Megan Hubbard

 

By the time I started the KLA I had shrugged off the word ‘leader’ over 100 times. Not me, NO thank you. I’d rather be a sheep than a shepherd. Tell me what to do – don’t expect me to lead others. I’m not strong enough. I’m not tall enough. I’m just NOT a leader, believe me, I know.
However, I could feel a tug on my heart – and when I heard about the KLA I thought ‘well let’s get this settled once and for all… am I a leader or not?’ So you could say I started from a bit of a backwards position with the pretence ‘I’m not a leader – try and prove me wrong’.  

As we gathered time and time again, through the teaching, community and one to one mentoring I began to realise there was more to me than meets the eye. I felt challenged and encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and speak up about my dreams and aspirations. I realised rather than a tumbleweed of ‘no leader in me’ – I found a passionate, vision filled, strong-voiced leader that had been waiting for the opportunity to rise up.  I was really thankful that my ‘leadership’ didn’t have to fit into a mould or look a certain way – but rather I was accepted and encouraged to allow my unique leadership style to immerse. I didn’t have to write essays or bullet point my dreams – instead, I dream boarded with glue and colour everywhere and presented my thoughts with gusto and creative expression. I was really thankful that my ‘leadership’ didn’t have to fit into a mould or look a certain way – but rather I was accepted and encouraged to allow my unique leadership style to immerse. I didn’t have to write essays or bullet point my dreams – instead, I dream boarded with glue and colour everywhere and presented my thoughts with gusto and creative expression. I have ended the KLA knowing for certain I am a leader. That I am a strong leader with a passion-filled vision and I’m excited to implement that which I have learnt. On a more practical note – I  have noticed in the workplace that I’ve confidently pressed into the challenges and pursue leadership opportunities where I can. 

I would recommend this course to everyone – but especially to those of you that have counted yourself out as a leader…. Enjoy the unexpected.