Life today can be overwhelming, lonely and stressful. And when professional pressures collide with private struggles like illness, violence, emotional distress and loss, it can easily become all too much. Your performance at work suffers. (Often your reputation too.) Maybe you lose your job – you’ve almost certainly lost inner strength, resilience and hope. You feel ashamed you’re not managing it better, achieving more. And there’s no safe place to share your experience and seek support – so you keep it secret.
Find solutions, support, success
The truth is…you’re not alone. In fact, you’re surrounded by high-achieving executives – and those on their way there – keeping the very same secrets. Those who have been brave enough to let down their guard about their life experiences and how these have affected their corporate jobs and journeys have found solutions, support and success. They’ve also discovered the fulfillment that comes with being an inspiration to other professional men and women, of all ages.
Michelle Tenzyk, Founder of The Truth Behind our Titles® and President of East Tenth Group, is one such truth pioneer. Diagnosed with a serious, debilitating illness, Michelle stepped up – bravely revealing the personal challenges that have impacted her professional life and inspiring other women at the top of their game to share their own stories, advice and support. Since then, many others have experienced the caring relationships, sense of relief, and power we each have to create change when we share what’s really going on. Life is fuller, more integrated and infinitely happier when we have this different kind of business conversation – about The Truth Behind our Titles®. Only then can our biggest struggles become the key to our greatest success.
Share your story, join the conversation and Truth community – and realize your full potential while helping others to do the same. It’s not easy to be fearless. But you’re needed.
Interested in becoming involved and having a bigger impact? Here’s more information to help you. [Each question below is a hyperlink. Clicking on a question causes the answer to ‘drop-down’.]
What kind of truth can I share?
At The Truth Behind our Titles®, our purpose is to empower high-achieving executives – and those on their way there – to be honest about private struggles and how these have affected their corporate jobs and journeys, so they can find solutions and support to lead a fuller, integrated life.
This means we are interested in sharing stories about stigmatized topics and sensitive issues we tend to keep hidden in our work in the corporate world – but where they affect our performance and wellbeing all the same. We know many people succeed in spite of these struggles and difficulties. In fact, we believe they are better because of them. If your story meets these criteria – we’d love to hear from you! (So would our audience.) And if still you’re unsure whether your story is a good fit, take a moment to browse thetruthbehindtitles.com and the nature of the stories we’ve published.
We absolutely believe other kinds of stories about our lives can be equally valid, powerful and should be shared. They’re just not the kind we focus on at the Truth.
I want to share my truth. What happens next?
First, thank you! You’ll be helping many others overcome similar challenges by sharing your story and you’ll feel the relief that comes with letting down your guard.
Once you ‘opt-in’ to share your truth via our online form, Michelle Tenzyk, Founder of The Truth Behind our Titles® and President of East Tenth Group will contact you to confirm your interest, submission date and next steps. We’ll provide you with some guidelines on how to write your story easily and effectively, along with everything you need to help share it via social media when it’s ready to publish. Your finished story and photo will also appear on thetruthbehindtitles.com and in our e-newsletter.
I have a story – but I’m scared to share.
It’s not easy to be fearless. This is why at The Truth Behind our Titles®, we are passionate about creating a safe space where we can support each other in sharing our experiences. The great thing about our Truth community is that we can all relate to the pressures and expectations that come with being high-achieving professionals in the corporate world. So we know what it means to stand up and share what’s really going on.
We also know that for the conversation to truly change, we desperately need more people who are willing to lead by example. Some of those who have already shared their stories were also scared – but realized the benefits of sharing outweighed their fear. We hope you’ll join them.