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Ever feel like you need to be doing something productive to feel worthy and accomplished? That used to be me all the time. Turns out, I’m not alone! Parita, a good friend and certified professional coach gave me some great insights into how women often sabotage themselves by falling into this achievement trap. Why does this matter to your health? Because you can do all-the-healthy-things, but if you don’t have a good handle on how to set boundaries, how to manage your stress levels, and how to thrive on a professional level, you’re not going to feel great overall.  Here’s what Parita had to say:

Achievement. Productivity. Efficiency. These ideals ruled my universe for decades. As I stepped into my career in my 20s and 30s, a voice in my mind kept asking me about the value I felt I was adding. It also reminded me that there was more to me than what I originally imagined. I was more than my external achievements, accolades, and degrees. I was more than my productivity and time management skills. And I was more than my efficiency. That voice didn’t stop until I stepped out of my 16+ year corporate Human Resources career and into my coaching practice – Awarify Coaching.

Let me back up a bit first.

In 2019, I started thinking about my professional future and what I wanted to do long-term. I thought about where I wanted to take my career and where I felt like I could bring value and
make an impact. These thoughts eventually led me to coaching and iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). After completing a year of coach training, I was deemed a certified professional coach.

In January 2022, I took a big leap of faith (in myself) and quit my corporate job and dove headfirst into my own coaching practice for working women, working moms, and the organizations that employ them. Since then, I’ve coaches dozens of women on everything from overwhelm and burnout to professional and personal transitions to everything in between. My goal is to help my coachees get from where they are (generally feeling stuck) to where they want to be. We get clear on their current state, we define the future state, and we come up with a plan/set of actions to help them on their path.

As a mom of two young kids, a wife who is married to medicine, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a business owner, I feel the daily tug of war that comes with wearing multiple hats. I deeply understand how putting yourself last often feels like the only answer. I know just how hard it is
to put up boundaries.

I’m here to tell you that tug of war doesn’t have to be the at play. You don’t have to put yourself last. And when your boundaries come from a place of self-compassion, there’s nothing to fear.

Where there’s a willingness to be open, honest, and vulnerable, there’s a way. When you’re ready to put in the [hard] work of learning more about yourself and figuring out what makes you tick, that’s where the magic is.

You can do it. I’m here to help!

If you’re interested in learning more about me, my coaching practice, and my process, please visit my website – You can also find me on Instagram at @myinnershakti and on LinkedIn.

Thank you for reading! And thank you, Varsha, for the opportunity to share more about my journey with your audience.


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