Introduction to Episode
My guest today is Michelle Gay, a business coach who helps business owners revision culture through values.
Podcast Episode Summary
I have taken at least four values workshops with Michelle Gay, since 2017. We met when she taught a few sections of a weekend business retreat. I loved her work (and the work of the retreat coach) so much that I kept coming back. I am so grateful she said, “Yes,” to my podcast invitation.
We sat down recently to discuss values. I had a series of guests teed up to share their wisdom this fall because I had been planning an event in January. Alas, 2020 came and has forced all of us to pivot. We won’t see Michelle’s wisdom at my event this year (because it’s not happening!), but we do get to hear her wisdom in this episode.
She breaks down that values are the important soul and heart work businesses must do to make sure they are in alignment with themselves, with what they do for their business, and ultimately who they bring on to work with and for them. She helps businesses overcome the rudderless lack of focus where people lose passion, and she helps them get in alignment with their core values.
She wants to see a world where we stop chewing people up and spitting them out.
Here are 4 things you can do to get in more alignment:
- Spend good quality time with yourself.
- Ask yourself, “What lights me up?”
- Ask yourself, “What doesn’t light me up?”
- Then, ask yourself why, in reference to question 2, again, and again, and again.
Once you have done that, figure out 3-4 values that align with what lights you up. Then, define those values and how you practice them daily.
“All of us have a job to do to change the world in some way.”