Season’s greetings

I hope you are finishing up your last tasks, watering the plants on your desk and looking forward to shutting your computer down for the year. I hope there is time with your family and friends ahead. Snowball fights, or beach sojourns, and some time to relax, and to recover from the peak level activities that always seem to mark December. As this is my Christmas card post, or holiday season card, for those of you, who do not celebrate Christmas, I only really want to share a personal message to all of you, who read my blog and who write to me with thoughts, comments and inspiration.

A personal message for you

Dear readers, friends, colleagues, and clients

You regularly read my blog. I know there is a lot of competition for your attention, so it means a lot that you take the time to engage with my content. I appreciate your responses, suggestions, and thoughts and I am always happy to hear from you.

This year has been hectic. While every year is busy, in this year, it seems to me, there has been more of everything. More business trips, more panel discussions, podcasts, speaking invitations, more training both in the coaching arena and in the technical space, and more volunteering too and more consulting and coaching work.

While what I have been up to is important, but the joy that I derive from it is also firmly linked to who I have engaged with. Most of the happiness in life derives from the people who accompany us on our journey. At this time of year, I like to reflect on the gifts life has bestowed on me and as I do so I want to share my appreciation with you.

So, today my message at the end of the year to you is one of thanks. Whether you are a friend, a colleague or a supporter, whether you are a coachee or a client I have worked with, or someone who has recommended me to others, whether you send me comments on my blog or subscribe to my newsletter or are a friendly face I meet online or at conferences, I thank you for engaging and I look forward to next year when our paths will cross again.

I wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday season and all the best for 2024. Much joy and relaxation with family, friends and loved ones. Until we meet again.

Isabelle C. Widmer MD

Image credit: Isabelle C. Widmer London, December 2022