Stalking Your Longing
April 21, 2014
Hosted by Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Life is purposeful. We are not here by accident. We are up to something in being here, whether we are aware of it or not. In short, we are here to contribute to the world, and to grow as we do so, in ways that are unique to each person. We call this purpose. We are all pulled by a purpose that is largely mysterious. As one colleague put it, “God gave me a purpose and then hid it from me.” Often that purpose reveals itself to us in the form of yearnings or longings. It is up to us then to notice the longings and follow them forward into our purpose. In this conversation, our guest, Bob Anderson, will share his story of stalking his longings throughout his life. This led him into the field of Leadership Consulting where he is now a global thought leader. It then led him into leading the global assessment, development and consulting companies that emerged around his work. Join Shahmeen and Bob and hear: - Personally and vulnerably his story of following the quiet, urgent voice of purpose - How he often bet the farm to bring that purpose into realization - What he has learned about the practice of stalking your longing - His understanding of how the discernment of purpose, and its constant pursuit, is the core practice of leadership - How the pursuit of purpose requires courage - How to creatively live with the fear that comes along with pursuing purpose.
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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.
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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.