Hey, it’s Jean Madison!
If you’re reading this page, I’d bet that we have a lot in common.
I know what it’s like to go from being confident in life, career and beyond → to being scared, unsure, timid and unsuccessful. It took me over two years to fully climb out of the hole of self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and general uncertainty about my talents, abilities, and what I was really meant to be doing with my time in this life.
I now use that experience, and everything that I’ve learned from coaches, trainings, and life to help my clients, organization leaders, and teams address these feelings and experiences within themselves, and find ways to move forward faster, with more intention and purpose.
In my professional journey, I met someone who completely changed my trajectory, guided me back to myself, my confidence and my knowledge. Her name was Samantha, a coach who sought to gain a deep, peaceful, soothing understanding of me, and became my soft place to land.
She helped to bring me back home to myself, all through the foundation of understanding my strengths.
With her, I came to understand that the frustration and roadblocks I experienced in my previous role were not from my own inabilities, but instead from being thrown into a space without any regard for (or understanding of) how I worked best—I was trying to operate from a place where I was not utilizing my top strengths—and even if I was, they were going unnoticed and unappreciated by those above me.
When I learned this and embodied it, I came to realize that the work I was doing, and the way I was doing it, was like walking through the world trying to write left-handed when I’m naturally a righty. I could do it, but it was much harder than it needed to be! I began to recognize and lean into my strengths, and get the same work done in an hour with energy, enthusiasm and creativity to spare.
It was revolutionary for me.
It was emotional
And, it was a major relief.
So, I took that newfound knowledge, and ran with it.
I quit my job to pursue coaching
—a business I hadn’t built yet, with a certification I hadn’t yet obtained. But there was something I had overlooked: my damaged nervous system. My physical and mental body was struggling to recover from burnout. It took some time to figure this out, and to decide to focus on rebalancing my nervous system—a journey of a year and a half, 3 coaches, 2 coaching trainings, several incredible clients and a whole hell of a lot of personal learning.
And now, I’m here.
Ready to help imperfectly whole humans who are moving through life with unstable nervous systems, suffering from burnout, and trying to progress without utilizing their individual strengths.