It was a marvelous year full of growth, hard work, and reflection. I will be forever grateful to Harpeth Hall for making the investment in a coach, and to Bill for being everything I could have hoped for in a mentor.Read More
On every phone call, Bill was timely, professional, and a joy to talk with. He took every call seriously and asked critical questions that helped guide my thinking. He also shared what I like to call "war stories," which made my day-to-day challenges seem less daunting. It was wonderful to know that someone else had walked the path before me and could fully empathize with my suffering, sadness, anger, or elation -- all depending on the day and what it presented. I remember one morning we talked at 6 a.m. He made time for me as he was sitting on a runway somewhere in another country, I think. He never made light of any of my challenges or concerns. All were important to him because they were important to me.
Bill really pushed me as a coach to interrogate my weaknesses and celebrate and lean into my strengths. I often likened my phone calls with him to having just eaten a hot pepper. He was not going to let me laze around -- we were going to do the hard, good work. I felt validated and believed in. This is no small thing in a job so demanding and all-consuming. He reminded me to trust my instincts and take time for myself, too.
It was a marvelous year full of growth, hard work, and reflection. I will be forever grateful to Harpeth Hall for making the investment in a coach, and to Bill for being everything I could have hoped for in a mentor.