Having earned two Harvard master’s degrees, Courtney imagined herself shooting like a firework into the sky, raining down amazing ideas and enjoying a life full of delightful colleagues and meaningful contributions. Instead, she says, her work flame had flickered brightly and died.
When she looks back at a photo from this season of her life, she barely recognizes herself. The strain of three children under five and a demanding nonprofit leadership job left her depleted.
What she most wanted was for someone to hand her a magic elixir – a formula that would free her to both discover and release her unique gifts to the world and to flourish in her personal life.
In this episode of Guts & Grace, we ask some big questions.
What does a woman who longs to make a contribution to the world while having her needs fulfilled need in order to flourish?
Where do we get caught up along the way?
Many women have a deep knowing that the world needs us now – whether that means parenting really consciously, sharing our art or unique gifts, building a business, creating or contributing something. And they’re feeling how Courtney felt – depleted and unsatisfied. What’s one thing women can focus on to move beyond burnout and become well-resourced revolutionaries?
Take a listen, and let me know what stood out for you in the comments below.
Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the eight-step Flourish Formula Coaching program, and hosts international retreats for women. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in a co-housing community in Asheville, North Carolina.
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