Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your career and in your life?
If you are like many of the clients I support and people I talk to, you probably are.
Well, if you are, there is a good question to ask yourself.
This is a question I often ask my private VIP clients looking for meaningful work.
This is a topic we uncover that is deeply intertwined with their purpose and calling.
It was the case with one of my clients recently…
She came to me four months ago to find her career path and the meaning of her life. She said she had always been looking for the meaning of her life, but could never find it.
Well, after four months of deep dive into her core values and drivers, her natural talents, passions, and essence, we just clarified her biggest calling… Her mission is to help girls succeed and realize their dreams.
This is deeply resonant for her.
And I know this is it.
Do you know why I know it?
It is directly linked to her own life journey and her wounds from the past.
The biggest calling and purpose of your career and life is often linked to your biggest childhood wound OR to one of the biggest challenges you had to overcome in your life so far, and how you overcome it.
So here is the question for you to ponder…
>> What is the biggest life challenge or biggest childhood wound you had to overcome, and how you overcame it?
What did you learn from it?
There is a gift in it. A gift for you and for the world.
I can’t wait for you to find it.
P.S. If you need help clarifying your career calling, or your meaningful career and life, I’d love to help.
I’m currently accepting applications for private clients. 3 clients recently graduated; so I’ve 3 spots currently open.
>> Apply here and I’ll be in touch.
Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your career and in your life?
This is what one of my private clients told me this morning…
…as we were exploring the type of work that truly brings her joy, the work that is outside of the box.
She is realizing that she has been forcing herself into a box in her career until now, doing work that drains her.
Work that is not aligned with her unique design.
Work that is aligned with her dad’s design, not hers.
She had been working harder and harder day after day, year after year to stay in the box.
Are you stuck in a box? at work, or in your life?
- How long have you been in it?
- What box are you forcing yourself into?
How long do you want to stay in your box?
P.S. If you want to get out of the box, let’s talk.
P.P.S. You may be quite successful and content with your career and life, and still, feel like you are stuck in a box. What box do you need to free yourself from?
“I am both scared and excited.” This is what I told him.
I just hired a new mentor to support me in the expansion of my thought leadership and the message I am here to share in the world.
And it’s a big investment… bigger than what I’ve done in the past.
But it feels right.
I am in the phase of expanding my business and my visibility to the next level so that I can touch more lives. I know I am being called to help more people worldwide. The people I am here to serve are waiting to hear my message.
I also know I need support to do that. I cannot do it alone.
I am both excited and scared. I am stepping outside my comfort zone and into the unknown…
…and I am moving forward despite the fear.
Because I know that if I don’t, I will regret it.
This is what happens when you want to make a big change in your career or your life.
You cannot do it without fear. Fear is going to be there every single time.
I guarantee it. I’ve done it so many times. There is always fear.
What matters is your ability to feel it and do it anyway, and not back out, not surrender to the fear.
This is key. This is an essential skill to move towards the life and work you love.
You are going to have fears. If you expect not, you’ll stay stuck forever where you are.
Even more so when you stretch outside your comfort zone, whether it’s changing careers. hiring a coach or mentor to support you, or investing in your growth and development.
I’ve done it many times in the past 10 years. I would not have a successful business and work I love without it.
Many times, I stepped outside my comfort zone…
…after I was laid off from Yahoo!,
…when I decided to start my business.
…when I hired my first business coach.
…when I decided to stay in the US despite all the obstacles.
I did it over and over.
I’ve invested over and over in coaches and mentors. Because I knew that without that, I would not fulfill my dreams and desires.
I would not be where I am today.
Don’t be fooled. If you think my success and me doing the work I love is pure luck. It is not. I’ve had a team of support and have invested in myself…. and to do that, I had to go over my fears every single time.
What about you?
Do you have dreams and desires to fulfill? Are you waiting until you don’t have any fear to act?
Are you letting the fear in the driver’s seat of your life?
Do you back out on your dreams because of your fears?
Here are two ESSENTIAL ingredients to create the work and life of your dreams:
- Feeling your fears, being willing to face them, and to move forwards with them.
- Having a team of support to help you in the places where you get stuck and can’t figure it out all alone. As my mentors say: “Getting help is not being weak; it’s being wise.”
I’ve done it over and over. This is why I know the courage it takes for you to do it and the courage it takes my clients when they decide to work with me.
I am walking the talk.
This was my reaction when my client, Davis, told me last week he made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list!
