And everyone has had a terrible boss. I used to be one! Moving from Engineering to Management is a transition that I didn’t learn about in my degree. I thought that a promotion itself meant I was ready. But the truth is that the promotion means I needed to step up. And I’m sad to say that I didn’t initially do that. But it took me years to figure that out, and years more to learn how to be the leader I was capable of. After 13 years working at GM, I was at the top of my game, and making a bigger impact in my company than ever, and being promoted again. It was at that moment that I resigned to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.
But my leadership style has been influenced greatly by music. Learning, Creating, Refining, Collaborating, and of course Performing and Conducting. These are important skills for leaders, and they have helped me throughout my career. Whether conducting orchestras for musical theatre production, or being invited to perform a full length concert of my music, I’ve always been up for the challenge.
In some ways, coaching is like playing music together, we are exploring, having fun and creating possibility together in a practical way. And in life, we’re all just playing chopsticks on a xylophone, while we could be conducting a symphony. Let’s turn your life into a symphony — I’m up for the challenge… all we need now, is for you to be.