Most of my clients are already very successful in their business or career.
They’re smart, savvy women who have made their mark professionally by following their vision and committing to their work. Some don’t even show up on my testimonials due to their high-profile positions or concerns about sharing our coaching publicly.
The challenge for this type of client isn’t about “making it” - it’s that the level they’ve reached is filled with major responsibility, high expectations and a serious potential for burnout.
Some of these women still love what they do and others are considering a change. But they all have reached a tipping point where they need to think and act differently to sustain their success and recapture the joy that supported their growth.
If success is losing its shine for you too, here are a few things to remember.
You have the leverage to pivot
When you’ve risen to the top professionally, it’s often easier to create change than early in your career.
I don’t mean that it will feel easy, but you have the skills, network, resources and reputation to make powerful shifts. You’re not desperate and that’s to your advantage.
Your lack of desperation, though, might keep you in the same place for too long…even when you know you’ve grown past it.
So your job is to get clear on what you really want now and make decisions about changing either what you do or how you do it.
While this alone can feel risky, know that you have the tools to navigate a better future…and your experience and connections will help.
You can craft your own narrative
When my high-level clients know they’re ready for change, some of their questions are…
“How do I position myself at this point in my career for something new?”
“How do I reinvent my work and how I manage it while keeping my reputation intact?”
“How do I explain giving up so much when everyone thinks that I have it so good?”
While we explore these questions in different ways, it’s interesting that when I ask what they’d advise someone else to do in the same situation, they often know the answer immediately.
As a successful woman, I’m guessing you’re good at framing conversations and creating narratives for others. It’s harder to do for yourself, though, especially when the stakes are high.
So while language and positioning matter, don’t let concerns about why you’re changing keep you from your next great step.
You matter more than your work
This is a tough one for many accomplished women. When you’ve worked so hard to climb the ladder, it’s easy to get lost in your own success.
But if the position you’re in, the role you’re playing or how you’re operating is taking its toll, it’s time to give yourself the gift of putting yourself first.
What makes sense professionally will inform your next chapter, but it doesn’t have to determine it. Your needs and desires take precedence now, even if you’re not used to it being that way.
If your work no longer works for you, it’s time to reevaluate, rise up or slow down. Success and happiness are meant to be experienced together…so if you’re not satisfied, please don’t settle for less.
Let's talk about your reinvention
If you’ve been itching for change, you’re ready to move UP or you want the freedom to work and live on your own terms, I’d love to speak to you about private coaching. We’ll talk about your work, your dreams and your challenges and decide together if coaching is right for you. No pressure or obligation, just a conversation about making your business, career and life so much better. Schedule your Free Consultation so I can help you create more success with less stress now.