sara carter training and consultancy

"We miss you"

In my journey through the vibrant world of entrepreneurship, where innovation and ideas bloom at every turn, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a remarkable group of individuals. From female entrepreneurs in various programmes I've spearheaded to the dynamic individuals navigating the challenges of today's economy, each interaction has been a thread in the rich tapestry of professional experiences.

Recently, a phenomenon has stood out to me, echoing the true impact of our engagements - feedback from clients and colleagues, not just in the form of formal reviews, but in the simple, yet profound words, "We miss you." This sentiment which has been said to me three times in the past two weeks, as direct as it is heartfelt, serves as a potent reminder of the relationships we've built and the influence we've wielded in their professional journeys.

Such feedback is not merely a pat on the back; it is an invaluable indicator of the lasting impact of our work. It's a testament to the fact that beyond the cold numbers and market trends, the heart of what we do lies in human connection and the legacy we leave in people's professional lives.

As someone who has worked closely with female entrepreneurs, mentoring and guiding through the complexities of developing a business, hearing these words is both humbling and motivating. It underscores the importance of the programmes we've run and the need to continue nurturing these relationships, not just for potential business returns, but for the ongoing exchange of knowledge, experience, and mutual growth.

In light of this, I advocate for a continued engagement with those we've had the privilege to work with in the past. Whether it's through follow-up programmes, casual catch-ups, or professional collaborations, maintaining these connections is crucial. It’s not just about keeping the network alive; it’s about enriching our professional ecosystem with diverse experiences and perspectives, especially from groups like female entrepreneurs, who bring invaluable insights to our field.

To my peers, clients, and friends in the entrepreneurial world, both past and present, let's continue to cherish and cultivate these relationships. Let's take the sentiment of missing someone as a call to action - to engage, to reconnect, and to build even stronger bridges between our professional lives.

Your feedback, your voices, and indeed, your occasional expressions of missing the collaborations we've had, serve as a beacon, guiding my efforts and commitments. Let us all recognise the power of these connections and the profound impact they can have on our careers and personal growth.