Meet Myke Celis a professional life coach and a CEO at Best Me Ever Professional Coaching, Training & Development Services. Myke is a whole-hearted person and a life changer who believes in celebrating the life journey and works towards achieving dreams for the people. He has transformed many lives by teaching life lessons to become overall better individuals. He is an open-minded and optimistic professional with a wealth of knowledge in coaching and self-improvement.
We, at Insights Success, caught up with Myke to know more about his journey and how he is helping his clients gain clarity, overcome limiting beliefs, become empowered within, and achieve their biggest goals.
Below are the highlights of the interview:
Brief our audience about your journey as an influential business leader. What challenges you had to overcome to reach where you are today?
As I look back now, I think majority of the challenges I encountered were based on my internal battles. I used to struggle with the feelings of not being good enough and unworthiness and for quite some time, even if I was already achieving success in what I do, I felt empty and incomplete. I remember how I used to question myself and my abilities, which led me to compare myself with others more, something that held me back in the process.
When I managed to resolve all of those issues with the help of my own coach, I began to reap the desired results I wanted in life as I allowed myself to be my authentic, unapologetic, grandest version of myself: my own #bestmeever.
What’s interesting to know, as I redefined my own concept of success and live the life, I have always wanted in the process of embracing who I truly am, the things which used to bother me e.g., competition, changes, judgments from others, taking risks – they all ceased to exist because I finally became comfortable with being uncomfortable as I stepped outside of my comfort zone.
Tell us something more about your company and its mission and vision.
My coaching company, Best Me Ever Professional Coaching, Training & Development Services focuses on helping individuals and companies become self-actualized as they become empowered from within. Hoping to become one of the top coaching companies worldwide someday when it comes to self-empowerment leading to self-actualization, I look forward to empowering celebrities, top executives and highly successful people, become their own authentic, unapologetic grandest versions of themselves: their own #bestmeever, as they grow personally and professionally into the person that they’re meant to be.
Enlighten us on how you have made an impact in your respective industry through your expertise in the market?
I have always been considered a disruptor in the industry. You see, I was the first-ever openly gay professional life coach and international bestselling author to be given a chance to represent the coaching industry not only in Philippine media as a subject matter expert but rather, globally as I speak in conferences and be interviewed by various international media outfits as well.
When I was starting, I remember wanting to give the LGBT community a voice and a representation in the coaching industry because I advocate for inclusivity and equality, a battle which I had to face while growing up. And I am quite fortunate that during my journey, people have looked beyond my gender and focused on the real value I could give as a professional coach and mentor.
Now, seeing how coaching is fast growing as an important discipline in the Philippines, I can’t help but smile upon realizing how a dream can spark so much change in society as I work alongside other mental health professionals to ensure that people become mentally fit in a world where no one gets left behind.
Describe in detail the values and the work culture that drives your organization.
Authenticity, Integrity, and Success. Three core values that I hold close to my heart and that I share with my coachees and mentees. I have always believed that being true to oneself, coming from a space of self-love and acceptance, allows one to come up with inspired work grounded on honesty. As an advocate of becoming, one’s #bestmeever, excellence is always expected as each one gives 100% in all that he/she does/become to ensure that success, no matter how that will look like, becomes within reach.
A positive working environment that supports empowers and inspires is one thing that I implement in my space so that everyone within comes from a space of love and joy – something crucial to their growth and to my company’s success. I always take to heart that at the end of the day, if I am able to help my people grow personally and professionally happily, then they will also be able to contribute greatly to my company’s success.
If given a chance, what change would you like to bring in your industry?
I’d like to have an official international regulating body for coaching because as of the moment, there is none if I am not mistaken. I believe that as a fast-growing discipline, certain standards have to be met and practices have to be streamlined accordingly. I do appreciate the presence of the International Coaching Federation and the way they uphold the highest standards of coaching for their members. Maybe someday it can become a recognized global regulating entity for coaching on its own.
Where do you envision yourself to be in the long run and what are your future goals for your company?
I see myself running my own bed and breakfast coaching place by the beach, hopefully in Boracay, holding coaching retreats and workshops there for local and international clients. I also see myself and my coaching colleagues putting up our own Coaching University, that will offer coaching certifications, specializations, and even degrees, if possible, to aspiring professional coaches, in a highly structured manner, with core subjects and electives accordingly.
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