…enable you to have clarity, courage and drive in your life…
Personally, I have clarity, courage and drive in life. That’s not to say that’s always been the case. There are countless times I have doubted myself and my ability to deliver. To be that person, that leader, that mum that everyone wants me to be. Setting such high expectations of myself that I was often feeling exhausted, like a hamster on a wheel desperately trying not to fall off!
In 2018 I knew I needed to make some changes, so whilst leading on an organisational change programme, I embarked on a leadership coaching programme and in parallel, studied and became qualified as an executive coach. I took redundancy as an opportunity to leave the corporate world and set up my own business. It meant more flexibility to be with my children and do what I loved – to help women to grow, develop and aspire.
Not one to do change in half measure, I also moved house, embarked on a major renovation project and ran my first retreat programme. The hamster wheel sped up, but it was moving myself and my family in a very positive direction. I was high on life! Then burnout struck. My mind and body were frazzled and it forced me to take some time out.
After months of healing, reflecting and rewiring – I realised the only expectations I wasn’t delivering on was my own. Self care became critical. I re-evaluated my values and identified my true purpose. I’d spent years fighting ‘imposter syndrome’ and had to learn how to adjust the volume on my inner voice. I learnt how to trust myself, my own judgement and focus on what makes me my ‘best self’.