The Joy of Being a Portable Coach

I drove to work early on a mild, spring day.

My lunch cooler was packed with water, snacks, and a sandwich.

And as I made my way to my office, I listened to the morning news on the radio. A new day beckoned!

Just before 9am, I pulled into the parking lot, ready for my first coaching call of the day.

Sounds like a typical day at the office, right?

For me, that week, it was.

My drive on Ocracoke Island, NC shot up through a beautiful stretch of road on the Hatteras National Seashore, along Highway 12. I had taken a last minute getaway to the beach; but I didn’t want to miss a beat in my coaching work.

My office for that first coaching call was actually my vehicle, from which I enjoyed a view of the ocean and dunes, as I sat in the public access beach parking lot.

I completed a 45-minute coaching call.

Then I closed my laptop, tucked it into my office-bag, and enjoyed the rest of the day on the beach.

I dreamed up marketing plans for the following quarter while my skin soaked up vitamin D from the sun.

Anytime I needed a break, I took a swim in the ocean or a walk in the sand.

It was my ideal workday!

Joy of Being a Portable Coach

  • Network in other cities, states, or countries without having to leave the office for a weekend or more
  • Enjoy travel any time, without interruptions to your workflow
  • Set your own hours and determine how much vacation time, sick time, etc… you’ll need for the year
  • On days when physical limits would keep you from going into the office, enjoy working from the comfort of your own home
  • Work from anywhere, anytime, with any one who’s anywhere, anytime

About the Author:

Shelly Cantrell works as a life and leadership coach, consultant, freelance writer, influential speaker and photojournalist who mentors and teaches in those fields. She also partners with business owners to grow and build their teams. Shelly is passionate about loving God, others and herself well, while likewise inspiring the world. She encourages women to practice unselfish self-care for work and life balance. Whether she’s working or playing, Shelly delights in being and doing most anything outside with friends and family—especially at the ocean or in the mountains. To connect, e-mail Shelly.