Tell us about your business
The professional women who work with me at Miriam Linderman Coaching in my leadership coaching practice want to depend on themselves to lead their lives and work with deep confidence and courage and to have their own backs and supportive mindsets both in challenging situations and in moments of celebration.
I define leaders as all of us. We lead our lives and work in many ways and we are responsible for the impact on our world.
I mentor and coach clients to build a knowledge and practice base that connects them to their inner, soul-centred wisdom so that they can navigate consistently from personal power.
Most of all, the more we step into who we are authentically, with full permission and unapologetically, the better it is for evoking change in systems and relationships that need us to be our most inventive.
We are unique and distinct, not meant to fit into artificial and restrictive ways of being. Creativity, innovation and imagination come from our playful, genuine selves and the freedom to live in resonance with our souls.
I’m eccentric and naturally make people laugh. I never fit in and this is exactly what made me successful in the business place, even as I was running two (serious) training and organization development departments.
After a 32-year career as a corporate leader of training, coaching, organization development and change management, I decided to coach and support transformation in women full time.
As a Certified Coach and graduate of the Coaches Training Institute’s 10-month Co-Active Leadership Program, I have much to share about being the leader of your life, in all areas of life.
With roots as a certified yoga teacher, holistic health educator, writer, speaker and workshop leader, I bring diverse experience and boundless creativity.
I love writing and for about two years now it has meant blogging. I got into The Huffington Post in July 2015 and that tickled me.
I love Jungian analyst Marion Woodman’s work on the feminine and imagination is my calling card. I am fiercely passionate about freedom. In our world, that mostly means getting out of our own way. And that is definitely legitimate freedom.
My strategy – keep showing up. I’ve had no business or marketing training, having spent an entire career in organizations, so showing up and never giving up is my motto.
What advice would you give to other business owners?
Here’s what I learned in the past 2 years:
If you have skills and no business background, don’t spend time learning about business online because soon, 2 years will have passed. Get a reputable business coach and/or team right away with a few years’ track record, someone from your area of expertise. If you can get the branding and marketing piece and the business coaching in one outfit, do it. Spend as much as you can afford to do it right. Don’t fuss about social networking. They’ll help you with that so you can focus on the gifts that you have to offer the world. Let them train you in what’s important. And for goodness sake, stay off all the ads and promises on Facebook and Twitter. You need all your sanity in tact.