, felt the need for approval from everyone, and lived through a space of constant insecurity, into a new Courtney who accepted her body for what it truly was, chose to create a life that didn’t have bounds for others acceptance and had bold confidence to be her full self.
6:45 a.m. — I woke up to my alarm truly excited for my morning and a new day.
7 a.m. — I headed to the kitchen to get that coffee brewing, grabbed my journal and sat on my back porch with my cup of coffee. I began to write my affirmations and gratitude list while listening to some soothing yet uplifting tunes.
8 a.m. — Gym time! My workout feels very therapeutic and it reduces a lot of stress. I usually workout four to five days a week––four days at the gym and one day I do a fun cycling class. Generally my workouts are heavy weight lifting, Crossfit WODS, and any type of cardio that is fun for me.
9 a.m. — I come home and make breakfast; eggs and gluten free oats. I tidy up my home a bit, so my work space feels clean and empowering! I am a strong believer in environments and how they can shift my energy. I usually work from a desk, or sometimes out on my back porch.
10:30 a.m. — A call with client over Zoom.
11:30 a.m. — Another client call over Zoom.
12:30 p.m. — My content creation begins; Facebook live video, Instagram post and more that I can use for the week. I generally try to post at least one form of content a day and I like to do my work in batches. That way I get as much content as possible done in a few hours that I could use for a full week.
1:30 p.m. — I have lunch and work break time. I make myself a salad, and go for a short walk with a friend. Having friends who are also entrepreneurs has been so important to me. I thrive off encouragement, support and understanding. I don’t always feel understood with my unique career, so others who live this lifestyle/work schedule helps me a great deal.
3 p.m. — I catch up on client needs, respond on messenger and instagram DMs, then follow up with my mastermind facebook group that I am a part of.
4 p.m. — I grab some carrots, celery, and hummus and head outside for a little relaxation. Without meditation and resetting my mind, I have nothing to give to my own clients. Helping to fill others up requires me filling up my own cup first. I love to work on eliminating any fear that I may be holding onto and allowing love to enter into any empty spaces.
5 p.m. — I have a call with my own business coach/mentor (Shoutout to Ben Gower and High Impact Coach––the number one business coach in the industry)! Every coach should be coached themselves.
6:30 p.m. — I’m dunzo with all things business and ready to wind down. Generally by 6 p.m. I am really ready to wind down and let work fade. I try not to work any later than 6 p.m. if possible. So I start making dinner, and pour myself a glass of wine.
8 p.m. — I FaceTime a good friend of mine, and chill out on the couch. I grab the book I am currently reading, which today is “The Big Leap.” If you haven’t read it, get your hands on it!
9:30 p.m. — I start getting ready for bed… and my nightly routine. I turn on my oil diffuser and make certain all social media apps are off my phone. Then I turn my phone on grayscale. This all really helps my brain to turn off and get ready for sleep mode.
10:45-11ish p.m. — I am definitely asleep!
I entered into entrepreneurship with the mindset of freedom, the ability to give back and with the excitement to finally create my dream career. I’ve come to realize that the majority of being your own boss can be very difficult, time consuming and chaotic.
Regardless, above all, it is extremely rewarding when you are radically changing lives! I have a busy schedule and a full plate, but I wouldn’t give it up for the world. When chaos comes and I began to feel overwhelmed, I remind myself that just like my clients, I am human and deserve the space to breathe and be filled up myself!