Megan decided to hire a coach and join a mastermind because she was forward-thinking in spirit, and she wanted to preemptively shift any questionable unconscious habits now, lest they become bigger liabilities later in her career.
"I wanted to understand how I could become an even more effective leader, while also achieving more balance and fulfillment in my life."
She was a high-potential millennial powerhouse, working in a Fortune 500 Company in the field of sustainability. She had already racked up a string of successes in her short time in the workforce. She had a great relationship with her boss and she loved her work.
On paper, Megan was all set. She had a secret though: underneath her confidence and visible high performance, she also dealt with anxiety on a daily basis as she was putting a lot of internal pressure on herself.
Working through the mastermind program, Megan identified her goal (her North Star) as releasing the anxiety, and changing the world by inspiring others. LeeAnn encouraged her to imagine what single "Quality" would help her embody this declaration. It seemed like a tall order, but when Megan did the basic centering practice and asked her body for guidance, her body didn’t disappoint.
Quickly, Megan imagined herself as a massive old-growth tree, with roots going deep into the ground. She could sense the solidness and stability in her body. She felt grounded and nourished by this image of a tree solidly rooted in the earth.
A few weeks later, when giving a presentation to a large audience, Megan found that her tree Quality practice came in handy, helping her to slow down and connect deeply with her audience, while easing the stage fright.
"Through a combination of guided practices, self-reflection and deep inner work, the program helped me to embrace the characteristics that make me a strong leader, along with those that could hold me back, so that I can maximize my own personal potential and the greater impact I have on the world."