Happy New Year! Personal Growth Gab will be back at the end of the month, but in the meantime I wanted to remind you that I’m here to help you re-boot for 2013 and beyond! As per last week’s eblast, please scroll down for my New Year Kick-off Coaching Special offers.
I thought I would also let you read a letter I received from a client named Sascha who attended several Thursdays at Three sessions in 2010. This past October she sent this email out of the blue and gave me permission to share it.
I wanted to do so not just to toot my own horn, but to show that when you determine and commit to what your ideal job is and go after it consciously with persistence, creativity, and my ‘wacky’ homework – and allow time to work its magic – you will get to where you want to be.
It’s a great example of how I tell people they need to know who they are and then seek work that engages all of their talents, passions and abilities, be patient and consistent, and eventually things will happen – remember, like I always say, the acorn does not become an oak tree overnight!
Sent: Oct 23, 2012 1:44 PM
To: Kristina Leonardi
Subject: Re: Reminder: THIS WEEK 10/25 Thursdays at Three Group Coaching
I don’t know if you remember me – I was coming to your sessions a couple of years ago (which I really loved!) I was always interested in getting into something in the environmental field with my law degree. I think I told you that last year I joined a firm doing aircraft finance (not exactly the area I wanted to be in, but it was a paid full time job!). It’s been going well here – I really like the people I work with and the practice area is interesting, but again, it was never my passion. Last week a guy I had met through all my networking efforts in the environmental space (during the “dark years” of unemployment) emailed me and said that someone at his firm was leaving and he thought I’d be a good fit for the position. He is working in the firm’s renewable energy/project finance group. So I interviewed and they made me the offer! So I will now be a renewable energy lawyer – 3 long years after my quest to get into that field!
You were one of the first people I thought of when the opportunity came up. Your meetings were so helpful, supportive and inspiring. I never thought I would actually get into this field, but I guess the universe is definitely telling me something now! Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement during those “dark years”. I attribute a lot to you!
I really hope all is well with you.
After my reply congratulating her and my request to share this, this is what she said:
Thanks so much, Kristina! You really were such a big part of me getting to where I am, and honestly you were one of the first people I thought of when even the hint of this opportunity came up because of all of your wonderful help in getting me to this point. Feel free to use my “story”/email as a testimonial….Thanks again for all your help and encouragement and for believing in me!