Why Me ?
What is it worth to be able to really hear and understand people? Every one of us is blessed with special gifts and talents. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the gift of being able to appreciate what I can hear and see. I have been successful in business because I believe in myself, more importantly I believe in the greatness of others. I have taken this path of coaching because I truly believe that I can help others try and achieve their own personal greatness. Like any good coach, football, baseball, or otherwise I believe anyone can become the greatest ” them ” that they will allow themselves to be. I feel honored when people allow me to partner with them in their journey to live at the cause of their own lives rather than the effect.
Who am I?
My name is Eliot Spiegel. I am 52 years old and live in Paramus, New Jersey. The really cool thing about that is that I live exactly where I always have. I love the roots I have planted here and they form a strong foundation from which I have been able to grow. I have been involved with growing businesses, both my own and others, on many levels. I have also helped young people grow by working as a youth advisor and informal educator for over 30 years. I have been blessed with two awesome children, who are 21 and 19. I have a college education as well as quite a bit of life experience. I graduated as a life coach from IPEC Coaching.
So how did I get here?
I remember a saying that goes like this: If you try and avoid your destiny by taking a different path, fate will find you on whatever path you have taken. I have always been the “go to ” guy for many of my friends seeking advice and opinions. It is specifically in this realm that I have always seemed to call my friends just when they needed that call. I live by the slogan that it’s not what you say, but how you say it. I feel it is truly so important to reach out and be connected with people. My friends and associates are people from all generations and I have had great success connecting with adolescents and quarter lifers.
I also will be coaching with weight management clients, having wrestled with obesity for years. I understand that in order to sustain the change people make they need to shift the “who” that is showing up.
Why did I decide to take up coaching in earnest?
Hell if I have a clue! LMAO The serious answer is that I had been given a book called Energy Leadership,written by Bruce D Schneider, years ago by a friend of mine. In January 2010, my brother David sent me a note asking if I would be interested in attending a seminar by Bruce D Schneider. Since I am always hungry for new knowledge,I attended the seminar. I found I connected with so much of the concepts and messages. The idea of coaching others sounded so interesting. While I consider myself successful in my current position as VP of sales, life is long and there is so much potential and abundance yet to be had in my life.
Life is not only long and, as I have learned, the universe will conspire to help you succeed if you let it. I found myself deciding to choose to participate in life rather than give in to my obesity. I also signed up to be certified in this new venture of coaching. I went to the first module with no expectation other than to learn how to do better with what I had always been doing anyway — giving great advice! I learned that coaches do not do that. I also learned that when you open yourself up to new ideas you can truly change who you are. I found myself feeling transformed — literally shifting my own perspective and in so doing, I shifted my whole self into an anabolic and positive energy. I know it sounds unreal and it was certainly unexpected.
So here I am, Eliot Spiegel, a man who not only can feel the change and abundance of choosing to live at the cause of my life, but who is also coach Eliot Spiegel who can help others reach their own personal goals and greatness by hopefully empowering them to break free of the energy blocks that surround us all.
The only promise I can make is that I will not quit on you or your child (if they are my client). What I ask for is a real desire and commitment from all my clients and their sponsors to want to be as great as they can be.
Let’s begin our synergistic journey and see what we can make happen.