I loved this job, which took me around the UK, Europe and even to the US to speak and train others on how to create and lead sector and diversity-themed business networks.
During this stage, I developed skills in influencing, lobbying and diplomacy and an understanding of the needs of people most disadvantaged in society.
In 2011, I left my high-paid career to establish my own consultancy.
I learned about resilience, patience, and most importantly, my core values and personal boundaries.
I also joined a College Board of Governors, where I started to address my ‘imposter syndrome’ by recognising that not only could I hold my own amongst older counterparts from finance, investment banking and academia but that I add real value through my own unique skills and knowledge.
I learned about my worth.