“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

The next few years were clouded by perfectionism, people pleasing, and workaholism.

I felt like an imposter. I spent a lot of my time trying to convince everyone else (and perhaps myself) that this was where I belonged. But the harder I tried, the more difficult it became. I was working over 80 hours a week, stressed out and disconnected from myself, my family and friends. Eventually I hit a “brick wall”. 

In that moment, I said no more and made a different choice. I made a difficult decision to leave my steady paycheque and go out on my own.

“As you ramble through Life, Brother, Whatever be your goal. Keep your eye upon the doughnut, And not upon the hole.”

The Optimist Creed

Prior to my corporate climb, I always knew in my heart and soul that I wanted to be a strong voice for female empowerment and organizational change. But I ignored my inner voice and wisdom. Instead, I pursued corporate jobs allowing a false sense of security to reward me.

When I finally took the plunge, I recognized I needed support with my journey. I needed to find someone to help me connect to my true self and fight the fear of going at it on my own.

“The hardest thing in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.”

E.E. Cummings

I found Elite High Performance and connected with Susan Hobson. Susan coached me to remove my negative self-talk and limited beliefs that had plagued me for years.

We worked HARD. Together. And eventually we unpacked my purpose and built my confidence back up.

I made the choice to change and live authentically. I became a consultant and coach, paying it forward, and sharing the lessons that enabled me to live authentically with more freedom and joy then I could have ever imagined. What is the choice you are willing to make?

“Working together we break free from our limitations.”

Karen Calder