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I had to be unemployed to find my PURPOSE

I felt stuck. That’s what I had to admit to my executive coach. My truth was that I was working at a place that I loved, doing work that felt impactful, but I also realized I was not growing personally. Our start-up non-profit organization, however, was growing, swiftly.

Sadness overwhelmed me as my boss shared new job descriptions that would allow the organization to move to the next level. As I read them, I realized neither of these roles included the best of what I had to offer. I didn’t know what was next. But I knew, I had to step down.

Leaving that job, was one of the most difficult things I had to do. Not only because I loved the organization, but also because I didn’t have a plan. "I’ll just get another job!" That was the plan. But 8 months later, after interviews and working with my fierce network, I was still unemployed. I had 20+ years of experience, stellar recommendations, and a Master’s Degree from a prestigious institution. How could I not find a job? And then it hit me. I wasn’t looking for a job. I was looking for a purposeful career.

I spent hours reading books and taking courses on finding purpose. I asked myself about my passions and sought out others to help me understand my gifts, skills, and talents. I spent most of my time, meeting people in coffee shops. I thought we were there to talk about job opportunities. But consistently by the end, I’d be coaching them on their career challenges.

One day, one of my mentees said, "You know Erica, someone will pay you for this kind of advice!" That was my Oprah "A-Ha!" moment. In reflection, I could see that the golden thread of my career, whether as a middle school teacher or HR administrator, had always been to help people be the best version of themselves.

And with that, the vision for PurposeFULL Seed coaching was born. I became a certified purpose coach (by Imperative) and here I am now, ready to serve.

Perhaps my story sounds like you. Are you at a crossroads? Are you wanting to not just have a job that pays you, but also allows you to do meaningful work that fills you up and inspires you to grow? It is possible to find work that is fulfilling and to do it with excellence. But sometimes, we just need assistance finding the pathway forward. Coaching did that for me. I’m certain, it can do that for you too.

All you need to do is take the first step. Sign up for a Purpose Clarity Call. Let’s get clear on what your struggles are, and what you want, and then, let’s map a pathway to make your dreams and aspirations possible.

To apply for your spot now, click the button below and prepare for the first step of a long and fruitful journey on the way to your purpose.

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