Acknowledging the women who shape our lives

by | Aug 10, 2016 | Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships (Self and Others)

Acknowledging the women who shape our lives

Today I would like to acknowledge the women who have shaped our lives. I think especially of my mum who has taught me what it is to be a woman and what it is to love. I think of my mother-in-law who so often cooks us the best Greek food. I think of my step-daughters who bring such love and happiness into my heart. I think of my sister, who always gives me her time, her shoulder and endless wisdom. I think of my best friends who know me as well as I know myself and still love me. I think of my female colleagues who support and often facilitate alongside me to make a difference in the world. I think of my office helpers who make sure my world keeps on ticking while I am coaching or facilitating all day. I think of my special clients who make me part of their team (you wonderful ladies know exactly who you are). I am because you are. Thank you for being the special women you are. Here’s to you

Pass the Cover

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in the clothes she wears,
the figure she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes,
because that’s the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman,
is reflected by her soul.
It’s the caring that she cares to give,
the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman,
with passing years, only grows.

— Author unknown —

When did you last stop and acknowledge the women who have helped shape you? Take the time, make a call, send a message, take some flowers… (love isn’t in the big things, it’s in the million little things) and honour the woman you love, admire and depend on. Let them know that they have supported you to

“be the difference that makes the difference

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NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’