I’m guessing you’re a successful woman who feels there’s something missing or something you want to change in your life. Whatever you’re feeling, you are not alone.
Being a successful woman often gives us independence, freedom, and a sense of identity. But most successful women also face challenges too. Especially if you’re used to being a high achiever, have lots of demands on your time, or strive to earn a good living doing what you love and make a difference in the world.
If you’re over forty, let’s also throw in the peri-menopause, menopause, aging parents and/or children plus the cumulative effects of trying to do too much for years! It’s no wonder so many successful women are struggling to enjoy a balanced life of happiness, success, and impact.
Ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or that you could be suffering from burnout?
Wish you could cope better during challenging times?
Feel there’s something missing in your life or yearn to feel a deeper sense of purpose or meaning?
Did you want to have children but that’s not happened?
Want support as you transition into a new stage of life e.g. changing career, setting up in business, making the most of retirement, relationship breakdown, or when your children leave home?
Want to have more impact on the world?
I’ve yet to meet a successful woman who has it all. However, those who cope better are those who practice self-care, invest in their personal growth, and put good support structures in place.
In 2003, I gave up a successful career in the investment industry to do something more meaningful. Since then I’ve navigated my way through the many ups and downs of growing a sustainable purpose-led business, divorce, accepting having children isn’t part of my destiny, and being a humanitarian.
It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience with many successes to celebrate including building a good reputation as well-being specialist, coach, business mentor, speaker, trainer, author of two best-selling books, appearing in a Holywood produced documentary and building a school in Cambodia. But, I’ve also had challenging times too including taking on too much work, not having enough clients, making costly mistakes, health issues, struggling to maintain a good work/life balance, and becoming a stepmom.
Business-wise there have been times I’ve been tempted to give up, but I’m so glad I’ve kept going–I’ve helped thousands of people to improve their lives, grow profitable businesses, and enjoy a deeper sense of meaning.
It’s an absolute joy to now also be running retreats for fascinating successful women and leading teams of women who are funding and visiting schools in Asia. I’m so grateful to enjoy a flexible business that fits around my personal life, improves the lives of others, and provides me with the income I want. Especially as I now transition into a slower pace of life as a woman in my fifties.
My top three secrets to success are to adopt an ‘I can do it’ attitude, to pay attention to what your body says you need at any moment, and sign up to the ongoing support of a great coach or mentor. Without any one of these three critical components, I wouldn’t be enjoying the life I do today.
I look forward to hearing from you.