Expansion Coaching

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

When you are energised and excited by what you do, and find meaning and purpose in it, you integrate head and heart and bring your full self to everything you do.

Gráinne McAnallen

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

I’m an executive coach, focused on supporting others to find joy, fulfilment and success in their personal and professional lives. 

Early in my career, I realised it is possible to be highly successful and not happy and fulfilled. I also learned that it is incredibly challenging to be truly happy and fulfilled in your personal life when you are not happy and fulfilled at work. These insights form the basis of my Integrated Heart-Head Leadership Coaching Program.

Corporate career

I was fortunate to join a start-up business in a fast growing industry when I left university. By the time I was in my early 30s, I was living in New York, making investment decisions up to $150mn per transaction, with ultimately responsibility for $1.6bn. 

I loved my job but I was permanently stressed. Moving to New York at 30 had left me feeling isolated and alone and the demands of my job were constant. I considered resigning or returning to London and this gave me the courage to dramatically reshape my role.  I focused my efforts on the parts of the job I found intellectually stimulating and fulfilling – team building, streamlining and improving processes to increase efficiency, relationship management – and delegated the detail. This reduced my stress levels and freed up time so that I could pursue interests outside of work.

Much to my surprise, my career flourished.  I was happier, more fulfilled, and I had more status within the organisation.  My career went from strength to strength.

Seeing more clearly

As I changed my own trajectory, I became aware that my experience was not uncommon among successful professionals.  People who, like me on the surface, seem to have it all but are always on the go, stretched in multiple directions, squeezing their friends and family in, no longer clear on the point of it all.

Having worked my way out of this predicament, I know there is another way.

Focus on what makes you happy

The key is to tap in to what truly makes you happy.  When you can do this, you’re connecting with your purpose. Living your purpose is the ultimate win-win.  As you do more of what lights you up, you simultaneously become happier and have more impact in all areas of your life, leading by example with both heart and head.

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate that this doesn’t require dramatic external change.  Often internal change such as how you frame your work, and subtle external change such as focusing your efforts where you add the most value, can have tremendous impact.

 

 

Grainne McAnallen

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Gráinne McAnallen

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

Grainne McAnallen

Work With Me

Gráinne McAnallen

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

I’m an executive coach, focused on supporting others to find joy, fulfilment and success in their personal and professional lives. 

Early in my career, I realised it is possible to be highly successful and not happy and fulfilled. I also learned that it is incredibly challenging to be truly happy and fulfilled in your personal life when you are not happy and fulfilled at work. These insights form the basis of my Integrated Heart-Head Leadership Coaching Program.

Corporate career

I was fortunate to join a start-up business in a fast growing industry when I left university. By the time I was in my early 30s, I was living in New York, making investment decisions up to $150mn per transaction, with ultimately responsibility for $1.6bn. 

I loved my job but I was permanently stressed. Moving to New York at 30 had left me feeling isolated and alone and the demands of my job were constant. I considered resigning or returning to London and this gave me the courage to dramatically reshape my role.  I focused my efforts on the parts of the job I found intellectually stimulating and fulfilling – team building, streamlining and improving processes to increase efficiency, relationship management – and delegated the detail. This reduced my stress levels and freed up time so that I could pursue interests outside of work.

Much to my surprise, my career flourished.  I was happier, more fulfilled, and I had more status within the organisation.  My career went from strength to strength.

Seeing more clearly

As I changed my own trajectory, I became aware that my experience was not uncommon among successful professionals.  People who, like me on the surface, seem to have it all but are always on the go, stretched in multiple directions, squeezing their friends and family in, no longer clear on the point of it all.

Having worked my way out of this predicament, I know there is another way.

Focus on what makes you happy

The key is to tap in to what truly makes you happy.  When you can do this, you’re connecting with your purpose. Living your purpose is the ultimate win-win.  As you do more of what lights you up, you simultaneously become happier and have more impact in all areas of your life, leading by example with both heart and head.

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate that this doesn’t require dramatic external change.  Often internal change such as how you frame your work, and subtle external change such as focusing your efforts where you add the most value, can have tremendous impact.

 

 

Gráinne McAnallen

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

Grainne McAnallen

Work With Me

Gráinne McAnallen

Integrated Heart-Head Leadership

I’m an executive coach, focused on supporting others to find joy, fulfilment and success in their personal and professional lives. 

Early in my career, I realised it is possible to be highly successful and not happy and fulfilled. I also learned that it is incredibly challenging to be truly happy and fulfilled in your personal life when you are not happy and fulfilled at work. These insights form the basis of my Integrated Heart-Head Leadership Coaching Program.

Corporate career

I was fortunate to join a start-up business in a fast growing industry when I left university. By the time I was in my early 30s, I was living in New York, making investment decisions up to $150mn per transaction, with ultimately responsibility for $1.6bn. 

I loved my job but I was permanently stressed. Moving to New York at 30 had left me feeling isolated and alone and the demands of my job were constant. I considered resigning or returning to London and this gave me the courage to dramatically reshape my role.  I focused my efforts on the parts of the job I found intellectually stimulating and fulfilling – team building, streamlining and improving processes to increase efficiency, relationship management – and delegated the detail. This reduced my stress levels and freed up time so that I could pursue interests outside of work.

Much to my surprise, my career flourished.  I was happier, more fulfilled, and I had more status within the organisation.  My career went from strength to strength.

Seeing more clearly

As I changed my own trajectory, I became aware that my experience was not uncommon among successful professionals.  People who, like me on the surface, seem to have it all but are always on the go, stretched in multiple directions, squeezing their friends and family in, no longer clear on the point of it all.

Having worked my way out of this predicament, I know there is another way.

Focus on what makes you happy

The key is to tap in to what truly makes you happy.  When you can do this, you’re connecting with your purpose. Living your purpose is the ultimate win-win.  As you do more of what lights you up, you simultaneously become happier and have more impact in all areas of your life, leading by example with both heart and head.

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate that this doesn’t require dramatic external change.  Often internal change such as how you frame your work, and subtle external change such as focusing your efforts where you add the most value, can have tremendous impact.