As an internal Learning and Development consultant in a global distribution company, Pippa enjoyed her role but felt dissatisfied with the overall direction and balance of her life.
She decided to attend a Windmills workshop having ‘heard good things about it but not really knowing what to expect.’ Although she found the workshop ‘intense’, being guided through a structured programme of activities helped Pippa think broadly about different aspects of her life and career.
Two key long term goals appeared on Pippa’s Golden ticket: self employed learning and development with young people and SMEs; and to be living in a more rural part of the country. Pippa says looking back ‘the biggest thing for me was the change in my mindset. I felt a lot more in control and found myself thinking - why can’t I have my golden ticket – what do I need to do to make it happen for myself’?
So she ‘took the plunge’ – resigned from her job and embarked on her plan to set up her own business. Excited by the benefits she had gained from the Windmills programme and keen to help young people realise their potential Pippa recognised that offering the STAR programme would fit with both her personal and business priorities. Windmills met with Pippa again – this time business to business to help her deliver STAR in schools.
When asked recently how she feels about her current situation Pippa responded:
‘Being self employed is very scary... but I feel liberated, am enjoying the new challenges – good and bad – and will always be able to say ‘ I gave it my best shot’ and won’t have regrets on Sunday regardless of whether I achieve all elements of my Golden ticket or not.’
If you would like to find out more about becoming licensed to deliver Windmills programmes then please get in touch via the website www.windmillsonline.co.uk or call Lynne on 0844 249 1990.