Meg GehanMY PASSION
To me, passion is something that energizes you. It invigorates your brain and body and encourages you to reach beyond the status quo. When you are living your passion, you are most alive.
I feel this way when I am expressing my creativity: in my writing, when words flow and I’m able to express an idea in a unique way, or when I’m struggling with a complex problem and think outside-the-box to come up with an innovative solution. I apply my passion to meeting the needs of clients or brainstorming marketing campaigns to reach those in need, usually cautioning my colleagues with a “This may be a little out of the ordinary, but…” Always it is the thrill of the creative process that excites me.
While I’ve traveled a road of authenticity throughout my life, my professional life and personal path rarely intermingled. That is, until last year, when my passions found an outlet and the ultimate example of irony- working in a life coaching practice for divorcing individuals just three months after my husband and I separated.
A social worker by training with an MSW from University of Denver (and B.A. from Holy Cross in psychology), I’ve worked in a wide range of environments from teen residential treatment centers to wellness programs for firefighters. In the summer of 2008, I found myself unemployed and separated, both unexpected. As a newly single mother of two young children I chose to use my current situation to create the life I’ve always wanted. Little did I know this choice would lead me to One Journey Consulting.