I built a successful 25 year career as a faculty member at a higher educational institution. I helped students establish their goals and reach them. Helping others find their path was challenging and fun. I climbed the academic ladder, and led my department for over 10 years. I mentored colleagues, and made diverse contributions to my institution. I accepted a challenging administrative role which was the culmination of all my experiences. I was at the top of my game. I lead a large and complex team. I was challenged and proud. I worked harder than I thought possible.
I was ushered into the the board room and asked to surrender my keys and laptop. A critical incident had occurred at my institution. My career
was over. I had been removed from my position.
My world had been turned upside down. I realized that I had put all of my thought, energy and effort into my work. I could not make any sense of this situation. It was time to let go. I suspected I still possessed energy and passion, but I had no idea where it was or how to get it back.
M.S. Counseling | Southern Illinois University
Coaches Training Institute
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach - CPCC
College administrator/ training facilitato/counselor/ faculty/educator