Christine Altidor, the sincere yet straight-forward spirit behind the lifestyle blog and YouTube channel, Changed by Purpose, is a rising influential purpose-pusher. She graces the Internet stratosphere providing practical and humorous, yet REAL advice to purpose seekers all over the world.
Coach Christine has a passion to see others pursue the one thing that they were created to do…fulfilling the purpose of God for their lives with confidence. Through personalized coaching strategies, her goal is to help others discover what they need to fulfill their purpose and ultimately gain contentment in every area of their lives.
Here’s her story:
Hi Christine, I am so glad to connect with you. What are three things you would want my readers to know about you?
I love helping people identify their purpose and maximize their potential, I feel a day without laughter is a day wasted, and I live and breathe for chocolate.
Your brand is a driven off the word purpose. What does purpose mean to you?
Purpose is the meaning of a thing. What’s the meaning of my life? What’s the meaning of this relationship or friendship? Why does this relationship exist? Basically, what’s the point? I have always been a very analytical person, always wondering why or thinking of the meaning behind what someone said or did.
Purpose is discovering the meaning of your existent. It’s finding out what was God’s point when He created me.
What inspired you to build a brand around purposefully living?
For almost a decade I struggled with fulfilling my purpose because I had somewhat of an idea of what I liked, but I wasn’t sure how to implement it. I spent my 20s completely discontent. No matter the degrees I gained, the career or relationships I had, I still felt unfulfilled. Once I discovered my purpose, it created a longing for me to start walking in it. The day I began intentionally walking in my purpose daily, everything changed (hence the name Changed by Purpose). I am no longer discontent. I feel and know every day that there is a reason for me being alive.
Some of us don’t get the opportunity to live out our purpose. There’s a lot of things out of our control that can happen. What do you feel is the biggest challenge that can make someone feel stuck or not truly live their purpose?
Well if you’re unable to identify your purpose it’s kind of impossible to live in purpose, right? But I think many people have an idea of what their purpose is but fear is what hinders them from living in it. Fear of the work it may take to walk in it. Fear of their purpose not looking like others or not meeting expectations. Fear keeps a lot of us doing the status quo and keeps us from truly living.When you’re walking in purpose you come alive instead of simply existing. Click To Tweet
Do you think schools can contribute to helping individuals discover their purpose? If so, what action steps can they take to promote purposeful living?
I think schools can definitely help individuals to discover their purpose. We go to school and are asked from a young age, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So it’s ingrained that in order to be something, I have to do XYZ. We’ve lost our purpose in the idea of it being what we do rather than who we are.
The real question should be, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?
I think helping students identify characteristics, traits and ways they want to connect with people can help individuals discover purpose. A student may say, “I want to be someone who brings people joy.” They can become a comedian, a writer, or just be that person that whenever you’re around them they make you feel lighter. That is their purpose. Purpose isn’t a job or position; it’s who a person is.
Let’s switch gears. What services do you provide to individuals? What can they expect from working with you?
I offer one-on-one coaching where I help individuals gain clarity in their purpose, encourage them to maximize their potential through creative action steps and accountability, and as a result, leads to contentment and fulfillment in every area of their lives. When working with me, my clients can expect to walk away feeling optimistic, confident and empowered to fulfill their purpose.
What is the next step for your business?
I am a big believer in investing in my own personal growth and purpose; it’s important to be doing the things I’m asking my clients to do. So, I will be finishing up my Master’s in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Life Coaching and starting a Licensed Family Therapist program in Summer 2018.
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