Two great synchronicities have happened in the past week: I refined my niche of life and leadership coaching for introverts, and a drama played out on the world stage with Gordon Brown, introvert.
Those two things combined connected me with a reporter who writes for The Coaching Commons. He asked me to provide thoughts for an article, which I did. I’m pleased to share the resulting story here, written by Mark Joyella: http://coachingcommons.org/featured/gordon-brown-and-leadership-coaching-the-introverted-politician/
Since the article was posted, Gordon Brown announced that he is resigning his position. He has a few months left in office, which gives him some time to shape his legacy. I think of something I learned as a musician: if you start and end strong, what happens in the middle is less important. That advice is artistically – and politically – not the best case scenario. However, it’s reminiscent of one of my favorite quotes: “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” (Anonymous)
(Gordon Brown Image Credit: The Telegraph)
Judy Dunn says
Wow. Congrats on taking such a prominent place in this article. It was a fascinating topic and your messages were spot-on.
And what an interesting niche you have selected. Lots of issues you will be able to help people with.
Beth Buelow says
Judy, thanks for your comments! I was grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Mark’s article and highlight the challenges introverts might encounter when living in the public eye.
Information is power. The more information and awareness we have about our preferences and tendencies, the more compassion, acceptance and trust we’ll have for ourselves. And that goes for introverts AND extroverts… 🙂
Life Coaching says
That is so true Beth the more information, awareness, and realization of our preferences and tendencies the better we all will be.
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