This month, we interviewed Brittany Keeler, one of our team’s amazing life coaches. We took a closer look at Brittany’s interests, her journey to Two Wings, and how becoming a coach has been an answer to prayer. Keep reading to learn more about Brittany with these 10 questions…
Q: What about Two Wings caught your attention?
A: That it was an answered prayer! I had wanted to get involved in working with women who were survivors of sex trafficking, but I was having a difficult time finding an organization where I could actually work directly with the women.
I heard about Two Wings through a friend of a friend of a hairdresser and immediately applied to volunteer. When I first read the description of Two Wings, my heart started pounding because it felt like if my heart could write down what it wanted to do, that description would be exactly what it would write.
Q: What are your interests and passions?
A: The future, mine or yours – I love talking about it. Planning it, walking into it! The future entices me.
Travelling! I long for the day when grad school is finished and my student loans are paid off. Then I can travel the world again. It is something that I truly love, and I would even enjoy working abroad again at some point.
My church: Mosaic. They are my family, and I am passionate about their mission more than anything else.
All things Two Wings. I am so deeply invested in the mission and trajectory of this organization. I hope it is part of my life for years to come.
Q: Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
A: Jesus. Not to be cliché, but without my relationship with Him, I would not be in the place I am today. He has been my coach – being patient and helping me come to my own conclusions without rushing the process or trying to force me into belief.
He has also put these passions on my heart and equipped me with the skills for this journey to help change lives. Jesus and I are on an epic adventure that is not near its end.
Q: Any favorite experiences so far while serving as a coach?
A: Actually getting to watch my coaching work! One instance in particular, I wanted to give my opinion over what I thought the best next step would be. But instead, I asked questions and worked with her to help her map out the different options.
It took a lot longer, but she came to the conclusions on her own and believed in them. Watching her make any steps, no matter the size, is an incredible experience.
Q: What are some challenges of being a life coach?
A: It is really hard not to just jump in and do everything for the client. As a coach, I am supposed to ask questions to allow my client to come to the conclusions on her own, and then allow her to put in the work to reach these goals. That is what will make her take ownership over what we are doing.
Q: Who is your favorite superhero?
A: To dress up as: Wonder Woman
Most attractive superhero actors: Captain America and Robin
Best superhero story: Batman
Q: If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be? Why?
A: The younger – high school or college – me. Not in a narcissistic way, but I would be absolutely fascinated to see how I acted and try to understand what was going through my head. Also, I would love to see how much I have grown. Besides that, maybe William Wilberforce, Abe Lincoln, or Peter Pan. Just a few of my heroes.
Q: What is something that not a lot of people know about you, but you wish more people could know?
A: One summer, I was a whitewater rafting guide. I am so proud of this fact, but I rarely get to talk about it because it doesn’t usually come up in conversation, and sadly it doesn’t quite fit on my resume any longer. May the world now know my capacity for adventure!
Q: What are some goals you hope to accomplish as a life coach?
A: For my client, I want to help evoke change that will carry with her the rest of her life. I want to help her arrive at a new perspective – where she can see all of the abilities and gifts that she holds and believes that nothing can stop her from creating the beautiful future that she imagines. I hope she learns a rhythm of discipline that will forever carry over into things that she pursues.
Personally, I want to hone my listening and question-asking skills. I want to get better at helping by practicing my ability to not just jump into advice-giving or problem-solving.
Q: What one thing in your life has made the biggest impact on who you are today?
A: Just ONE thing? Can I be general and group all the beautiful people in my life (parents, best friends, teachers, mentors) into one and call the collective the “support I have always been surrounded by”?
Well apart from my cheating attempt at an answer, I would say it is the year that I spent living in Ireland. I had just graduated from college and my life was a bit of a mess. I had been running from God and making poor choices for years, and I was ready to move into a better future.
Separating myself from the expectations of everyone at home, I got to take ownership of my life and figure out who I wanted to be. I learned to live in God’s grace and accepted the undeserving love that He was giving me.
Walking through this adventure is what has propelled me into what I am doing today.
Interview by Amy Winter