Updated: Mar 20, 2020
I am writing my first blog post, I am putting myself 'out there' as a blog writer, as a newly defined 'coach', as a person. Seemingly small decision to write a blog about what you do for some, but for me, this was a huge decision. But this huge decision in my world came to be by many small ones, most of which at the time, I wasn't consciously making. A few years ago, I became aware that the work life balance concept was elusive in my line of work. This awareness made me question what I really wanted, a full time career or juggling kids and a demanding role at the same time? Neither option actually made me feel quite at ease. I've always been one to follow my gut instincts, and with a few external factors at play, the decision was made for me. Was I happy about it? Not a chance! But I did realise how fragile my place was at work as a working mother. So I made a very small decision at the time, that was almost non deliberate, I Googled psychology courses.
A few years later, here I am typing my first blog about how small changes altered my life path, and for the better. I created options out of pure curiosity. I made good on actions associated with goals and outcomes I had developed from defining what I wanted. Truth be told, I hadn't done that for a while. So to conclude my first blog, at certain times in life, we need to stop making decisions to get to the end of the day, we need to start making decisions that will define our legacy. Sound too big to do? Not really, just make one small decision TODAY that is about what you truly want.
Vanessa is a professional & business coach with experience in marketing & communications, small business operations, organisational culture & learning. She is currently undergoing further training & qualification with the LCA Australia and the International Coaching Federation. Vanessa has recently completed certification as a Wellness Facilitation Coach. Most importantly, she is a mother of two, teaching them to see the world with compassionate eyes and to act in kindness.