Welcome to Here, Now.
I’ve been a proponent for and obsessor over the ideals of personal and professional development since I first became aware of the fact those concepts exist, which I’m pretty sure was in elementary school student council. As I've gone through my career thus far, I realized the times that I felt most alive, most in charge, and was contributing the most was when I was helping to grow and connect the people I worked with to their goals.
After leaving another startup, I took some time off to think about what I really want to do with my time, with my life, and a conversation with a friend struck me. We were lying on the grass a morning during Coachella and she said "Steph, you would be a great therapist." While I'm a proponent of people seeking out therapy, my passion is on helping people to figure out what's next, what their goals are, and how to achieve them. So I took a life coaching course through CTI, the oldest and most respected life coach training program. A few months later, I'm in the certification process to be a life coach, and the path it has taken me on couldn't be more perfect.
“There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? Which do you want to be?”
What Is It?
HereNow is a consultancy, started by yours truly, Stephanie Usry. It’s a platform through which I offer life, career, and fulfillment coaching to individual clients and a company by which I offer my services to present at speaking engagements and educational workshops on personal and professional development, recruiting and startups, and executive leadership and management.
HereNow resonates as a name for what I’m doing for a number of reasons. It’s a reminder to be present right here, right now. It’s the question you ask when you’ve “made it” and in being here, you ask “now what?” It’s the idea of fully embracing the experiences and moments that you are privy to here and now.
It implies a presence, it encourages living in the moment, but it also offers the opportunity that, when we are fully present we can take the time and encourage our conscious to think about all the possibilities that may be next.
What I Believe
I believe that every individual has great potential within them, and that each of us have a myriad of excuses for not accomplishing, or even starting, the things we know would make us more fulfilled in our lives. I believe that if we allow ourselves the space to think about what we want, to process it, and then have someone to be accountable to, we can achieve tremendous amounts more in our personal and professional lives than we could if left to our own devices. I believe everyone needs a cheerleader/nagger/believer/accountability coach to help them find the focus they need to create the balanced and happy life they desire.
Why I’m doing it and am Great at it
I have always gravitated toward asking questions, encouraging people to find their own solutions, often favoring these managerial and people development duties over my business operations responsibilities. Receiving coaching of my own, I started to think deeply about what I actually WANTED to do every day of my life, and I realized that asking these questions and helping people to reach their own achievements is what gets me most excited. Right now I have minimal expenses and lots of time, so I couldn’t think of any further excuses. Independent business owner lifestyle, here I come!