Change is hard. More than ever we are constantly reminded of this. Our capacity to respond and to grow through change is challenged daily. It’s hard to imagine embracing change, especially these days when things feel so out of control.
But what if change is exactly what you need right now to find more meaning and enjoy your life? What if you take that courageous career move you’ve been contemplating or head back to school or start your own business? What if this is the season for you to reinvent yourself?
As we turn the page on summer and enter a new season, the signs of change are everywhere. We may be fatigued by the constant change around us. But there is something comforting about seasonal changes. In Canada, they happen, whether we are ready or not. On my morning run I noticed shades of red beginning to show on the maple. I’ve pulled out my sweaters and boots for evening walks. Seeing kids in the playground back at school across from my house brought a smile to my face.
These simple signs of the fall season remind me of the universal rhythms of change. The seasons change. Life carries one. What if you paused to acknowledge and appreciate it? Look around you and consider these question:
- What changes do you see that you are you grateful for?
- What is the hardest change you are facing?
- How can you find a way to ease into that change and perhaps even embrace it?
Embracing change takes courage, connection and commitment. It’s hard to go through it alone.
If you are ready to be courageous, connect with other women, and embrace meaningful change, we’d love to have you join us: WOMEN ON THE MOVE! Program kick off on September 30th 11:00 –12:15 ET. Spots still available.
To sign up for a consultation call and assess if this is the right program for you. Contact Lianne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women on the Move! is a four month group program designed for women leaders and professionals who are ready to make a career change and seek more purpose and meaning at work.
The program is limited to eight participants and will take place from September to December 2020. It includes monthly group meetings by zoom, 1:1 coaching with Lianne, peer accountability and lots of new ideas, resources and tools to support your goals for professional growth.
By the end of the program you will:
- Have a plan for career growth and happiness
- Overcome limiting beliefs about what is possible
- Build your network of supporters and allies
- Communicate with confidence about what you want to achieve
Sign up now to reserve your spot!
This Friday is also the start of the Jewish New Year. Normally it is a time for those of us who celebrate it to participate in community prayer and self-reflection. This year, our community gatherings will be mostly limited to virtual platforms. I will miss the communal singing. But I am ready to embrace the changes that are coming and to renew my commitment to supporting others to do the same.
One of my favourite rituals of the holiday is the dipping of apples in honey. We do this as a symbol for starting a sweet year. Whatever faith or community you belong to, may the sweetness of the fall season inspire you to embrace change, connect with others and find your purpose.
There is a season turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose
Under heaven” – Pete Seeger*