Me and my possibilities. Joan and I met… during a time in my career when I felt helpless and frustrated. A time when I thought nobody would understand my specific work dynamics and challenges. I, like so many of you, thought that "work" was just another four-letter word that you deal with by unloading your stress on our loved ones until the next workday to repeat the vicious cycle.
Even after initially meeting Joan, taking the Birkman Assessment, and discussing my coaching goals, I was skeptical. Well, more like resistant. But, at a minimum, having a third party to discuss my work challenges was significantly more helpful than struggling alone.
In less than a year, through my experience with Joan, I went from a person to a professional. I used to take everything on, internalize, stress, and quite frankly be combative in my working environment, to harnessing a much more stabilized professional self. I started with doubts about my existing employer and role—to now undergoing a promotion.
Joan quelled any uncertainty about her desire and intuition to understand my individual work experiences. I look forward to our regularly scheduled meeting times and in-between calls, I carry a self-made expression with me, "What would Joan say?"