My experience with Dina Grishin…
I’m Ana, a high-achiever. I’m always busy with never a moment to spare.
As I went through school, university, first job, and moved up in my career, I didn’t go through the professional struggles most people go through. I never had any issues with motivation, self-confidence, procrastination, or knowing what I wanted.
At 25 I reached a peak in my career and soon after came the feeling of crap, what now?
I made the decision to start over, go back to school, and change career. This time it only took me two years from quitting my previous job to going to school, to getting a job, to eventually becoming the boss of the same people who hired me.
Two years again and I had set up a successful business from the ground up.
Change again. This time a harder task, but 18 months into it, I felt stuck.
Most people want more money and fewer hours, but I wasn’t so sure. And while all of this was happening, I felt guilty because I was meant to be preparing for motherhood. Tackling new challenges should’ve been the last thing on my mind.
I had a couple of friends that had tried coaching. Both in need of some serious motivation and ass-kicking. But I felt that none of those things interested or benefited me in the slightest, so I never considered trying coaching.
That’s when I saw on social media this super boss lady, that I had followed for a while, saying she works with a coach. That coach was Dina Grishin.
I went on her website and saw that she specialized in Creatives. Interesting. Also, she did free 30-minute evaluation calls. Free meant nothing to lose.
On our call, within 5 minutes, I was sure she had me figured out. Dina was telling me things about my professional path that were 100% accurate. I felt understood, and this gave me the certainty that I had to do this.
It turns out it was the best investment I could have ever made not only on my career but also emotionally.
On our first official session, I had the courage to tell her about a dream project of mine, that I had never shared with anyone.
Dina was super enthusiastic and showed me that that was perfect for me based on what we had been discussing. She pushed me to share my project with other people and get over the feeling of embarrassment.
It turns out I was the only one sabotaging this idea.
I started our second appointment crying. I was so grateful for the courage she had given me to “follow excitement where ever it may lead” – Dina’s words.
Dina opened my eyes and mind, so even though I’m simultaneously starting a new project, my full-time job is equally fulfilling because Dina has showed me the aspects that I need to always have present in my work to be happy.
I no longer feel trapped, stuck, unmotivated, and searching for the next big thing. I can’t thank Dina enough.
I know that whenever I need to talk with her again, I can. And I’m sure I will.