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The Imperfect Leader

It’s not about perfection but progression. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about becoming better.

Trent Shelton, Author: The Greatest You

Nobody’s perfect and yet somehow we all try to be. I know I’m imperfect, I always have been, and I always will be. There will always be some things I haven’t mastered or given my attention to. Yet on my journey as a leader, I’ve constantly berated myself for not being more polished, clever or something and it seems I’m not alone...

I’ve spent years as a coach, therapist, speaker and writer (add to that: loyal friend and loving family member) building confidence and self beliefs in others, only to slander my own when I though no-one was was looking. It took a breast cancer diagnosis in April 2017 to realise my negative self-talk and self-sabotaging behaviour had to go and my mental health and wellbeing had to come first. I set about learning how to unpack all the comparisons, judgements, shame and blame I secretly suppressed (and how I held myself back in the process) and learnt how to break through my own inner glass ceiling and shatter my limiting beliefs.

Now cancer-free I’m stepping forward as an Imperfect Leader; ready to share what I’ve learnt along the way and being unapologetically, imperfectly me. Love your company along the way :)