Many people get to a point in their career where they question if what they are doing is really what they want to be doing. Is their work meaningful? Are they making a difference? What will their career mean when they are near the end? Maybe it comes from a life event such as serious illness, death or divorce, redundancy or tiredness, a lack of challenges, boredom, maybe just simply age and wisdom where quite often a bit of altruism kicks in.
My moment came after unplanned baby number three arrived (to say I was shocked is an understatement). The new life I was responsible for was so very unexpected and so disruptive to life and to the career I had worked tirelessly to build. It sent me on a path of big decisions, massive changes and much questioning and searching – what mattered the most to me? I realised while I loved delivering a great food trend presentation, or pulling together a strategic marketing plan, the highlights of career to that point had been the building of teams and the growth of team members. Such an incredible buzz to see a junior analyst grow to become a global insights researcher and to know you aided in that growth. It was an insightful moment and highlighted I reached a point where career was now less about me and more about others and thus the path of coaching was born.
After some research and advice, I realised I had the potential to specialise in leadership coaching, years of working for and with multinational & global organisations being a great foundation. Not prepared to give up my first true love – food science, I questioned how I could bring together my years of technical, marketing and consumer insight knowledge within an agriculture and consumer environment together for the benefit of individuals and organisation. The answer was clear, package it all up and offer a food & wellness education service alongside the leadership coaching. A perfect mix because the healthiest minds and bodies are the happiest and most productive.
After completion of coaching studies and some brainstorming on a great brand name with my family “HumblePye” was born.
Why the name HumblePye?
Because humility and generosity is so very unstated when it comes to effective leadership and I hope to change that a little. It also takes a sense of humility to acknowledge sometimes we can’t do it all on our own and need a bit of help.
It has been a journey to make HumblePye happen but I am so pleased to be able to offer a coaching practice which packages up all of the things needed to make people the best they can be in their professional and personal lives.
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