Everything we create is based on moments of influence that come from who we are.
We all express perspectives that were shaped and are being shaped by our unique journeys.
That complex perspective you hold can’t be replicated — and using our perspectives to create is our gift to the world.
To know why I care so much about the possibilities of what’s “different”, I think it is important you know where I came from, and how I became the person I am today.
Aligning with my Truth
While I have always been an unconventional thinker, it took me a bit longer to embrace the notion of becoming an unconventional do-er. I graduated as a chemical engineer and started the life of a female in a historically male-dominated field at a Fortune 100 consumer products company.
After a few years in engineering, I realized all I wanted to do was work with people – to solve the more complex problems that shape happiness and fulfillment. Because of the empathy and wisdom I had cultivated, I became the go-to person for others and challenges holding back their progress.
I took on a role in the training and development field and never looked back. As I worked more with diverse talent throughout the org, I saw fundamental gaps that needed to be addressed at a much larger scale. That’s when I knew I needed to think bigger.
I’m lucky to have experienced many different culture clashes which have put me in a unique position to help others understand the possibility in what’s different. Whether what’s different is in another person, a new innovation, or even in yourself, I use my strengths to help shortcut your path to the best possibilities in your context.
Whether I’m speaking to a room of three managers or 3,000 conference attendees, I always keep my history in mind and bring it vulnerably and powerfully to spark revolution.
The sooner you help create culture that empowers the high points in your unique story, in recognition of the low points, the sooner you’ll see massive returns to your organization. That’s how we bring together different and make the most of what’s possible.