I have achieved significant milestones throughout my academic and professional journey. During my school years, I earned numerous accolades in both sports and academics. Following university, I occupied various prominent roles, including a tenure-track professor of computer science and innovative positions within software development companies across Ireland, the UK, and Canada. Later, I pursued an esteemed executive coaching course in the US, which equipped me to become an executive coach. I have since had the privilege to guide and support clients globally, sharing my expertise and passion for coaching.
Externally, I seemed composed, but internally, I grappled with incessant pressure and anxiety. I was unable to handle setbacks, often dwelling on what-ifs and potential failures. My tendency to be overly self-critical made it challenging to step outside my comfort zone. Doubt and fear clouded my mind, disrupting my concentration and preventing me from finding fulfillment. I spent my time overworking and overthinking.
Eventually, I reached a breaking point after years of relentless stress, prompting essential changes. Drawing from my experiences and research, I reverse-engineered the burnout process, leading to my book. More importantly, it resulted in resilience tools to handle uncertainty, change, and adversity. I also created a daily journal, derived from the book’s insights, to consistently incorporate these habits into my routine.
Today, I find myself less reactive and more composed. Setbacks no longer paralyze me with overthinking; instead, I navigate my emotions and respond in healthier ways. I’ve embraced self-kindness and compassion, alleviating the pressure I used to burden myself with. I now celebrate victories without the cloud of pending tasks, and I’ve embraced the freedom to experiment and learn from failures. I have more tools to draw from to help me move forward with less fear and more joy.