What happened to me during the Exponent? I was entering Exponent twice. The first time, carefully, on tiptoe, as if I were stepping into the ice-cold water. But I left soon, frightened by the program's scale. The second time, I flew into the program only a few hours before the deadline, diving headlong after a powerful kick from my mentor coach. I set a goal for myself: to earn back what I invested in education and save the same amount for the future.
Now, having gone a step further from the start of the Exponent, I thank myself for that step. Yes, I earned back what I invested in the program, plus invested the same amount into my future practice. What I planned to achieve in 5 years has already begun: I am expanding my coaching practice now, creating my "before you give birth" course, and preparing a transformational coaching program for burnt-out and tired mothers.
Life has accelerated exponentially. I devoted myself and started working and achieving much more than a year ago. The focus became accurate as it never was before.
The three words that best describe what happened in the program are the scale, the depth, and the state. I've finally understood that EVERYTHING I need IS already WITHIN ME. It is impossible to lose yourself, as it's impossible to lose love, understanding, freedom, and faith. It's impossible to stay the same. Instead of emotional ruin, you can live in calm joy. I rebuilt myself. And now I help others do the same.
Another great value of the Exponent is PEOPLE. Despite being thousands of kilometers from one another, we became a family. We cried and celebrated together. We shared meaningful moments - births and marriages (ours and those of our kids). We grew together, grieved, and accompanied each other. There was always someone to be there for you, to support you with heart and soul. Together we were vulnerable but also fiercely brave and gigantically strong. The Exponent community is the one building a different, exponential future. And I'm lucky to be a part of it.