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3 Lessons from a Highly Sensitive Leader


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Do you sense you are different?

It’s over 14 years since I transitioned from my career in technology to coaching and mentoring. It only feels like yesterday. After some journaling over the last few days and reflecting some truths have emerged from my journey. I have come full circle. I am highly sensitive.

I am sharing these truths with you to inspire you and other highly sensitive women in business to see their truth and what it means for you as a leader today.

Highly sensitives are wired differently with gifts of depth, empathy, connection and intuition. According to research by Dr. Elaine Aron, 20% of the population are highly sensitive. If you are one, there is nothing wrong with you.

Typically highly sensitives tune in at a deep level to environments and have a desire to make a difference. They tend to extend themselves to make an impact and hide or undervalue their intuitive skills and innate gifts.

Here are the 3 lessons I learnt to help you to understand what it means to be highly sensitive and how you can turn it around:

Lesson 1 Be Yourself

Throughout my career I never knew I was highly sensitive. Your  approach to solving problems and seeing solutions may be different to everyone around you. Trust your instincts and allow yourself to embrace it wholeheartedly.

Being highly sensitive definitely didn’t hold me back when I was it corporate. Actually it makes total sense how it helped me to lead complex projects and situations and how I then transitioned into being a coach. Yet I struggled being self employed as I started to listen more to mentors and coaches than I did to my own intuition. I had to let go of a lot of unconscious beliefs and stories that were programmed into me from an early age.  I had to learn to be myself. I dare you to be yourself and shine.

Lesson 2 Find meaning and purpose

When you see the truth of your gift, it changes everything. You become the ‘Royal Advisor’ you are meant to be. You can see things from a different perspective. The world is calling out for a different type of leadership. I call this Feminine Leadership where you lead from the heart and find your true meaning and purpose from within.

Lesson 3 Honour your gift

Being highly sensitive is a gift for you and the people around you. It takes courage and faith in yourself to embrace your gift. It has taken me time and a journey of self-discovery to embrace my gift. When you see your truth, you cannot undo it. You are here to share your gifts and make a difference.

I would love to hear your experiences of being highly sensitive. How are you embracing it? How can you bring your gift to the world to make an impact?

It’s my mission to help other highly sensitive women in business and leaders to embrace their sensitivity and lead from their strengths and do business with grace with ease, the new paradigm of Feminine Leadership.

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COM34_333Fidelma Greene, Conscious Business Mentor & Coach

‘Gain more freedom, abundance and possibility in your business & life’


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