My Coaching Story
Growing up I was always naturally inquisitive and deeply reflective. Even at young age, I was acutely aware of the value of time, the importance of balance, and the power of vison to achieve goals.
I saw family members working jobs that were stressful, unfulfilling, and led to burn out and even health issues. This planted the seed for me to begin on the journey toward meaningful and fulfilling work that allowed me to use my strengths, my gifts, and my passions. I didn't just want to exist but to excel!
Except life happened - I graduated and needed a job to start paying back student loans. Before I knew it I was working 60+ hour weeks and looking burnout dead in the eye. However, I was convinced that meaningful work and great pay were not mutually exclusive. I was determined to find another way - and I did! I pivoted into a career in learning and development where I found the sweet spot between my passion and my purpose again but as I looked around at my peers I realized I was the only one.
Most conversations about work with friends were filled with discouragement, boredom, stress and fear to make a change. They felt stuck, imprisoned by the expectations of others, lack of clarity, and fear of the unknown.
As 2020 turned our lives upside down it also created an opportunity to slow down and seek clarity in our lives and careers. Looking over my life I realized that having a career that fit wasn't only possible for me but for everyone and what I had learned along the way could help so many others.
I harnessed my professional experience in leadership development, became certified as a coach, and founded Porchlight Coaching & Development to help others find more meaning, fulfillment, and clarity in their career so they can pivot towards purpose! I am convinced that now is the time. A fresh start and chance to think about what you really want, where your passions lie, and where your purpose can take root. It is my honor and a privilege to support you every step of the way.
3 Things Most People Don't Know About Me
I'm a bit of a risk taker in career and in life. I can say it has paid off each time especially when I decided to go indoor and outdoor skydiving!
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I am a huge Beyonce' fan, and have been since the mid-90's (no shame). I even met her once!
I'm a dog mom of an adorable and spunky Snorkie (Yorkie + Mini Schnauzer) named Miles! He is the light of my life and is super friendly and inquisitive like his Mama!
Certifications & Training
Certified Professional Life Coach
Organization Leadership & Development, M.S.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner
Pace University Transformative Leadership Advisory Board
Mental Health First Aid Certified
Meet founder and CEO of PorchLight Coaching & Development, Aria Bias. Aria is an entrepreneur, certified professional life coach, award winning leadership development executive, speaker, and blogger. As a career clarity coach and authenticity architect, Aria draws from her background in corporate HR, consulting, training and leadership coupled with a gift for making others feel at home in conversation in order to help them overcome fear and discover their most authentic selves.
Aria has facilitated workshops for over 2,000 employees to date and has mentored over 20 leaders. At PorchLight Coaching, she offers her clients a unique blend of proven leadership and life coaching practices coupled with core Christian values.
In addition to her professional life coaching certification, Aria holds a master’s degree in Organization Development and Leadership, specializing in adult learning and is certified in Mental Health First Aid and Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
With nearly 10 years of experience in corporate america at a Fortune 500 company coupled with personal triumphs in finding the clarity amidst uncertainty, Aria relates to people at all stages of their lives and careers.
Aria’s personal philosophy is, “as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson
Do you have the courage to stand inside yourself and be who you really are?
I love to work with people who...
Want to love what they do for a living instead dreading Monday mornings
Know their worth and want to be compensated fairly
Are willing to trade comfort zones for courage
Crave an authentic lifestyle
Are uncompromising when it comes to their joy and peace
Listen to the little voice inside that says it's possible to have more clarity and fulfillment at work
Are willing to do the work to make their visions a reality
Know time is their most valuable resource and want to spend it in ways that are meaningful and impactful
Have lots of passions and need help prioritizing them
Know that they don't have to settle for boring or disengaged careers that lead to stress and burnout
Are ready for a new chapter in their lives and need help defining what success looks like for them
Are in the midst of a life shift or transition and are tired of being gripped by fear
Want to leave a legacy and live a more balanced life
Transformative Leadership Advisory Board
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner