I often get asked how I got into coaching women entrepreneurs?
To answer that question, I’d like to take you back about 20 years…
At the time, I was happy married, had a beautiful nine-month-old baby daughter, lived in a lovely home and my career was absolutely flying.
I had recently qualified as an accountant and had four promotions in just five years of working with British Airways. So, when the company offered me voluntary severance, I snatched it up thinking this was a great opportunity to spend a year with my baby and then I would be able to get a job with any company.
So, you could say life was really good and I was feeling very confident, lucky and almost invincible. However, one night back in 2000, my almost perfect life was turned upside down when I discovered that my six-year marriage had been a complete and utter lie.
I was shaken to the core and that night I called my family to come and get me. I left with nothing more than my nine-month-old baby daughter in my arms.
In an instant, I had no marriage, no home of my own and no job following my severance from British Airways. Whilst this was perhaps the most difficult time of my life, this monumental shift led me down a completely different path and also shaped the very fibre of who I am today.
You see, there is always a blessing in a crisis, you just have to look for it. During my journey to re-build my life, I learnt many lessons along the way. However, there were two major discoveries that have helped me reach this point of coaching/mentoring women entrepreneurs.
“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”