I know how you feel. I’ve been there, too.
I spent almost fifteen years as a lawyer and executive – at large national law firms, publicly traded companies, and high-growth startups.
Everyone around me thought I had made it. I had a great career and a beautiful, supportive family. But, on the inside it felt very different. I was always distracted. I felt so overwhelmed, I often couldn’t sleep. I doubted whether I was on the right track in my career, and wondered how to get myself to the next level. What’s more, I hated the toll it was taking on my well-being.
I knew there had to be a better way…
Through a series of experiences, I began to realize that I was the only one who had the power to change my reality. I could find a new job, download all the best productivity apps, and read book after book on leadership, but none of it would matter unless I made some fundamental changes of my own.
I began to really pay attention – to be present in my own life – in news ways. I noticed how I was causing my own problems – from hanging onto my perfectionism and fear of failure to letting my insecurity steal my confidence – and started taking full responsibility for solving them. I committed myself to building the foundation I needed to become the leader I wanted to be, and began to take action to make those things reality.
Gradually, I began to see results. I learned to give myself grace in the face of mistakes or shortcomings, while at the same time taking full responsibility for my own performance. I stopped wasting time worrying and started taking action instead. And, I prioritized the things that really mattered to me, regardless of what others thought I “should” be doing. Finally, I began to feel the sense of accomplishment and ease I had been seeking.
A new chapter begins…
Encouraged by my own results, I knew it was time to make a change in my career. I wanted to help other ambitious professionals take the same journey I had. I wanted to see my friends and colleagues bringing their very best into their workplaces, communities, and homes. So, I trained as an executive coach, combining my own real-world experience with the study of personal development, mindfulness, and other practices to support change.
Today, I use my training as an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF, and my experience in managing teams and developing people in the corporate world to help other professionals improve their leadership capabilities, build their confidence, and develop the personal resiliency they need to lead. I leverage the Hogan personality assessments as well as other tools to help clients build awareness of how they are perceived in the workplace and build strategies to address their weaknesses and highlight their strengths. My clients get clear on their most important priorities, uncover their personal leadership style, move beyond their own stumbling blocks, and build careers focused on achieving results that really matter to them.
Want to learn more about my approach or how it can benefit you? Schedule a complimentary connect call today!