Every woman wants to belong. Or does she?

Belonging is a something we all want, no matter who we are. But sometimes belonging looks different and that is to be celebrated!


Deep down we just want to belong.

To do that we need to fit in, be like everybody else.

I have never felt like everybody else.

Maybe it’s the same for you.

I always wanted to have a pony tail that swung from side to side when I walked, or one that could be flung around when I danced.

I wanted a white picket life where I took the kids to school and then did pilates with the other school mums returning to tend to my stylish home or screeeeeech ….

Stop ….

No I did not want any of that last sentence.

Pony tail yes, life in the burbs no!

Meet my PioneerSeeker. This is the part of me that keeps me on the edge, literally. The seeker of something different, something new something quirky. She is the part of me that is sassy, daring and well … different.

She is always looking for new things, new ideas, new ways of working, constantly seeking outside herself for entertainment and enlightenment. She hates normal.

She hates sameness. Her cheeky, irreverent sense of humour bubbles to the surface when she is bored, slaying gentler beings in its wake. Tact is not my middle name.

How much of my Pioneer Seeker is inherited and how much I have created for myself will never be known. My grandmother is strong in me. Post war – When everyone else wanted a Royal Albert dinner set with English roses she had a plain white set, German made – elegant and simple. My mother – Heroine adventurer and Queen Ruler – strong, independent and very much one of a kind. I was never going to be ordinary. And I was always going to struggle to fit in. Being out the front can get lonely but it sure beat being bored!

I bring the Pioneer Seeker archetype to my coaching in many ways. I am endlessly curious , meaning I seek the truth for my clients. I challenge the status quo and encourage you to do the same. I see possibility around every corner and encourage you to take risks. She works in cahoots with my Inspirer Believer encouraging you and supporting you all the way and my liberator engineer designing ways to make it happen.

This post was written by Thrive Factor Profiler and leadership specialist, Jenny Cole

The Pioneer Seeker Archetype brings a gift of adventure and curiousity. She's bold, innovative and not a fan of being like everyone else!

Jenny Cole Thrive Factor Profiler | Archetypes for women in business

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