You feel “stuck”.
Moving backwards isn’t an option.
Going sideways feels pointless.
And “up” seems out of reach, overwhelming, or undesired.
My badass client, Rachel, calls this experience “the messy middle”… because, like it sounds, sometimes we find ourselves in middle age, or middle management, muddling along with what feels like middling levels of success.
Rachel is doing something amazing. She’s building a community of ‘middlers’ like herself and sharing her experience so that others can learn and grow, as she does too.
As part of her promise to herself to live truthfully and in deep connection with others, she’s launched a podcast called “Moving Through the Middle”. It’s a live coaching show for people who feel stuck in middle management, and I am thrilled to announce that she’s invited me to be a part of it.
The show’s goal is to expose the “mess” that all too often is overlooked and obscured. To see it. To learn from it. To grow from it. And discover how to move from where you are in your career to where you want to be.
I invite you to listen to the first episode, where I spend time talking about what coaching is and what it isn’t. I look forward to sharing later episodes where you’ll be able to listen to me conduct a real-time coaching session with Rachel. She’ll show you her “messes” and how she’s trying to move through them. Our hope is that these conversations will inspire listeners to move through theirs as well. Other coaches and clients will join for additional episodes.
The “Moving Through the Middle” podcast can be found here or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
As for our time coaching together, Rachel shares,
“I have worked with many coaches, therapists, healers, and guides throughout my adult life and Shayna has by far been the most impactful. I came to her at a critical time in my career where I was feeling stuck and had been dreaming about a different path for over a decade. Shayna was able to shine a light on what was sticky and helped me forge a different path through kindness, accountability, and support. Working with Shayna was not always easy because she asks important questions. The questions are uncomfortable but ultimately exactly what I needed to get me out of my own way. In the year I worked with Shayna, she saw me through taking on a leadership role, taking on my first corporate job, a move across the country and finally a pivot in my career that I had been craving. Shayna changed my life and I will forever be grateful for her support and wisdom!
And exciting news! I’m so humbled to be included in this year’s Leadership Center for Excellence 40 under 40 honorees, recognizing regional leaders under 40 who are making a real difference in our communities through work, volunteerism and service. To share this company with the other honorees honestly blows my mind. I’m so inspired by them!