Your biggest milestone or turning point?
Meta III was a massive milestone. I truly dropped that perfectionist bullshit and truly learned how to love and receive feedback. I now know I can replace my corporate salary with a coaching salary, I have a lot more self belief.
What makes a great coach?
Being present. Truly listening, listening for what is said and unsaid. Leaving your ego at the door and being there.
How has coaching changed your closest relationships?
It’s changed the way I show up in my closest relationships. With my partner, I’m taking full responsibility and expressing my needs, not expecting him to be a mind reader. Then with my family it’s so many things, being able to share what I learn with them, noticing our tribal cycles at play. I have understanding and compassion for other people, everyone is going through their own stuff.
How has the way you show up for your corporate role changed?
I absolutely use the skills I learn with my team and that inner confidence knowing what I’m capable of and can do. I have built a culture within my team that relies on strong relationships, people openly share their frustrations and challenges, they look for answers within the team. It’s good fun. Ive had some of my team tell me, ‘I’ve learned more from you than any other leader.’ I am about people, not products. I champion them to get other roles.
Where are you at with your business?
My business is called PRiZM. I have four or five paying clients now and they are all small business owners working through their stuff to grow their businesses. I work on the personal and business sides. Next year I want to work more with female leaders to help them to understand their own power, be more authentic, lead more authentically. My vision is ‘reimagining leadership.’
Your most successful marketing strategy?
Word of mouth.
Advice for other fabulous coaches?
I would say coach pro bona ASAP, don’t wait until you think you’re going to be ready, don’t wait until you finish your triads. In the triads you’re getting scored on a whole heap of different things. I realised I don’t necessarily need to do everything in the assessment form every time I coach. Be there for your client and don’t worry about it being a perfect session.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’ll have my own coaching business, be working with corporations, I’ll be running women’s leadership programs and coaching executives one on one.
Three things you can’t live without?
A good cup of tea, carbs, ripped jeans.