Having gone through her own personal journey as a family member of a loved one who struggled with unresolved trauma, mental health, and addiction, Rachel discovered her own purpose. She now works tirelessly to remove the stigma around addiction and compulsive behaviors. Just as her experience birthed her life purpose, she encourages others to discover their purpose through their natural gifts or skills and individual experiences.
Through Rachel’s corporate experience and her work in recovery, she identified a correlation between the two. The correlation between success in leadership development and recovery achievement comes when individuals are empowered to make and embrace the decision to change.
‘You can’t Level-Up if you are tethered down”- Rachel Graham
Whether your goal is corporate leadership development or recovery, they both share a common human experience as we are all hardwired for connection and community- essential for living life ‘all in’. Regardless of age, sex, race, language, religion, or ethnicity, we all bleed red, have belly buttons, feelings, and share a human life experience.
There are more similarities between corporate leadership development and recovery than there are differences. Both start with the election to create a better version of self. The decision to better yourself is smart, demands a person to ‘dig deep’, to be resourceful, and to creatively craft the person you will become.
Both recovery and leadership development demand the ability to investigate new territory, to pioneer new ideas and innovate new ways of thinking. Leadership development and recovery can defy limits in designing a new life experience.
Some similar conditions for both recovery and corporate leadership are:
The need to define priorities through developing and communicating achievable and actionable goals.
- Prioritizing smart decisions and actionable steps resulting in a successful today and tomorrow.
- Identify, in advance, your support groups, mentors and positive influencers.
- Embrace positive actions, communication and acknowledge and/or correct mistakes.
In recovery and corporate leadership, personal ownership is essential. To be successful in both, there must be an alignment of goals, a monitoring of performance, and personal accountability. Contact Rachel Graham to learn firsthand how her personal experiences revealed the correlation between recovery and corporate leadership development.