I have always had an idea of what I want to do in my life and what would give me happiness. But I also have done a fabulous job telling myself why I can't work towards that goal at any given point in time.

'Your child is young, now is not the time to start something new'.

'Things are peaceful now, why rock the boat?'

'You just moved countries, settle into your current role first before making a radical change.'

To be honest, if I was asked if I wanted to be in a coaching program, I'd have been skeptical. But this was a program I did not know I needed. The initial modules helped me reflect and remember what gets me really fired up and the following modules helped crystallize where I wanted to go, how to get there, and how to shift from a fixed to a growth mindset. I am happy to report that I am already making progress towards the goal.

My manager has been a great coach in all this - he took the Women Rising Manager program at the same time and this was greatly beneficial as I could have frank conversations with him and he would know exactly where I was coming from.

I also cannot emphasize enough how much I loved getting to know so many wonderful women with different backgrounds and pursuing different journeys but united by the passion to lead authentically and make a difference.

Thank you!