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Introducing myself and my journal: Inspiration Awakens and Motivation Moves

About Me:
Past experience and hindsight taught me that while we don’t always get what we want, if we are open, we always seem to get what we need. Sometime things happen that force us in a direction we should have found on our own. Transitioning from a rewarding career in the US Coast Guard, I found myself forced in a new direction and unexpectedly questioning what I wanted to do next. I realized that I had been so driven by the responsibilities of my assignments, that I disengaged from my body and lost my ability to dream.

My journey and discovery over the next several years demonstrated that our greatest heartbreak can transform into our major opportunity. As with any change, initially there was apprehension and fear, though with the support of coaches and friends, I found the courage to move forward and dream again. In spite of my initial reluctance to embrace the challenges of this change, as I embarked on this journey, I now recognize the opportunities this shift presented. I began to explore these opportunities and discovered new ways to support leader development.

Recognizing that my greatest sense of accomplishment came from sowing seeds that enabled the achievement of others, I decided to become a Leadership Coach and was introduced to somatic (embodied) leadership training. Learning to access whole-bodied wisdom was personally transformational.

From this experience, my passion grew to help leaders discover there are seeds of opportunity where there is change, conflict, or fear. In the midst of challenges, we can recognize we have choice and a voice. In choosing, we find our true direction and learn to trust that we are right where we need to be and can be the author of the story of who we want to be.

My Passions:
Joyfully embodying wholehearted loving and living!

My Challenges:
Being versus Doing.

My Vision for the Future:
Be the Change you want to see in the world!

My Areas of Expertise:
Somatic Leadership Coaching; Leadership Development

Comments

Klaudia Mexico's picture

Bienvenida Señora!!!

On behalf of all wonderful WP members I also want to welcome you. You have reached an amazing place to exchange thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc. We´re really happy to have you on board. Let´s raise our voices together.

Please follow our current programs and campaigns and enjoy this great journey. I suggest you:

1- Participate in our current Digital Action Campaign on the theme "Girls Transform the World". http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/girlstransform/girls-transform-the-world...

2- To write on the topic of Maternal Health for the chance to be published in our e-magazine.

I´m happy you´re in your way to find your own voice with us! It's tough to embrace new challenges in our lifes; nevertheless, empowering people should make easy to face this challenge..

Looking forward to getting to know you better!!!

greetings from beautiful Mexico

Klaudia González

Hello Luann,

I am happy to welcome you to the World Pulse community! You have joined an amazing digital network whose goal is to enable women from all over the world to communicate and collaborate to find solutions to the most challenging and pressing issues facing women today. By nurturing and empowering women at the grass roots level, we can help effect change in individual lives and in communities in every corner of the globe.

Change is sometimes not easy and I admire you for transitioning from a successful career with the Coast Guard to starting your own business. I would be interested in hearing more about somatic leadership as I don't know anything about that type of training.

On the WP site, you can read about many thought provoking issues and discover various ways you can take action should you want to. To learn more about how to get started in the WP community, please read The Getting Started Guide: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide.

We love to read about other women's passions, hopes for the future, experiences and life situations so please feel free to share yours with us by writing a journal entry, which you can access under the My Pulse tab.

I've found WP to be a vibrant, supportive community with an empowering message so I encourage you to explore the site and interact with the community. Through online platforms such as WP, women the world over can unite and become a powerful force for change!

Again, welcome and I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

Kind regards,
Debbie

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