I was the bulletproof leader.Except I wasn’t bulletproof.
I have been that high achiever. The leader. The one with all the answers. The one people look to. I am guessing you are too. You have achieved things you didn’t think were possible. But there’s a change to that lately… you’ve been keeping up the facade.
The High Achiever Profile
You’ve been a high achiever. The leader. The one with all the answers. The one people look to. You have achieved things you didn’t think were possible. Maybe you even had doubters in the past- a high school teacher, a coach, a sibling, a parent, a friend, or a boss. People who didn’t believe in you. And you did what they didn’t think you could.
Good for you! You achieved… and that’s awesome! Well Done!
But there’s a change to that lately… you’ve been keeping up the facade. The “Dutch Front” as we call it in our small town. The act that says I have it all together, and I have all the answers.
But lately, it’s getting harder. You’ve been carrying so much. It is increasingly harder to shoulder the load. Nobody around you sees it, but you are worried. You feel like you are leaking.
It may not be long before people are on to your struggles. Lately… you’ve been realizing the bullet-proof high-performer that you’ve always been…is not so bullet-proof.
You secretly know you can’t be everything to everyone. There is a chink in the armor of the leader. Your strength doesn’t seem as strong. But you are trying. And it is keeping you up at night. And Monday is anything but welcome.
When will they figure out you don’t have all the answers?
I’ve seen it before. Because it was me. I was the bulletproof leader. Except I wasn’t bulletproof. And I nearly went down in a blaze of glory. And I nearly made a mistake I might not have recovered from.
I have seen it before, and I don’t want it to happen to you.
If this is you- you are in the right place.
You are who I do my best work with.
Not only do I help people like you, I have been you. I have walked your path, and I don’t want you to be the leader who goes down. And when we get the right strategies, the right mindset, and a few key systems in place, it can make all the difference. So we can move you from a life of just surviving to one of thriving. To a life of believing good days are ahead.
Welcome home. You are in the right place. And there is hope. Keep your head up. You are not alone in this.
I mean… what if?
What if you are right here, right now, for such a time as this?
Want to take the next step to see if we might be a good fit?
I can’t wait to talk with you on this journey. That glimmer of hope- let’s get it burning bright. Let’s make it shine!
Here is a list of statements that may describe you.
Take a look and see how many resonate.
You have been successful!
You have climbed the mountain. But lately, you are realizing the answers you sought aren’t at the top of the mountain. And you are disillusioned, even burnt out, as you ponder the meaning of it all.
You have accomplished.
You have been there and done that. Your hard work and talent have been rewarded. You aren’t an accidental leader! But lately, you have noticed that more responsibilities and the increasing complexity of people’s issues and problems have required more of your finite energy. You want to have something left in the tank, and you aren’t sure how to set boundaries, so you can enjoy more of what life has to offer with those most important to you.
You are the person.
The go-to at work. You lead, set the path, and give marching orders. And people follow you. But lately, you are having a hard time shutting it off at home. Your head spins. Most if not all the time. You want to have something left for your other relationships. You don’t want to give them your leftovers. And you don’t want to be the boss at home.
You’ve overcome. You’ve conquered. But lately, your life has turned gray. and you find yourself zoned-out, burnt out, binge-watching, phone-zoning, distracted, dopexamine-seeking, looking for an escape. You are spending a lot of energy, but you are unsure if it is in the right direction. You are just getting by. You want to regain focus. But you want to focus on the right things.
You have worked hard.
You have met and exceeded your goals. You have made new goals. But lately, you have felt uncertainty about your current path and plan. Is this all life has to offer? And you need a safe place to process what might be next.
You have chased.
You have achieved what you wanted and desired. You are more successful than you thought you could be. But lately, you are realizing there is always something more. Every time you achieve, there is something new and shiny to go after. And you are wondering where to find your enough.
You have led your people.
You have been the one with the answers. You have overcome a crisis or several. (And yes- COVID-19 counts as a crisis!) But lately, it is getting harder to lead people and an ever-changing team well, and you feel stuck.
Why do I love working with high achievers?
I love their energy. I love their passion and the burden on their hearts to be their best and lead well. Recently I spoke to a leader who is looking to rearrange some priorities. He has a burden for excellence in his organization but is facing the realization that if he doesn’t get it right with his family in this season, none of the rest of it matters. He wants to be a great leader, but he also wants to be a great husband and father. We got clear on a few experiments to try over the next several months, and he walked away believing that good days are ahead!
These are the kind of people I do my best work with. People who are willing to show up. To do the work. To try to be the best at what they do. For themselves and those around them.
Being coached is a big step- or is it? How would it be to have someone walk alongside you on your journey to help you move forward?
Coaching is not therapy. Think of it this way- therapy or counseling is looking back at the past and trying to learn from it. Coaching is looking at where you are now and plotting a course forward. The past can be a great teacher, but we aren't going to be hanging out there. I want you to move forward and break through into an amazing life- the one you have always wanted, whether you knew it or not!
I get that it's a big step. So I wanted to make it an easier step
That's why I offer a no-obligations complimentary coaching call.
We simply have a conversation to see where you are and see if we might be a good fit for moving you forward. If not, I am happy to point you in another direction to help you get in the right place.
If we are a good fit, I will share a couple of options for what our time together might look like going forward.