My executive career was spent leading others, and when I lost my team, I lost myself.
Photo by Christian Fregnan. Museum Voorlinden, Assenaar, Netherlands
Creating product design teams in three countries over four years has been one of my greatest professional achievements.
When my position as chief design officer was eliminated, I was devastated. It felt like my life was slipping through my fingertips. The ladder I’d climbed and the glass ceilings I’d shattered were all gone within the span of a single conversation.
Although a new job opportunity came, which I accepted, I knew going in it wasn’t the best fit, and I left within a year.
Deep within, I knew another executive role was not the answer.
Slowly letting go of all that I knew myself to be, I reluctantly began the process of redesigning my life and redefining what leadership meant for me.
As the armor I created after losing my teams began to soften, I invited my “leader within” to step forward and speak again.
What I discovered changed my life…
You don’t need a team reporting to you to be a leader. This simple revelation helped to restore my self-identity. This revelation inspires me to coach extraordinary leaders in transition and redefines what leadership truly means.
Whether you are stepping into a new leadership role, or transitioning out of the corporate world, doing the work of leading from within is the catalyst for creating a more fulfilling life.
If you are going through a career change, my three-month 1:1 private coaching may be the perfect program for you.
Are you ready to live your life by design, activate a new set of leadership skills, and manifest the vision you truly want to bring into your reality?