Hey there! I’m Marlene - a Midwestern farm kid turned leadership coach and consultant.
In my late twenties, I found myself feeling pretty directionless. I had no particular reason to be, or so I thought. I had grown up on a farm. I had enjoyed my college experience. I had been active in leadership opportunities throughout youth and college. I had completed good internships. I had earned a Master's degree at a great university with even better people. I had a job at my alma mater that most people would envy.
So why did I feel so bleh about it all? I suppose the detailed answers are a story for another time, but here's the short version: I wasn't clear about who I was and what I wanted in my work.
It was a painful period while I tried figuring out what I should be doing while also worrying about what others would think. Once I got past the idea of pursuing everyone else's definition of "success", it was pretty clear where I was going.