The space between intuition and aspiration is that of artificial intelligence. As humans, we are curious, limited only by our imagination. If artificial is to acknowledge human frailty, intelligence is our ability to recognise it. Still, our weaknesses vary from the physical to human greed. Our limbs stretch only so far, we cannot naturally see in the dark, and the need for sleep restricts our time. Yet, none of this means we are ready to solve poverty with technology. We are not there yet. Instead, artificial intelligence mostly manifests our desire to be more efficient, more effective, and even more human in our connections.
Smartphones, virtual offices and secretaries, personal assistants like in Siri, Alexa, Google, and Bixby, suggest we want more interaction than we have time for. Admittedly, our virtual assistants can enable greater distances between us, but we are also getting closer than ever. I can see and talk to a loved one on the other side of the world, with just a touch on the phone screen. Artificial intelligence is already so much a part of our lives; it is more about how we use it.
How do you want to engage with AI? How do you find out what would be useful for the way you run your life without spending ridiculous amounts of money to feed your curiosity? If like me, you find yourself fascinated by AI but want it to be meaningful, particularly in how you are running your life, I think I can help you…
Breast Cancer Health
Sadly breast cancer is not a rare disease. And yet to the person newly diagnosed, it might just as well be. The weight of the ‘C’ word coupled with what may feel like an attack on womanhood, makes it a traumatic piece of news even before considering treatment.
In those early moments, it will be essential to reach out for support. The problem is that coincides with wanting to keep such news private. On the one hand, you might want time to think things through especially with your family and close friends, before ‘managing’ expectations. At the time, the oncologist will tell you what type of breast cancer you have and what stage it has developed—but absorbing that information is practically impossible when you first hear it let alone trying to remember it afterwards? Distinguishing between types in triple-negative, or inflammatory, and stages 1 – 4 development, for example, will sound like you are being spoken to in a foreign language.
What you want to know are the baseline facts such as, are you going to leave or die? Or how long do you have to live? Or how long will you live if you don’t take the treatment? Or will you fully recover if you do?
As a black woman, the consideration of race may or may not be part of the equation. But how do you choose the equation? How will you know the experiences of other black women in order to embrace or dismiss the question of race?
You could start reading but adjusting to having breast cancer hardly puts you in the reading mood.
Of course, Google is almost the first reaction for most of us but searching for black women, and breast cancer is still a minefield not to be underestimated.
By the way, there really does seem to be particular patterns that relate to being a black African woman with breast cancer. That pattern appears to repeat itself globally. I don’t pretend to know the reasons why. Indeed, doctors do warn there are causes to breast cancer, including diet, lifestyle/stress, environment, and genetics. Suppose the global black African woman has a common breast cancer that mirrors our common African history of enslavement? Is it so far-fetched or over-simplistic? This could at least in part, be due to the intergenerational trauma that continues to bind us. What if our health is being damaged in a particular way because of the ongoing consequences of that history? Okay, I digress for those are monumental questions.
Right now, you need to know that there is going to be a place where you can soon go to and find out all you need to know about black African women with breast cancer whether from the UK, the US, the Caribbean or the African continent. If you want more information about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the button below.
Unlike moments when you know you need extra training or a particular qualification for your business, executive coaching has no obvious sign-post. Or rather, the need for executive coaching shows up in so many dimensions it might fade into the obscurity of your everyday. It’s not easy to identify your own needs, and ordinarily, executive coaching comes through the kind advice of somebody else. Besides, what does an executive coach do?
It is necessary to tailor-make such coaching around you, your brand and most importantly, where you want to go. The truth is, no two businesses are the same because as owners, they are invariably shaped in your reflection. So we work together with absolute intention and purpose.
Let’s accept that we each need someone else in our lives no matter who. Hopefully, we’ll choose the right life-partner, maybe we’ll have children as well as good healthy friendships. They shape the quality of our lives. But when it comes to how we exist in our working life as leaders, we’re invariably on our own heavily invested in desire and drive. These qualities can take us quite far, but the real gold lies in achieving that beyond our know-how and expectations. The gap between goal, desire and ‘beyond your imagination’ sits the executive coach. In a sense, I am your intervention. Think about it. We cannot go ‘beyond’ by merely relying upon the tools you are already using. ‘Beyond’ occupies that space of uncertainty, the unknown, the uncomfortable, that place of risk and fear we experience either psychologically or in real business terms.
‘I am an executive coach because my service is designed for leaders who are willing to be afraid’
It’s not that we don’t possess all that we need because we do. Our challenge is to realise we can transcend by embracing more of who we are and my job is to help you in that process. I am an executive coach because my service is designed for leaders who are willing to be afraid. After all, you want to transcend. We start from the ‘extraordinary’ in our mindset and work our way up from there.
I love bearing witness to your transformation for there is nothing so satisfying as that in observing the growth and confidence in you and your business. Almost, absolutely nothing compares.