NBP24: Daring Greatly with Gerdi Verwoert
In today’s episode we talk about integrating your dreams into your waking life, living true to yourself and your core values, how Gerdi took baby steps to fulfilling her purpose and the approach Gerdi takes when making an important life decision.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:
- The approach to making a decision on the three key values Gerdi has in her life.
- Recognising the physical and/or emotional response when something isn’t right in your life.
- Finding answers in the mountains.
- The beauty and getting a different perspective on life in the mountains.
- How you can go back into yourself and appreciate nature in the quiet, peaceful parts of nature.
- Managing the fear of heights when you are a mountain guide.
- Facing your fears and taking steps towards your milestones.
- Pursuing and following your why.
- Living true to yourself and your core values.
GERDI VERWOERT SAID:
[clickToTweet tweet=”“Getting a different perspective on life by taking a different trail on the mountain.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast ” quote=”“Getting a different perspective on life by taking a different trail on the mountain.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast “]
[clickToTweet tweet=”“We fear the stories in our head much more than the actual fear.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast ” quote=”“We fear the stories in our head much more than the actual fear.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast “]
[clickToTweet tweet=”“I am willing to witness and abandon my fears.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast ” quote=”“I am willing to witness and abandon my fears.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast “]
[clickToTweet tweet=”“We are put on this Earth to live our truth to our self.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast ” quote=”“We are put on this Earth to live our truth to our self.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast “]
[clickToTweet tweet=”“Nobody is helped by not following your ‘WHY’.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast ” quote=”“Nobody is helped by not following your ‘WHY’.” @GerdiVwt ft on @brandbysashka #podcast “]
HEAR MORE ABOUT GERDI VERWOERT:
I’m a former project manager, consultant and interim manager with 20+ years of experience in the Dutch corporate world. Halfway through my professional life at 40 I finally started paying attention to the feelings of malcontent I’d been stuffing back down for years.
Coming back from a serious burnout I realised I was done with living a life that was not my own. I had been living the life I thought others expected of me for long enough. The decision to start figuring out how I was going to live my life true to myself was the logical conclusion.
I figured out what my core values are (freedom, independence, connection with nature, teaching, outdoors, fun) pretty quickly. What that meant for the life I wanted to be living took a little longer to figure out.
When I finally did I quit my job, sold my house and moved to the mountains in Austria. I worked as certified mountain hiking guide, very quickly realising I wanted to combine that with life coaching. It took me a couple of years to work up the courage to actually start doing that.
Though I have coached pretty much all my life now I also wanted the proper tools and certification. You could say I went back to school, coaching school, to become a certified coach.
Now I work with people who, as I was now over 10 years ago, are halfway through their (professional) life and who come to realise they’re not living the life they envisioned for themselves. Basically they start to wonder who’s life it really is they are living.
I help them discover what their core values are, what is truly important to them and how they can use that to live a life true to themselves.
I do this both online and in person. In all my coaching the mountains and my passion for them is never far away. I find mountains and mountain hiking to be a great metaphor for life. I use it in both my online and in person coaching. I also take people on actual mountain / coaching hikes with me. One-on-one but also in small groups of maximum 8 people. That way people truly get to step out of their comfort zone and experience both the healing space that mountains offer as well as all the different perspectives they offer first hand.
Want to live your own life? Join my free 5 Day Live Your Life Challenge where I’ll share with you some of the steps I use with my clients to help them create the life they want for themselves instead of the life others want them to live.
Here’s what you’ll discover in the challenge:
– You will uncover your true calling and steps you can take to start living it.
– You will learn how to LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE and stop living the life others expect of you!
– How you can use your experience, knowledge, talents, abilities and everything else you’ve developed during your life towards your living your own life.
– Identify actionable steps you can take to start creating the life you want to live
Go to this link to join the Live Your Own Life Challenge.
Gerdi would also love to offer listeners of the No Name Brand Podcast who want to participate in the Live Your Own Life Master Class that starts on October 2nd a €75 discount.
All you need to do is use discount code LYOLMC17 on purchase and you will SAVE 75 euros off the full price.
Total € 270 (usual € 345).
FAVOURITE QUOTE TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD
Have the courage to live your life true to yourself instead of the life others expect of you. #LiveYourOwnLife
BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ
Anything by Brené Brown, really. ‘Daring Greatly’ and ‘Rising Strong’ come to mind
If I had to pick one book right now though, it would be ‘The War of Art’ by Stephen Pressfield. It’s a great book about how resistance within ourselves really is just fear of change. It explains how we can deal with that fear and start moving in the direction we really want to be going.
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