Emily Hathway is the Lark’s Song Culture Care Coach. She has been a part of Lark’s Song since 2013, when she became the first intern at Lark’s Song. Emily was first introduced to coaching while in the graduate counseling program at Indiana Wesleyan University in an elective course taught by Megan Gilmore.
After being introduced to coaching, Emily felt like this was the first career she wanted to pursue. She was drawn to work with people from a culture of poverty, as well as people who wished to live with their senses more awake.
Since receiving her certification, Emily became a staff member of Circles of Grant County, a nonprofit organization that connects individuals and families who experience poverty in a variety of ways to others who then walk alongside them as they move beyond poverty through the power of community. Emily is able to work with people from a culture of poverty as the Circles Coach.
Emily has also started her own business and coaching workshops. She has worked with clients of all ages, including high school and college students, adults, and folks nearing retirement. The first workshop she created, Eyes to See, focuses on the ability to see and hear others, as well as how this gift can be used in community development. Emily also leads a workshop with Seth Harshman, which focuses on growing in awareness using the tool of the Enneagram.
Most recently, Emily released a themed coaching package called Rewilded. This 12 session package aims to uncage the parts of participants that they have knowingly or unknowingly decided are not allowed to roam wild and free, as well as awakening any brilliance that has been dulled. This coaching experience also includes unique resources for deepening learning between sessions.
Emily has continued to grow deeper in her involvement in the Marion community since living here for over eight years. She has a deep love and hope for this community. In addition to working with Circles, she partners with the downtown community in strategic planning with local nonprofit boards. In 2016, Emily and Megan worked with Marion Design Co. and other Marion natives to create the Marion’s core community values. Emily explains that she loves using coaching to “remind people that it is not about fixing a perceived brokenness, but it can also be about uncovering the assets and creativity that's already here and harnessing that to watch the community flourish.”
Emily has also worked as an instructor for the LSCC certification program. She explains, “There’s such a delight that happens when you get to reveal the power of coaching to people as well.” To those who are interested in participating in the LSCC training program, Emily explains that the coaching certification is not just a cool business skill, but “it’s very much a paradigm shift that allows you to engage the world so much more fully [and] stop tolerating things you have been tolerating and find places of flourishing that you didn’t know existed.” She also points out how coaching can integrate into any profession and enhance whatever work someone is doing. “Coaching is one of the most effective tools for harnessing the power of human relationship to move towards flourishing. This journey will transform your life,” explains Emily.