I was raised in a small town and when I moved to “the big city,” I was faced with a new challenge of building a community and personal network, something I never had to do before.
I know what it is like to desire connection and long for meaning in life and relationships. I have felt that disconnect from whom I was and how I wanted to show up in the world. I was stuck in comparison and limiting myself through my thoughts and actions. I had a hard time letting people in to see the real me. Honestly, I didn’t even know the real me. I attracted the wrong kind of friends because I wasn’t being authentically me, which lead to… you guessed it… isolation.
I finally stopped worrying and started embracing. I embraced being gay, embraced my new surroundings, embraced meeting people of all different backgrounds and I started to look for my true calling in life.
By taking small steps and speaking my truth, I found the strength to be myself. When I finally accepted that I was gay, everything in my world shifted.
The more I showed others the parts of me I had been hiding, the more welcoming I felt they were. The thought of not being accepted by others was part of the story I was telling myself. I started seeing more possibilities then setbacks and started to let my light shine just a bit brighter every day.
I started attracting the right kind of people in my life just by being more of my authentic self. This new me, and new way of living my life, helped me to meet my beautiful wife. I have a passion for connection and have found my calling in coaching.
I am fascinated with human behavior and having studied Sociology and Human Behavior, I have a unique perspective to accompany my coaching.
Grace Laguna, MS, CPC
BA in Sociology
MS in Studies of Human Behavior
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)