Funny thing happened on the way...
The day after the election, I woke up, looked at the headlines and like so many people thought, "okay, now what?" I decided to go see how people were doing and took myself off to my favorite breakfast place here in the mountains - Sunny Point Cafe - they were featured on Good Morning America recently - yumm-O! Anyway, I figured a dose of down home cooking is always a good call. Before anyone could take my order, I noticed one of the waitresses was wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering. It simply said: "Not Today!"
Ha! That made me smile. And it made me realize that no matter what, I needed to stay focused on what I can contribute. It's okay to take some time, think through options. (That's what I can help you with.) Also, and this is important, don't overlook the power of staying connected to others and choosing to take it one day at a time.
I know that 'something's not working' voice is strong for many of us. 'What do I do now?' seems to be the top-of-mind question. Many of my clients work for large multinationals that are merging, acquiring, or divesting assets. Leaders are challenged with how to move forward, communicate next steps, and discern what it all means. Employees are wondering if they'll have a job in January. Many more are in the process of discovering what they really want to be doing in the future.
Mentoring, a more holistic and complete form of coaching, is a process that helps you answer those questions. And, like the cartoon says, sometimes, together, we do the impossible! My clients are entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives looking for answers and next steps. Check out their stories here.
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"When I was selected to do a TEDx talk, I felt pretty confident in my ability to write a concise, funny, detailed and representative presentation on the subjects allotted to me. As a cartoonist, that is basically what I do, only in a different form. The organizers suggested that we use mentor/coaches to help us, if we felt that we needed help. Kelleen was a Facebook fan of my work, and I knew that she was a mentor and coach. I thought, "What do I have to lose? I can always NOT use her advice if I don't find it helpful. It turns out that engaging Kelleen was the best thing I could have done. She helped me whittle down my talk to the essences of the subjects, she listened to my presentation multiple times and had great advice on how to make it better. She offered lots of encouragement, and sat in the audience grinning and laughing along with the rest of the crowd. And perhaps the best thing was that she always came back to the idea that I knew what I was doing; I just needed a little outside perspective to make it the best it could be. I highly recommend her services and I highly recommend her!"
- David Cohen, National cartoonist and musician, Asheville, NC