After my farewell party, I read one last time the letter I prepared then I pressed the SEND button.
I wanted my colleagues to understand why I was quitting and why I chose to become a life coach.
How do I share bring my personal story in the corporate world, share what i’ve been through with my colleagues, give them a glimpse of my story, what is going on and what’s coming next for me in few words…
That was not an easy task. How do I remove the mask we wear in the corporate world and show up authentically?
My Farewell Letter
« I feel emotional when I write this letter. I didn’t think it would be so hard to quit. I don’t quit a company but I’m leaving amazing people. Smiles in the corridor, people I had more than a coffee break with, people with whom I had meaningful talks, people I imagine new possibilities for the world we are living in….
Yes, I will miss people from [my company]. They are open and ready to take on new challenges. Today, I take on a new challenge : I’m becoming a Life Coach.
It took me years to admit that I didn’t like my job, one year to take the decision to actively look for my passions, few months to find my passion and few more months to dare to start living it. This is where I am. I am writing my farewell letter…
Last Saturday was my last session with my life coach, Celestine Chua
. We did a wrap up and looked back at all the sessions. Here’s a brief sum up of my wins. I plan to develop each part in dedicated posts 🙂
I had my first session on the 12th of October 2014 and my last one the 7th of February 2015.
Before life coaching
My request was to change my career, find my life purpose and my passions. When I arrived at the first session, I was lost and very frustrated with my job. I was so clueless about how to find my passions and my perfect job. I was so scared to move on and change my job because I was afraid to lose the safe place that took so much effort to build.
Back then, when I finally had the courage to subscribe for life coaching, I chose her 8 session coaching program called “Holistic Transformational Coaching”. I was afraid that it would not be enough and I would need more sessions. It was hard to believe that my life could be transformed in only 8 sessions. Against my belief and all expectations, my life indeed changed and it was deeply transformational.
What happened in 4 months?
- Found my passions: Inspirational writing, speaking, blogging
- Faced my fear of writing: participated on Nanowrimo challenge
- Found my life purpose
- Found my dream career: Life coach, Inspirational speaker, blogger