I started with TCI in June 2012.
Before TCI I was working as a Town Planning Consultant in London. A demanding and stressful job I found myself in conflict with a Director and I ended up hating my job. I would spend my daytimes working as hard as possible so I didn’t have to work with him and my night times writing out new business ideas. Anything to get me out of where I was at.
After 2 years of searching for something different my Dad said to me ‘Jade stop searching. You are going to Australia and you never know what Australia holds for you’.
12 months into a new town planning role in Australia and life was much sweeter. Sunshine, a 10 minute walk to work and no conflict, yet I still found myself searching for something more meaningful.
Then I found The Coaching Institute and wow what a journey it has been. At my intake weekend I felt like I was in a parallel universe and I just couldn’t believe something like this existed. Finding The Coaching Institute has been one of the best things about moving to Australia.
2 and half years later and I now have a business called Leading Leadership. I offer seminars, group and one to one coaching to assist small business owners and individuals to gain clarity around their direction, manage their time and improve their communication with others using EDISC. I no longer have a fear of public speaking and love being able to create my own destiny.
One of my favourite moments of my business was when I was able to assist a client who was in a conflict at work herself. Using EDISC within 2 sessions her conflict with her boss was resolved and the matter was no longer an issue for her. Continuing to work with her and watch her grow and succeed was an amazingly rewarding experience.
Another benefit of this journey has been a closer relationship with my brother as we have found ourselves along similar journeys and working together. I connect with him more now from the other side of the world than I did when I was in London.
The main thing that I would attribute to my success is continually getting coached to work through my challenges and having a fellow coach, my now good friend Frances, to bounce ideas off every week and to keep each other accountable. There are so many people that have helped me along the way and the support from the WOW Team is amazing when you tap into it.
The other thing I would say is never give up no matter how hard it gets. Starting my own business has been the most challenging thing I have ever done, and also the most rewarding.