Life Coach: “A person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.”
Alannah Byers is a Canadian life coach and entrepreneur. When she’s not practicing her coaching skills, she enjoys playing video games and immersing herself in science-fiction.
Alannah is an active member of the LGBTQIA* community. At only 22 years of age (she is now 26), Alannah was the youngest pupil in her life coaching class by almost 20 years, as well as one of the youngest students her teacher had ever taught!
Alannah has a passion for helping others no matter their age or stage in their life journey.
Alannah has dealt with mental health struggles (anxiety, depression) since she was a child, and knows just how powerful the benefits of a coach are. As a member of the LGBTQIA* community, Alannah is able to understand from first hand experience how difficult coming to terms with your gender or sexuality can be.
Coming to terms with being bisexual as well as identifying as non-binary was extremely hard for Alannah. It was a long process that spanned across ten years, only more recently being comfortable with her gender. Her sexuality was something she had “known” about since she was 12 years old, but due to lack of knowledge and much fear, she wasn’t able to be confident in her sexuality until much older, and into her twenties. Alannah believes had she had someone to talk to about her fears regarding coming out, it would have been an easier process and one that could be managed and worked through much earlier. This is why she believes coaches are integral to the LGBT community.
Alannah’s dream is to open a safe place for LGBT youth to be able to come and stay so they can get help with whatever they should need – coaching, housing, career help, finding medical care, and anything else they should need.
Alannah has graduated from Rhodes Wellness College and is now a certified life coach. She is currently in the process of applying to the International Coaching Federation.
Alannah is also certified in SafeTALK suicide prevention training.