I found myself in a position of ‘stuckness’ in my career in IT a few years ago. I was so confused. I had a great career that was able to support me and my daughter well (I’m a single mom of a 9 year old). I did well at my job and there were parts of it I did enjoy, but something was missing. I couldn’t help but think that there was more for me than the 8 – 5 job that wasn’t very fulfilling. I found myself in the rut of waking up every morning not excited to go to work; dropping my daughter off at school; sitting in traffic for over an hour; sitting in my car in the parking lot not wanting to get out; going through the workday staring at the clock waiting for it to end; getting back into traffic feeling completely depleted yet I still had to have enough energy and enthusiasm when I picked up my daughter to spend a sliver of quality time with her before checking homework, making dinner and getting ready for bed. I was exhausted, worn out, frustrated and totally drained every day. I longed for the weekends and Monday morning was just the worst! I found myself asking the question, what am I really supposed to be doing with my life that’s going to bring me true fulfillment and joy and that’s going to make a difference in this world? I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was supposed to be doing something different but I was stuck. That’s where my exploration of coaching began. I took a gigantic leap of faith leaving my ‘secure’ 6 figure job and I haven’t looked back. I have finally been freed from that place of being stuck and that’s why I’m so passionate about helping other women. My life is by no means perfect but it’s so much better than it was a few short years ago! I now have much more flexibility to volunteer and give back. One of the organizations I’m particularly passionate about is Empowering Women as Leaders and I’m priviledged to serve on their board of directors.
I work from home doing what I love and I get to watch my daughter learn and spend quality time with her. She’s enrolled at online school this year so we have the flexibility to travel globally for extended periods of time. We also choose to have 4 day work/school weeks which is a great bonus! I am truly blessed to live the life I do and especially to have the opportunity to help others. If you are in the same place I was, feeling stuck, overwhelmed and stressed, I would love to speak with you to see how I can be of assistance. Your path may or may not take you out of the corporate world, but if you’re experiencing any of those emotions and are not sure how to move forward, I can help. Feel free to visit my website to read the rest of my story and get more information on what coaching can do for you. You can get in touch with me by clicking here. I’m also offering a powerful VIP day to help you get unstuck. I would love to work with you. Please share this post with anyone you think could benefit from it.
Have a wonderful, blessed day!