Davis started working with me last May to increase his clarity, motivation, and confidence in building his second business out of his passion for teaching and entrepreneurship.
Since then, he has been totally rocking it.
Removing blocks after blocks in our sessions and stepping even more into his talents for entrepreneurship.
He just published his first book “How To Start a Business (In 50 Pages)” that I received in my mailbox today.
Watch out! He is up to big things in the world.
You can too!
P.S. Need support to make a difference in the world with your talents?
I currently have **3 spots** open in my coaching practice for successful professionals or entrepreneurs stuck in a career they no longer love and ready to discover the next career they’ll absolutely love that will make a difference in the world.
If this is you or someone you know (friend, spouse, relative, coworker), fill out this form and we’ll connect!
Which ones are you listening to?
- your fears, all the voices telling you why you can’t do it?
- or your intuition, your gut, your heart, your inner knowing?
The path of the career and the life you absolutely love is on the side of your inner knowing, not on the side of fear.
I’ve seen it over and over on my own journey and in my clients’ journey.
Lots of people get stuck in the same loop because they listen to the voices of fear.
I don’t want that for you!
I know how scary it can be to choose the path of your true desire over the path of fear.
Especially by yourself, without external support.
It’s why I do the work I do. To help you discover the career you truly desire and find the confidence to make it happen beyond the fears.
I have 2 spots open for my “Land the Career You Love” 1:1 coaching program
Is one for you or for someone you know who needs help?
P.S. Apply for a Complimentary Discover the Career You Absolutely Love Breakthrough Session to learn more.
Ten years ago, I was laid off from Yahoo!
It was one of the biggest crises of my life.
As I was losing my job, I was also losing my Visa to stay in the U.S.
I wanted to stay in California and change careers to pursue my passion.
It was time.
I kept hearing voices telling me otherwise.
An HR person told me that “I had to choose. I could not have both: staying in California and changing careers.”
My heart was screaming at me: “no, I cannot choose. I’m not buying this. I think I can have both and I will.”
People were telling me: “What about you stay in the field of User Experience for now. It will be easier to stay in the US.”
I knew in my heart that this was not my path.
Despite the fears, despite the shoulds, despite the voices—internal and external—telling me otherwise…
…I chose the path of my heart and I forged ahead.
I went back to school to study coaching and psychology.
Two years later, I started my business to do what I love the most: helping successful professionals and entrepreneurs stuck in a career they no longer love, discover the next career they absolutely love, and the confidence to make it happen.
Eight years later, my business is thriving, I work with clients I love, I’m excited about my work… and I’m doing it from California!
If it was not for the layoff, I would not be where I am now.
Looking back, I see that the layoff was a blessing in disguise to help me on my path.
Are you facing a crisis that is trying to tell you something? Are you listening?
I’m where I am now because I listened and I did not choose the path of fear; I did not let the fears—inside and outside—stop me.
I followed my intuition and it led me to where I am now.
One step at a time. One day at a time. One victory over fear at a time.
This is what I tell my clients every time, to choose the path of intuition over the path of fear.
To do the work you truly love, you need to choose the path of your intuition.
Which path are you choosing?
- the path of fear?
- or the path of your true desire?
If you are ready to choose the later but are scared and need help clarifying the career you love, I’d love to help.
>> Apply for a Complimentary Discover the Career You Absolutely Love Breakthrough Session and I’ll be in touch.
If you love your work but know people (spouse, friends, relatives, coworkers) who don’t, please share this email with them.
P.S. Erik started where you are now.
“Working with Isabelle has quite literally been life-changing. After a 23-year career in Project/Product Management, I was burnt out and didn’t know what to do next. I wanted to find a new career direction but didn’t have the first clue how to do so. During my first consultation call with Isabelle, she just reached me on a deep personal level I was not expecting.
Over a 4-month period, I completed a group course with Isabelle that allowed me to discover my ‘authentic self’ and truly discover what work I’m passionate about and what values drive me. Long story short, Isabelle’s course helped me see bad behaviors I had been perpetuating for years, and learn to appreciate the things that motivate/drive me. With Isabelle’s guidance and wisdom, I am now on the path to the career of my dreams that I’m excited to have for the next 25 years.
To say Isabelle’s work is life-changing is an understatement!”
~ Erik Z., Oakland, California.
P.P.S. Want to become a success story like Erik? Apply for a Complimentary Discover the Career You Absolutely Love Breakthrough Session to get started on your path.