How long have you been doing this and how did you get to be the Soul Power Coach™?
I have always been fascinated by how people create unspeakable joy. What is that “thing” that inspires people to own and embrace their authority and influence over their own lives? Yes, I am a people geek. For well over a decade I worked on these questions as a training and development specialist, and management analyst. Prior to that, my background was working research projects in the area of child growth and development for a noted university. I spent most of this time being rewarded and applauded for my efforts while being completely frustrated by the lack of change at the heart of my work. The projects and issues I was being asked to address did not move me. I wondered why doesn’t that parent dealing with substance abuse care enough to change that baby’s diaper or play games with their child? What causes people to ignore the small things they can do to improve the overall health, safety and well being in an unhappy, unproductive workplace? Why won’t that secretary sign up to take those free college courses with her friend to advance and progress beyond that desk? Why do those executives think that the problems within the organization have more to do with others instead of them? Can it really be as simple as I think it is to make a lasting impact in a complex situation?
I wanted to change the world. I wanted more people to love what they do and love who they are. Loving who you are is the best way to be well equipped and willing to love and meet the needs of those around you. In the same way that leadership and personal accountability are the hallmarks of any solution I proposed, I challenged myself to be the change I wanted to see in the world. On the job, I chose to focus my energies on the parent that wanted to nurture and care. The secretary that was ready to advance – alone if need be. The executive that wanted to learn how to lead with integrity. Simultaneously, I began to challenge myself to pursue a career path with unspeakable joy. My personal and professional development became a priority in my life. I began looking for effective ways to love and accept myself. Where is my responsibility for this circumstance. What can I learn about myself in this experience? What is the difference between what I say and what I do? Why is that person pushing my buttons and what lesson am I getting about myself? After years of starts and stops, I became the Soul Power Coach™ in 2008 to take everything I learned over the years and put it into The Soul Power Coach™ Programs.
I am doing this to encourage people like me who are ready to step out of the crowd and honor the spirit of love and joy that resides within all of us. That love and joy is what drives me to be of service to, and inspire others to embrace their own Soul Power.
Who do you work with?
I am delighted to work with creative thinkers like artists, entrepreneurs, leaders, engineers, lawyers, parents and other problem-solvers. I love coaching men and women who have big ideas about being of service to the world, but are often second-guessing their own talents. They have a passion about something and often loose track of time doing that thing they love to do. In fact, they spend so much time on that passion that they are absent-minded or neglectful in other life areas creating reoccurring problems or crises. They privately consider themselves to be their biggest enemy and struggle with procrastination, doubts, fears, analysis-paralysis and other variations of self-sabotage and stubbornness. They are very skilled at presenting excuses masked as good reasons for not pursuing a big dream. They use their excuses and success in other life areas as a distraction from their true purpose. By the way, you aren’t fooling anyone. Just saying.
I enjoy coaching men and women who are looking for better systems for discipline, work-life balance, and focus. They often dream more than they take action. Even if they are accomplished, following through on a brilliant idea is a struggle and normally does not happen without external support. My clients come to me struggling with indecision over a career change that incorporates their natural gifts or drowning in a sea of over commitment and stress from trying to maintain a successful business. They have a growing list of “un-dones” and “should-dos”, and are now open to receive guidance on being more effective managing their time. Generally they are already pretty awesome people who need more peace of mind to be comfortable taking the initiative and risks required to exist within a seriously creative space. The comfort zone is no longer comfortable yet the road ahead still feels lonely or dangerous. They are stuck hoping to summon the courage to move forward – one day and feeling as if no one understands how hard things are. They feel somewhat like a misunderstood ‘loner’ and would love to find a new tribe of support to encourage their vision. Many of my clients have spent too much time hoping to make these changes on their own. The self-help books, the videos, the seminars, the temporary enthusiasm – do it yourself has not helped to the extent necessary. If you are getting discouraged and frustrated, I can help.
As soon as they stop talking themselves out of reaching for help and are ready to invest in the right guidance and support, I show them exactly how to be more focused, balanced, accountable, and accomplished by embracing their own Soul Power. That’s how they find the unspeakable joy they crave!
What if I’m not exactly like the people you describe?
