Have you ever felt that your life is not cutting the mustard? That there’s got to be more to life, something more fulfilling, more exciting, but you don’t quite know what it is.
I’ve been there, many times. In my search for something more, I’ve been a risk analyst, statistical programmer, project manager, co-owned a successful franchise, gone back to school to get a Master’s degree while working full-time, quit my full-time job with benefits (benefits ya’ll!) to earn my PhD, become certified as a coach while working full-time as a professor, and now starting my own coaching and consulting business.
I don’t list these things to brag, but to show you that your life, your career is a journey, it’s a process. It doesn’t have to remain stagnant.
In retrospect, many of my career transitions were preceded by little messages—tiny whispers—calling me to action, calling me to make a change. But as many of us do, I ignored those voices. But the universe, God, or whatever higher power you may believe in has a way of making itself known because those whispers became screams, such that I could no longer ignore the messages and had to act.
Over the years, I have learned to pay more attention to those whispers before they become screams.
My most recent whispers led me to coaching and to starting my own business. I was introduced to coaching while in graduate school and fell in love with it! It was something that I knew I wanted to pursue, but I put it on hold because I was on a mission to get into a PhD program. Yes, I did a master’s program to help me get into a doctoral program (needed those letters of recommendation to attest to my being a good researcher).
A few months after defending my dissertation, guess what? I started hearing whispers about coaching and I listened, I didn’t wait for the screams! I researched coaching training programs near me and a week later I found myself sitting in a hotel conference room in DC, learning about coaching!
We sometimes make plans for our lives, but then the whispers come to shake things up! I was going to live my life as a college professor, teach a few classes, write a few papers, enjoy the freedom and flexibility offered by the profession, and do coaching on the side. Then came more whispers!
I realized it was time to let go of my plans for a career in academia and embark on a new chapter, having my own company where I help people realize and pursue the careers and life of their choosing.
I want you to start listening to the whispers, because on the other side of those whispers is greatness! You are being called to a greater version of you!
As your coach, I partner with you to make sense of the whispers and devise a plan for living and being your best self, your authentic self! In other words, we will embark on a Journey to You!