That was my exact response when asked as part of a one-year coaching certification in 2003, to establish a daily practice of “sitting.” Yes, just sitting — twenty long minutes every day to meditate.
I grew up in the 70’s and my parents were heavily involved in the self-help revolution. EST, PSI World, Landmark and a handful of others that came and went during that time, guided and inspired our life at work and at home.
This article addresses a common experience of even the most successful Change Agents and Change Leaders—that point in the change journey when they stand alone. While the Lonely Change Agent is a common phenomenon, if they remain alone too long, they are destined for failure, a pitfall that is often missed until it’s too late. However, if they are able to identify the potential perils early on, the loneliness can become a powerful turning point.
Early in our leadership journey, we are coached and prodded to get started early on our development goals and the activities that will support them. One of the most common and accessible development activities recommended is a leadership course or program.
If internal company options are not available, deciding which course or program to join can be arduous and intimidating. The offerings can feel endless.
How a leadership course put Renée Dineen on a new track
Renée Dineen is a coach, consultant and group facilitator as well as a speaker, writer, traveller and blogger. Trained as a coach and consultant she has more than 20 years of experience in the US and Switzerland. Her projects have taken her to more than 40 countries in the high-tech, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. After IMD’s High Performance Leadership (HPL) programme, she launched a coaching and consulting practice in California.
Changing your work-life to welcome more freedom and fulfillment is a process and a journey. Here, every month, we share stories of women who are doing it. Real stories, real transformation. This is a virtual treasure chest — filled with the challenges, struggles, lessons and insights of others — which you can use to enrich your own path.