Imagine Sophia, a leader in a social enterprise she founded 8 years ago, to support children in poverty’s education. After 15 years in corporate roles, Sophia made her passion become her main activity, and she gives everything to this cause. Her social enterprise grew and she has now 7 employees in her team, and they together manage about 100 volunteers.
Sophia is profoundly happy with this activity and how it grows, and also she is gradually feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work and the increasing responsibilities she is facing. She has more and more administrative and management tasks, and missed the ground work she used to enjoy so much. Recently, she worked longer and longer hours, and is at times feeling anxious about the future.
With coaching, Sophia realized what was happening and how she was letting her work overwhelm her and losing track. She reflected about what was still true for her about this enterprise she founded, and realized it needed new input from her in this new phase of growth. She also looked at her needs, and crafted new ways for herself to delegate more efficiently, and ensure she balances her energy. She now feels enthusiastic again about her big mission at work everyday, and also enjoys coming back to her family after work.