I take great pleasure in working with people who are looking to make changes in their lives. It may be a significant transition – a seeking of completely new directions and new pathways, or a stepping away from full time work to embrace a portfolio of activities of which “formal” work may only be a part. Or it may be a quiet but determined reconnection with lost passions or sense of purpose, making space in your life for something important that has been neglected or forgotten along the way to where you currently are. Sometimes you may simply be aware of a growing restlessness and perhaps boredom with your current role and responsibilities without being clear about what changes you want to make.
Somewhat paradoxically, being very successful in your current role can make it harder to see clearly what you want to do or where you want to go next especially if it lies in a different direction.
Significant transitions are inevitably accompanied by some sense of emotional shock and dislocation as familiar roles and structures and one’s sense of purpose, authority, and identity undergo challenge and reassessment. However, it can also be a time of great excitement and liberation as you gain confidence and clarity around possible new directions, new opportunities and emerging answers to the key questions “what do I want to do next, what am I now free for?”.
It can be very helpful to have someone accompany you on your voyage of discovery helping you clarify and challenge previously unexamined assumptions and beliefs and encouraging you to notice and pay attention to multiple sources of information. I draw on a variety of processes and practices both rational/practical and intuitive/imaginative as well as different tools and frameworks to help you envisage what the new direction looks like and develop a process and concrete steps to set yourself firmly on your new path.