We have to own our strengths and our weaknesses. We have to own our wonderful bits and our jiggly bits.
I’m excited to welcome speaker and author Janine Garner to Sparta Chicks Radio this week.
Janine has been a mentor of mine and, like Melissa Browne, has had a profound impact on my work over the last 8+ years.
Janine grew up on a poultry farm in the north of England and worked her way up the corporate ladder to become the Marketing Director for high-profile brands like Citizen Watches, Oroton and Ralph Lauren.
But ultimately the lifestyle and burnout prompted Janine to walk away from her career and pursue her own business.
Fast forward 9 years and she is now a sought-after international keynote speaker and trainer who fulfils her childhood dreams to be on the stage, albeit in a different capacity (you’ll have to listen to this episode to hear that story!).
Janine is the author of 3 books including her new release ‘Be Brilliant: How to Lead a Life of Influence’.
In this conversation, we discuss:
* why in her 30s she wrote a covering letter about why she wanted to be a Spice Girl on her job applications,
* the reasons she walked away from her high-flying corporate career in her 40s,
* when she stopped ‘hustling for her self-worth’ (to use Brené Brown’s words),
* the stories she grew up with (including around money) and how they shaped her,
* the importance of being deliberate when seeking feedback from others,
* the Spartan and Tough Mudder races, the lessons she learnt from those experiences and how those lessons have transferred into her professional life,
* how she’s had to learn to trust people and why it’s made it easier for her to ask for help,
* what it means to be ‘brilliant’, and
* why you can’t be brilliant if you don’t prioritise looking after yourself.
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