What Consciousness Coaching did for me
It took almost a lifetime for this realisation to hit me. What finally triggered it was the breakdown of my 28-year long marriage, my children leaving home and complete frustration with my situation at work.
At home… I was a Stepford wife, submissive and docile. As society would have it, I was consumed with trying to be the perfect wife and perfect mother.
At the office… I worked in the corporate space for more than twenty years. Even though a big portion of my job was on the executive level, I often felt suppressed or belittled by my peers. Most leaders can only make themselves feel big by making others feel small. Self expression is frowned upon and company politics totally inhibits creativity or innovation. I realised that there is a great need for authentic leaders who are able to lead the way through empowering others.
The hardest truth I had to finally face was… That I had no idea who I was, outside of whom others wanted me to be. All this led to me enrolling for Consciousness Coaching.
What Consciousness Coaching did for me, was to help me define who I am and to unlock my own power and potential to be authentically me. To lead a life of true self-expression. As a result, I gave up my cushy corporate job and am now a qualified life and executive coach who supports others to create the lives of their dreams.
The change wasn’t always easy and growth can sometimes be painful. However, nothing is as painful as being stuck where you don’t belong, being someone that you are not or being a mere shadow of what you could be.
Today, the beautiful words of Julia Cameron deeply resonate with me and have become the mantra by which I live… ‘‘The growth of one blesses all. I am committed to growing in love. All that I touch, I leave in love. I move through this world consciously and creatively.’
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