How are you different from a therapist or counselor?
How are you different from other life coaches?
I strongly believe that all people are resourceful, creative, and can master the ability to get the results they want by making deliberate choices. I use my formal education in psychology and human growth and development, and my background in career and leadership development to help clients unlock their own answers, and build upon their natural strengths and abilities. I named my company Soul Power because I know you have what it takes inside of you to quickly and consistently generate your own focus, peace of mind, balance, accomplishment, and unspeakable joy. My job as the Soul Power Coach™ is to show you exactly how to use your own Soul Power and work myself out of a job! Learning to stand in your Soul Power is a simple, yet highly effective, cognitive and behavioral decision-making framework. It’s like helping you learn how to ride a bike. Once you learn how, you are empowered to ride that bike as often as you like for the rest of your life. This is why I structure my coaching packages with a definite beginning and an end. I teach you exactly how to use this simple practical system so you can live the rest of your life with more focus, balance, accountability and accomplishment.
What is expected of me?
Are there people that you will NOT work with?
What exactly is Soul Power Coach™ Program and what does it include?
Does this really work?
What results can I expect?
This is a process that guides people to learn how to consistently achieve results, well-being, and make purposeful choices. Many of my clients come to me to learn exactly how to be more focused, balanced, accountable, and accomplished by embracing their own Soul Power.
As a Client, You Will Learn EXACTLY How To:
- Be more focused
- Have greater peace of mind
- Have greater life balance
- Create habits for being more accountable
- Achieve higher levels of meaningful success
- Identify your unique life purpose
- Increase your fulfillment and satisfaction
- Tap into your personal best practices to get more consistent results
- Develop time management and prioritization strategies
- Notice more quickly when you have moved away from your purpose
- Make decisions that bring you back to your purpose
- Make choices that are consistent with your values
- Understand where you are, and what results you want to achieve
- Increase your well-being and productivity
- Make progress that is sustainable after the coaching program end
Why do you expect such a big investment for this coaching program?
Isn’t this just common sense? Can’t I just do this myself?
Side note to my marvelous colleague: You may be someone who “does this” for others. Fantastic! And please do not allow your profession or your experience to make you THINK you cannot benefit from working with a coach. Personally, I love learning from others. I get much faster results when I allow people who “do this” to show me what I am not seeing in myself. We both know there will always be some professionals that love to GIVE but will not TAKE advice. No one likes that guy. That guy cannot honestly serve his own clients while in that space. Do not be that guy. Please and thanks.Chances are it is not a lack of “knowing” this information that is your obstacle anyway. Your Achilles is that whole “consistently inconsistent” glitch you have been living with for years. You have not developed the “stick-to-it-ness” to stay with something long enough to make it work and see the tangible fruits of your efforts. Lack of Follow Through is the story of your life. Well it has been up until right now.You do not have to learn how to do this alone. I do not believe it is a coincidence that you are reading this. I can show you how to step away from the myth of the self-made success and tap into the tribe that surrounds you to love, support, and nurture your dreams.
Since you reading this is not a coincidence, perhaps this is the time to stop talking yourself out of reaching for help. Maybe this is the time to make a serious investment in yourself and the right guidance and support. Do you think it is time to commit to the opportunity, that you asked for, to grow and develop beyond your current level? I can show you exactly how to be more focused, balanced, accountable, and accomplished by embracing your own Soul Power.
Isn’t coaching just for people with serious issues?
Ok, well how satisfied are your other clients?
How will we work together and what does the program include?
- Private One-on-One Soul Power Coaching Conversations
- Developing Your Unique Life Purpose Statement
- Tools to Notice the Difference Between What You Say and What You Do
- Tools to Notice the Difference Between How You Want to and Actually Feel
- Your Personally Customized List of Guidelines for Living
- Virtual Coaching Options Available
How long is the program?
What is a Taste of Soul Power Conversation?
This is a complimentary conversation where we talk about:
- The Most Important things you want to have or experience in your life within the next 6 months
- How to use your own Soul Power to quickly & consistently have greater focus, personal accountability, balance, and peace of mind to accomplish your dreams!
