When my supervisor at my TV job heard that I was going to prison, she asked me to choose between focusing on the TV job or going to prison. I thought about the salary I was earning from my job which I was enjoying. I thought about the boys, their families and their future lives.
Choosing between my job as a producer and going to prison was one of the most difficult decision I had to make. With a heavy heart, I chose the boys and planned to use my writing as a fall back plan.
Six months later, I quit my job and founded Lifesong Kenya and continue working with boys in prison. I continued working alone, mostly staying with one friend after another because I could not afford to rent. I went to the furthest corners of Nairobi tracing families of the boys in prison, working all alone, hungry and thirsty.
Many times when I shared stories and the plight of the young men in prison and failed to find help, I felt desperate. Much as I did not have any academic qualifications as a social worker, I felt qualified by God. I also did not have a strategy or a plan and didn’t know how to draft one. I just kept working.
What I Love About Clarity Coaching
In November 2014, I accompanied a family to a medical mission trip to Baragoi, Kenya. As a volunteer all I had were buttons, sewing thread and needles. As I sewed buttons for children, I thought about my future and wondered whether I had lost my mind!
But I kept believing in my vision because I knew I was in God’s will. A year later, I got married to the love of my life who believed in my dreams and vision for boys in detention.
As I look back, I realize my life and destiny is tied with that of the boys. They have become part of my life and success. Each of these boys is a wonderful person and human being who deserve a shoulder to lean on and a new beginning.
Seeing the exceptional young men I coach thrive gives me satisfaction and fulfillment. It gives me joy to see exceptional young men gain clarity, confidence and become the best they can ever be.
When you gain clarity and confidence to pursue your desired goals, a shift happens. If you are feeling lost, confused and need clarity you need a coach to help you chart the way forward.