Everyone needs a sherpa. Who is your’s?

by | Business

Change is everywhere.  Now more so than ever before.

Some days we can feel as though we’ve been thrown in a blender without any indication of what the outcome will be.

Without change, we’re not growing.  If we’re not growing, we’re not living.

Change doesn’t come from a place of comfort.   In change we need to move forward even when we’re scared and in discomfort.



So many of us believe we have to ‘suck it up’ and carry on; the old ‘keep calm and carry on’ approach.  The truth is we make it all so much harder when we lack support.

Change that’s effective, empowered and sustainable rarely comes from what we already know.  That kind of change happens when we’re willing to be vulnerable and ask for help.  Having support boosts your confidence in making the decisions required to move you forward.

We cannot solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  Albert Einstein


Imagine if Hillary had tried to climb Mount Everest alone.  History would have told us a completely different story.

Hillary needed his Sherpa who knew things he didn’t know.  He needed someone to:

  • partner with,
  • be his sounding board when making choices,
  • motivate and encourage him,
  • unconditional support, someone who believed in him,
  • weather the storms with him,
  • support him in what mattered to him.

Without support, environment always wins.


Your life is the result of the choices and decisions you make.

You’re where you are because of the choices and decisions you’ve made in the past.  At this time, the choices and decisions you make are more important than ever.   You deserve the same kind of support Hillary had on his journey to the summit.  Your journey in life and business is just as important.

My encouragement for you is to seek out a coach or mentor to be your Sherpa.  As one of the fathers of coaching, Thomas Leonard, says:

“Your professional coach is …

Your partner in achieving business and personal goals.

Your champion during a turnaround.

Your trainer in communication and life skills.

Your sounding board when making choices.

Your motivation when strong actions are called for.

Your unconditional support when you take a hit.

Your mentor in personal development.

Your co-designer when creating an extraordinary project.

Your beacon during stormy times.

Your wake-up call if you don’t hear your own.

And most importantly …

Your professional coach is your partner in helping you have all of what matters most to you.”


Having your own coach is like having your personal sherpa in your back pocket.

Give me a shout to find out more about how I can support you in your time of intense change or schedule a quick chat here

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Daphne Wells coaches women to design a life and business that feels free by helping to release expectations that don’t resonate and fully embrace what makes them happiest. An advocate for independence and author of Decide – Choose your own path, Daphne helps women find their inner strength and take courageous action all over the world.

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