Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandylu Guerrero.
Sandylu, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to find yourself and to find your purpose. In my life like so many others, I endured a lot of loss and a lot of heartaches. By the time I turned 36 years old I had experienced the following, I had been sexually abused as a child.
I grew up in poverty, my mother was an alcoholic, I was robbed at gunpoint, my brother was killed by a random freeway sniper shooting. I lost my mother at the age of 47 after she suffered a head injury from a fall on mothers day. I had two miscarriages, had been divorced once and was about to get separated from my husband of almost ten years.
I know this sounds like a big laundry list of life experiences. But can you imagine what it was like to carry all of that and never deal with it in a healthy way? By this point when I looked in the mirror, I did not know who I was, and I did not like what I saw. After my separation, I was a mess. I was not sleeping or eating, depressed and on anxiety medication.
I had thoughts of suicide and knew I just could not live like this anymore. I had to do something. I had heard of a self-development transformational training, and it happened to be starting the next day after I had been looking it up. I signed up and next thing you know I was in the training room. My life has never been the same.
I learned that I masked my pain with anger. I learned that I saw vulnerability as weakness. I did not realize how guarded I had become. I had become difficult to live with, and no matter what I accomplished or what I had or anything anyone did for me I was just never happy.
I was jealous and controlling. I thought I was old, ugly and fat. Imagine what it was like living in my shoes thinking that way! My life has never been the same since the trainings. It was life-altering. I saw myself go from crawling into smiling so much my cheeks hurt. Not only did I find myself, but I found my purpose.
Part of the process included Life Coaches. I saw so many lives change before my eyes and I knew I wanted to do this for others. I learned the Power of Choice, and I wanted to teach it to everyone. This work I did made me realize that suffering is a choice and that every moment is a new moment. I decided I was going to become a coach.
I took every course I could participate in dozens of trainings, was mentored and coached, lead leadership teams, facilitated workshops and prepared and coached coaches for self-development transformational trainings. In 2012, I started Life’s Choice Coaching. I officially declared myself a Transformational Business and Life Coach. It was something that I did part time and now practice full time.
Since then, I created my own coaching programs. I work with one-on-one clients who are looking for love, self-confidence, improving their relationships and improving their business. I work with couples her are struggling but love each other enough to invest and do the work. It is amazing what they create when they work through the challenges. I create and facilitate workshops for business and organizations on Mindset, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence.
One of my pride and joys was my Women’s Revival Group, it has been amazing seeing how these women have transformed their lives. Since the beginning of my transformational journey, I have sat on the Board of the National Latina Business Women Association Los Angles, have been a Key Note Speaker at various events, Served on Panels, Moderated Panels and Speak at High Schools with the Youth Business Alliance.
In 2016, I co-authored a book called “Lead with Success” with other Latina Entrepreneurs where we share our story and lessons to empower and inspire women to never give up on their dreams. Giving where I came from, this was a huge milestone for me and my family.
On April 27, 2017, I started my Facebook Live Show “Transform Your Life with Sandylu & Friends.” In this weekly show, I bring an inspiring guest to share their personal and professional experiences with the intention to empower and inspire others. On some shows, it is a live coaching session for the viewers.
It has been a priceless experience, and my followers are really getting value out of it. I love what I do. It is such a fulfilling career. Had I not invested in myself, had I not done the work, I do not know if I would be here right now. But now I use all my life experiences and years of training to change lives. What I see people struggle with the most is Self Love, Self Confidence, Relationships and Finding the One.
Change is possible. What we want is possible, we got to be willing to get real and honest with ourselves for things to change. You are not your stories, you are not your circumstances. You have what it takes to create the life of your dreams, and you don’t have to do it alone. We absolutely got to be willing to put in the time and invest in our well being.
Remember, every moment is a new moment, an opportunity to create something, different, something new, something extraordinary. You have a CHOICE!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Coaching for me comes naturally. I think I always had it in me. I just needed to work through my stories. Sometimes it is hard to hear some of the stories of what my clients have endured. It is a big responsibility. People are trusting you with their life, and it is nothing to take lightly.
The most challenging part of what I do is the business side. Sometimes there is more time spent on the business side than the coaching. Business is constantly evolving. There are so many things to consider in business and so much to learn. Entrepreneurship is not easy.
There have been some tough lessons, but that just makes me that much of a better coach. Always be learning is my model.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Life’s Choice Coaching – what should we know?
I am the founder and creator of Life’s Choice Coaching. I am a Transformational Business and Life Coach. I offer one-on-one Coaching, couples coaching, group coaching, women’s group coaching and create and facilitate workshops for businesses and organizations.
I specialize in transforming people’s relationship with themselves and others in self-love and self-confidence so they can find the love they want or the confidence to build the business they want to create. I am known for keeping it real. I am raw, authentic, no B.S., I openly share about myself to see that they are not alone in their experiences.
I make them feel safe, I am not afraid to push buttons, and people get that I genuinely care about their well being. It is so rewarding to see someone’s transformation. I have seen people come to me looking older than their age, filled with insecurities and unhappy. Within a couple of coaching sessions sometimes even in the initial free consultation people start feeling and looking different. It is crazy!!!
Not only do their lives transform externally and internally, but also physically. The can’t stop smiling, the stand taller and they sometimes even have a little bounce in their steps. Seeing them living their life fully and in gratitude means the world to me because of this cause a ripple effect. When I work with one person not only am I am working with them, their family, friends, co-workers, employees and community benefit.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Being authentic and keeping it real is the key to my success along with perseverance and have vision and purpose that is bigger than me.
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