As lockdowns have come, gone and come again, how have you used the time to evolve or change?
A page on this website quotes Charles Darwin – ‘It’s not the strongest of the species that will survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones responsive to change.’
Evolving and growing with change, rather than railing against it is how people and businesses survive and thrive. Anticipating and planning for change is a threat for some and an opportunity for others. Embracing change is easier said than done.
Change means challenge
For the brain, challenge means facing fears, taking risks and shifting commitments.
I have been fortunate to have remained working with some great organisations and people during all three lockdowns. But life has been far from perfect; things have been put on hold and business is generally quieter.
My reaction to this situation is what is important to me. My reaction was worry, naturally enough. After all income is important – it pays the bills and spares anguish. But after some thought, I realised what I was worrying about was not actually in my hands. I can’t control lockdown, its severity or how long it will last. For me, my worries very quickly became ‘action focused’ and I found ways to be pro-active in such challenging times.
Finding positives from a negative situation
I deliberately found time for a short period of reflection. I considered my purpose; what I do and how I do it. This highlighted to me the need to be clearer about my purpose and be proud enough about it to ‘shout it from the roof tops!’
“My purpose is my passion for leaders to be skilled and motivated to create psychological safety that engenders high performance, fulfilment and commitment.“
My fascination with how our brain works remains undimmed. Increasing our understanding of neuroscience opens a whole new level of work opportunities for me. It led me directly to gain qualifications under Dr Sarah Mackay, in both neuroscience and brain health. But clarity on how I applied this new knowledge to my work with clients was needed. I hadn’t always put the benefits across in way that was easy to understand.
A new logo and an evolution to my coaching programme.
Neuroscience and applying that to leading, and leading well, is what I do. Out went my previous logo, replaced with this one above and immediately I became more connected and focused to what I offer.
With the confidence of a new logo, I re-worked my existing coaching programme. Again, better clarity was to the fore and when we settled on the title of ‘The Headstrong Coaching Programme’ the pieces started to fall into place. A coaching programme with an upward flight path that explains simply the route map for improvement and greater belief among my coaching clients.
I am grateful for the support, expertise and humour of Nick at Sixth Sense Marketing. He helped the creative process and provided words and structure to my ideas and thoughts. We made a good team!