Why Road Trips are Good for Your Career

This week I took a road trip across the prairies of Western Canada to the city of Saskatoon where I was was asked to speak at Contact 2014.  While a drive like this doesn’t provide the most exciting scenery – it does do one important thing… It provides us with a great opportunity to do some big picture thinking.  Wide open prairie views like these inspire big perspective on everything in our life, our career included.

It’s a great opportunity to ask ourselves questions like:

  • Where am I headed in my career?
  • Am I really enjoying the journey?
  • What else am I capable of?

So often in our career (and life) we get so focused on the day to day that we neglect the big picture thinking. And it’s that kind of thinking that is so essential to a successful career.

So whether you take a drive this weekend out by yourself, or just carve out some quiet time at home, I hope that you will do your own inspired “big sky” thinking.

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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