2012 was a tough year for me. A close family member took his life. I had cancer. I became a single parent. At the same time I was working as a senior leader, trying to hang on to and forge ahead with my career. I was on the floor. I needed to make sense of it all. Somehow. Why did these things always happen to me? How could I not only survive but thrive?
Coaching was a huge part of the answer. I would never say the whole answer. I had a lot of support from colleagues, family and friends. I worked hard. What coaching allowed me to do was realise the resources I had at my disposal. My own determination. A passion for learning. Creativity. A sense of humour. Those wonderful friends. It enabled me to take control of my life, become more confident, and understand what I wanted and needed. At work it made me a better colleague and leader.
Now why wouldn’t I want to share that with you?