“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
I believe when we are born we know what’s our purpose on this planet.
Then our parents’ dreams come to us as a must, and we start practicing sports, taking drawing or dance lessons, or learning to play an instrument without knowing if we have a natural talent for this or not. Then we live different experiences.
“When you are finished changing, you are finished.”
After 14 years in a multinational company learning and growing in several roles, I was ready to make a change.
For the first time, I experienced a coaching relationship that actually inspired me to become a coach afterwards.
Was I afraid to make a change? Of course!
Authenticity is a word used by a lot of people mainly working in branding.
Lately, the authenticity of a brand and its communication is sometimes more important to customers than the price and even the product features.
How people choose a brand is quite clear. Is it the same when connecting with people? There is a lot of Personal Branding training that teaches you how to build your personal brand and how to stand out.
It is commonly believed you should not stay more than three years in the same role or more than six years with the same company if you want to grow your career and get new skills, networking, opportunities, bigger salary or a higher position.
Is it a standard though? Does this matter the most?
It’s common knowledge that we learn more from our failures rather than from our successes.
And when we talk about human relationships, we learn more from controversy or when we are challenged.
“The mistake most of us make in our crucial conversations is we believe that we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend.”
”Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Throughout my coaching career, I noticed my clients’ objectives were more often related to success or happiness.
The Leader as a Coach
The day you become a manager, besides not having leadership training or a proper introduction to your new role, you also face a shock when you need to coordinate, inspire and develop a team of people who should completely trust you as their new leader.
It’s not a given that a brilliant specialist becomes a great leader. In the leadership position, it is more about the EQ than the IQ, and that makes a big difference.