I wanted to tell you a little about it!
Rita booked a call with me because she felt completely lost in her career. She had taken a job that she knew would be challenging (and not in a good way) primarily because it served her personal needs of moving to a new city to be near her beau. Other than that, though, it is not serving her at all. She feels horribly stressed, with long hours, and she feels at this time of her life, she is over that type of working. She sets up milestones, saying to herself "If I can just get through to June, I'll be able to do something about it then". Of course, the milestone date keeps shifting. She takes on new projects and opportunities all the time, hoping she'll find that sense of fulfilment from her career she once enjoyed.
Does this resonate with you?
We dug deeper and found something critical is influencing everything right now. She is undergoing fertility treatment - a second round - an emotional rollercoaster at any time of life. Rita has been compartmentalising in her head this massive life event because that's what she has been doing at work - keeping her personal life from view. So it isn't just the stress of her unsatisfying career that has her unclear on her future. She is trying to hold it all together on a personal level, wondering whether this treatment will take, and if it doesn't, what happens then, and if it does, what happens then, and,...and,...!
She was grateful for the insight of how her personal life is influencing EVERYTHING right now. It seems straightforward to us on the outside. When we're in that place, though, where our thoughts are swirling, our energy is being sucked, stress is high, our brain is soup, there is no clarity and objectivity goes out the window. We can't see the wood for the trees.
I'm going to put my hands up and say that I referred her to a fellow coach, specialised in the fertility journey. Rita goes to her now with a much clearer understanding of her goals - what's really important to her, and where she needs to focus her energy, so she can get much more out of a coaching relationship.
Why am I telling you about a client I DIDN'T sign, and for whom I felt I didn't have the expertise?
1. Even if you're not sure what your problem is right now and why you feel like you're not getting where you think you want to go, having a call with me helps you sort it out in your head so you can take the action you need, and in the right direction, and with the right support.
2. I won't BS you - if I can help by working with you as your coach, I'll do so happily, and we'll have a blast. If I feel you'll be better served by someone else (and I have a large network of coaches I can draw on), I am not so proud that I won't admit that. #keepingitreal
Suffice to say, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by talking with me.
So, let's do it! Let's chat!