I’m thrilled our paths crossed! Enjoy my interview with this incredible lady.
What is your career?
I am actually a scientist by profession which is something completely different to being a faith-based transformational coach, but I love being a lady of many hats.
You mentioned that you run a faith-based transformational life-coaching business and focus on helping the broken-hearted, those that need healing, and on a journey to learning about self-love. Tell me more about that.
Yes, God has allowed me to be a vessel to help set the captives free and heal the broken-hearted. So by captives I mean those that are struggling with:
lack of self-love,
emotional pain and
I help people know their true value in God and to see life as a journey, rather than seeing their current circumstances as a final destination.
Right now, I have a programme called HEART to HEART. It is a four-week one-to-one coaching programme that helps that person struggling with unforgiveness and lack of self-love, emotional pain, and self-doubt. I am really excited about it because I know it is something that God laid on my heart as part of helping to set the captives free.
What is a goal you have that’s worth working for, starting now?
A goal that I have right now is making sure that people within my circle know that help is at hand. I am sort of working inside out. We live in a world where our circle is no longer the friends we made at school or work, but also those that we have somehow connected with on social media.
What are you passionate about?
I am most passionate about people being emotionally free, for them to learn how to handle their emotions and for me to offer support as they do so. There is nothing greater than seeing people being released from all of life’s burdens when they submit themselves to God. Besides the coaching, I am also passionate about music, family, cakes, swimming, and chocolate.
What wins did you have this week?
This week I had two wonderful discovery calls, both ladies were very happy with me serving them. I love serving the women that God brings my way. It was a very busy week, also juggling being a mum, but I love it. I am always thankful that God sees me as fit to help others and as I do that, I myself am learning more and more.
Can you begin by telling me what made you decide to follow this career path?
Being a coach is most definitely something that followed me. I had no idea that God had been preparing me for quite some time. For as long as I can remember I always enjoyed having very intimate conversations with people. I have always preferred to talk to someone one-to-one and within 5 minutes ask questions that enable me to know a lot about their life. I remember when I was at university completing my first degree, some of my friends would often tease me and say I should have a talk show and it should be based on talking to people about their problems. And a few years down the line here I am. Well, the talk show has not happened but I am most certainly helping others with their problems. Before this coaching ministry started officially, I had been coaching people for at least a year and at the time I did not even know it was called coaching. In 2016, I went to bible college twice to allow myself to learn more on God’s word from great women and men of God. I met a lady who had a ministry as a life coach who became my coach. She coached me for close a year before I officially announced myself as a faith-based transformational life coach. Following that, I had a mindset coach (who is still my coach till now).
What is there to be said of difficult life experiences and how can we transform them?
There is nobody that is exempt from challenges. When we are faced with challenges, there are often a few options to choose from and the two main options are: doing nothing at all or doing something. Often, we are in such a bad state emotionally and mentally to even think that there is any other option but to cry. The word teaches us to handle life’s challenges very differently but we do not always do that. Even when we believe there is a God who has told us to use His word to find comfort and peace we find it difficult to see past our situations. We can transform the difficult life experiences by firstly finding out what God says about that particular situation. As we are on the journey to earnestly finding out, God will connect us to the right people and some of those people are people like myself. But it all comes down to being willing to do the work to actually transform. The Bible says in Romans 12v2 that we have to renew our minds and that is on us we have to put in the work to renew our minds.
What is your favorite quote or mantra?
Mmm I have so many. I think my top one is “But God”. Everything falls into that. Or in my language (Chichewa from Malawi) we say “Koma Mulungu”.
If you had a magic wand and could change one thing in your life, what would it be and why?
I think being physically fit would be at the top of my list right now. There are many things that require a change of mindset in order for them to happen and of course exercise does too but it would be great if I was fitter than what I am now.
Because I have previously been in a great shape and I know it makes me feel more energetic. So, I am working towards that.
What advice would you give someone concerning Who they need to become in order to accomplish their wish/dream/goal?
It all starts with a decision. Nothing gets done if you have not decided for it to happen. My coach always tells me I must operate in my higher self or in other words living your life with the brain of the future you. The future you will not happen unless you make some changes in your life. And those changes happen when you make decisions and commit.
What is keeping people from living their best life?
People want to have a great life but they are not willing to put in the investment to get there. An investment can mean a variety of things from… time, money and actual homework. Fear is also something that holds people back oftentimes.
Do you have a nonprofit organization you admire or contribute to?
Yes, I do, it’s called “THINK PINK MALAWI”. It is a Breast Cancer awareness charity that raises awareness on early detection of breast cancer. It is based in Malawi, Africa.
How can individuals achieve goals without sacrificing their values?
When you know your “WHY” you will also set your NON-negotiables for how you do life on a daily basis and that way you will not fall into the trap of sacrificing values.
When you have a big reason why you are even attempting to achieve those goals in the first place it puts everything else into perspective and it makes it easier to embark on the goals. When you know your “WHY” you will also set your NON-negotiables for how you do life on a daily basis and that way you will not fall into the trap of sacrificing values. It also helps if you have the right support around, for you to do this.
How do we make our values a reality?
Simply by living them out daily. Speaking them out daily and thinking about them daily. It helps to write down your values and take steps each day to fulfill them.
As a Life Coach, what do you look for when clients come to you?
I look for people who are ready for change, people who are willing to put in the work, people who are coachable and people that I sincerely believe need my help.
If anyone is interested in contacting you further what’s the easiest way(s) to reach you???
I love hearing from new people from across the globe. People can contact me on Facebook @AliceTMbewe and also on Instagram @AliceTMbewe
Thank you so much!!!