My story.

How it started

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had an inner voice asking,

“What does it take to be truly happy?”

The thing is, we humans aren’t all that great at predicting what will make us happy. We don’t always stop to ask the deeper questions such as, “What is happiness?”, “How does it work?” or “Why do I want to be happy?”

Early on, I didn’t want to stop to ask those questions either. Like many young men without a solid role model, I was more interested in adventure and indulging in short-term pleasures. I was also coping with some unacknowledged feelings of isolation and shame. 

Luckily, that inner voice wouldn’t let up. After college, it became obvious that the coping strategies were creating more pain than pleasure. I realized it was time to revisit the deeper questions and figure out what I truly wanted my life to look like.

Chase Ruzek - Career Coach

Our reality is a combination of our attention and intention.

Chase Ruzek - Life Coach

Digging deeper

On a quest to understand what makes life fulfilling, I discovered over and over that happiness is deeply connected to our relationship with our mind. 

The realization that we are 100% responsible for our reality was a wake-up call – one that left me both excited and anxious. 

Despite all the things I thought I was lacking (connections, skills, money, etc.), I had to face the truth that I could create whatever I wanted – IF I truly wanted to. 

As I started to do the work, my guides appeared in the form of books, podcasts, partners, friends, and coaches.

Through trial and error, deep reflection, and the courage to take some risks, I witnessed my reality transform in profound ways.

THE RESULTS?

The mission

Having explored a multitude of personal development strategies in books, podcasts, workshops, trainings, and courses, I know there is no one-size-fits-all approach. My philosophy is that simple is always better.

What helped me the most on my journey was having a truly objective partner, capable of pointing out my blind spots and encouraging me to create a bigger vision than the one I had for myself.

A personal coaching engagement is profound in its ability to meet us exactly where we’re at. One powerful insight has the ability to change the course of our lives. 

This is the reason I’ve dedicated my life’s work to coaching individuals who aspire to make an impact in ways they never thought possible. 

Chase Ruzek - Professional Coach

Be realistic, expect a miracle. - Osho

Professional Certified Coach - International Coach Federation

Professional experience

My highest credential is that of a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation – an internationally recognized standard for coaches. I know the difference between coaching, consulting, and mentoring, and how to use the right approach at the right time to help my clients get the results they’re looking for.

I’ve coached 200+ clients from various backgrounds in everything from career transitions to stress management to communication in relationships. My clients range from leaders in tech who are looking for the next thing, to aspiring software engineers or product managers seeking advancement, to anyone wanting to transition to a more fulfilling role.

Through the thousands of conversations I’ve had, I’ve seen how every obstacle we face is interwoven into the rest of our life, even when we don’t think so.

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Practical Spirituality

I’ve been practicing various forms of meditation and yoga (RYT-200) for 8+ years. What started out as a very practical habit has led to learning about many different forms of energy work and embracing life’s synchronicities. 

Biggest Adventure

My biggest adventure was leaving a stable job and spending two months in Costa Rica practicing yoga, learning permaculture, and traveling to various parts of the country.

Part-Time Rapper

I’ve been writing raps since 7th grade and when the right instrumental comes along, I’ve been know to spit a few bars. If you’re curious how I combine conscious lyrics with flavors of old and new school hip-hop, you might just meander over to my SoundCloud.

Bitcoin Enthusiast

If you’ve gone down the crypto rabbit hole, you might know that Bitcoin represents much more than a new form of money. Freedom, autonomy, and transparency are just a few reasons I’m into it.

In A Nutshell

Top 5 Clifton Strengths: Intellectual,  Analytic, Harmony, Relator, Input
16 Personalities
: INFJ (The Advocate)
Enneagram
: 5w4 (Investigator / Individualist)
Human Design: 3/5 Emotional Projector
Astrology:
Cancer (Sun/Moon), Leo (Rising)

Currently Learning

A few topics I’ve been exploring lately: 
DeFi (decentralized finance) 
Digital Privacy/Security 
Human Design System 
Training intuition

"Coaching with Chase was a beautiful and gentle unfolding of some really profound realizations for me, thanks to his capacity both to hold space and ask truly catalytic questions. He respects his clients and helps them give birth to their own answers. I would recommend him unreservedly."
Nick T.
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