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My personal journey of change


My personal journey of change

Changing who you are and how you perceive yourself.

Four years ago, at 51, I made a life-altering decision to become a coach.

After a successful 20-year career in hospitality, where I had established and led several thriving businesses, I found myself yearning for change. Despite my professional accomplishments, I had lost touch with my personal identity. The question of who I truly was lingered, and I knew it was time to redirect my path.

Shifting gear completely, I embarked on a journey of a life time of self-discovery.

Initially, I hesitated to introduce myself as a coach, clinging to my past identity in hospitality. I dedicated countless hours to my new craft, surrounded myself with mentors, faced down financial hardship, learned to embrace social media to build the business (after years of avoiding like the plague!) and learned to navigate the challenges of working independently. Year on year the business grew, working more and more with remarkable clients, discovering a profound love for what I do.

Throughout this transformative process, I realised that embracing significant change requires letting go of past identities. It demands us to truly step out of our comfort zones and endure the discomfort that comes with growth. Through this work and the unwavering commitment to my new path, I unearthed my true self.

Change takes you to the depths of uncertainty, you will learn valuable lessons about resilience, adaptability, and the power of self-belief. Change is not just about changing external circumstances but also about reshaping and owning our perception of ourselves.

We must be willing to shed old layers, old beliefs and embrace the unknown.

In those moments of discomfort and vulnerability is where we find our true selves.

And through that change, we redefine our identities, opening doors to new opportunities finding a place of profound fulfilment and authenticity.