This all sounds ‘rosy’ but I experienced tough times as well:
I struggled with high-levels of stress; had to manage challenging business problems; deal with problems in my personal life and on top of that I had to ensure that the business revenue and profit increased year on year.
Some years ago, I was not in a good place: I was going through divorce, working very hours, stressed and 'burnt-out'.
I had always been confident and was able to make decisions easily, but I found that my confidence and energy had dropped. I struggled to get motivated and I couldn't see a bright future for myself or my business.
I knew I couldn't continue like that.
A close friend suggested that I hire a coach to help me. So I did, I found a coach, purchased a coaching programme and worked closely with my coach over the next few months.
Through the coaching process I became more confident, resourceful, focused and happier than I had ever been before.
My energy went 'through the roof' and I was able to create solutions to the challenges that I faced. I resolved each of them and reclaimed my power!
With my renewed focus, resourcefulness, and energy, my business partners and I developed the business to an annual 8-figure turnover.
Our customers were some of the largest companies in the UK and we won business awards.
I've had the privilege of:
> Creating a Business
> Working with Business Partners
> Expanding the business into new markets
> Winning large contracts
> Delivering excellent service to customers
> Winning business awards
> Preparing the business for acquisition, then selling the business
Although I am proud of this, I am most proud of the ‘rock bottoms’ that I turned around in my business and personal life.
Times when people around me didn’t think it was possible. Times when even I doubted myself.
But I found my way to be unstoppable: to breakthrough each of the challenges that I faced and create new possibilities for me, my family, and my business.
At times it was scary, but I learnt that much of what holds us back comes from how we see the world, so I learned to see things differently.
I also learned that as leaders of our own lives we are responsible for our thoughts, integrity, focus and the actions that we take.
My journey helps me to appreciate how fun, but also tough it can be to run a business and I also understand the pressure that business leaders experience.
Today, I'm a certified Executive Coach and I help business professionals resolve challenges and find direction.