So … back to the real world after an incredible Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week. I am sitting here in the airport wondering how my husband and I are going to get home today. Our plane sits idle waiting for parts. Everyone wants safe travels home.
I am going to use this time to reflect on the last few days. Many faces come to mind – returning faces and new faces. Participants from 21 states and 3 Canadian provinces gathered to be equipped in speaking, writing and leading.
I met such delightful people so purposeful and willing to stretch out on the learning curve. That takes raw and gutsy courage. I applaud you! Continue to be courageous as you travel back to face your realities. Here are a few coaching tips.
- Take time to reflect carefully on what impacted your heart at the conference That motivation will keep you moving forward
Jot down the most significant things you learned Recording it will help you lock in the learning
Decide on your very next action step That way you won’t get lost when distractions disrupt your focus
- Stay connected to those faces that encouraged you We all need a network of support
How do you travel back to reality after a conference?