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The Ever Elusive 'There'

A common thread among the leaders I coach is their insatiable appetite for learning and growth. There’s a persistent drive to improve decision making, how they show up for and influence others. 

Very few have tolerance for the status quo when it comes to their professional development as leaders. As a result, there is often an intense focus on “what’s next” and defining a vision to gain clarity. 

This TEDTalk by Shankar Vedantam (host of the Hidden Brain Podcast), however, provokes a different perspective on holding on too tightly to a future “ideal self” or plan.

To his point, many of us have taken circuitous routes to get to where we are today. We got here because of, or despite, the left turns and detours. Vedantam reminds us that there are simply too many uncontrollable variables to nail down a strict, well-devised future self.

This doesn’t mean having a vision is futile. By all means, set goals, make plans, exercise ambition, and aspire to be a better leader, a better you, every single day. 

Then, remain open to the possibility that what you envisioned for yourself may change entirely as you experience new opportunities (and challenges) along the way. Receptivity to an ever evolving (vs. static) vision creates space for the unforeseen, and likely, more enjoyable, scenic route. 

Here's to the new sites and experiences in store, and a peaceful transition to the year ahead.


Jacqueline Franklin
Chief Coaching Partner
IPEC Certified Professional Coach
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner
Coach2Growth helps executives and senior businesspeople grow by capitalizing on their strengths to lead and partner more effectively. With our guidance, leaders achieve more, gain recognition, and grow and prosper fearlessly. 
 The final months of the year are often fraught with apprehension and stress. Then, before you know it, it’s a clean slate and we’re kicking off another year with new, more ambitious goals. We’re off to the races again! Is it any wonder that even the most centered leaders get a little out of sorts at times? 

I’m guessing that most of us have said something to someone that was not received as intended. In turn, it’s likely that we’ve also been on the other end of a comment that we interpreted as unkind or even hostile. Setting the right tone and getting a message across clearly is difficult when the clock is ticking against ambitious deadlines. 

In this “Season of Giving,” I offer six tips for a more peaceful approach to the end of the year … and beyond.

Read Six Tips for a Peaceful Approach to Year End
You Don't Actually Know What Your Future Self Wants
Jacqueline partners for success with her clients, blending years of strategic and practical business experience in global companies with enthusiasm for helping leaders, organizations and teams realize their potential. She has worked with company leaders and individual contributors to help them achieve more, gain recognition and prosper fearlessly.

Jacqueline has been a natural and compassionate champion, mentor and coach to women throughout her career. She participated on the board of Girls Inc. of Lynn for six years, and is a member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast.

Jacqueline has an MBA and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), having completed her training in the premier accredited International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification program through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  She is also certified as an Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP).

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