“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” Henry James
Do you remember the life you pictured for yourself when you were 8 years old? Did you think you’d be a fireman, politician, teacher, librarian, anthropologist, writer of mystery novels, homemaker, artist, or selling Star Wars figures at a toy store?
What happened to those dreams? Where/When did those visualizations of your future disappear? Most of our dreams had a grain of truth in their essence. We all have values that are innate, cemented in our psyche by the time we’re 5 years old. Then we develop preferences that are reflections of our interests and talents.
But LIFE happens. Sometimes out of our control, unintentional and ever undulating in front of us. One day we realize that it feels like we have shoes on that are too small for our feet, but we keep them because we don’t know how to be proactive or what direction to take. We’re used to the pain of living in shoes that are too small, or boxes that are too small for our true selves to exist in.
I want shoes that fit perfectly, let me be the biggest, most authentic person I can be. I want my box to be much bigger!!!
So I’m now wearing 4″ heel scarlet pumps. I’m living boldly in the truth that I am totally authentic. There’s no comparison game going on, no ‘would have’, ‘should have’, or fear of the future. I spend my time living my life, being fully immersed in the flow of synchronicity, engagement and courage. I’m in tune!! So put on shoes that fit you perfectly and live your own life.
Published by Becky Elhardt-Kiel
Becky is a passionate, extensively trained, Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. She listens in her initial intake session to your goals, pain points, and specific goals, then works with you to prepare a comprehensive plan that will get you where you want to go. The goal is always forward movement, whether it's an individual or company. Becky brings in Leadership Coaching and Training, leadership development and team synchronization. One of the tools she uses, especially with teams, is the Maxwell DISC Personality Indicator Report. It's a 31 page report that has insights into your Public Self, Private Self, and Perceived Self. Your communication style with others needs to be adjusted to others: your team, and customers styles. Doing just those things changes your team dynamic and engagement, and can greatly increase your closing rate of sales. The report addresses your communication style, how to communicate with others, your strengths in leadership, work style, response to stress. She also uses Strength Strategy tools in conjunction with CliftonStrengths in Individual and Team coaching which increases the team's understanding of one another, themselves, and their effectiveness as a team. Both of these assessments along with the follow-up workshop are useful for teams, couples and individuals to gain insight into themselves and one another. They gain a common language, along with the ability to understand that others see the world through a totally different lens.
When you are being individually coached she listens deeply and asks questions, helping you find your personal 'why', defining your values, which plays into your various business and life decisions. Her coaching is organic, following you where you need to go, and asks questions that push you even deeper into your personal truth.
She's been a public speaker since 2000, loves to train, teach, and lead groups in study of material congruent with the client's goals. Whether you are making a personal transition, need someone to help propel your forward movement and growth, or a company that needs help with Leadership Development, Training or Coaching she is a strong coach who has reported ROI from clients between 128% to 243%, when combining their ranking of their goals and other parts of their life in the initial coaching session, and again when completing the process.
She is a Certified Co-Active Coach, Certified Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, and Certified Consultant of the Maxwell DISC Method, and Strengths Strategy, LLC Certified.
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