The Role I Was Born to Play
I became a parent just a few years ago, but I had thought about it for decades. It took a lot of work and a lot of money and the whole process was far scarier than I imagined, but it all worked out in the end. I achieved my BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). Yay.
Being a coach is a convenience when it comes to parenting, both because I have control over my work schedule and because a huge amount of what we do in the leadership-development and coaching spaces relates to raising children as well (or maybe vice-versa).
I usually refer to myself as a "parent" because I think the words mom and dad are limiting. While I did not give birth or breastfeed my sons, I do everything moms do. Plus everything dads do. My kids are a great motivation for trying to be a better person every day.
Few things give me more joy than sharing pictures of my adorable children, so here is one for your delectation. And here is a link to the article I wrote in 2015 about the process of becoming a parent, My BHAG.