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Top 2 Ways to Know If You’re a Leader

thumbs_upHave you over the course of time questioned whether or not you are a leader? Perhaps you think you are but you haven’t claimed it or made it known either personally or professionally?

Do you have something you bring to people that helps them grow and expand, improves their perception of themselves, and helps them stand out, shine, or move to the next level and take action that most would not take?

Do you teach them the key elements of being the best they can be, becoming who they are to become, and seeing their life and the world from a higher or perhaps more sophisticated perspective than they used to?

When I earned my first coaching credential and put myself out there for the whole world to see, I considered myself a professional intuitive life change coach.

But as time progressed and I gave more consideration and hence more credence to my coaching skills and life experience in addition to my professional training, I began to reassess what it is that I bring to my clients.

In other words, what was the one thing that was clearly notable about what I offer them? What I discovered is that in addition to professional coaching skills, I offer them leadership.

During that discovery process, I then asked myself these two questions:

1) What do I bring to people that sets me apart or raises the bar?


2) What results do I see because of these qualities?

And these were the answers to my questions:

1) I help my clients succeed at making major life changes and have been an excellent leader as well as coach by helping them come to their own critical realizations and conclusions that allow them to take action and reach their highest potential; and

2) I see my clients own who they are and what they want, move forward, claim and create the lives they want, and ultimately shift to a whole new level of thinking, action, achievement, and fulfillment.

Leadership then doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be the CEO of a large company or perhaps the dean of a well-known university.  The old standards that have been in place for generations are now gradually starting to fall away, and people are becoming more conscious of their own leadership potential and the lack of scope presented by those old standards.

It can also mean that what you bring to people in any position, whether personally or professionally, is provided not only through professional training but also through your highly effective leadership qualities and the sage wisdom of your life experience.

So, if you want to consider yourself a leader either personally or professionally but aren’t sure how to make that determination, ask yourself the two questions I posed above. It may just be you will discover your own unique leadership qualities that had simply not yet revealed themselves to you.

. . . And, of course, be sure then to put them to good use, share the process with others, and make your mark. This will in turn allow others to make theirs!

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” ~ Peter Drucker

Author Bio: Peggy Nelson is a professional Intuitive Life Strategies Coach, owner and founder of Life Your Way Coaching, a published author, and a professional blogger. Her mission is to help people access that part of themselves that allows them to shift their thinking, release fear at every level, experience personal growth and empowerment, and ultimately create fulfilling, happy, and successful personal and professional lives they love. To learn more about the benefits of coaching with Peggy, follow her blog, or to schedule a free consultation with her, please visit her website at

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