Top 5 Pearls of Wisdom:
Therese Lardner is a Leadership Coach and Registered Psychologist with over 14 years of experience in helping businesses select, develop and retain talent.
Therese also the founder of Mindset Coaching and Consulting where she works with HR executives to help them to recognise and harness the potential of their people so that their talent stops burning out and leaving. Therese is in the midst of writing a book on the virtues of burnout that we just can’t wait to read!
When Therese is not coaching leaders and facilitating workshop seminars, she is a very proud mum of two and a passionate advocate of building thriving, resilient kids.
Here are Therese’s top 5 pearls of wisdom for taking care of yourself and reaching your full potential.
- Connect to what’s important to you and do your best to always move in that direction. The moment you start being and doing in a way that isn’t aligned to your driving purpose, you’ll start to feel lost, frustrated and potentially constrained. Two amazing books that will help you keep growing and ‘on track’ are Start With Why and Find Your Why, both by Simon Sinek.
- Being really stressed and busy aren’t badges of honour. They’re signs that you’re just doing what you can to get by, rather than living and working in a way that is both fulfilling and sustainable. Being stressed can’t go on forever. Eventually it will impact on your mental and physical health, your work and relationships with those around you.
- If you find that you’re close to exhaustion, all the gym and yoga in the world won’t work to help you recover if you don’t understand the patterns of behaviour that you’re taking with you from job to job, from project to project. You can change your surroundings, but you’ll need to understand more about yourself to navigate through your natural limitations and to leverage your strengths, so that you don’t repeat the same old pattern.
- Just because you’re early in your career doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to have a voice. Feeling ‘not enough’ is so common and it can lead to not contributing, not putting yourself forward and not performing to your potential. You have experience, you have value to give – own it.
- Be mindful of the people you look up to. As humans we take on the styles, approaches and even mannerisms of people that we respect. Be picky about what actions you will take on as your own strategies and ones that are really just not helpful. Ask yourself “what’s the impact of that approach?” to decide if that strategy is really for you or not.
If you would like to get in touch with Therese feel free to send out a connection request via her LinkedIn profile: LinkedIn
Or you can tune into her latest Podcast appearance on Beneath the Surface – A really great deep dive into the world of burnout: Here: