Still Curious S2E3 - Ann Collins
    Intro
    Ann Collins

    People often arrive with a goal. and It's all about doing, I want to do this. I want to do something different. I want to have a different kind of job or have a different kind of career. And In fact, What they leave with is something far greater in many ways, because they've changed the way that they have thought about themselves and their own capacities, which has an impact on everything.

    Danu Poyner

    You're listening to the Still Curious Podcast with me, Danu Poyner. My guest today is Ann Collins, who is an Executive and Leadership Coach based on the Swiss French border in France, who helps successful senior leaders to get clarity on their next career steps, up-level their thinking and transition into new roles with confidence and ease.

    Ann works with clients internationally, specializing in one-to-one executive coaching, team coaching and leadership development. She also has an English language school for adults in France and hosts her own podcast called Leaders Who Love What They Do.

    In this episode Ann discusses setting goals, what it means to have a transformative experience through coaching and why she believes it's something everyone should have access to.

    Ann Collins

    A great question that I love at the moment is, how good are you willing to allow your life to get? Even when I ask it to myself, I'm surprised of the answers that come out.

    Danu Poyner

    We talk about Ann's formative volunteering adventures in her earlier life from providing care and a rest home to advising on policy around girls' education in Nepal, and how those rich life experiences taught her how to build rapport in way she didn't expect.

    Ann Collins

    My job on paper, wasn't the same as the job. And It changed my view of teamworking and how to get things done. It's all about who you communicate with and what people want, what people need and what you can give at that particular time.

    Danu Poyner

    We also explore Ann's move to France, What happens at her language school, and how she came to be 11 years into what was supposed to be a two year adventure.

    Ann Collins

    We always start with cooking. And that really gets everybody talking. And they actually present a recipe and they have to speak and tell everybody how it's made and cook at the same time, which is not that easy in a second language

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