The Path of the Wounded Healer
March 31, 2014
Hosted by Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Join Shahmeen and her guest, Deborah McCrea, to uncover the gift within the wound that leads us to greater truth, freedom and fulfillment. Depending on our life path and purpose, it’s said that we choose a family and set of circumstances to be born into. While we exist as pure energy and consciousness, we’re aligned with the truth that humans are “spiritual beings having a material experience.” But as gravity calls and we are born into a physical body, we essentially die to the spiritual while being birthed into matter. We begin to center our sense of ‘self’ in the wound of the unhealed ego and then build elaborate defenses to protect it through separation - rather than embrace and heal it. Often there’s no one present to remind us of the magnificent beings we truly are. Or, how courageous it is to have chosen a human journey. We then expend vast amounts of energy accruing possessions and elaborate facades in the effort to avoid feeling the pain of having abandoned our authentic selves. We forget that we are not the wound but something deeper that connects us to every other soul on earth: That we truly are - not alone. The revelation that we can spiritualize matter and have the best of both worlds, transforms the wound into a gift - the key to our liberation and freedom
Stories from the Heart of Leadership
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Over my years as a leadership consultant and executive coach, I’ve been fascinated by the stories that lie underneath the surface of our human façade. I’m noticing a theme: We think we are alone in our experience and we have learned that it’s not OK to talk about it.
Things happen in life: wonderful, terrible and sad things. It appears safer, especially at work, to put a neutral face on it all and carry on. Better to look like we have it all together than to let them see the joy, shame or dread we might be feeling on the inside.
My hope is for us to become more resilient and effective by connecting at the level of our shared humanity. When someone courageously gives voice to their yearning, fear or uncertainty, the potential for creating extraordinary results at work, at home and elsewhere is exponentially increased.
Learn more about this, how it works and how you can put it into service in your life.
Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Shahmeen Sadiq is the CEO of Anjali Leadership Inc., a company that has been serving organizational leaders since 2005. She serves as Executive Education Program Faculty and Executive Coach for the University of Notre Dame and as a Senior Consultant and Executive Coach with The Full Circle Group. As a Master Facilitator with The Leadership Circle(tm), she teaches and mentors leadership development professionals.
Shahmeen is passionate about supporting her clients to create sustainable business performance with ease, grace and elegance. She engages them in deeper conversations about what really matters and the passion that underlies their commitment. She is renowned for her fiercely loving authenticity and her ability to help leaders uncover and, if required, change the stories they are telling about themselves, others and how things work, so they can become more purposeful, inspiring and effective.
A graduate of the coach certification program of the Coaches Training Institute and the ORSC program of CRR Global, Shahmeen was honored in 2009 by the International Coach Federation with a Prism Award for leadership culture change with a not-for-profit organization.
Shahmeen is committed to raising her two children mindfully and intentionally. She has an adventurous spirit and spent a good part of her life enjoying and teaching the sport of skydiving, is passionate about the art of Egyptian dance, and enjoys running in her hometown of Toronto, Canada.