Being the CEO of your own life
Having completed the programme, I feel more empowered to step forward, seize opportunities, set boundaries, and take on bigger responsibilities. We did one session about having your own personal ‘boardroom’ and the importance of surrounding yourself with the people who are going to help you succeed. You’re the CEO of your own life and it’s up to you to determine your direction, what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it. I learnt that I can’t keep waiting for someone else to ‘steer my boat’.
The programme also helped me identify the things that hold me back. Identifying these, knowing your inner critic, and developing your inner mentor is so important, because it makes decision-making so much easier.
Meeting others and developing a sisterhood
The women I met on the programme had such an impact on me – they were just amazing. Sharing our vulnerabilities in a room of people we hadn’t met before, where no one had all the answers, really created a sisterhood. We were all there for each other and it made such a difference knowing I wasn’t in it alone. Since completing the programme, we’ve kept in touch and have coffee once a month. We celebrate our successes together, commiserate our failures, and share brilliant ideas and resources – and it’s great.