I was speaking to a friend the other day, who commented that one of his clients was an exceptional leader and person.

When I asked why he thought that was. He didn’t say, “He’s great at driving project outcomes” or “He’s strategically strong.”

My friend said, “He’s full.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“It’s as you inspire people to be. He’s full of love. He’s clear on who he is, authentic and takes a heart-centered approach to business”. My friend responded.

His client wasn’t a pushover by any means. He’s respected and successful, and the epitome of why I’m excited by my work.

When I coach people on their professional and personal goals, it’s a very bespoke process. After all, we all have unique drives and desires.

But I do encourage everyone to have a common overarching professional focus, and that’s to:

"Create an authentic, positive, inspiring, fulfilling existence within yourself first. Then your team, company, customer experience, and the world around you is organically taken care of."

THAT’S why I’m so passionate about creating personal clarity, confidence, and courage. Because if you don’t know who you are, then you’re experiencing and emanating a mal-intentioned muddiness of negative emotional contagion.

Where you feel dense, unfulfilled, and lack vibrancy. 

That’s why I love this video by Simon Sinek on Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.

In a world of rampant change, especially in organization transformations, cultivating safety, security, and trust, is essential. And, as a by-product, ramps up success.

Simon talks about Leaders:

  • providing an environment that promotes self-confidence through safety
  • who sacrifice their people for ‘numbers’
  • who have ‘authority’, but we don’t want to follow them
  • who go first, and sacrifice themselves, instead of their people, which creates immense trust, loyalty, and followership.

Most times, when I run a keynote or Master Class, I have people ask me versions of, “How long have you been doing this, and how did it start?”

QUICK RESPONSES

Q: How long?

A: I’ve been on a personal development journey for 15-years, and I turned this passion into my profession 10-years ago and then took it to another level in 2013.

Q: How did it start?

A: With me. I was my own guinea pig. I witnessed the difference it made to lifelong challenges I wanted to shift: weight, finance, and relationships.

Q: How did it turn into my ‘job’?

A:  Little by little. When I look back, I was infusing the essence of what I currently do since I started working in marketing. I’d get emails and notes from people I’d worked with saying, “You may not realize it, but you made a difference in my life.” It wasn’t intentional, I was just ‘being me’ – but I later understood that being authentic is a huge gift.

Was I perfect? Hardly! Decades ago, I was judgemental, insecure, always beating myself up, and there’s a residue that occassionally lingers to this day. The list goes on… BUT, I suppose others witnessed my essence when I wasn’t sabotaging it with fear, worry, and doubt.

Basically, my ‘selfish’ pursuit to ‘fix’ myself evolved into a selfless pursuit of service.

CURRENT INSIGHTS

During different stages in my life my response changes, so I’ll give you the one I say today. Which focuses on WHY I currently do what I do.

Simply, I want to be happy…

And, at this stage, I can’t imagine doing anything else. Because YOU and I are my inspiration…