Who is this person on a ZESTy mission?
My name is Allison. Allison Barnes. Nice to meet you!
I am an International Coach Federation certified Coach and Leadership Consultant.
Fun fact - as a kid, my answer to the question “what to do you want to be when you grow up” was “I want to be a professional best friend.” Fast forward to today and I am making that happen for individuals and professionals all over the world with a combination of steadfast support, tough love and a jolt of accountability.
As the daughter of a diplomat, I am technically what you call a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Which is a fancy term for saying I grew up in many different countries, including parts of Europe, Latin America, East Asia and the Middle East. These experiences acted as a complimentary schooling for me in human motivation, behavior and differences. They completely impacted the way I see the world, people, and how I approach my work. They also made me fiercely independent, addicted to travel and constantly chasing change.
It is not a surprise, then, that in an attempt to recreate the constant change of childhood, I job hopped – a lot. The good news is, this exposed me to all sorts of personalities and industries – creative, financial services, nonprofit, retail, startup, etc. I’ve seen firsthand that professional success is driven by specific mindsets and actions, regardless of company. I found myself an “accidental corporate careerist”… successful, but the TCK in me needed more flexibility!
I chose a ZESTier path for myself… and became my own “Authenticity Ambassador by choosing a lifestyle that gives me the freedom to live in line with my values, allows me to be the best friend to anyone navigating change: new responsibilities, new promotions, new bosses, stepping their toes into entrepreneurialism, or feeling stuck and looking for change.
So…. I ask you, what is a ZESTier life for YOU? How can YOU become your own Authenticity Ambassador?
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