Are you taking the opportunities to build the future you want?
Published on May 24, 2021
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All the hard work had led to this moment, and despite other people’s opinions, I knew it was time to make a drastic change. I knew I wanted to help new mangers to become great people leaders, so I decided to take the opportunity when it presented itself, walk away from the corporate treadmill and start my own business.
I have worked in some of the largest companies in their sector and had the opportunity to work across the world at all levels of those organisations.
I have designed global systems, implemented complex business processes, but the most fascinating work I have even done is helping people learn new skills and become better version of themselves - better than even they thought possible.
I was still in my teens when I was first given an opportunity to lead a team. It was a team of three and I would be leading this group to draw blueprints for buildings across the UK. I had no idea if I could do this, but the confidence of youth took over and I heard myself saying YES to the opportunity.
Some of the biggest lessons in those early days were just how much I didn’t know about the skill of effectively leading people. I have learnt a lot about the world of leadership since then.
Every time I was presented with a new opportunity to build my leadership experience, I grasped it with both hands, but that overwhelming Imposter Syndrome is something that has never gone away.
I have lived in various cities around the world, and managed projects and teams across the globe. From the USA in the west to Japan in the East. From as far north as Norway and all the way down to South Africa. Every new challenged has always been accompanied by a growing sense that I am going to be found out! The sense of self-doubt has at time been paralysing and all consuming.
When people talk about resilience as a leader, for me it has been constantly standing up to my own negative self-talk.
As I have expanded my leadership skills, the ability to calm my negative self-talk has been the most important aspect of my own sanity and success.
The opportunity for my largest personal transformation came calling almost two years ago. I had the chance to walk away from the corporate world and fulfil my ambition of setting up my own company.
Now I get to combine my real-world business experience, leadership development knowledge and my inner resilience to help new leaders discover their personal leadership strength so they can fully embrace their next big opportunity.
The opportunities I have taken have paid off and I am Living the life I dreamed of.
What’s standing between you and your next big opportunity?
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