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Where The Change Happens Coaching ‒ Exclusive Interview With Jeremy Stegall

Jeremy Stegall has been fascinated by people and what motivates them since he was a child. His curiosity into why we do what we do lead him to Iowa State University in 2004, earning his B.A. degree in Psychology in 2008. Beginning his blog, Where the Change Happens, in 2018, Stegall’s writing provides readers in over 30 countries the tools to process questions we all have about making personal development growth a consistent habit.


Jeremy is a life coach and business success coach with Where the Change Happens Coaching, LLC. As an author, coach, and speaker, Jeremy has used his education and professional experience to bring new creative energy to the workplace, encouraging entrepreneurs on their journey to improve client relationships in their businesses. In 2020, Jeremy self-published his first book, Where the Change Happens, which has found international success.

Jeremy Stegall, Where the Change Happens Coaching


Introduce yourself! Please tell us about you and your life, so we can get to know you better.


I was born and raised in Joliet, IL, and my family is mostly still in Illinois. My curiosity about why we do what we do lead me to Iowa State University in 2004, where I earned my B.A. degree in Psychology, minoring in Sociology. I was also a member of the Iowa State Cyclone Hockey team. I still play adult league hockey and enjoy going to concerts and hockey games. I also have multiple guitars I enjoy playing and have a dog, Paisley, the dream dog I always wanted.


What is your business name and how do you help your clients?


My business name is Where the Change Happens Coaching. I'm a coach, best-selling author, and speaker in Seattle, Washington. With Where the Change Happens Coaching, I support clients in shifting how they engage with problems and create meaningful change to realize their vision for their lives and organizations.


Coaching is a partnership practice to deepen learning or expand awareness around an area or to bring you access or insight into the meaning of your experience. For example, my Men After the Divorce Group Coaching and Mastermind is about supporting men after the end of complicated relationships and divorce in creating new steps to begin moving forward. It's a unique program to support men in taking accountability for what we brought into the relationship while finding completion in necessary areas we tend to hold on to while creating areas to develop ourselves to create a new experience. It's a community where we can see the new version of ourselves we wish to bring into the world from the other side of learning. I also have other group coaching opportunities.


What kind of audience do you target your business towards?


Where the Change Happens Coaching’s audience wants to develop, but they don’t know where to begin or what to try. Male or female, a business professional, or someone who works the late shift to provide for their family, this community is committed to showing up responsibly ‒ yet something is in the way, keeping them from taking or sustaining action.


What are your current goals for your business?


One of my goals is to book twenty live speaking engagements with events and organizations globally around creating actionable exercises and implementing principles that increase workplace productivity and deepen personal and professional relationships, creating a lasting and meaningful impact. Where the Change Happens Coaching supports facilitating new learning personally and professionally and developing a workplace culture.


I'm also currently promoting the release of my second book, a fiction parable titled, After the Divorce: From Looking Back to Leaning In. This story provides the opportunity to witness the coaching experience in a heartfelt hero's journey, beginning the story at the end of a divorce and in struggle, and realizing the value of how working with a life coach can support creating the change to move forward and begin creating new meaningful progress. I feel there is little knowledge of what value can be realized working with a life coach and I wanted to write a story that reflected an honest and relatable experience many of us in the community experience, demonstrating the journey of transformation. There is also an opportunity for readers to find some clarity around questions regarding the coaching experience.


My goal is to expand my group coaching programs and to coach globally, and part of that will be through my fiction and non-fiction writing.


Lastly, I want Where the Change Happens Coaching to contribute as a part of the global conversation in recognizing the value of improving our mental health, developing our well being, and living a fulfilling life personally and professionally while contributing to our communities.


Who inspires you to be the best that you can be?


My brother, Jermaine, inspires me to be the best I can be. Watching him build his business over the last decade and balance being a husband and father is inspiring. He is rooted in his values, and how he shows up to his responsibilities and community is a positive example. I'm very proud of and inspired by him.


What is your work inspired by?


There's no one way to live a lifetime, yet many of us find that there are areas in our life we wish to improve or shift to some capacity. My work began inspired by my curiosity about human nature and motivation growing up in Illinois. I continue to find inspiration in my fascination with psychology and the possibility available in the range of how we can experience the human experience. I'm inspired to work with clients open to learning new resources and methodologies to support their experience and increase their impact on a culture they wish to see at home, in their communities, and in our organizations.


Tell us about a pivotal moment in your life that brought you to where you are today.


It all began with my mother's passing in 2016, losing her to cancer. I was very close with my mother and would talk to her often. She was a role model for connecting with other people in the community and uplifting them, lending support and advice. During her funeral service, I met so many people I'd heard stories of from her perspective, and to see the impact she had on their lives was profound for me. I began to realize in processing my grief that I would never have "enough" time with my mother and that my time on earth would never be long enough. The only time I had to take action felt more like the present moment and that it would be up to me to create something meaningful for myself that I wanted. But I didn't know what I wanted to do or where I want it to experience this.


I relocated from Iowa to South Florida a few months after her funeral and decided to commit to learning about my blind spots and begin to take accountability for the one constant in all of my relationships, myself. I began reading personal development books and writing about the podcasts I was listening to in support of developing the shift I wanted to see in my own life. Six years after that event, I've exceeded my expectations around what I thought I could create and have become mindful not to take any day for granted.

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