Growing up in Communist East Germany, Cathleen Merkel was
taught her value came from doing what others expected of her,
working hard, and not upsetting the established order of things.
Then the Berlin Wall fell, and she grew from a girl into a woman
with dreams and passions of living a free and successful life.
There was just one problem: the goals she pursued professionally
and personally dead-ended a couple of times and didn't really
fulfill her even when they were going well. So she took a deep look
at herself, asked close friends to help her see where she'd veered
off course, and finally discovered who she really was and what
vision she wanted to cast for her life. The result, she tells
Crucible Leadership founder and BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE host Warwick
Fairfax is that she has found meaning and significance as a coach
and mentor who helps high-achieving female leaders reinvent their
lives and careers. She walks alongside them as they realize true
joy is rooted not just in the job description, but in total life
You are more than your failures and setbacks. We share stories of leaders who have moved beyond life’s most difficult moments to lead lives of significance, and insights on how you can do the same. Hosted by Warwick Fairfax.