In part of my business I work as an executive leadership coach.
I love this work, assisting leaders in being the best possible leader for their people. This work always focuses on the leaders overall health. Again if they are not healthy they will not create healthy teams and organizations.
As I worked with one leader as her executive leadership coach, I discussed my own personal journey of not eating sugar/gluten and making a good green smoothie in the morning for breakfast. She was really interested in my journey and I told her the book I had just read “Wheat Belly” and explained how all of this food can really negatively impact us.
Little do I sometimes know how much my words impact others. In a meeting a couple months later she said to me “I have to tell you that I have now eliminated gluten/wheat from my diet”. She went on to explain that she has diabetes and that this practice has made her feel significantly better and lowered her blood sugar levels were more regulated and had lowered. So much that her medical doctor said, “what what have you been doing”. When she told her doctor what she had committed to the doctor said “wow that must be hard to give up wheat”. My leader said “and giving yourself shots every day is easy?”. I was so proud of her! This is the most positive form of self leadership and love and I can imagine!