Launch your next life chapter
I regularly embrace change and encourage you to unleash your next life chapter with the help of this free Change Blueprint. As a serial change maverick I specialise in the art of possibility and change.
Never been able to fit into the proverbial box, I’ve bucked the system more times than I can recall. I am consequently driven by a strong urge to constantly shape the life I want. I thus respond quickly and decisively to new beckonings and now celebrate my serial change warrior side. Casting my view backwards, I see a vibrant winding path with multiple twists and turns. The peaks and troughs meander from Teenage Mom to International CEO. Amongst my greatest joys are my 4 children. Watching them forging amazing paths in the world ignites awe and joy. Roots and wings have been my key philosophy. In addition to my offspring, I also relish the various careers and multiple passions I’ve served. Fortunately my initial lack of formal education and multiple obstacles did not deter me from regularly reimaging my life.
If the adage of 10 000 hours qualify one as competent, my 40 000 plus hours of navigating change qualify me! During that time, I have changed life chapters constantly. I have been the CEO driving change management. I have also initiated significant and frequent personal life changes. I am now quick to recognize the familiar churning, the gentle stirring and emerging vision of new possibility, time to unleash a new life chapter. I lean into the magic a lot easier now and run with it, fear and all. I now have the agility and know how to DO that, I live life my way, on my terms.
How can we help each other?
As a result of my exciting journey, I am putting together the nuggets of my experience and would love your input.
Are you restless, unfulfilled or ready for the next mountain to climb? If so, what gets in the way and stops you from taking the plunge?
If you feel the call to make a change, start a new chapter, I would love to hear your voice. Please take a moment to answer this question here and you will receive a Free Change Blue Print and regular change nuggets.
Monday, first day back at work after #AIDS2016, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, a week ago. A familiar experience, arriving back at the office, full or renewed energy, heartfelt determination and notebooks full of insights and new ideas. Teams and stakeholders await – teams awaiting feedback, board preparation, pending strategic decisions, funding deadlines, ongoing change management, the daily business of a vibrant NGO.
How to sift through hundreds of sessions, discern the priorities, align strategic shifts, integrate small shifts for great impact and very importantly impart and accurately and enthusiastically communicate the essence and energy, so that all team members synchronise and join forces to navigate ahead. It is a window of opportunity to ensure business as usual does not overwhelm.
I reflect on years gone by, which conference had the best return on investment? Durban, Toronto, Mexico, Vienna …. and what made the difference? Sometimes my briefing was so comprehensive that my great intentions inspired great passion, yet failed to convert to action and impact. By contrast I also recall the treadmill engulfing me, relegating the opportunity into a reporting task, with little accountable outcome. Mostly, it fell somewhere in-between, useful, but not quite optimal. So how can you ensure #AIDS 2016 doesn’t become a working holiday or a battery of reports?
Of the many strategies I employed, one that stands out the most was engaging a dedicated thinking partner, conscience, accountability partner to do this work. A Coach provides such a reflective space, to assimilate, test your thinking, notice misalignment and offer it back until it shapes into a well-crafted plan and outcome?
Photo Credit and thanks to Groundup
The opportunity to regularly measure the heartbeat and other vitals of your organisation could be right under your nose, with little or no additional cost and benefits that could be life-saving. To maximise reservoirs of Organisational Development knowledge, host regular feedback sessions with your Coaches and Coach Supervisors.
It is common practice to regularly check our health markers with our General Practitioners, measuring vital signs for good health, or indicators of trouble brewing.
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