Since I have been blogging about being more honest and vulnerable in my life, I thought today was the perfect chance to showcase a woman who encourages others to do just that. I’m so excited that Jac McNeil is sharing her thoughts on perseverance with us. I was introduced to Jac’s work electronically last Fall. After listening to her wise words, I got really excited that there are authentic mentors out there for women. Jac is farther along in the coaching journey than I am, and she is honest about her journey. She really encouraged me to dig deep. As we both have so much in common, including being Canadian and having athletic backgrounds, I had to ask Jac to be part of the “Profiles of Perseverance” interview series. If you haven’t checked out her work – here is your introduction to her Thanks, Jac, for being such an awesome mentor to so many people and for taking part in this interview. You rock!
Jac McNeil is a certified professional coach and a self-leadership expert for women solopreneurs. She completed her training and earned her credentials through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and International Coach Federation (PCC). Her work helps women unearth their own powerful business truths so they can do more of the work they love and feel called to do. Through the lens of self-leadership, she helps women bring their unique strengths, gifts and powerful potential more fully to their work and create thriving, integrity-based businesses. She created the transformational business-building program In Your Element and the digital program Your Personal Business Retreat Kit (to be released in April 2013). She lives in Fall River, Nova Scotia, with her husband Matt, little girls Sophie and Emilie, and their Bernese Mountain Dog Guinness. Check out her interview below as Jac opens up and speaks from her heart.
1. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
It comes in the form of a quote by Thomas Carlyle: “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” I absolutely adore this perspective in life, in relationships and in my business. It reminds me that I don’t need to have all of the answers figured out to move forward. I just need to take the next step and then the next one after that; more will become available when I get there.