Discovering what is important to you gives you freedom to live in harmony with yourself. Knowing one’s values gives a person a sense of identity, direction in life, clarity in decision making, and the motivation to set and achieve personally meaningful goals.
Clarifying Values is the core of life coaching process
A decision maker’s story
This story illustrates how clarifying values helps making decisions easier.
Last week, I read a report in the Economist “A Nordic Mystery”(Issue Nov 15-21) about how women in Nordic countries are well represented in corporate executive ranks but not in the boardrooms. The insightful article analysed the causes of gender pay gap at top levels to include government’s social policies such as long, paid maternity leaves “which makes life easier for women, but does not encourage them to aim higher”.
Coincidentally, my coach asked me a similar question in our last session: why did I not want to set higher business targets? This got me writing.
At a friend’s wedding anniversary party, I got into a conversation with Nancy, whom I had just met. We soon arrived at a topic on which few women agree what it means: Feminism.
Nancy said, she adored the Gloria Steinem brand of feminism which asks women to exercise their freedom to choose whatever they wished to do with their lives. Nancy had happily chosen to be a stay-at-home mom and later a part-time worker to be able to raise her children.
Neelambika Kasad is a journalist, philosopher and poet with over a decade of experience in journalism, business communication and academics. She is passionate about her many interests including philosophy, personal finance, media, holistic therapies, quantum healing and writing occasional poetry.....and of course, her family, friends and the community.
Neelambika has worked as Features-Editor at The Financial Express (Mumbai) and taught Philosophy to graduate students at the KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce in Mumbai. She also taught Business Journalism at the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism, both from the University of Bombay. She is a qualified Pranic and Reiki healer. Neelambika recently moved from Reading, United Kingdom to Cupertino, California, where she lives with her son and husband.
Neelambika Kasad, works internationally as a Personal Life Coach to empower people to achieve personal and professional breakthroughs to help them enjoy their lives to the fullest!