I was in the transition of treating my work as a side hustle to treating it as a proper business. I was struggling with re-establishing my personal and professional identity and felt that there wasn’t anything unique about my story. I reached out to Celinne because I knew how important my story was to create the foundation for my business.
I explicitly remember having a conversation with Celinne and her telling me, “you’ve been standing in someone else’s shadow,” and that it was time to rise into my own light. She understood such an important piece of me that I knew that I had to work with her. Celinne helped me pull out the implicit values that were at the heart of my business and the work that I do. She was patient and created space for me to see the power of my own story: the process was like weaving seemingly disparate pieces together into one narrative that created a lot of meaning for me.
After we identified my values, we dug into my story and it became clear that there was such a strong connection that I hadn’t seen myself before. This helped me stand more confidently in who I already was and was striving to be – as a business strategist who worked with senior executives of large corporations – and how my values were core to the way I worked with my clients. Thanks to our work together, I am now grounded in what I value as an individual and as a business. I can use them as a compass to better identify what clients are an ideal fit.