Every day I go to work and I see incredible women in the workforce. I see mums balancing the demands of their job with raising their children and helping run a household; I see visionaries speaking up about decisions in the workplace and having a voice that shapes the future of their company; and I see the workaholics who are the first ones at work and the last ones to leave because they set a very high bar for themselves.
As a result, it can be difficult at times not to put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to succeed. When faced with an overwhelming ‘to do’ list and goals that seem almost unreachable, we have two ways we can react. We can see others around us as competition or lack thereof, get annoyed and tear each other down OR we can embrace the sisterhood and help one another on our path towards success. I am a HUGE believer in helping.
I have had two wonderful mentors, who happen to be female, who have helped shape my career today. I try and lead by the same example and have had the privilege to coach a number of women and men to help them reach their career and life goals spreading across the past 10 years. I am always watching my mentee’s careers like a proud mum and often keep in touch to help provide career advice or just be a listening ear. THIS is who I want to be as a coach, a leader and a woman and how I choose to challenge the status quo.