Who is going to take you through this journey?
Why I relate to all those who want to create a life they love and find their passion and purpose?
I love to be part of the big journey of discovering your passion and your purpose. I am grateful for all the people who coached me and all those who allowed me to coach them and grow with them. I truly believe finding what you love to do fulfills your life purpose and makes you a happier person.
Here is a little bit about me:
I studied Business Administration at college with emphasis on Marketing. After I graduated from college, I joined IBM. I worked at IBM for 11 years at different departments; mainly in education, sales, and customer account management and received lots of valuable training and great experience. I had this great job but I knew it was not the right one for me. So I quit.
I moved to US 20 years ago with no job or real plans following my gut. I joined a small business and did project management. I worked for 2 years; when the project was over I had nothing to do. While I was desperate to find a job I also had the best time of my life, because I finally had time to do some soul searching and to get to know myself better. A wonderful coach helped me to get myself out my own way, overcoming my own limiting beliefs. Although it felt like I wasted a lot of time then now I know it was one of the best years of my life. I enjoyed this journey so much that I decided to get trained in helping others and start my own business in 2003; founded Your Best Life Inc and started helping others find their own passion too. I started writing, I created 2 web sites, I came crystal clear about what I want and what I don’t want to do. One thing I want to do is to contribute to others by seeing the greatness in them. We all bring unique gifts to this world and when we choose to discover them and share them with the world, we live a life that we love.
I believe we cannot compartmentalize work. It is part of who we are. We cannot call it "just a job to pay our bills". We spend way too much time at work not to like it. We work for at least 40-50 hours a week; we cannot like hate all 5 days of a week to like our weekends only. We also live longer and work for more years so we better find something that resonates with us, that excites us, and uses our strengths.
It is OK where we are now. Nothing goes to waste but we can always find out what would be something we enjoy doing as work.
I do coaching with individuals as well as businesses, writing, speaking, and working on causes very close to my heart. I also do transformation and marketing consultancy through my other business (www.purposeful.business) where I help small and medium size companies identify their strengths and their unique capabilities to stand out in their own space as well as contributing to humanizing the workplace. We always start by finding the answer to the question “WHY they are in the business” in the first place (besides making profit) and identifying their purpose.
If you want to know more about my professional background please check out:www.linkedin.com/in/ozlemerol/
If you sum up; my values are love, peace, passion, inspiration, connection, sharing, compassion and communication. My purpose is to make sure people are happy at work (whatever "work" means to them in their life).