In my work I often come across brilliant people who are afraid of unleashing their skills on the world. In trying to norm into their environment, they play small. I’m no stranger to the Tall Poppy Syndrome– an inner fear of standing out and being brilliant in order to feel accepted and loved. A child that moved from communistic Poland to USA, I aimed to fit in to avoid being the butt of jokes while catching up with my English. Later on, I would blend in to avoid attention, to avoid disappointing others and to avoid the platform and responsibility that comes with being the best of me. Becoming a coach and a leader has helped seal in me the desire to claim that I have a responsibility in this world and in this life to make as large a difference as I can. It’s not an easy journey but it’s a fun one! We all lead by example. When I invite my clients to be courageous make no mistake about it, I am living it! Are you?

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