Title page Sub Heading goes here… Enabling Evolution Following your heart in times of change
Title page Helping professionals successfully navigate a Corporate Escape Sub Heading goes here… Congratula4ons on launching your Corporate Escape! Now is the 4me to create a deeply sa4sfying next phase in your life. Find out the seven common traps you may face, how to avoid them and how you can successfully navigate the change ahead.
Danielle MarchantCorporate Escape CoachI have made two corporate escapes in ten years. I gave up my company car and sold my ﬂat to travel the world, which led to a reinven4on as a coach and consultant. More recently I leC my role as Director of a successful coaching company in Asia, to set up my own coaching business in the UK. I know what it takes to make big change happen... Follow me on Twitter @EnablingEv!
“Create a pause TRAP 1: NO PAUSE Title page for yourself Create a pause for yourself before you dive back in. before you dive You have just been through a huge change. back in” LeMng go of organisa4onal life is a libera4ng experience. It can also be exhaus4ng. ~ Tip One ~ Sub Heading goes here… At the end of every sentence there is a full stop. It is a pause. The same is true of change, it is a chance to pause. As you leave your job, take the opportunity to reﬂect, celebrate, rest and assimilate the experience you had in corporate life. Now is a good 4me to take a holiday, spend 4me with friends, catch up on your favourite books and even spend some 4me doing nothing! Following your heart in times of change
“Connect to TRAP 2: BUSY BEE Title page your purpose Connect to your purpose and vision in the early stages of your change. and vision in In the excitement of your Corporate Escape it is easy to get busy in the details and ac4vi4es of the early stages your new life. of yourSub Heading goes here… Whilst you get busy doing you can loose sight of your compass. What is your direc4on? Your true North? change.” Once you have quit your job, I encourage you to re-‐connect to your purpose and set your vision for change. ~ Tip 2 ~ Mapping out where you are against where you want to be is a powerful way of crea4ng sustainable energy and momentum. Following your heart in times of change
“Build a strong, TRAP 3: NETWORK NEGLECT Title page diverse Build a strong, diverse network of support around you. network of In the corporate world you had teams and departments of experts who could help you. support This should be no diﬀerent now! Whilst you have around you.”Heading goes here… leC the structure of an organisa4on, you will s4ll Sub require the support structure it oﬀered you. The great news is now you get to build your own ~ Tip 3 ~ and choose who is in it. Joining women’s groups, study groups, special interest groups and so on are quick ways to connect with likeminded people. Set up a group of travelling buddies, select a coach or mentor and of course don’t forget your friends! Following your heart in times of change
“Choose times TRAP 4: SCHEDULE FREEFALL Title pageof the day when Choose times of day when you are at your best to schedule creative activities. you are at your When it comes to 4me management, leaving the externally imposed structure of your job comes with best to two risks: schedule Heading goes here… 1. You have no imposed schedule, meander aimlessly, Sub and ﬁnd yourself feeling guilty most of the 4me. 2. You have no imposed schedule, don’t delineate creative ac4vi4es, and ﬁnd tasks leaking into social and family 4mes. activities.” Now you no longer turn up to an oﬃce each day it helps to set yourself a rou4ne each week. When are your meal and break 4mes? Where does exercise ﬁt in ~ Tip 4 ~ now? What about your friends and family? Group ac4vi4es that require diﬀerent energy together in your diary for instance, phone calls, wri4ng, social media, mee4ngs. Following your heart in times of change
TRAP 5: JUMP SHIP “Discomfort is Title page Discomfort is normal. It means you are normal. doing something exciting – stick with it! It means you You may have a cushion of money that enabled you to make your Corporate Escape. are doing As this cushion starts to reduce fear naturally sets in. This is not the 4me to jump ship and return to your old something Heading goes here… job! Sub The ﬁnancial cushion is that – a comfort. Only when exciting, stick you start to feel suﬃciently uncomfortable will you be propelled to make things happen. with it!” Of course I am not sugges4ng you leave yourself ﬁnancially vulnerable. Do remember though, that whilst you do not have a regular pay cheque right now, ~ Tip 5 ~ what you do have is the power, freedom and ﬂexibility to choose what next. Following your heart in times of change
“Get focused. TRAP 6: UNFOCUSED ENERGY Title page Get focused. Stay focused. Stay focused.” It is temp4ng to focus only on the things you love, are good at or really enjoy! ~ Tip 6 ~ Whatever the reason for your Corporate Escape, whether you want to travel, study, set up a Sub Heading goes here… business, volunteer or spend more 4me with your children there will be some ac4vi4es ac4vi4es you prefer more than others. Equally others may see you have lots of “spare” 4me and draw you into their agendas. Now is the 4me to get clear on your own priori4es. Know what ac4vi4es are important for you. Get focused and stay focused! Following your heart in times of change
“Celebrate your TRAP 7: FLYING SOLO Title page successes and Celebrate your successes and get help with your challenges. get help with Making a Corporate Escape is a courageous step. Celebrate! your You have made the leap and the journey ahead is an exci4ng one. As with anything in life you can challenges.” Heading goes here… Sub be certain there will be highs and lows to come. There is no need to ﬂy solo… ~ Tip 7 ~ Celebrate your successes with someone who cares. Have someone you trust to support you through the challenges. Following your heart in times of change
Top tips to rememberü TIP 1 ~ Create a pause for yourself before you dive back in. ü TIP 2 ~ Connect to your purpose and vision in the early stages of your change. ü TIP 3 ~ Build a strong, varied network of support around you. ü TIP 4 ~ Choose 4mes of the day when you’re at your best for crea4ve ac4vi4es. ü TIP 5 ~ Discomfort is normal. It means you are doing something exci4ng, s4ck with it! ü TIP 6 ~ Get focused. Stay focused. ü TIP 7 ~ Celebrate success and get support with your challenges.
Corporate EscapeNo need to fly solo!Corporate Escape programmes reconnect you to your values and purpose. You will get the prac4cal and emo4onal support needed for you successfully navigate the change ahead. Corporate Escape will help you to understand your mo4va4on for change, build a vision for your future and support you to take the steps you need to create an authen4c and meaningful next phase for yourself. Your passion is my mission!
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