Hi there. I’m Michael Pollock, a Life Coach, blogger and student of personal development. I share ideas about how to overcome self-defeating behaviors, and replace them with empowering habits that move you confidently in the direction of your goals and dreams.
My Professional Background
I joined the U.S. Navy in 1986 and worked as a Hospital Corpsman (medic) for 8 years. After leaving the Navy in 1994, I began a 12-year career in sales and sales management. At some point during that 12-year period, I realized that I didn’t like working for other people and started looking for a way to start my own business. The year was 1999, and the Internet was growing quickly.
My First Online Business – Life Coaching
In May 2000, I began training to become a Life Coach with Life on Purpose Institute (LOPI). Later that same year, I launched my first online business, a life coaching practice focused on helping people bring more purpose into their personal and professional life. As part of my new venture, I began learning about website design and marketing.
After I earned my Life Coach certification in 2001, LOPI offered me a position as a Faculty Coach. I gladly accepted and spent the next two years training and mentoring new coaches.
I enjoyed my work with LOPI, and I enjoyed my life coaching clients. Still, my fascination with website design and marketing became too much to resist. So in 2003, I completed my work with LOPI and closed my life coaching practice to make way for something new.