Many of us have dreams that we want to pursue- traveling, performing, making a big move or changing careers- but there is something holding us back. There’s a voice in our head that says, “Now isn’t a good time for that. It’s not practical. Just wait a little longer.” What is something you’ve wanted to do that you haven’t yet?
For today’s guest, it was traveling to New Zealand. Ever since she was young, Susan Elford had a longing to experience life in New Zealand, so eventually she took a chance, uprooted her life, and moved her family there. She shares with us her story and how it positively affected not only her life, but the lives of her two daughters as well.
If you have a longing to try something new, this episode is for you. Listen in to hear how Susan was able to fulfill her dream so you can be intentional about fulfilling yours.
- Holding onto a dream until you’re ready to take action can lead to great things
- Persist on your dreams if they’re that important to you – just because it’s not the right time right now, doesn’t mean it won’t be later
- The experiences you have today can have long lasting positive effects and show up in surprising ways
About Susan Elford:
Susan Elford is a Leadership Coach and Business Mentor to ambitious women. The women Susan serves are often called to get involved with many things – their careers, their businesses, their communities, and their families. Susan particularly enjoys empowering women to design careers and businesses they love to work in, in the context of whole and busy lives.
With a 28 year career in Public Relations behind her, Susan launched her first business, Elford Communications, about 18 years ago where she primarily served not for profits, businesses, and the energy industry. In 2015, Susan launched her second business, Susan Elford Coaching & Consulting, so she could better support women building their businesses and careers through powerful leadership coaching, business mentorship, and PR strategy for small business. Always involved in her community, through her volunteer work, Susan brought Lean in to Calgary and launched Lean in Calgary in 2019 to further her mission to support women in leadership.
On the personal side, Susan has lived in Calgary for over 20 years, is married and is the proud mother of two teenage daughters. As a family, they have enjoyed many global travel adventures together. Susan spends her free time outside as much as possible, running, hiking, skiing and walking her very friendly dog.
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