Wow! It’s the first of September already. How did that happen??
I am coming to you this week from the City of Lights – Paris!
I will be spending 5 days in this beautiful city, working with my coach & mentor – to expand my own personal growth and further develop my coaching skills – so that I may support you to achieve all that YOU desire.
Oh, and I will be joined by 150 incredible women from every corner of the globe too!
This IS my life and there are moments when I just have to pinch myself. Is this really happening? Did I really create this? When I left my Corporate job after 25 years and set out down this path – my goal was clear. I wanted to create a FREEDOM based lifestyle – a life in which I could live and work from anywhere in the world… though I had absolutely no idea HOW! But coaching is what I was born to do. I know that now. And I can see that every decision I have made in the last 10 years has led me to this very point.
I left school when I was 16 years of age with a handful of O’ Levels and a single desire. ‘To work in an office’. I am being completely honest with you when I tell you that was the full extent of my dream. I had absolutely no idea WHAT I wanted to DO – but even at such a young age, it seems I had more clarity around who I wanted to BE. Before the summer ended, I was employed in the offices of Whyte & Mackay Distillers in Glasgow and for the next 25 years invested my heart and soul in building a successful career in the drinks industry. And I did it because I loved it – there was no other place I wanted to be. My career meant everything to me.
By the time of my 40th Birthday, I was working with Bacardi and based in New Zealand. And though turning 30 had been a very negative experience for me, turning 40 felt truly liberating. As I celebrated my first ever birthday in the sunshine, it struck me that I had crossed a thresh-hold. I no longer had to work to ‘prove myself’ to anyone.
I could just be ME. I could have fun.
And with that single change in mindset, I started to see things and opportunities quite differently. I was more open to the adventurous and daring. At any other point in my career, I feel certain I would have turned down the opportunity to relocate to Shanghai but turning 40 meant it was a risk that I was prepared to take …. And ultimately, the single/best decision I ever made in my life.
Since then, everything has changed. I have left the drinks industry behind and embarked on my very own ‘Journey of Discovery’ – investing in me and retraining as a Lifestyle, Leadership & Success Coach. I am learning and growing every single day and it feels so good.
How about you? Are you learning & growing? Or are you stuck in a rut?
If you are a woman in your 40s/50s who has been working in corporate for 20 years or so and finds herself at across-roads, wondering what the next 20 years hold for you – then I would love to help you gain clarity so that you may take control and Design your future.
They say Life begins at 40 and for me, that was soooo true.
How about you? Are you living your BEST life?
No? Well, don’t waste another second – because you deserve only the best. I know that to be true of you already.
Investing in YOURSELF is an amazing gift.
I can vouch for that!
I would love to get to know you more, connect with me here.
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Linda Thomson is an international Lifestyle & Success Coach.
She coaches and mentors highly driven, talented, and capable women who have already achieved a level of success in their Corporate careers but often at the expense of other areas of their life. Her clients come because they find themselves at a cross-roads and are keen to explore the possibilities of an exciting new vision – a career change, relocation, a new business venture or an amazing new passion project?
Having lived in various locations around the world including London, Shanghai, and Auckland, New Zealand, Linda is now settled back in her homeland of Scotland and is happily rediscovering the beauty of this magnificent country through the lens of her camera.
Linda is living proof that anything is possible and uses her extensive business knowledge – gained over 25 years in the corporate world, and her life experience to support her clients with powerful and visionary coaching that enables them to dream big, discover their true brilliance, and generate amazing results to create a life that they love.