At my career pivotal moment, twenty two years ago, I was a successful lawyer in a leading law firm in the City of London. As a result of a major illness and being told I would never walk again (luckily I got better), I set off on an experiment to find what my purpose was on this planet.
I was confronted with two paths, the conform path and the inspiration path. I found that being on purpose meant trusting in the inspiration path.
The thing was that I had no map. Most of the time I had no idea what I was doing. So over the years I created my own.
Since then my life has become an intense laboratory - an in-depth experimentation of what it really means to live our purpose on this planet at this time. And where I am an intrepid explorer, pathfinder and mapmaker both for myself and others.
I learnt that purpose is not a destination but a journey you take.
At its core it means expressing your unique potential and directing it towards a positive impact you genuinely care about. That means being willing to excavate and let go of years of conditioned patterns of behaviour that block us from making the impact we yearn for.
It hasn't been an easy journey, but definitely a worthwhile one.
Twenty two years on, I make the difference I am here to make by supporting leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents to become purpose-led leaders at this pivotal moment on the planet. By being the brave builders of the new who evolve the world being uniquely themselves. Guiding them to remember who they are, do what they are here to do and make that difference only they can make.
You can hear me share my story below.
*Louise is the Founder of The Purpose-Led School. She is a speaker, facilitator and catalyst for the next generation of leaders who are leading us to a sustainable, regenerative new world where we all flourish together.
*With 22 years experience in Transformation, Career And Leadership Development, Louise supports leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents to make the impact they are made for at this pivotal time on the planet.
*She is a regular Facilitator on Acceleration Programmes And Transformational Retreats And Incubators for High Potential Corporate Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs.
*This has included clients like Nestle, Nespresso, Allen & Overy LLP, Adobe, SAP, Cotty (now Wella) and also working with The Global Fund, Interpeace, The Impact Hub and UNICEF.
*She was recognised through the ICF Prism Award for outstanding coaching as part of Nestle's external Coaching Faculty.
*She is a certified Mediator. Her first career was as a lawyer in a leading Law Firm in the City of London.
*Louise spends her time between the beautiful Swiss Alps and the South of France - where she leads online transformational programmes and retreats for purpose leaders who are committed to building the new sustainable, regenerating and flourishing world of tomorrow.
*Strategic Advisor and Creator of The Groundbreaking 'Sustainable You' Pillar For Accelerate 2030. The world's largest programme supporting social entrepreneurs from developing and emerging markets to scale their solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals - working alongside the United Nations (UNDP), The Swiss Development Agency, BCG, Pfizer and The Impact Hub.
*Teaches Self-Leadership on The Sustainability Transitions programme run by the University of Geneva.
*Faculty And Workshop Leader For The Next Generation Leadership Curriculum For The Intrapreneurship Academy in partnership with the Impact Hub.
*Faculty on Nestle's Performance Acceleration Programme for High Potentials and their NCE College for Internal Change Agents focusing on Inspirational And Transformational Leadership.
*Faculty focusing on Being a Trusted Advisor And Leading Change on ‘The Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts’ Programme, run by Interpeace and sponsored by the Swiss Government, for experts advising on rebuilding following violent conflicts.
*Facilitator on the Impact Hub Summerpreneur Programme for emerging social entrepreneurs. Focusing on a 3 Part Module on Being Inspired At Work.
Advisor To Boards:
*She has been a trusted partner of Senior leadership Teams and Management Committees in Global Companies on how to navigate transitions and bring sustainable human transformation. And an inspiring mentor and coach for Founders in Positive Impact Organisations.
*She is an Advisor to the Board of Woman Within International. A women-led nonprofit organization that has supported a global community of 16,000 women to live and lead from their truth. And to amplify their power, wisdom and voice.
*She is on the Advisory Committee of Factory 17 - a series of events that bring together Geneva’s leading visionaries, innovators and disruptors, sharing vision for what is needed to create a sustainable future.
LET'S RISE FOR A NEW WORLD
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We truly believe that we can do this. That, if enough of us commit to our purpose and take care of our own garden patch, we can build a new world where we can all flourish together - based on a foundation of deeply valuing people, planet and prosperity.
All it takes is for us to remember who we are, do what we are here to do and make that difference only we can make. So join us and receive the inspiration you need to get started, keep going and play full out your greatest potential - through our shorts, whispers, our programmes and whatever else we feel called to create to support you. Look forward to walking with you on this journey!
Louise Le Gat, Founder Of The Purpose-Led School