Guiding leaders to fully align with their inner knowing to optimize mental, emotional and physical well being.
I am Teresa Lodato, CPCC, the founder of Becoming Aware™ Coaching.
A great leader displays empathy, self-awareness and resilience. They take charge and do the difficult thing even though it may not be the popular thing to do. It’s about being true to yourself and your values.
Great leaders also trust their inner knowing and leverage it to make difficult decisions with confidence. They understand the importance of slowing down in order to speed up so they become more effective.
I guide people along their unique journey of Becoming Aware to unleash their own innate gifts and embrace their inner knowing to become more effective in their personal and professional lives.
Throughout my career I was promoted to leadership roles and overcame many challenges which I now get to support my clients to do as well. What I see time and again is that you don’t have to be a natural born leader to succeed in your role, but you do have to be willing to put in the time and effort to make it possible. There are right ways and many wrong ways of allowing this to come to fruition however; the way I went about things during my career ended in a devastating illness which brought my 20+ years in financial services to a conclusion because of a complete health breakdown.
Most of my career I had very fixed ideas about what being a leader meant as well as how to position myself in certain roles. What I learned after becoming very ill is that there is a way to be successful without burning bridges or burning myself out. If you think that overworking and destroying your personal relationships is the way for you to make it to the top, I invite you to contemplate the possibility that there might be a better way.
Forward thinking organizations expect and support their employees to put life first and work second. This falls along the continuum of valuing each employee, honoring unique gifts and strengths while supporting the mission of the organization. It is a holistic view recognizing that relationships are the real work of work and happy employees are willing to do more, provide higher value, have increased creativity, provide greater impact and experience more fulfillment overall.
Happy Employees = Successful Organizations
After I burned out from my financial services career, I spent a lot of time exploring, educating myself, as well as increasing self awareness in order to reset and experience a life of purpose and fulfillment. It was a long road made even longer by my inability to release what no longer served me. When I finally learned to let go and began trusting myself again, everything fell into place. I am now doing work I am passionate about, working with clients I love and am realizing a healthy work/life integration that would make my younger self green with envy! A large part in my learning was studying graduate level psychology and neuroscience; exploring insights to discover healing, happiness and wholeness for myself, as well as recognizing the importance of balancing relationships in my life overall.
Some things I learned:
All growth takes commitment.
At times the journey to self awareness is uncomfortable.
There is incredible power in uncovering, clarifying and polishing the uniqueness of you.
It is vital that you align with your inner gifts.
The importance of being authentic.
I am worthy (and you are worthy too).
Learning to trust yourself allows you to trust others.
What would it be like for you to be empowered in your life and in all of your relationships? Imagine feeling energized, confident and capable of using your strengths to make a positive impact and achieve your goals. Want to learn how? Schedule a time below and let’s make it a reality!
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I was in a big transitional period of my life when I reached out to Teresa. I lost my husband of 20 years after a long battle with cancer. I was exhausted, feeling overwhelmed and unable to make decisions on my own. As a result of my coaching with Teresa, I re-ignited the passions in my life and took action. I now trust my inner knowing and wisdom. I am able to set goals that challenge me and draw strength and power from within, tapping into innate wisdom and gifts I didn’t know I had in me.
For anyone thinking about working with Teresa and wondering what they may gain from the experience, I would say that the sky’s the limit. Make an investment in yourself and be rewarded by working with a true mentor and coach who will help you overcome any challenge and learn for yourself the answers you seek.
Going into the Becoming Aware course I really had no idea what to expect. I was, as many others, a little out of sorts with the world around me because of the COVID 19 virus and its unknowingness. As the weeks progressed I was learning so many valuable tools to cope with my life that I couldn’t wait until “Monday” rolled around so I could get on the conference call and learn even more about myself. It was an 8 week marathon that flew by. I laughed & cried. But in the end it left me with much more hope and peace than I could have ever imagined, along with some wonderful tools to incorporate in my life’s journey.
I would recommend classes of this type with Teresa to anyone who may feel a little lost in this big world for this is merely the tip of the iceberg.