IS the best way to never move forward.
But failing college wasn’t an option, so I did
inevitably get speech therapy. I just didn’t improve because nothing changes
when we passively wait for problems to fix themselves.
It was a therapist that presented me with the
only two choices we ever really have: Stay where you are in life. Or use the resources you’ve been given to
face your fear...and practice doing life
I practiced asking strangers the time even if
I knew it.
I practiced ordering food with my broken words
- not by pointing at the menu.
is the enemy of stagnation.
Today, I’m a professional speaker, I teach
online, and I coach private clients as a Resilience
Champion, training others to overcome their
stutter, because false starts, hopeless redundancy, failed attempts...those
aren’t just problems that show up in the voice.
They’re problems that live in the mind.
When we’re stalling from overwhelm
at our jobs. Prolonging issues like
weight gain or burnout by resisting change. Repeating our
relationship mistakes as we avoid the real issue with ourselves.
Resiliency isn’t the endgame that forever ends
our challenges. Resiliency is the practice
of courageously working our way through them. This is how we master our life. This is how we thrive.
And though I haven’t always been prepared for
what I’ve had to face:
- The gut churning lessons of running my own business, brick and mortar or online.
- Postpartum depression.
- The moment my hair fell out in my hands hours before giving a speech, even though I knew the side effects of chemo.
I’m stronger for these experiences. Resiliency is a practice - the practice
of handling change in the workplace and in your own life by acknowledging
your fears...and deciding to move forward anyway. Resiliency is about
adapting and being flexible in the process.
Let me help you build resilience in the workplace and in life. I’m also passionate about building resilience in children, and if you’re an educator or a parent association, I’d love to connect with you!
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"Very relevant tools to learn during times of change"
I had the pleasure of hearing Zaheen deliver a keynote address to a group of government lawyers. Her tips to build resilience were easy to understand and inspiring. Very relevant tools to learn during times of change.