No Apologies. Want More.

In-common desires across diverse professionals.

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Wanting More
Wanting More

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” That’s the powerful refrain in Maya Angelou’s, The Human Family.  These words sparked me, as a leadership coach, to seek how we are more alike than unalike as career-driven professionals.  An in-common theme emerged:

“I want more____.  How do I get it?”

Across 200+ clients, from just out of college to just into the C-Suite, research showed we can fill in the blank with “I want more____:”

…fulfilling work











…energy for hobbies and passions

…time / down time / me time

…focus on friendships

…experiences with family 

As career-driven professionals, wanting more makes us more alike than unalike. No apologies. Know what you want more of, and clear the path to get it.

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