16 May 24|Innovation

How are you showing up? Is how you present visually aligned with your purpose, vision and mission? Does the language you use reflect who you truly are?

It took me a little while to warm to this song by Alexia Chellun Now it's part of my #morningritual For many years I was what everyone else wanted me to be. Aren't we all?

Growing up I wanted to be a part of the 'cool group'. Instead, I was the hairy wog whose mother didn't let her shave her legs or pluck her eyebrows, who made her wear a long dress to the school disco when everyone else wore jeans, who sent her to Greek school.

As an adult, I'm so grateful to my mother because she taught me that it was a gift to be different.

As I moved through life, I was one person at work, another at home, another playing in the band, another with friends etc. I observed how others changed depending on their environment and company. We need different #skillsets. Not different personas.

At nineteen I had my first transformational experience at a Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp. I was way too cool to be on a Rotary 'anything'. I went with an escape plan. By day three I looked in the mirror and didn't recognise the person I saw. In three days self-acceptance was a magical shift that filtered through us all. When I got back home my parents thought I had been 'cultified' because I didn't argue with them.

The next transformational experience came years later at the SingularityU Executive Program in Silicon Valley. I needed to do this to bring SinularityU to Australia. I had found my tribe. Eighty crazy people all wanting to make the world a better place. I found accepted for every professional difference I wanted to make. I had found a place where I wasn't 'ahead of my time'. I have heard that so many times. It isn't a compliment! I changed the name of my business to UtopiaX because Utopia is achievable and X, because everyone's version is different.

Last year I invested in myself at the Hoffman Process Australia I worked hard to free myself from the constraints of the past. I opened the wounds and let them bleed. I recognised their origins. I had to overcome them to be the best person that I could be. I'm still working on it.

I've started working through #Ikigai with a group of like-minded souls. It was during our first session that I said out loud, I love helping people find their true selves because the world needs #connection and #healing, #love and #kindness. And I am good at curating transformational programs for leaders, executives and their teams.

I've curated customised programs for organisations and for individuals that encompass body, mind, heart and soul. I encourage leaders and executives to bring their whole selves to the party, the ones they wake up to every morning before donning the accessories they feel they have to.

My 'Why' is to create transformational experiences through the opening of hearts and minds. You can shift impossible to possible with a #moonshot mindset. I do what I do to pay it forward. Transform Today. Impact Tomorrow.

"He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any how", Nietzche

He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any how. 

He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any how. 

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