This made me realize that many of my clients and co-workers were unsatisfied by the work/life they found themselves in and needed support in their career! I knew then that I was also one of them.
At this same moment, I was reaching a turning point in my work/life which made me reconsider my career objectives. I wanted to make a difference and find a job with a purpose, a purpose that would be whole heartedly mine, and that I would be passionate about. I wanted a job that would allow me to work on my own terms, with the flexibility I needed.
I was at a crossroad and had a difficult decision to make. After having spent so many years in banking, I thought I wouldn’t know how to do anything else. It literally felt like jumping off the roof! For a while, I kept on having the same recurrent dream (or nightmare), of going to my old workplace each morning.
After a lot of research, I found my calling: Career Coaching, a profession that perfectly responded to my aspirations. As soon as I had come to that realization, I resigned and completely shifted by enrolling to the coaching certification program.
I sometimes doubted my choices, but deep inside I knew that it was the best decision I had ever made. I made the leap, and finally regained control over my career and my life. I became a certified Coach, and an Accredited Member of the ICF.