I believe that many of us wake up and face our lives, our workplaces, and we hold back. We hold back for fear of disrupting the status quo; for fear of upsetting people; for fear of being wrong; for fear of being right. We put on a mask and we go out and play this game of work and life.
I’m here to call B.S. on this game – this game that serves only a small percentage of our population – and to be that nudge, that voice, that creates an opening to imagine a different way of doing things. The world needs you – and each and every one of us – to be exactly who we are and breathe life into our talents every day. It can be scary to tap into this. We have preconceived notions. We worry about not being good enough.
I know because I’ve been there.
I’ve struggled, I’ve lost, I’ve questioned, I’ve stayed quiet, I’ve conformed, I’ve held back. I’ve achieved. I’ve climbed. I’ve led. I’ve taught. I’ve excelled. I’ve worked in non-profit. I’ve worked in Big Pharma. I have a bunch of degrees. I’ve succeeded, I’ve failed. And I’ve also risen.
What I know now is that it’s not about what you’ve been trained to do, or what you do, or where you do it. It is about how you do it. Regardless of your job title, how you show up is what really matters most. It’s also one of the toughest callings – to show up authentically, fully yourself.
I believe that when we all show up in this way – authentically, fully ourselves – we create the momentum for our teams to show up differently. Courage is contagious. And once we all show up differently, the system has no choice but to change. Then everyone can be served.
Call me your curiosity enabler, call me your courage Sherpa, call me your guide-by-the-side. I’m here to create a safe space for you and your team to explore, evolve and transform. To follow your curiosities. To build and summon your courage. To be the full expression of yourselves, and bring it to the world.