I believe that what you do in this world should have a positive impact on the lives of others. I also believe that one of the biggest roadblocks to achieving that impact is not aligning *what* you do and *how* you do it with *who* you are.
So who am I and why should you care about what I believe?
My name is Marianne Kane, and there are two intertwined journeys I would like to share: Personal and Professional.
Personally, I have journeyed from being an insecure, fearful, people-pleaser; unsure of where to place my feet or speak my voice out of a deep fear of being judged by others, to a woman aligned with my values, rooted in my faith with a driving purpose to help others do the same. At a deeper level, I feel called to help people see themselves and others as God does; worthy of love, grace, and an abundant life lived with a sense of meaning.
My personal growth made me realise that what I do must be an expression who I am, and not “just coz it’s better than nothing”. As a result, my professional journey has taken me from Cardiac Nursing, Coaching outer strength as a Fitness Trainer, to now Coaching Wellbeing (I call it Inner Strength Coaching) which essentially means I help people align their lives with what truly matters to them instead of chasing empty goals or being controlled by limiting beliefs and that inner critic who always tries to hold them hostage.
Everything I have experienced and learned personally and professionally has given me a unique set of skills and insight to be able to help people move beyond their stumbling blocks, challenge limiting beliefs, and grow toward becoming the fullest expression of themselves, maximising the positive impact they have in the world and in the lives of those around them.
Here’s something I learned the hard way: If you don’t see your own value then you’ll waste your gifts looking for external validation, rather than letting them shine from the inside out. This doesn’t mean trying to be an Island of Strength who doesn’t need anyone else; it means accepting yourself as imperfect, while still being confident in your worth and what you can offer the world anyway.
The mission of Myomy Coaching is to help you transform your perception of yourself by discovering and embracing who you are so you can do nothing else but share your gifts and strengths in everything you do.
As your coach, I won’t tell you what to do or “teach” you stuff as if I know you better. Instead, I come along side you and empower you to look at things differently, to see options you might not otherwise have seen so you feel assured enough in your foundation to boldly walk in your purpose; in your work, your health, or your faith.
Now, maybe you’d like to know wee bit more about my journey?
I’m a Northern Irish home bird who somehow ended up travelling the world: via Saudi to USA.
Originally, I created myomytv to share my fitness journey and workouts with the world, but it kinda evolved into me sharing my fitness-for-life journey as I transitioned through many life changes and challenges.
Let me tell you a little more about my background journey:
In terms of academic achievement, I received a First Class Honours BSc in Nursing and I am now a Registered Nurse. For 7 years I worked in Cardiac Surgery and in 2013 I decided to resign from my post to pursue my passion for coaching others to live free of self-defeating beliefs, the grips of fear, and remove the chains that hold them back from doing what they know they’re on earth to do.
When I started myomytv (myo-mytv.com back then) I was pretty new to exercise but I just seemed to take to it. Of course at first I thought I knew more than I did, but the longer I did it, the more humbled I became by how much I had to learn! Over time I naturally gravitated toward Personal Training (with other Certificates in Extreme Kettlebell Training and Olympic Weight-Lifting). Back in 2011, I Co-Founded the Female Fitness Authority, Girls Gone Strong, and I had the honour of seeing my work listed as one of the Top 10 Workout Videos on YouTube by SHAPE. In 2013 I co-founded the awesome membership site Get Glutes. All of these pursuits were amazing and I am very grateful for all the opportunities that came my way, but just as I was planning to relaunch my new website, my life began taking a new direction…
Early in 2014, after I married Dr Jonathan Fass, and moved to Saudi Arabia to be with him during his 5th and final year there. It was during that year that things began to change for me. I became very ill with my autoimmune arthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and was no longer able to train or product quality content for my Fitness business. Racked with physical pain and a deep depression, I felt like a huge failure and like I’d never fulfil my dreams.
By early 2015, there was a great improvement in my health and we moved to New Jersey, USA. While it has taken us a long time to adjust to life in the USA, we are now settled and happy here with our 4 wonderful Fur-Rescues from Saudi: Our beautiful but emotionally challenged Canaan dog, Sandy, and our 3 amazing cats: Dusty, Mud and Sunny.
Now that that the haze of the last few years has lifted, I’ve realised that fitness coaching isn’t where I want to stop. I have much more to offer people because of the many challenges I have personally overcome. We all need a little help to move through changes, or times of uncertainty; we all need help getting unstuck or even onto the best track for us to flourish in life. So that’s how I ended up training to become a Wellbeing Coach.
Over the years I stayed fit because I thought that in itself would add value to me and bring me happiness, approval, and significance. My physical appearance and outer strength were my identity. But after my body “let me down” and my faith suffered, my sense of purpose began to dissolve as I saw my dream fading away, I was brought face-to-face with what truly mattered to me: Expressing Truth and Wisdom to help encourage, inspire, and empower others to find what truly matters to them.
Fitness is no longer my identity or my purpose; it’s about being fit *for* purpose.
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