I had a very successful career. I worked for one of the best global nonprofits where I was fundraising and running programs to benefit under-served communities and populations post disaster, and communities deprived of access to basic health services, education, shelter and food. My work was very rewarding, especially when I was out in the field, meeting our clients, seeing firsthand the profound impact of our work. But at some point I felt stuck and honestly, quite unhappy. I thought something is wrong with me or that I am spoiled and I was looking for something that doesn’t necessarily exists.
A friend of mine introduced me to a coach, and though I was very skeptical at first, and out of respect to my friend, I met this coach. That meeting truly changed my life. During this process of working with my coach, I realized that nothing was wrong with me, I am pretty amazing, and I was just stuck and scared of change and moving on.
But the most powerful outcome of this journey was realizing the beautiful impact of coaching. This revelation inspired me to leave my job, and pursue coaching as my career so I can help and inspire others.