This conversation was designed to help you decide which package may work best for you and if we might work well together. Schedule a Taste of Soul Power Conversation
How much does this all cost?
You probably noticed there are no prices on my site. I’m not trying to be evasive. Chances are, if you are like me, knowing the prices before you know which coaching program works best for you will only tempt you to make a terrible decision based on cost not value. It’s okay, I totally get it.
How about we let you decide which level of support works best for you and then I’ll answer every pricing question you have about all of my programs, okay? Since I’m in the business of working myself out of a job and creating happy campers, too much or too little support does neither one of us any good. Besides, I don’t do pressure and I only work with people who are ready to say yes to showing up for themselves.
You should know that there are 3 payment options for each program. I do NOT work by the hour. You can choose upfront pricing, payments spread out during the time we work together, or you can choose to extend monthly payments beyond the actually coaching program. Feel free to choose the program that works best for you.
Do people ever sign up for longer than 9 months?
OK, I want to work with you. How do we get started?
I need more information. How can I figure out if this is a good fit for me before I commit?
This sounds great but what if I am a very busy person? How much time do I need to commit to this program?
We make time to do the things that are important or interesting to us.
If you are overwhelmed, can you afford NOT to make the time? If you have the will, I can help you find the way without much effort. You just read this whole interview didn’t you? (yup, I see you) Ok, I’m serious. Ask yourself are you enforcing your priorities and personal boundaries? Is your life out of balance? Are your daily tasks scattered and unfulfilling? Are you getting distracted by things that are inspiring but not purposeful? You might be extremely busy but is the majority of your time spent handling other people’s priorities? Are the things you really want getting done? Could it be that you might be using other people or responsibilities as the perfect obstacle to hold you back from what you really want simply because you are not quite ready to receive what you asked for?
As for the actual time, Mom always says you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. If I say so myself, I’m really good at what I do. I promise your situation is not new to me. Let’s take this one step at a time. Schedule your Taste of Soul Power Conversation.
Time management is something that many of my clients want to focus on. Imagine knowing how to create the time and space to be creative and enjoy your life all while being responsible! I’m ready to show you exactly how to be who you authentically are and accomplish those things that bring true meaning and satisfaction into your life. Do something great for yourself right now. Request your private complimentary Taste of Soul Power Conversation
OK, I’m excited to get started, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I contact you?
Yes, of course! I am happy to offer you a complimentary Taste of Soul Power Conversation to answer any additional questions you have. To request your Taste of Soul Power Conversation sign up HERE I recommend that you do it right now. I’m not judging you; however, we both know how you get distracted. It is what it is. Work with it.
Please finish reading this interview about Adrienne’s background, qualifications, experience, and other interesting things to know about the Soul Power Coach™ . If the information in this interview does not answer your additional questions, please contact Soul Power with your specific question.
Are you available for speaking, workshops, or group presentations?
Do you accept credit cards?
What is your professional background? Do you have a bio?
Adrienne Fikes, M.Ed, C.S.C is the Soul Power Coach™ of SoulPowerCoach.com, a best-selling Author, Speaker and Coach for highly creative adults who spread love by solving other people’s problems. Her clients are mature, passionate men and women who quietly do wonderful things serving others but don’t always pay enough attention to their own self-care. Leading educators, advocates lawyers, entrepreneurs, healers, artists and other creative professionals have worked confidentially with the Soul Power Coach™ since 2008, learning practical decision-making strategies. Ms. Fikes shows her fun-loving clients exactly how to find the divine answers, life balance, and inner courage they crave to show up more consistently as their most powerful purposeful self, in 12 life areas.
Ms. Fikes is a former training and development specialist and management analyst at a technical engineering and management consulting firm, providing senior leadership and civilian workforce development support for the Navy’s strategic missile system. Ms. Fikes proudly serves as a board member and former Executive Director of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) of Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Fikes resides in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. In 2008, Ms. Fikes completed a Certified Success Coach (C.S.C.) 125-hour certification from an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, working one-on-one with the first ever M.C.C. ICF certified coach. In addition, she earned a Masters Degree in Education and Human Development (M.Ed.) from The George Washington University, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology (B.S.) with a focus in cognitive and behavior change from Georgia State University.
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