and I’m surprisingly excited about it. (the one-way ticket)
NOT because I want to stay indefinitely in France or move back there.
California is my home. At least for now. Even if France is very dear to my heart; It will always be.
I bought a one-way ticket because of some unknowns related to the US Covid travel ban. Whether I’ll be able to come back directly to the US or if I’ll have to spend 14 days in a country outside of the Schengen area.
(No matter what happens, I’ll be working and meeting my clients remotely, which is my joy.)
I’m realizing I LOVE one-way tickets!!! It feels SO good.
It means… FREEDOM.
Going with the flow Going with my desires Deciding when I want to come back. Letting things unfold and deciding from the unfoldment.
I LOVE living my life this way.
Open-ended Going with the flow With space for the unfoldment of what wants to emerge
This is where the magic happens.
In the unknown In the open space Where everything is possible.
Not in the constraints or the confinement or the preset and preplanned
It feels safer BUT it limits possibilities and creativity.
Let me ask you:
Where do you limit creativity and possibility out of fear of the unknown or clinging to safety?
In your career? in your life?
Where do you cling so tightly to safety that you have been stuck in the same place for years or even decades?
Where can you let loose to make space for the new?
Where do you plan things so tightly or you want things to unfold a certain way that you don’t allow anything new to enter your life?
Where do you sacrifice JOY and your heart desires for SAFETY?
This is why so many people are unhappy and never go for their dreams and desires.
Is that YOU?
Ask yourself honestly.
Change starts with self-honesty. Not denial
It takes courage but this is the path to the career and lifestyle of your dreams.
This is the path I’ve taken over and over again. This is the path my clients take to reach their dream careers.
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.
My clients’ visions are coming true and Covid did not stop them!
Lately, I’ve received many updates and celebrations from clients who are making their dreams come true. I’m getting so many of them that I can’t hardly keep up or share them all…
There are clients who have worked with me in 2020 during the pandemic.
The visions I helped them clarify during our coaching work are happening!
Here are a few of them: ✅ A director of marketing and communications with 20 years of experience and a passion for fashion just started an online fashion store—I will share it with you as soon as she gives me the green light—, has taken a few small business clients who need assistance with marketing and presentation coaching, and is experimenting working remotely with her husband, which is part of their dream lifestyle.
✅ A successful software consultant with 20 years of experience, initially depressed and feeling like a failure, was able to see his work in a totally new way. As a result, he grew quickly in his executive leadership role while embarking on a new career as a coach and trainer.
✅ A project manager with 12+ years of experience applied for the health coaching certification program she wanted and just made an offer on a house in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where she moved with her husband to be closer to her family.
✅ An actuary turned data scientist living in San Francisco with her husband achieved her long-time desire to move back to England to be with family and friends and is getting closer to buying a house in London.
✅ A public relations and communications specialist, initially stuck, stressed, and demoralized in her work, became so clear about her strengths, true passions, and vision for her career through the coaching process that she was able to seize an opportunity for a new fulfilling career that came right in front of her. This work will allow her to fulfill her purpose of stewardship and keeping the legacy of the past for future generations.
All of these are visions we clarify together during the coaching process.
All of these clients started working with me 8 to 12 months ago in the midst of the pandemic.
Covid did not stop them!
If they did it, so can you.
Want to be next on the list? Or maybe someone you know (spouse, relative, friend, coworker) who is stuck in their careers.
I’ve 3 spots open for new private clients and I’m currently taking applications for these spots.
>> Apply here or forward this blog to someone who could benefit from the help.
It is for seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs who want to discover the next career they’ll absolutely love and the confidence to make it happen.
I look forward to being of service to you or someone you know,
P.S. This is what Ryan says about his experience working with me.
“After 20 years in the tech industry and 2 major depressions, I was finally ready to take seriously the fact that I didn’t love my work like supposedly people did. I had been successful in consulting, building a new offering from the ground up, creating a new organization around it and selling over $150M of new clients in ~3 years and yet I was depressed and felt like I was a complete failure.
Isabelle’s process of identifying the “personal blueprint” (focussed on the “authentic self”), using tools very different from the traditional Myers-Briggs personality typing, brought tremendous insight into aspects of my personality that were huge assets and strengths that I had previous taken for granted or barely noticed and which had really powered much my success. It also helped me to become comfortable with what didn’t come naturally to me in a way no other personal development work I’d ever done (StrengthsFinders, MBTI, etc) had been able to do. For the first time, I was able to take seriously the often extremely powerful feedback I had gotten from others and fully accept that the aspects of myself – loving working to serve other people, coaching, mentoring and charting ambitious visions for teams around me – that I had previously overlooked, undervalued or simply denied (thanks to long help beliefs from childhood about what I was and wasn’t) were very real and in fact powerful. This sent me on a journey of self-development that ended in not abandoning my career at all, but being able to see it in a completely new way. That has allowed me to access resources I din’t know I had and grow immensely and quickly in my executive leadership role while at the same time also embarking on a new career simultaneously.”