When I was in my early 30s, I was living a pretty great life on the outside. Great house, great husband, great job, great friends. But on the inside, it was a whole other story. I felt miserable and powerless. I hated my boss, and I assume that she hated me. We were engaged in an unspoken power struggle.
I came home from work every day complaining and bitching about her to whoever would listen. Do I leave because of her? Do I stay just to spite her?
I knew that things were bad, and I was trying to rectify the situation with books, meditation classes, and a therapists, yet NONE of it was working.
One day my boss's boss called me in for a chat. It was a chat to subtly, and not-so-subtly invite me to resign. I foresaw this situation happening, and was "trying" to do something about it, but sometimes it takes falling on your face to fully understand.
I am a certified coach through Vera Whole Health, which is an International Coaching Federation accredited coaching program. I also love to learn. I am usually reading between 3 and 5 book at a time and taking e-courses or in person workshops from other coaches and professionals.
My traditional education includes both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Boston College, and various certifications in teaching and leadership from the University of Washington. I am also a graduate of the Curriculum for Living Program from Landmark Education.