By Diane Mensah, WIP Founder
In 2013 I moved to Hong Kong and started working with an EdTech startup. My roles was to explain the courses to potential students, but when I spoke to people on the phone their concerns were less about learning and more about life. They asked me how to switch into a new career, what should their motivations and purpose be, how could they get there - and where was that?
What should have been cold calls, often turned into coaching calls.
What if we ignored the milestones, and treated life as a Work In Progress?
Those ‘cold calls’ convinced me of the power of dialogue, sharing stories and naming your struggles and fears. This needs dialogue needs to happen in a safe space, whether one on one with a coach, in a round table discussion with peers or in a learning environment like a workshop.
I want Work In Progress to be a place online and offline where professionals looking for purpose can find a career or life coach, meet up with a mentor, get useful resources and connect with peers who are all a Work In Progress.
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