In this episode, we have the incomparable Anessa Collins, She EO 1.0, a Leadership Coach for high achieving women. She has been empowering women into authentic leadership for over 14 years. This is her story:
I’ve been where you are and felt the disconnect between being a successful leader and being myself. For so many years, I thought I needed to conform to succeed. Be quiet, be loud, be pretty, be perfect, follow the rules. Along the way, I gradually forgot who I was and this minimized my impact. On the outside, I checked all the success boxes (money, prestige, status). On the inside, I was unfulfilled, lost and misguided.
I was a Farm-Girl Fearing.
At 37, following years in corporate America, I embarked on a journey to rediscover myself, what made me tick, and what made me, special. I dove into the elements required for real change: mindset, habits and goal alignment. I leveraged 15 years of consulting where I had become an expert at helping professionals move through change. After a bit of hard work, I found myself and anchored my leadership as a SheEO. In 2008, I launched a thriving coaching practice dedicated to women and their health. During this time, I discovered many of my clients had lost themselves in the same shuffle. They were having an impact but wanted more. Getting more meant finding themselves and anchoring there.
I was a Farm Girl Rising.
Over and over again, I witnessed women reclaim themselves and create their own type of leadership firmly anchored in being authentically themselves. Deep work takes digging, incremental change, practice and real action, but you don’t have to do it alone.
I am a SheEO. I am a storyteller. I am a woman leading women down a path I know well.
My name is Anessa and I am a Farm Girl Leading.