Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Oct/Nov 2018 Aspire Mag Full Issue - Page 58

Living an Aligned Life BY DR. CATHERINE HAYES, CPCC I firmly believe that when we commit to living in our truth, we are supported by the Universe. Our lives, including our life’s work, become more aligned with the truth of who we are. Our lives are not fragmented as they often are in our youth. I left my full-time academic career in 2010 and developed my consulting business. Shortly thereafter, I pursued what was really in my heart, which is coaching and leadership training with a focus on cultivating greater compassion and awareness in the workplace. I had experienced inspiring leadership in my time at the universities, and some leadership which was less so. I wanted to learn more about how to cultivate my own leadership effectiveness and coach leaders to be both inspiring and effective so I undertook extensive training in coaching and leadership effectiveness. As I explain in my book: Everything is Going to be Oaky: From the Projects to Harvard to Freedom, the universe set forth a trajectory of 58 | October / November 2018