I was recently directed to the following woman’s attention while conducting an inquiry related to my business endeavors. I set some goals for myself to have completed by the end of this year, and not only will I be able to complete those things, but with the blessing of this connection, I will also be a Certified Christian Life Coach! Of all of the numerous accomplishments I’ve earned throughout my lifetime, this particular addition, for so many diverse reasons, means the most to me. Thank You Coach Tribble for making it possible!!!
Here is the story of J Dianne Tribble…
Mrs. Tribble, thank you for your willingness to share a bit about yourself and your experiences with [FriendsOfCoachD.com]! Will you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
My name is J Dianne Tribble. The J is for Jennifer. I absolutely love my first name; however, it really bothers me for people to call me Jen or Jenny. Several years ago, I had had enough! That day I made the quality decision to have people address me as “J or J Dianne” I am a very happily married woman. My husband and I have been together for nearly 33 years. Next month, we will celebrate our 32nd year of marriage. We are the proud parents of three adult children. I am the founder and CEO of At the Table Life Coaching & Motivational Speaking Services. My services include individual and group Life Coaching sessions, a Life Coach Certification program of instruction, inspiring motivational public speaking, business start-up consultations, proof-reading, and workshop development and facilitation. I am from the state of Tennessee. Growing up, my family consisted of ten siblings. My mother and father worked hard to provide a good life for us. Throughout my childhood, I loved to write and I loved public speaking. As I look back over my life, I was a born leader.
On Being an Author…
Did you always aspire to be an author? How did it come to be?
I started journaling years ago when I was in junior high. Writing was my means of expression and escape. Writing helped me to understand myself and to understand life. While growing up, I never thought about becoming an author, yet today I can say it was something I was destined to become. When I started writing as a pre-teen, it never stopped. I have kept journals for years. Excellent writing skills were birthed from the years I spent journaling and I still faithfully journal today. In 2010, during my first public speaking engagement as a small business owner, I was approached by Ethelbert Nwanegbo, the editor of Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine. He asked me to write for his magazine. I agreed. When the first publication came out, I stopped by the office to pick up hard copies of the magazine. He called me in his office. There, he showed me three key things. One of the things he told me was that I needed to write a book. He said, “You have something to say that people need to hear.” Because people would receive from me when I speak, he said I needed to have my book available so they would be able to take home a resource. It sounded good; however, making it happen would be a challenge. I had so much material, but no idea what to put in a book. It took quiet times, prayer and meditation, research, and wise counsel to make it happen. I set a S.M.A.R.T. goal and witnessed the fruit of my efforts as The Star Inside of You: Motivational Nuggets & Inspirational Stories of Encouragement came to fruition.
Tell us about your book.
The Star Inside of You: Motivational Nuggets & Inspirational Stories of Encouragement has been written to bring you hope, assurance, enlightenment, and the energy to move forward in tapping into your passion and living your dream. It has been written to build your confidence and to encourage you to do what it takes to win. Through the use of inspiring nuggets and practical life stories, readers are provided essential tools to assist them in their personal quests to get off the “treadmill of life” and start living life to the fullest. This book is dedicated to those who are aspiring to go from good to better to your best. There is a star inside of you. It’s your time to allow your star to illuminate like never before. A world of opportunities is waiting for your passion and purpose to be unveiled and executed. Delay no longer. Get busy today.
What inspired you to write it?
I knew it was something I was good at and I had something to say. I also took my editor of Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine seriously when he told me I needed to have resources available for my audience to take home, to reinforce my message.