In episode 14 of the Inspire your Life podcast, Arthi has an inspired conversation with guest Kim Neeson, about resilience and forgiveness.
Kim shares her story about having left the freelance court reporting firm she was employed at after having some really difficult run-ins with the new manager that was appointed, she opted to started her own firm. One of her colleagues at the firm she had left opted to join her about a year later and a lucrative client opted to follow her to Kim's firm. Kim was handed a lawsuit that was attacking not only her firm but also in her personal capacity. What transpired was having to defend a lawsuit against a company that had significantly more resources than she did - 'David and Goliath' experience.
As a fledgling business and a young mum, it was a period of extreme stress. Nevertheless the battle was won but some friendships were lost along the way.
Years later, and through her own self development, reflection and exploration of the power of forgiveness, Kim was able to forgive the owner and manager of the firm that sued her, and become friends again with the owner.
Kims' resilience and tenacity resulted in her reaching farther than she even though possible.
Wise words from my wonderful guest, include:
- "every little challenge that we get in life from childhood onwards starts building those roots into the ground, and as our tree keeps getting bigger and bigger…and they still sway in the wind no matter how big they get."
-"Be in the today and in the now and when adversity comes, know it will pass."
Listen to the full episode to hear more and be inspired by my guest.
About Kim Neeson:
Kim Neeson is an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader. In 1996 she formed her company, Neesons, and grew it from a one-woman business to a multi-million dollar company over the course of two-plus decades in the legal services space. This business was acquired by the largest court reporting company in the world in 2019 and in 2022 kim retired from that firm but now spearheads Kim Neeson Consultancy where she now puts her knowledge, mentorship and lived life experience to work for her clients.
Kim's areas of focus include gender equity coaching/consulting, co-creating with businesses their post-pandemic culture and team engagement in the Office 2.0, and walking alongside women leaders and entrepreneurs who are looking to re-energize, rebalance and re-engage their work/life realities
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