We had the good fortune of connecting with Rasheda Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rasheda, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process behind me starting my own Life Coaching business. One day I was speaking with a woman who was having some challenging times with her 12-year-old daughter. The woman began to explain how her daughter was being bullied by other classmates in school. Seeing that I have a daughter who was also facing that same situation in school. The mom and I spoke for an hour and we decided to exchange phone numbers. I was able to provide some type of relief and coaching advice to the mom. The mom called me a month later and told me how she appreciated the guidance I shared with her and the daughter. It was at this time, I realized there are many children who are facing different challenges in life. Later that day I went home and began working towards a plan to inspiring other people. I started reaching out to Juvenile Detention Centers, Prisons, shelters, and Schools seeking to motivate people who may feel overwhelmed in life. After some success, I began to think. What if this is my calling in life? I stepped out on faith and started studying and taking many courses, classes, and seminars on Life Coaching sessions. After completing many hours and internship courses I started RT Life Coaching.

What should our readers know about your business?
RT Life Coaching is helpful to children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens to cope with •Family Conflicts • Anxiety and Depression • Workplace Issues • Loss of employment • School Issues • Low self-esteem • Deaths • Relationships Issues (Marriage and Couples) • Life Transitions • Mood Disorders RT Life Coaching provides education, compassion, empathy, and direction to clients. The vision for RT Life Coaching is “Never let your past determine your future”.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I like to spend my free time outdoors and connecting with nature. In my opinion one of the most relaxing places to visit in Texas is South Padre Island.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Ashley Hence, LaShawn McGuire, Gerrod Garner Jr, and Katina Prescott.

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