114 Mindset Adjustments, Interview with Susan Barber
Susan was in the corporate world for 20 years. During a challenging time, she sought the services of an executive coach to discover tools and techniques to address her work challenges. She started by adjusting her mindset, and going in to work with the idea of learning from challenges, rather than letting challenges define her. In the end, her coaching led her to leave her corporate job, and start a coaching practice of her own.
Q & A
Why is self love important and what was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
I didn’t realize that I wasn’t doing that… When a friend of mine asked me what I was doing for self-care, I answered I don’t do that on a regular basis. Everybody else came first and I came last. Now, I recognize that self care is so important.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
My coach was a pivotal person to help me get my confidence back.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Don’t look out the rearview mirror all the time.”
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
I have a new shower. I love to just stand in the shower. It is a great place to think. That is one of my favorite things to do.
Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.
I have taken to bullet journaling. There is are some formal ways of doing bullet journaling, as well as creative ways of doing bullet journaling, with markers and coloring. That has really been an interesting thing for me. I’ve never really thought of myself as being creative.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Be willing to let go of who you think you should be, in order to be who you are.”
What book are you reading right now?
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
I am passionate about leadership development, but I would say the biggest thing would be coaching. Just how it can change people’s lives.
Susan is now an executive leadership coach after spending 20+ years in corporate roles for a global organization. She knew that she wanted to do something to work with leaders to help them build their confidence, navigate challenges and achieve success. She is passionate about helping women position themselves for success and reach their potential.
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