EP: 195 Matt Gagnon Live With A Courageous Heart
"Matt Gagnon is a professional Co-Active coach certified by the Coaches Training Institute, credentialed by the International Coach Federation, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, keynote speaker, author, and brings 15 years of corporate sales and leadership experience. Matt believes in living a life aligned with your values. We all have up to five core values - that when honored, evoke the best in us. The problem is that many people live life with values defined by others leaving one feeling empty and like they are never enough. Matt was living what looked like a successful life with a six-figure job, nice house, nice car, nice clothes, etc. Behind the curtain, he was actually spirally out of control resulting in chronic illness, depression, addiction, and attempted suicide. His lifestyle eventually resulted in disability and losing the only career he had ever known. After leaning into his faith, Matt stopped being a victim and chose to see his adversity as a call to adventure. With a purely grass-roots effort, he built a thriving international coaching business. He focused on protecting his supply lines (prayer time, sleep, nutrition, fitness, an inner circle of friends) and rediscovered his core values. He chose to write his own comeback story. Today Matt is helping transform lives across the globe by encouraging people to rediscover their core values, regain control of their lives, and empower them to live the life they have always wanted. That is called Living With a Courageous Heart." What was the biggest turning point in your life? 3 chapters really stand out for me: Attempting suicide by the time I was 30 - this kicked off a series of events that would lead me to where I am today. 2013 - the birth of my son and the death of my dad 2015 - Being diagnosed with several chronic illnesses, going on disability, losing my job, my mental health dramatically changing, falling 5 months behind in my mortgage, and starting a new business. Imagine you woke up tomorrow and you had to start all over what would you do differently? Learn how to love myself, not let anyone else define who I am, how I should dream, what my success should look like, and what I should value.
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