I'M JILL PROUD
I am a seeker with purpose. Continuously growing, expanding and looking for ways to empower women to take a stand for living their own purpose.
I love everything nature. Makes sense that Artemis – the wilderness goddess speaks to me.
I am a synthesizer of human and leadership development concepts to create a simple, elegant model for living in wholeness. Wholeness equals freedom, choice, empowerment, health, prosperity and ultimately living in more joy.
I work with highly successful women in their transition from the “so now what” void to living and leading their inspired purpose, making great money and making a meaningful difference.
I have found that walking this path is not always easy and it’s always worth it. Having others to travel with is a huge part of what makes it worth it.
“Jill Proud is a fabulous coach with an insightful and refreshing approach. She is a forward thinker who inspires others to expand their mindset and shift their paradigms, all in a very positive and encouraging way.”
Division Head, Royal Bank Executive
My latest work is on purpose based leadership or leading and living with purpose. This has been inspired by one of the consistent and growing themes in my experience working with senior women leaders over the past 15 years. The disconnect between the level of outward success and the internal feeling of success.
These are women who have been really successful, they know what it tastes like, how it feels, they know the resonance of achievement and how other people see them from the outside “amazingly successful”… And yet on the inside something is still missing. There is a void. They are looking for something more. They are at the point of “So now what?”.
You may be one of them, I certainly was and now I have the honour of supporting high achieving women leaders to do the work they are incredibly passionate about while making great money and making a difference.
It’s time to fill the void and re-engage your true purpose. Join me in re-discovering you.
What turns me on?
Bubble baths and really anything to do with water – rowing, diving, white water canoeing, swimming. Camping in the backcountry where stillness and beauty are everywhere. My home with its 1834 hemlock logs that were seedlings when Newton was doing his thing with apples and gravity. Pippy Longstocking, she features prominently in the work I do as the embodiment of a fully empowered, self-actualized soul I was lucky to discover early on.
Who inspires me right now?
Maya Angelou, Shonda Rhimes, Betty White, Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Meryl Streep, Ava Marie DuVernay, Ella Fitzgerald, Margaret Laurence, Carolyn Myss, Jane Goodall, my mom and so many other purpose based women.
My ideal workday?
Creating new programs and powerful processes for the clients I serve. Being surrounding by woods, water and light. Having a healthy amount of dark chocolate in my immediate vicinity. Coaching, dialoguing and generally interacting with smart, funny, talented, soulful people. Stopping to notice and be in gratitude for all of the above because it’s most days for me.