Meet Ticola Spruill
What can I say? I had this debilitating habit of seeing myself as a victim to the point that everything that showed up in my life seemed to confirmed my deeply held limiting belief. I was extremely dissatisfied with my life.
I felt hopeless because it seemed that there was always something pushing against me no matter how focused I was, or how hard I tried. I would consistently hit a wall that I could not get past.
I was overwhelmed and tired of feeling stuck. I had no hope for the possibility of me being able to create the type of results in my life that I wanted to make. I knew that I needed to make a change but I couldn't see how to do it.
The Turning Point
My metamorphosis began after I hit my lowest state, where I was compelled to confront my thinking and take full accountability for my choices. I knew I had to stop searching for quick fixes and magic pills, and courageously take a deep dive into the world of whom I had become. I invested in personal development seminars and life coaches to help me to see the parts of myself that were driving my behaviors, and the deeply held beliefs that were blocking my success.
With the help of a life coach, I became committed to my personal growth in a way that I never had before. Having an accountability partner really made the difference. Over time, I developed a stronger more positive mindset. My clarity and direction increased as I identified my core values, discovered my purpose and my unique gifts. My self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-value increased as my life improved. Important life decisions became obvious because my life path and vision was so clear.
Once the path toward happiness, freedom, and success was within my sight, I became motivated by my growth. I committed to a simple growth strategy, to make a plan, follow it through, and from that data assess it and improve upon it. That kept me on track. I made sure that every choice I made would support my newly discovered alignment. In time, I watched the old, depressed, exhausted, results-driven, person disappear, as the new, energized, purpose-driven, conscious life designer emerged.
Today, I have a greater understanding of how to create a life that works. I understand how to conquer challenges with confidence, manage enormous responsibility with focus and clarity, and overcome adversity with grace. I have made it a daily practice to be grateful for the simple things. To celebrate life and maintain my inner peace. Now I sashay joyfully, moment by moment into my perfect life, designed by me.
I have weaved together the best of all the wisdom systems that I have studied to create a beautiful mosaic that I call True North Life Design. My desire is to help those who habitually sacrifice their power, to stop struggling, get their life back on track, by connecting to their purpose and power so that they can live unapologetically in their truth. It would bring me much joy to guide you out of the areas of your life where you feel stuck on an awareness journey into your best life. So that you can discover the success, freedom, and happiness that you have been longing to experience.
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The Road to Transformation
I had many challenging hills to climb. My marriage was in jeopardy. My finances were a hot mess. For twelve years I stayed home to raise my five children. I was entirely dependent upon my husband and I was disappointed with the life we had created together. I felt stuck. I needed a path out of the psychological rut brought on by my day to day routine; which consisted of homeschooling, preparing meals, and keeping house for a husband and five stair-step children (who were all less than two years apart).
I did the best I could with what I had. I always believed that I came from a solid foundation. We had a strong family connection, we were well educated, financially prudent, and upward bound folks. So, It was hard for me to accept that I didn't have the ability to improve my lifestyle in a way that I always dreamt it should be. The weight of family life was crushing my dreams. To relive the weight, I separated from my husband, as any good victim would. Only to create another problem, being a single mother. Prioritizing my role as a mother over a career woman was a no-brainer when I thought I was in a happy, functional marriage, but not so much after the marriage fell apart. Being a single mom was one of my greatest fears. My mind could no longer justify having five children. I had to figure this out fast, or the lingering depression was sure to hit the shores of my life like a tsunami.
My life was in this condition because of the mindset and deeply held limiting beliefs I had about myself. As a victim there was nothing wrong with my behaviors or choices, there was something wrong with the hand life dealt me. Life was happening to me, not because of me or for me. I found it so difficult to take full accountability for my life because my inner compass told me that if you are a good person only good things will happen to you in life. I didn't understand that life did not work like that. Eventually, I had to accept that I was the only reason my life was not improving because I was the only common denominator in it all.
I had marital problems that I didn't know how to resolve, so I took a couple of seminars on relationships. I had problems with my finances that I didn't know how to improve, so I took seminars in money management. I had no idea how I was going to enter a new career and parent my five children, but I knew I had to do it. So, I found a way. I used every penny I made at work as a hairstylist to pay an incredible nanny, who shared my cultural values, to help me parent my children. All of this required sacrifice and discipline on my part. It required me to be committed to an intentional climb out of my circumstances, rather than a quick fix. I successfully found a workable solution to every problem in my life.
Each good outcome totally motivated me to wanted to grow more. Next, I sacrificed frivolous spending on coffees and eating out with my coworkers every day. This allowed me to save my tip money as a hair designer and invest in advanced educational training in New York, Chicago, Miami, and California with elite hair educators. As my skills increased along with my understanding of the industry, I began to get noticed. I began to do weekly makeovers on local news stations. I was featured in local magazines and often quoted in the Baltimore Sun newspaper for my expertise in hair. I was stoked, I was finally creating the type of success in my life that I knew I was capable of. I was also able to transform my marriage into a model parental partnership that allowed our children to grow up well-adapted. Allowing our children to experience both of their parent's love for them and each other, enough to put aside differences for the common goal of the family.
I stabilized my finances and establish a healthy relationship to money that provided my family with security and an expansive quality of life. My children developed beautifully, my money increased exponentially, my career soared, and my children's father and I are now better in parental partnership than we were in the marriage.
I am a mother of 5 amazing, successful children, and a successful coach that has coached thousands of clients for 13 years. It has been a daunting challenge to maintain life balance while cultivating children, growing a career, a business, and developing myself, but I did it. I didn't allow false narratives and limiting beliefs prevent me from achieving my goals.
I hold a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Ashford University; B.Msc.(Bachelor of Metaphysical Science), from the University of Metaphysics International, as well as, a membership certificate from the IMM Counseling Psychology Association. I am certified as a Life Coach by the ICF, International Coach Federation. I have completed numerous coaching certification programs in personal development, relationships, and productivity. I do 1 on1 coaching three days a week, and I facilitate group sessions four times a month. I have developed a number of group coaching programs that are predominantly focused on personal development, parenting, and relationships.
Much of my transformation and success was driven by my total commitment to fulfilling one of my top values - excellence. I am very committed to bringing that same level of excellence to my life coaching practice. I desire to work with everyone, but I especially love to work with women. I believe that women have gotten busier over the decades and are, extremely overwhelmed and would benefit greatly if they understood how deeply powerful and important they are to the world. I feel that feminine energy is tremendously undermined, yet it is one of the solutions that will bring healing and equilibrium to our society, our places of work, and our relationships. I want to help women who have never been taught how to walk in the empowered feminine to bring balance, healing, connection, and love to their family and community.
As the creator of True North Life Design Coaching, I want to help you complete your past, immerse yourself in your present and walk powerfully into your future by connecting you to your True North.