I was afraid you’d think I was a snob…

Last week I met with one of my VIP clients at the luxurious 5-star Fairmont Palliser hotel in Calgary Alberta.  And, to arrive, I rolled up for valet parking in my 5-star safety rated family minivan… right behind a Mercedes-Benz.  (see below)

mini van fairmont

It made me chuckle to myself because it was a perfect example of my signature style: hi-luxury with low-ego.

But I haven’t always been so confident in how I show up.

You see, one of my core values is authenticity and for a long time I didn’t think luxury and low ego could co-exist.

I worried that my love of luxurious things would come across as me being a snob, trying too hard and being superficial.  So I downplayed my true desires and told myself it was wrong to indulge.  I played it safe in my marketing and didn’t share what made me unique with my audience.

The result?

I was unhappy AND my marketing fell flat.

What does this mean for you?

It’s a call out encouraging you to really share who you are!  It’s about celebrating what makes you unique – not dismissing or denying your true nature for fear of judgement.

When we are our most authentic selves we are also our most powerful.

And it’s a message that is resonating with many women like those who participated in last week’s #FacebookLiveFriday episode on this same topic…

You can watch the replay for yourself here.

Rolling up for valet parking in my 5-star safety rated family minivan (circa 2007!) last week certainly made me chuckle and realize how far I’ve come in knowing who I am.

And my deepest desire is that YOU show up and honour who you are so that you, too, can become visible to those you’re meant to serve.

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Heather Petherick is a master success coach for high potential business leaders, having established her private coaching practice in 2007. Since then, she’s coached hundreds of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe to overcome the mindset traps that keep them playing small so that they can realize their potential and create the impact they’re meant for. Her areas of speciality are: • Mindset • Confidence • Communication • Speed of Implementation Her clients include corporate rising stars at WestJet, Agrium, Suncor Energy, Manulife Bank, TD, Royal Bank of Canada, KMPG and PepsiCo International as well as big-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world. She has been featured as a career and success expert with Women Engineering The Future, The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Living Magazine and Chatelaine magazine. Heather’s journey from growing up on a humble sheep farm on the prairies of western Canada to building a global coaching business have lent to her signature coaching style that combines both wit and humility, style and business savvy. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her husband and two children.

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