I had the privilege to experience Andrea’s coaching in a time when I was experiencing a lot of stress due to my workload. We quickly identified how attached I was to giving of myself through my purpose work, and that I was playing out a form of martyrdom, preventing people from fully supporting me, so that I could feel righteous in carrying the burden of the purpose on my own. And while I was generous in my actions, I was unsustainable with my energy, and lacking in play. Over our months of working together, we came to identify a new professional identity that involved more joy. Rather than being a generous martyr, I could start feeling myself more as the relaxed and respected leader of a pack that I cared for. Without sacrificing my authority as the founder and CEO of my company, I have felt myself bring more joy and play into my work, while also becoming a more powerful leader. Since then, I’ve started training a new generation of leaders in my company, and am doing so with more play and authority. And Andrea’s support was an instrumental part in making it happen.
Eivind (SE) – CEO Reclaim Your Inner Throne