Jen Silver

Leaders Need Development Too

By Jen Silver

By Jen Silver

Last Modified: June 29, 2023
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Man, this summer has been a bit crazy!  Lots of traveling, lots of leading and teaching, and lots of tough lessons for me, both personally and professionally.  From a financial standpoint, this has been one of the hardest things I have done, as I am not yet at a place where we are breaking even! 

It has left me fulfilled in so many ways, especially seeing and hearing how much value the participants have gotten, but it has also left me empty in a lot of ways as well and not just financially.  

One thing that I saw for myself when participating in Sam Taggart’s Mastermind at the of August (where for the first time in a long time I was just a participant), was that I have taken no time to work on my own development as a leader, speaker, and human.  I realized everybody needs a coach.  I spend the majority of my time helping and coaching other people and I have lost sight of my own self-development, which has left me feeling stuck and alone.  

This past year has been a huge year of personal growth for me.  I have been forced to stretch in ways I didn’t know I could, but I also have had no one to go to see if I am doing it right so to speak.  Typically when I ask for advice it’s almost like people don’t know how to coach a coach, but everyone even coaches needs direction and accountability sometimes.  

That is a lot of why I am choosing to do smaller more intimate masterminds next year, with maybe a few tour stops but that is a big maybe.  I think in the mastermind space people can leave with accountability partners or a tribe behind them,  to support them in their development.  I’m starting with women, but I am sure along the way I will do some no gender specific ones as well.  

As for me, the hunt for a coach is on, as lord knows I need it!

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