What does a good month at work look like to you? (PS It’s not what you think.)

As a primary school headteacher, I was accustomed to having a ‘good lifestyle’. A salary in the region of £76k meant there were no financial worries, long holidays and nice possessions.

This was the story I kept telling myself.

It was a lie.

Yes, I had a good salary. I had no financial worries and we had nice possessions.

What I was missing was a GOOD lifestyle.

I worked every holiday.

I consistently clocked 80-hours a week.

I didn’t see my family or friends.

I had no time to enjoy life.

I worked.

I worked.

I worked.

And all the time I kept telling myself I had a ‘good lifestyle.’

Reality check.

A good month at work is not how much you earn; it is how much you enjoy it.

Once I realized this, I changed perception and direction.

I have a good lifestyle.

I help people who are lost or stuck at a career crossroads to find their right path.

I love my job.

I work flexibly to have a seamless connection between work I enjoy and a life I love.

I have plenty of time for loved ones.

I live

I dare.

I dream.

And whilst a good month can look like the picture on the left, the best month at work is doing what you enjoy and having the courage to live a life you love.

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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

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I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
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Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
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