We talk to Sandra Gliffe, Founder of Entre Parentheses.
A successful senior manager in a global top 50 NASDAQ leader, Sandra left the corporate world to become a professional coach and trainer, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
She is passionate about helping people to land the job they love and talks about how difficult it can be to make the decision to do something you really want to do rather than stay with a career you feel you should do.
[8:00] MumAbroad: For someone who knows that they need a change, but they don’t know what that change is, and they don’t know how to go about it, how can you help them?
Sandra Gliffe: “If you ask me what I really am, I say I am a leadership coach. I always tell my clients the most important thing to unleash your full potential is really to know yourself. Who are you? What do you want? What are your values. What are your strengths? What gives you positive energy? What doesn’t? From that you can really think about all types of jobs, and when we have a big brainstorming session we can narrow to one or two directions.”
“That’s what I did when I left HP. I knew I wouldn’t continue in that direction, but without being clear what I would do professionally otherwise. I was doing alone what you can do with a coach. I liked the idea of being an entrepreneur, and I love helping others and developing my teams, – which is what I did at HP – and I’ve done mentoring programmes so I was excited and thinking maybe I need to go back to a company in human resources? And then I said, no. I need to be independent. And I came to coaching. So I know it’s very important to open a larger perspective when you are questioning yourself.”