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I’m loving my journey and I’m excited for the future!

I started my adventure with TCI back in mid-February 2014 and I haven’t looked back since.  My journey really started in August 2013 when I decided to resign from my position of Chief Financial Officer at a firm in Melbourne. 

I had been a charted management accountant and held various accounting and leadership roles in the corporate sector for 20 years but something had not felt right for me for a while.  On hindsight, I was lucky enough to have a boss who was not the kindest of men and that hurtled me into what some might see as drastic action; to resign without another job lined up in a down turning job market. 

At the same time my husband and I were also going through IVF.  After several unsuccessful attempts we decided to not to continue.  My heart was broken but at the same time I started to realise that maybe this was the universe shouting at me that my life was meant for something else.

After much pondering about what to do now I was no longer going to become a mother, I decided that my very successful career in finance was also just not doing it for me anymore.  One day I was talking to my Mum and I joked to her that maybe I would become a coach.  It triggered something in me and I started to research how I could make that happen.  Good old Google found me TCI.  I phoned them up that day, came for an info session a day later, knew they were the company for me instantly and signed up the following morning.

From the minute I arrived at the first training session I knew I’d come home.  Joe was incredible and I was completely blown away by the quality of the training, the community and the support we received.  It was certainly like no other training I had ever done before; it was fun!

I have been running my business full time since intake weekend.  It’s called CWB Business Growth Strategies and I work as a business consultant helping businesswomen to grow profitable businesses that enable them to live the life style they choose.  I absolutely LOVE what I do.  I get to use the 20 years of experience I gained in business coupled with the incredible coaching and mindset skills I learned with TCI.

I’m currently working with seven clients on a retainer basis and I have big plans for the future.  I am currently working on an online membership program, I’m releasing a podcast for businesswomen in October with a coach I met at intake and my big goal is to create a program that can be delivered to thousands of female entrepreneurs.  I firmly agree with the Delhi Lama that ‘the women of the west will save this world’ and I believe that it’s heart-centered entrepreneurs that will have the greatest impact.  We need more of them and my mission is to help that happen in any way I can. 

I attribute most of my success to listening to what Joe and Sharon say and then actually doing it.  It’s that simple. I remember at intake Joe saying ‘go and get an experienced coach, one that you pay for and let go of all your old stuff.’  So that is what I did.  I’ve had a coach since two weeks after I started and it’s helped both me and my business to grow immensely.

I’m loving my journey and I’m excited for the future.  I recommend everyone to live their dream!

Claire Whitelaw Brown
- ICG Accredited Professional Coach
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